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hiding an outbound authority link for human eyes

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Piratematerial, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. Piratematerial

    Piratematerial Registered Member

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    I picked up a tip from an e-book or something that told me to optimize onpage SEO with an outbound link to a niche authority and then hide it for humans by making the link appear like plain text. In addition I stuck them at the bottom of my pages.

    As I'm testing this more often I have a suspicion this is actually hurting me... Could that be true? Appreciate your thoughts...
     
  2. timgraham

    timgraham Newbie

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    I am also using this exact method on a new site. Hard to test though with so many other factors.
    Be interested in hearing some results from any testing done on this.
     
  3. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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  5. Piratematerial

    Piratematerial Registered Member

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    uh oh... only good thing is, I'm catching this blunder reasonably fast :S, is it ok if i place outbound links to authorities far below any fold? or does that reduce their effectiveness as well?
     
  6. yoyo33

    yoyo33 Regular Member

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    Why would you want to hide that from human eyes?
    Google [ro]Bot is not stupid.
    My advice: use the link naturally, but don't point to your competitor.
     
  7. Piratematerial

    Piratematerial Registered Member

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    Because I am greedy :) I want the SEO benefit but don't want them to leave, they must convert!