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Hiding text with css or javascript?

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by SeoQuest, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. SeoQuest

    SeoQuest Junior Member

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    Does anyone have managed to hide a text in a html template using css or javascript without getting a ban from google?
     
  2. fung1990

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    <div style="display:none">
    Your link
    </div>
     
  3. SeoQuest

    SeoQuest Junior Member

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    I have to clear my question.
    Does anyone have successfully hidden keyword stuffed text with css or javascript and get good ranking?
     
  4. TZ2011

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    Seems that you missed the 2003-2007 period to party. Anyway, whatever you are doing now expecting to trick their search algo - think twice.
     
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    rugbyjack2005 Power Member

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    If someone actually said yes to this, would you really do it? There's no merit and you just risk a slap.
     
  6. Autumn

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    Yes, absolutely, especially if you use difficult to parse nested css and obfuscated javascript. Don't listen to anyone who doesn't say that you can't because they clearly haven't tried it.

    It is of course not risk free... You do it at your own risk.
     
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    Don't try this old method mate :( It can harm your rankings :-|
     
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    Your clown looks so creepy...

    OK, back to the question: Yes, go for it.
    You can't really know unless you try.
     
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    qcp860 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    can you do this? Yes. You can use an external JS file to modify the div the keyword stuffed content is in to make it invisible to users. You can also just use a CSS custom class (again externalized is best). As to whether this will help you rankings by itself... that's a different question.
     
  10. nabeelt

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    This method still works for sure but definitely very risky. I've heard they (Google) have a quality raters team who manually review a lot of websites (not sure of the amount). They go to the code, check everything is ok and either the website is ranking genuinely or by using any trick! Google hire a lot of freelancers every year via a third party so the raters hardly know who are they working for.

    You can still enjoy those tricky techniques unless you get caught!
     
  11. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    Another retarded question.. Matt Cutts has repeatedly mentioned that it's against the quality guidelines, that it's 'shady' and 'manipulative' that you shouldn't do it, yet you ask whether someone tried and risked his site. Just like duplicate content, don't do it.
     
  12. Blueprint

    Blueprint Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I think the question needs some context before writing it off as "retarded". OP what do you intend to use this for?

    Yes it's said to be bad by Google and Matt Cutts, Yes it's common knowledge that it's wrong to do, but does anyone have proof of punishment from doing it?

    I've got proof of a site (not mine) using it to successfully boost their back links with no punishment.

    I've also seen proof of a site ranking high in a pharma niche using hacked sites and embedding "same text as background colour" links to boost their backlinks on high PR sites that have been hacked and the webmaster is clueless. The phama site is ranking very high, as is (still) the hacked site with "hidden" same colour links.
     
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    then again, this is a blackhat forum. Pretty much everything discussed is against guidelines and TOS...
     
  14. Abstroose

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    I know pretty much everyone above me has said it doesn't work, and I also never would have suggested it, but I can tell you one of the UK's biggest SEO companies does this for for all of their clients and they all rank well. The hidden div is only displayed when a user clicks some small 'read more' text.