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I added lots of content to my ecommerce site, but will it effect SEO if i hide...

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Beesd, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. Beesd

    Beesd Registered Member

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    So i created alot of content, but I was wondering if the article is only shown 10%, and if you click read more, the rest will show. If i click read more, the site wont reload or anything, it just pops out instantly.

    Will this have a bad effect on SEO?
     
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    Depends on the HTML and how its done. Google can SEE it, they read the code rather than "using" the site like a human. SO if its in the code it gets indexed. Hiding 90% sounds a bit extreme and frankly not useful to the actual user though. I won't go as far as to say Google will slap you for it but I still don't like the idea that well.
     
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    Google can crawl anything wherever you hide in your site only your site HTML is big part.
     
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    As mentioned above Google will see it, their spiders don't have eyes to click and view the text is there in the source of your page to be crawled.
     
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    Google has been getting better and better at reading pages/realizing hidden content from legit one etc.

    Instead, why not use a tabbed control, and have one tab open with info you are showing anyways, and the other tabs with content for SEO purposes? You can't have more than one tab selected at a time, so you are covered and can't be seen as doing it for SEO.
     
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    I strongly disagree with this, I've done it with a few eCom sites and they started ranking great after each silo was filled with content and internal links. The text shown by default is less than 10%.

    I won't talk about google using tabbed content as they don't give a single **** about it. But this about this, you have a drop-down menu, that thing is hidden by default, this means that google sees it and selects not you go to those pages or what?

    For me, it worked on 4 different eCom projects and now testing on the 5 and a few smaller niche sites (small in like 100 pages). I agree that you can call it cloaked or something like that, but I don't stuff my KWs in there, I provide information that will answer questions for users when browsing that specific category.
     
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    Wikipedia uses accordions all the time, just saying.
     
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  9. Beesd

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    I actually posted on the wrong section, I am fully whitehat with my ecommerce site. I changed the read more and now let it show the full article just to be sure.
     
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    No problem with that, Actually you have read more option for visitors so google will not think "you are trying to show some thing to google and hide it from real visitors".