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Question on "Invisible Text"

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Cash1t, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. Cash1t

    Cash1t Registered Member

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    I used a 0px font to add keywords to a web page in the hopes of making it better for SERPs. It pretty much tripled or more the density of that keyword on the page. It is completely invisible.

    My question is, can "G" and other SE's detect this? Or is it a useful thing to do to improve ranking?
     
  2. letusgo

    letusgo Junior Member

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    Oh sh*t, it is really blackhat, but it WORKS.
    Look at here
    HTML:
    http://econsultancy.com/blog/5075-scotland-yard-crackdown-exposes-googles-flaws
    HTML:
    <div style="text-indent: -9999px;"></div>
    HTML:
    <script type="text/javascript">
    document.write('<d' + 'iv st' + 'yle' + '="po' + 'si' + 'tio' + 'n:a' + 'bso' + 'lu' + 'te;l' + 'ef' + 't:' + '-' + '10' + '00' + '0' + 'p' + 'x;' + '"' + '>');</script>
    <a href=""></a>
    <script type="text/javascript">document.write("</div>");</script>
     
  3. BalingDazzer

    BalingDazzer Regular Member

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    Can't you just assign the text a CSS class and make it display: none;?
     
  4. Cash1t

    Cash1t Registered Member

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    Yes I believe that would work. At first i used an invisible font, but it took up space as does the "hidden" css instruction. so i just made the font 0px but it still is picked up when i scan the page and it shows up in lynx browser.
     
  5. rubberband

    rubberband Registered Member

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    LMAO. You can't possibly think Google hasn't thought of that before, can you? People have used that technique to keyword stuff for ages and Google detects it with ease now. Hell, they can even catch people using javascript to call 'display: none'.

    If you need to get your keywords on a page, just put it in the content more until you're around 3-5%.
     
  6. letusgo

    letusgo Junior Member

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    of course. If it won't show in the eye of spider, how google ranks it?
     
  7. Cash1t

    Cash1t Registered Member

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    @Rubberband - Hey, that's why I'm asking. It's not like I thought I invented the wheel or anything. They have detectors for bombs too, but that guy got on the airplane with one a coupla days ago yes? So...?
     
  8. rubberband

    rubberband Registered Member

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    Yes, but I see keyword stuffing as an unnecessary risk. Why do something blackhat style that you could easily spend a few more minutes to do it whitehat? Both achieve the same results, only the BH style can get your website banned.
     
  9. Cash1t

    Cash1t Registered Member

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    Yes, I hear you. And thanks for the advice. I will do that as well. What I was thinking maybe is changing the invisible text from a pile of keywords to maybe some keyword rich articles (in invisible mode) to look more natural. The site itself doesn't require that much content. So maybe being an article (in invisible mode) it won't stand out as much.
     
  10. Blacjat

    Blacjat Newbie

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    c'mon guys! That´s is so old school, even noob Seos know that! Google see that and penalize it fuckin' quickly!

    w3c standards (Google probably use it): http://www.w3.org/TR/AERT#color-contrast

    a CSS checker based on it: http://www.snook.ca/technical/colour_contrast/colour.html

    It's really simple to know when you hace hidden text this way. I strongly recommend stop doing it.
     
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    anhbloginc Regular Member

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    You can get punish by this way !
     
  12. Cash1t

    Cash1t Registered Member

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    Hey Blacjat. Maybe I'm missing the point with the tools you provided links to. I did not embed text in same color as background. I assigned a value of 0px (Zero px) to the text in question. I placed it at the bottom of my page after the </body> tag and before </html>. how would this tool you referenced unmask that kind of hidden text?
     
  13. Blacjat

    Blacjat Newbie

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    I still think that use any kind of hidden text will be easly detected by google and penalize. You must to declare the 0px value in css, so google can read it anyway and ask why your website has some keywords at botom of footer.