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Specific JavaScript hiding trick: Good technique? Blackhat?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by cameltoe, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. cameltoe

    cameltoe Registered Member

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    I have noticed an interesting onsite trick a site is using.
    I am thinking about using myself.

    It works as follows:
    The sites main page contains a large category cloud, above the fold, with links pointing to individual landing pages with very fitting anchor texts.
    If JavaScript is disabled, this can be seen at the center of the main page!
    A script located on another server then collapses the entire link cloud, and moves it to the bottom of the page. (It can still be made visible by every user)
    A normal user does not see the cloud at all - but will Google see it?

    Here is an illustration:
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    The same concept is then being applied to the text on each landing page.

    In my opinion, the google bot may view the page as it would look without the JavaScript being executed.
    I've heard the googlebot may execute some JS, but does it execute third party JS? Could that be the trick?

    The sites name is quadocta, if you want to look at it yourself. (I am in no way affiliated with them)


    So what do you think about this strategy?
     

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    cameltoe Registered Member

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    Maybe I should have created this thread in the cloaking section.

    Nobody thinks this is interesting? It's clearly an advanced method of hiding SEO optimizations to the viewer.
    But it's not as bad as making it completely invisible either.