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The uber noob question where do i put the backlink?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by High5ociety, Sep 15, 2015.

  1. High5ociety

    High5ociety Junior Member

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    hi guys, this is the biggest noob question around probably. But I run a wordpress site and would like to enter some backlinks without people seeying it on my front page.
    What is a good place for this? Footer.php maybe? and does it work when I put the links there?
     
  2. mickyfu

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    Hidden links are as about as bad as it gets in SEO. The only thing worse is a site wide link on Charlie Floates blog.
     
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  3. High5ociety

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    Haha that's not my question? :p Does it work. The link will be in the code all of my competitors are appearently doing this and they rank much higher then I do
     
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    Hiding an element can be done by setting the display property to none. The element will be hidden, and the page will be displayed as if the element is not there:
    <div style="display:none"><a href="http://www.yourbacklinksite.com">yourbacklinksite</a></div>
    Edit: you can place this code in footer.php or any other page
     
  5. High5ociety

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    Thanks overtrade just wondering if I backlink to another site in this way it will work? so they accept these kinds of backlink?
     
  6. High5ociety

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    I am just wondering where my competitors put these backlinks for example w w w.preciseandwise.nl/ & w w w.nurecht.nl/ Where did these guys put there backlinks is there anyway for me to see the location or page?
     
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    Hi your competitor links is probably hidden they probably use a plugin to hide there anchor text so that
    competitors wont see it
     
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    who ll accept backlink??
     
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    Haha I'm glad I started following your posts Micky, always a nice bit of levity after a hard days work!
     
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  10. mickyfu

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    Your competitors are hiding links on their websites, or other peoples?

    On other peoples sites it is known as hacked links. On their own it is known as stupidity.

    There is nothing to gain from linking back to your own site, hidden, rather than showing.
     
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    This trick likens back to a somewhat older tactic of developing wordpress themes and/or plugins, and hardcoding hidden linking elements. This way anyone who is using the theme is inadvertently building backlinks for the creator. The value of this is somewhat questionable these days, but it's possible to game SEO a bit in these regards.

    I recall some theme creators in the past would actually leak their own stuff this way because they knew it would be stolen eventually anyway, so they simply wanted to get at least some gain out of people's illicit usage of their themes and/or scripts.

    I'm sure cloakers continue to use these types of tactics, so somebody probably has the right information you need if you choose to pursue this OP.
     
  12. Mind Media

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    Hidden links..Why not just make positive reliable content and link from that?