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    Life is strife TriGeminal's Avatar
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    Hiding text from users for SE

    I'm very used to hide many words .. like I put white words on white background, so people can't see, but search engines see..
    even I beagan to put these words in <h1> tag, and made it 3px size only ..
    I do that because I write synonyms of contents ..
    Is that legal?
    I'm sure it's good as long as I don't put any words un-related to my contents.. but maybe there's something I miss
    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil ..
    .. is for good men to do nothing"
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    If for some reason you get a manual review of your site done you will probably get banned for this, it's a big no no.

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    Life is strife TriGeminal's Avatar
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    even if it's related to contents?
    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil ..
    .. is for good men to do nothing"
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    Quote Originally Posted by TriGeminal
    even if it's related to contents?
    Yup, you will get banned from google even if it's related to the website content.

    At the end of the day your spamming google; all it takes is someone to report your website to google, and you'll be off...

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    Life is strife TriGeminal's Avatar
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    Thanks yukimushu!
    I didn't know that's a type of spam
    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil ..
    .. is for good men to do nothing"
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    Quote Originally Posted by TriGeminal
    Thanks yukimushu!
    I didn't know that's a type of spam
    No problem Glad to be of some help!

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    Even without a manual review, search engines' robots are getting smarte and you may get caught and your site can be banned. So better be careful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TriGeminal
    I'm very used to hide many words .. like I put white words on white background, so people can't see, but search engines see..
    even I beagan to put these words in <h1> tag, and made it 3px size only ..
    I do that because I write synonyms of contents ..
    Is that legal?
    I'm sure it's good as long as I don't put any words un-related to my contents.. but maybe there's something I miss
    it's "illegal" because SE's want what they see to be the same as what the user see's. hiding the text is obviously a deliberate attempt to increase your rank. ideally, they (the SE people) want you to build pages disregarding the fact that SE's browse your site, designed for the user in mind, not the SE's.

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    A good rule of thumb: If it's not genuine content, it can be considered spam.
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