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    Search engine question

    Does anyone know if search engines index text inside invisible layers?

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    Most search engine spiders ignore javascript altogether. Also don't try to trick them... even if it works eventually they always catch on and they will permanently ban your site.
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    Does anyone know if search engines index text inside invisible layers?
    Yes they can read it. The layer is not invisiable in the source code. However this is not recommended. This can be viewed as spam if noticed.

    Most search engine spiders ignore javascript altogether.
    umm, layers are not javascript. they are html, but yes most se's cannot read javascript (yet).

    Also don't try to trick them... even if it works eventually they always catch on and they will permanently ban your site.
    I agree with you here. Spam is not necessary and eventually it will come back to bite you. Either with reduced rankings or removal all together.

    If you code your site correctly and provide useful content then you will gain the ranking the right way - and have a much easier time staying at the top, mostly because you will deserve it. No one can attack you, nor make false claims of spam if you don't have it (which in competitive target markets you will get) and even if they do you will not suffer, but they might.
    Last edited by crashZ; Sep 3, 2001 at 22:37.

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    yea, Id never think of using invisible layers for spam, I know all about how se's ban for spamming, I was just curious what the current rules were.

    Most se's wont index pages with .shtml .cfm etc the only two I know that do are Google and Altavista, they really need to work on that...

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    actually - alot more are including them. What they have problems with are the funky char's like ? & etc - dynamic urls.

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    I've got CFM sites listed with all the engines (except excite, but I think I got banned)

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    I would not stress over Excite too much - they may not be around much longer

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    I don't think Excite is very good, my last site was receiving 200-300 hits from pretty much all other search engines, not Excite though. Oh well...


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