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msg:676535
 2:17 pm on Oct 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

I know that if you have white text and white background then this is cloaking and a bad thing, but what about if it is done using a stylesheet, will google or what ever search engine it is notice?

 

jetboy_70




msg:676536
 2:27 pm on Oct 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

No, that isn't cloaking.

Hiding text is something that sadly still works, but of course is against most SE T&Cs. But IMHO you're just as likely to get caught if you use CSS to achieve it as straightforward HTML, as you'll already be under the spotlight by the time this is picked up.

volatilegx




msg:676537
 2:37 pm on Oct 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

Instead of using CSS to make text the same color as the background, try using CSS to put the text behind something. You can use the z-index property very effectively for this.

mike_w




msg:676538
 7:22 am on Nov 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

display: none;

works even better.

volatilegx




msg:676539
 2:07 am on Nov 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

These techniques are now recognizeable by Google, according to Matt Cutts, from what he said at the recent WebmasterWorld World of Search Conference in Las Vegas.

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