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Is this against the rules?
no scroll - text off screen - except on large res?

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Msg#: 13630 posted 2:37 pm on May 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

If you have a splash screen - with some text on it visible at all resolutions - but with some text off screen at the bottom, only visible at higher screen resolutions (like very high) - and a no scroll set - is this actually against the rules?

its not spam - but the new changes soon to be in force make me itchy that it might automatically be seen as such, and penalised...

any thoughts?




10+ Year Member

Msg#: 13630 posted 2:39 pm on May 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

Could you justify this to a competitor or to a google manual edit?

Does the additional text benefit the user in any way?


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Msg#: 13630 posted 2:48 pm on May 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

I recently removed some links hidden in this way (even though the links were only to internal pages on the site) because I felt it was fairly obvious if I were to be reviewed manually. I suspect that Google manual reviewers probably have seen examples of more types of deceit and trickery than I could think of in a year.

Of course I may now do a site map that emphasises the pages I want to promote - but that will be visible and so cause no problem.

Of course, it's very unlikely that I will be subject to a manual review so maybe I shouldn't worry.


10+ Year Member

Msg#: 13630 posted 3:35 pm on May 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

Is the text designed to be found by search engines and not found by users? If so (and it sounds like it is) then it's spam.

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