..don't know if it'd get you banned, sorry.
A pop-up tooltip of this kind can be all that's needed, users who see this will often not bother looking at the status bar.
Just a lateral thought.....
There's been rumors that Google does not like the destination masking by CJ. Personally, I think it is more convenient for the end user to see their true destination in the status bar, as opposed to the URL of the hit counter; however, I stopped the practice myself.
I should note Google masks the destination in their adwords program. They preceed the mask with the words "go to." The status bar shows "go to webmasterworld.com" rather than just "webmasterworld.com". I guess the words "go to" are enough to clue the user into the redirect.
I doubt this would get you into that kind of trouble. If you surf around, you will see tons of high ranking sites doing this. I suggest looking for other reasons.
I do it and I'm ranked #2 for my keyword.
No problem, you can do what you want with the status bar.
Check out GoogleGuy's post in this earlier thread:
Ok, so I guess thats not it.
I really have NO IDEA why i got dropped then. I really hadnt done anything to the site for a while (except add adsense) and I just got dropped outta nowhere. If anyone wants to look at my site and give me an idea of where to look, it can be found in my profile. Thanks in advance.
DJFlite, I just checked out your site and it looks fine to me, I can't see why you should be banned. Do you mean the site no longer ranks well in the SERPs for your main KW phrases? That's a common problem since Florida, could be for all sorts of reasons. I noticed you didn't have ANY backlinks, maybe 1 or 2 from a somewhat "authoritative" source would be useful.
By the way, I like your site. You might want to preload those rollover images in the menu on the left so as to get the effect immediately.
Thanks man, I used to be on google and have good positions, now I cant be found anywhere on the SE.
I hold good position on MSN and OK position on others such as yahoo.
What would be the best way to preload the images. Can I just put a 1x1 size of the images somewhere on each page so it loads it but is small enough not to be visible?
DJFlite, if it's the site in your profile it shows no PR and no Backlinks. If you use to have PR and Backlinks then I would contact Google, they are *the only ones* who can answer your question. If you never had PR (or very low) and no Backlinks then that is most likely the problem.
I do have backlinks, although not very good ones. Mostly link pages on other DJ sites similar to mine.
Also, this does not explain why I WAS listed on google with good position (as high as 9 even though i had no PR), and now I am not. Nothing changed in terms of backlinks. I still have the same backlinks as before.
If you want to see my backlinks go to alltheweb.com and type in links:www.mysite.net
Google will only show backlinks from PR 4 + pages. ATW will show all.
|Also, this does not explain why I WAS listed on google with good position (as high as 9 even though i had no PR), and now I am not. |
I know this doesn't explain "why" that is why I suggested contacting Google. It is very unlikley anyone here will know the answer. You will probably just end up confusing the issue further.
Never worry about who links to you, the more the better, only be careful with *who you link to*.
If you want to rank well, ignoring on-page factors, you must have back links that that compare reasonably favourably (numbers/quality (PR)/anchor text) to your competitors.
I held good position for a few keywords from October 10th - Nov 15th, then I held no position but my site was still listed on the google index. Then, around December 5th my site fell off the google map and has not returned since.