Msg#: 33236 posted 12:56 am on Feb 19, 2006 (gmt 0)
im writting content below my featured product, and i put it on the smallest possible size and a light color against a light background.visible and readable but not clear. would that be considered as black hat with google.
Msg#: 33236 posted 11:43 pm on Feb 20, 2006 (gmt 0)
It's not black hat, it's old hat.
Google's guidelines state: "Avoid hidden text or hidden links." This is from the webmaster guidelines [google.co.uk] which, "outline some of the illicit practices that may lead to a site being removed entirely from the Google index."
Msg#: 33236 posted 6:56 pm on Feb 21, 2006 (gmt 0)
I've seen this old trick (still) being used blatantly on one site. I mean lists of repeated keywords on the homepage, not even randomly keyword-stuffed text, in white text on white background. They are in the top 10 for some medium-low competitive key phrases. Google doesn't seem to pick up on it (still). What's the problem Google?
[edited by: roodle at 6:57 pm (utc) on Feb. 21, 2006]