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5:45 pm on Jun 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hey guys...since the last Google update, I'm fed up with playing by their rules. If they are gonna play dirty, I'll play dirty. I've come up with a strategy that I feel is unstoppable. It's not cloaking, per say, but more or less cleverly hiding keywords in Divs (not so obvious to the SEs, though).

I'm going to start off slow and try it on some of my lesser performing sites to see how it works. My only fear is that if they find out and take down my whole network. Is this something I should be concerned with?

5:47 pm on Jun 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Do you want the blue pill or the red one? :o)
5:52 pm on Jun 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I've seen whole networks taken down many times, will they for what you are going to try, who knows

decide what you think is acceptable risk

try and isolate a few things so you can still make a few dollars if they nuke you

5:28 pm on Jun 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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FYI Google will consider text in a display:none div as hidden text.
5:30 pm on Jun 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yeah, they will, but there are ways to prevent them from knowing the div is display:none.
6:00 pm on Jun 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I've come up with a strategy that I feel is unstoppable.

My only fear is that if they find out and take down my whole network.
8:09 pm on Jun 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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moltar,

Anyone who tries to take advantage of Google's faulty algorithms still risks a manual takedown, hence my precautions.

8:34 pm on Jun 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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"less cleverly hiding keywords in Divs", why not just same colour text as background, I have been following a site that has been doing this for about 3 years now and still ranks ok. Not only that he has all that text in H1 with a font size of 1. The only way they will find out is if someone tells them.
9:47 pm on Jun 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Is this something I should be concerned with?

Anyone who tries to take advantage of Google's faulty algorithms still risks a manual takedown, hence my precautions.

You answered your own questions then.

9:50 am on Jun 26, 2005 (gmt 0)



Well if you plan on doing a whole network of site, make sure you can't tell they are part of your network. i.e.: different styles, techniques, topics. Maybe whois proxy registration...?
1:34 pm on Jun 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Heh, yeah and turn your Google Toolbar off.
12:41 pm on Jun 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Divs is old skool but many people still use them. Just like the same colour text.
 

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