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what do you know about <noscript> tag.
One of my competitors is running up, now is 3rd, for my principal kWord. It has 3 of this tag:
1.2. with our kWords and description
3. and with the link to the links page
(ex. <noscript><p><a href="/links/default.php">Links</a>
What do you think about it?
What do you know about it?
If, on the other hand, there isn't, then someone has found an interesting and likely way to fool GoogleBot.
If it's the latter I'd send a note to Google about it, it would be the first I've seen of that.
I had a <no script> for browser support issues and the contents of it actually showed up last month in a lot of my results. Unfortunately, it did not help me in my keyword sector.
I stayed away from it for this update b/c it seemed sort of spammy and appeared to me as something simple for Google to detect and prevent.
I say it is doing something with them because I do use them (legitmately) on 2-3 places on my site for at least internal links and text display. GoogleBot follows those links - at least for me. (I would check the text but finding it is hopeless - there are no keywords in there.)
Oliver, if I were in your shoes I might just wait to see what happens to his ranking after the next update. If it seems as through the text inside those scripts is being used to illegimately enhance his SERPs then I would fill out a report to Google about it.
Individual cases may vary & I might be way out...
My last message had little to do with the specifc 'problem' page that this thread started with. I was simply commenting that there are valid uses of a NOSCRIPT tag.
I don't have enough information (the site - per TOS) to decide, for sure, if they're padding for the algos sake or not. I would suspect they are, but just because they are doesn't mean that everyone is. (Which is why I mentioned that use above)
Does Google Follow links in dropdowns?
Message #12 suggests...
Use <noscript></noscript> and provide a plain text menu within them
Is this a legitimate use of the tag, and will it work?