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Correct me if I'm wrong, the only backlink they get is placed under noscript tag. I thought Google was not taking into account noscript links. Then, how they can have a pr10!?
We use script/noscript on framed pages/page parts to redirect them into their context if needed. When I just checked 2 of those obscure page parts I found that for one of them the <noscript> section had not been indexed at all. The "page" itself is in the index, but the noscript section is not. The page also doesn't show up for the particular words in the anchor text of the link in it.
For another "page" (on another site) the <noscript> tag has been indexed as if it were normal text and the link in it seems to have been indexed properly. Both the original and the target pages can be found when searching for the anchor text.
I have a competitor who scraped all of the links from the home page of one of my sites and stuffed them all into a <noscript> section on their home page. As a result they went from nowhere to page one.
I've not reported them as spam or asked them to remove them because half of the links are to pages on my site and I have no idea what effect it is having on my own rank.
I know for a fact that links from this noscript section result in the competitor site ranking very well for a three word term which we previously ranked #5 for. I've removed the link from my page which included this term but it is still in their page in <noscript> The site linked to is #1 for the term and the dodgy <noscript> site is at #8. The word <edited> is one of the three words and it only occurs in the link text in the <noscript> section.
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[edited by: tedster at 7:32 pm (utc) on Mar. 20, 2006]