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Css Spam, Is It Detected?
Posted 04 March 2004 - 03:55 PM
The new site has zero text on it (all images and flash) so I was really excited that they would soon be dropping out of the SERPs. Then I discovered that they are using CSS to move a DIV full of text far outside of the viewable screen which makes it unreachable because they have disabled scrolling on the site.
The text is not repeated keywords but the same text they had on their previous site design.
What I am wondering is if this will be ignored by the bots or if they will hold their rank because the text is technically still in the HTML.
Do the bots check CSS files, and do they look for positions of things that are way off the page? (Ex: top:-700px; left:-350px;)
Posted 04 March 2004 - 04:20 PM
Posted 04 March 2004 - 04:41 PM
It's a catch 22
But I didn't mind if they dropped a few spots due to their changes which I belive will happen regardless because of the changes they made to their title tag. (I'm evil... I know)
The part I think is great about the whole thing is that their entire layout breaks in the Mac version of IE because of the position of this layer. I know that Mac browsers are not something that most people design for, but for a profesional designer to just ignore it completely is pretty bad IMHO.
(I love it when my competators redesign their sites, it makes me work harder to redesign mine to look better)
Posted 05 March 2004 - 12:43 PM
However due to the removal of all ALT tags, and the poor use of the TITLE tag they no longer show in our primary keyword sets.
So they remoed themselves from the SERPS but it was not because of the CSS.
Posted 05 March 2004 - 01:17 PM
There's really no way you can know for sure what happened, not to mention that they could be back in again when you check in an hour.
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