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Is This Hidden Text?

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#1 fine0023


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Posted 30 June 2011 - 10:54 AM

I am using the css code below for a large portion of the text on most pages for legitimate purposes, so that text is only visible when users hover over various images/links (to give the site more of a clean look). However, I recently learned that search engines may punish sites for what they consider to be hidden text. Does this only apply to conventional tricks like text that is the same color as the background, or could it apply to what I am doing here as well?

span.desc { line-height: 1.0em; visibility: hidden; font-size: 13px; display: block; }

a:link, a:visited, a:hover span { visibility: visible; color: #040315; text-decoration: none; outline: none; display: block; }

#2 Michael Martinez

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 12:51 PM

Look at the pages in "Text-only mode", either through a Lynx simulator or a search engine's cache image and if you can see the hidden text you should be okay.

#3 Jill


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Posted 30 June 2011 - 01:08 PM

Please see this thread on the same subject of hidden text.

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