Re: [WSG] CSS display: none has SEO impact?

2007-10-30 Thread Dave Woods
As far as I'm aware, it's not something that Google will automatically ban a site for anyway but if it is being used for black hat tactics then the site is open to being reported by anyone (possibly a competitor) which Google may then do a manual check of and ban the site if they deem the site to

Re: [WSG] CSS display: none has SEO impact?

2007-10-30 Thread willdonovan
I agree with you Dave, Google is not about to ban you, however if this is used in combination with other known black hat tactics, then you will. Google will check your CSS but once again, if you are using this technique to excess, then you should be worried. There was talk via a different

Re: [WSG] CSS display: none has SEO impact?

2007-10-30 Thread Michael MD
Google is not about to ban you, however if this is used in combination with other known black hat tactics, then you will. Google will check your CSS but once again, if you are using this technique to excess, then you should be worried. There was talk via a different email thread, and someone

[WSG] CSS display: none has SEO impact?

2007-10-29 Thread Simon Cockayne
Hi, I am sure I read that CSS's display: none has a detrimental on SEO. Is this true* or did I dream it? *To clarify...I am keen to know if it is true that there is a detrimental impact...not whether it is true that I read it or not. Cheers, Simon

Re: [WSG] CSS display: none has SEO impact?

2007-10-29 Thread Tony Crockford
On 29 Oct 2007, at 15:46, Simon Cockayne wrote: Hi, I am sure I read that CSS's display: none has a detrimental on SEO. Is this true* or did I dream it? *To clarify...I am keen to know if it is true that there is a detrimental impact...not whether it is true that I read it or not. Google

Re: [WSG] CSS display: none has SEO impact?

2007-10-29 Thread Tony Crockford
On 29 Oct 2007, at 17:43, James Jeffery wrote: I highly doubt that presentational styles will effect SEO. When you use display:none you are not removing the content from the source, you are just hiding it from users viewing the web page. If you was to remove the element from the source using

Re: [WSG] CSS display: none has SEO impact?

2007-10-29 Thread Dave Woods
It depends what you're using it for. If it's for black hat search engine tactics which will contain keywords then yes it's bad as it can get you completely banned from Google. If it's for hiding an element of the page which you'll then be displaying using either CSS or JavaScript then it's not

Re: [WSG] CSS display: none has SEO impact?

2007-10-29 Thread James Jeffery
I highly doubt that presentational styles will effect SEO. When you use display:none you are not removing the content from the source, you are just hiding it from users viewing the web page. If you was to remove the element from the source using DOM that would be different. James On 10/29/07,

Re: [WSG] CSS display: none has SEO impact?

2007-10-29 Thread James Jeffery
Toney i was speaking in general, i didn't realize he was talking about hiding keywords from visual view but so spiders see them. I though he was on about Would hiding elements, such as replacing navigation text with images, effect search engine spiders and would the see the navigation text. I am

Re: [WSG] CSS display: none has SEO impact?

2007-10-29 Thread Karl Lurman
In most cases, positioning the element off left of screen is a much better approach than display:none. Accessibility does not mean that all css is ignored, and in this case, display:none will probably be adhered to by a screenreader. If you can absolutely position an element, set it's left

Re: [WSG] CSS display: none has SEO impact?

2007-10-29 Thread John Faulds
This might prove useful - http://www.seomoz.org/blog/guide-to-hidden-text My understanding is that yes, SEs do view some use of CSS dubiously, but it's also been my understanding that it only applies to inline CSS (not external stylesheets) and as an added safety measure, you can always add

Re: [WSG] CSS display: none has SEO impact?

2007-10-29 Thread Rick Lecoat
On 30/10/07 (23:52) John said: This might prove useful - http://www.seomoz.org/blog/guide-to-hidden-text My understanding is that yes, SEs do view some use of CSS dubiously, but it's also been my understanding that it only applies to inline CSS (not external stylesheets) and as an added

Re: [WSG] CSS display: none has SEO impact?

2007-10-29 Thread Jixor - Stephen I
Adding your css directory to your robots.txt would certainly be an assurance, unless search engines started to attach screencaps to search results. I was going to say it would be a great idea for future proofing however now I'm wondering. John Faulds wrote: This might prove useful -

Re: [WSG] CSS display: none has SEO impact?

2007-10-29 Thread John Faulds
So the question is still open for me, and I'm curious; what is your source of information for thinking that the big G only looks at inline CSS? It was a couple of years ago that I came across articles that suggested this (I can't remember if anyone provided hard evidence to back it up). So

Re: [WSG] CSS display: none has SEO impact?

2007-10-29 Thread Michael MD
I highly doubt that presentational styles will effect SEO. When you use display:none you are not removing the content from the source, you are just hiding it from users viewing the web page. If you was to remove the element from the source using DOM that would be different. not if you are

Re: [WSG] CSS display: none has SEO impact?

2007-10-29 Thread Alexander Gounder
Hi everyone, The Fact is that SEOs use this CSS feature (display:none) for cloaking which is a Black Hat SEO technique. Further the whole idea of you showing something(h1-3 tags filled with Keywords) to Google or any Search bot and hiding these from you end user speaks very bad about your