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One of my acquaintance is using the following code in a page that has
the following URL stucture, http://www.hisdomain.com/2347024.html

<div style="position: relative; visibility: hidden;">
<a href="http://www.thirdpartydomain.com">Expeditor</a>
<a href="2347024.html">Document Archive1</a>
<a href="2347025.html">Document Archive2</a>
<a href="2347026.html">Document Archive3</a>
<a href="2347027.html">Document Archive4</a>
<a href="2347028.html">Document Archive5</a>
</div>

Under the <a href="http://www.thirdpartydomain.com">Expeditor</a>
line, are actually about 50 links of the type <a
href="23470xx.html">Document ArchiveX</a>.

When the http://www.hisdomain.com/2347024.html is viewed, none of
these 50 links are displayed.

Is this person boosting his search engine rank with these lines of
code? If so, is it a good practise to use this type of coding?
Jul 20 '05 #1
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On 7 Apr 2004 20:36:40 -0700, pr********@yahoo.com (Prem Kumar) wrote:
One of my acquaintance is using the following code in a page that has
the following URL stucture, http://www.hisdomain.com/2347024.html
Not that URL though. Better not to confuse people with things that look
like URLs but aren't. (Except with example.com).
<div style="position: relative; visibility: hidden;">
<a href="http://www.thirdpartydomain.com">Expeditor</a>
<a href="2347024.html">Document Archive1</a>
<a href="2347025.html">Document Archive2</a>
<a href="2347026.html">Document Archive3</a>
<a href="2347027.html">Document Archive4</a>
<a href="2347028.html">Document Archive5</a>
</div>

Under the <a href="http://www.thirdpartydomain.com">Expeditor</a>
line, are actually about 50 links of the type <a
href="23470xx.html">Document ArchiveX</a>.

When the http://www.hisdomain.com/2347024.html is viewed, none of
these 50 links are displayed.

Is this person boosting his search engine rank with these lines of
code?
Possibly. Or he may be manipulating them with Javascript, and either you
have Javascript off, or his Javascript contains an error. (In fact if
you get nothing useful with Javascript off, his page arguably contains
an error anyway.)
If so, is it a good practise to use this type of coding?


No.

--
Stephen Poley

http://www.xs4all.nl/~sbpoley/webmatters/
Jul 20 '05 #2

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On 7 Apr 2004 20:36:40 -0700, pr********@yahoo.com (Prem Kumar) wrote:
One of my acquaintance is using the following code in a page that has
the following URL stucture, http://www.hisdomain.com/2347024.html
Not that URL though. Better not to confuse people with things that look
like URLs but aren't. (Except with example.com).
<div style="position: relative; visibility: hidden;">
<a href="http://www.thirdpartydomain.com">Expeditor</a>
<a href="2347024.html">Document Archive1</a>
<a href="2347025.html">Document Archive2</a>
<a href="2347026.html">Document Archive3</a>
<a href="2347027.html">Document Archive4</a>
<a href="2347028.html">Document Archive5</a>
</div>

Under the <a href="http://www.thirdpartydomain.com">Expeditor</a>
line, are actually about 50 links of the type <a
href="23470xx.html">Document ArchiveX</a>.

When the http://www.hisdomain.com/2347024.html is viewed, none of
these 50 links are displayed.

Is this person boosting his search engine rank with these lines of
code?
Possibly. Or he may be manipulating them with Javascript, and either you
have Javascript off, or his Javascript contains an error. (In fact if
you get nothing useful with Javascript off, his page arguably contains
an error anyway.)
If so, is it a good practise to use this type of coding?


No.

--
Stephen Poley

http://www.xs4all.nl/~sbpoley/webmatters/
Jul 20 '05 #3

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pr********@yahoo.com (Prem Kumar) wrote:
Under the <a href="http://www.thirdpartydomain.com">Expeditor</a>
line, are actually about 50 links of the type <a
href="23470xx.html">Document ArchiveX</a>.

When the http://www.hisdomain.com/2347024.html is viewed, none of
these 50 links are displayed.

Is this person boosting his search engine rank with these lines of
code?


No, invisible links to documents local to a site do nothing for SE
ranking.

--
Spartanicus
Jul 20 '05 #4

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pr********@yahoo.com (Prem Kumar) wrote:
Under the <a href="http://www.thirdpartydomain.com">Expeditor</a>
line, are actually about 50 links of the type <a
href="23470xx.html">Document ArchiveX</a>.

When the http://www.hisdomain.com/2347024.html is viewed, none of
these 50 links are displayed.

Is this person boosting his search engine rank with these lines of
code?


No, invisible links to documents local to a site do nothing for SE
ranking.

--
Spartanicus
Jul 20 '05 #5

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Stephen Poley <sb******************@xs4all.nl> wrote in message news:<k1********************************@4ax.com>. ..
On 7 Apr 2004 20:36:40 -0700, pr********@yahoo.com (Prem Kumar) wrote:
One of my acquaintance is using the following code in a page that has
the following URL stucture, http://www.hisdomain.com/2347024.html


Not that URL though. Better not to confuse people with things that look
like URLs but aren't. (Except with example.com).
<div style="position: relative; visibility: hidden;">
<a href="http://www.thirdpartydomain.com">Expeditor</a>
<a href="2347024.html">Document Archive1</a>
<a href="2347025.html">Document Archive2</a>
<a href="2347026.html">Document Archive3</a>
<a href="2347027.html">Document Archive4</a>
<a href="2347028.html">Document Archive5</a>
</div>

Under the <a href="http://www.thirdpartydomain.com">Expeditor</a>
line, are actually about 50 links of the type <a
href="23470xx.html">Document ArchiveX</a>.

When the http://www.hisdomain.com/2347024.html is viewed, none of
these 50 links are displayed.

Is this person boosting his search engine rank with these lines of
code?


Possibly. Or he may be manipulating them with Javascript, and either you
have Javascript off, or his Javascript contains an error. (In fact if
you get nothing useful with Javascript off, his page arguably contains
an error anyway.)
If so, is it a good practise to use this type of coding?


No.


I do not have Javascript off. If I do a search on number of links
pointing to his site, http://www.hisdomain.com, I find several links
pointing to his site. About 60 of these links are of the type,
http://www.hisdomain.com/23470xx.html. Does that say something?
Jul 20 '05 #6

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Stephen Poley <sb******************@xs4all.nl> wrote in message news:<k1********************************@4ax.com>. ..
On 7 Apr 2004 20:36:40 -0700, pr********@yahoo.com (Prem Kumar) wrote:
One of my acquaintance is using the following code in a page that has
the following URL stucture, http://www.hisdomain.com/2347024.html


Not that URL though. Better not to confuse people with things that look
like URLs but aren't. (Except with example.com).
<div style="position: relative; visibility: hidden;">
<a href="http://www.thirdpartydomain.com">Expeditor</a>
<a href="2347024.html">Document Archive1</a>
<a href="2347025.html">Document Archive2</a>
<a href="2347026.html">Document Archive3</a>
<a href="2347027.html">Document Archive4</a>
<a href="2347028.html">Document Archive5</a>
</div>

Under the <a href="http://www.thirdpartydomain.com">Expeditor</a>
line, are actually about 50 links of the type <a
href="23470xx.html">Document ArchiveX</a>.

When the http://www.hisdomain.com/2347024.html is viewed, none of
these 50 links are displayed.

Is this person boosting his search engine rank with these lines of
code?


Possibly. Or he may be manipulating them with Javascript, and either you
have Javascript off, or his Javascript contains an error. (In fact if
you get nothing useful with Javascript off, his page arguably contains
an error anyway.)
If so, is it a good practise to use this type of coding?


No.


I do not have Javascript off. If I do a search on number of links
pointing to his site, http://www.hisdomain.com, I find several links
pointing to his site. About 60 of these links are of the type,
http://www.hisdomain.com/23470xx.html. Does that say something?
Jul 20 '05 #7

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On 8 Apr 2004 06:06:27 -0700, pr********@yahoo.com (Prem Kumar) wrote:
I do not have Javascript off. If I do a search on number of links
pointing to his site, http://www.hisdomain.com, I find several links
pointing to his site. About 60 of these links are of the type,
http://www.hisdomain.com/23470xx.html. Does that say something?


Well, if it's important to you, why not just give us the real URL to
comment on?

--
Stephen Poley

http://www.xs4all.nl/~sbpoley/webmatters/
Jul 20 '05 #8

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On 8 Apr 2004 06:06:27 -0700, pr********@yahoo.com (Prem Kumar) wrote:
I do not have Javascript off. If I do a search on number of links
pointing to his site, http://www.hisdomain.com, I find several links
pointing to his site. About 60 of these links are of the type,
http://www.hisdomain.com/23470xx.html. Does that say something?


Well, if it's important to you, why not just give us the real URL to
comment on?

--
Stephen Poley

http://www.xs4all.nl/~sbpoley/webmatters/
Jul 20 '05 #9

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Spartanicus <me@privacy.net> wrote in message news:<36********************************@news.spar tanicus.utvinternet.ie>...
pr********@yahoo.com (Prem Kumar) wrote:
Under the <a href="http://www.thirdpartydomain.com">Expeditor</a>
line, are actually about 50 links of the type <a
href="23470xx.html">Document ArchiveX</a>.

When the http://www.hisdomain.com/2347024.html is viewed, none of
these 50 links are displayed.

Is this person boosting his search engine rank with these lines of
code?


No, invisible links to documents local to a site do nothing for SE
ranking.


Thanks for your replies.
Jul 20 '05 #10

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Spartanicus <me@privacy.net> wrote in message news:<36********************************@news.spar tanicus.utvinternet.ie>...
pr********@yahoo.com (Prem Kumar) wrote:
Under the <a href="http://www.thirdpartydomain.com">Expeditor</a>
line, are actually about 50 links of the type <a
href="23470xx.html">Document ArchiveX</a>.

When the http://www.hisdomain.com/2347024.html is viewed, none of
these 50 links are displayed.

Is this person boosting his search engine rank with these lines of
code?


No, invisible links to documents local to a site do nothing for SE
ranking.


Thanks for your replies.
Jul 20 '05 #11

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