[thelist] Link Text and SEO

Sarah Adams sarahwbs at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 09:46:10 CST 2009

>> I also agree that the proposed anchor text is too long and would recommend
>> using a shorter keyword phrase.  Most importantly you are writing for your
>> readers not for search engines.
> I decided I could fake them out--I will put the 'excess' text she
> asked for in a <span> and then either have it -1000px off to the left
> of the browser window OR just use display:none;
> I think the SEs will still read it.

I'm going to guess that you are joking, but just in case you're not, and
for the benefit of others... This is a risky way of trying to trick the
search engines. While you may not see any negative result right away, it
could get the site banned form search engines.

sarah adams
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