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Is it bad to hide content for SEO?

I'm designing a mobile CSS file for my website. It normally has a top navigation bar, like in here, Stack Exchange's sites. In my mobile version, I plan to hide the topbar, and put a button, which ...
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1answer
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Are links from all pages in the footer of Site A to different pages of Site B considered black-hat?

I own two sites which hold different content that is targeted to different target markets. When Site B launched, I added links in the footer of Site A to different pages of Site B. Each page on Site ...
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101 views

Toggling between hidden divs instead of two links

For each entity in my site I have a 'joint' section (~30%), and a sub-section (~70%) which has two different options, meaning I only display ONE of them at a time. Currently I have two different links ...
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388 views

Where should I report sites that have obvious signs of black hat abuse?

I have found several sites that are using black hat techniques to rank higher in search results. Where can I report those sites.
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236 views

Can a Google Penalty affect other sites with same owner, and how not to be recognized as the owner

i have a website with some pretty good ranking and SEO that I don't want to hurt, I have an SEO consultant that is working on it and I know he doesn't do any black-hat stuff. Now I'm launching a new ...
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1answer
305 views

How long does Google normally take to act on black hat SEO?

One of our competitors recently rocketed up the search rankings. A little investigation revealed it to be a clear-cut case of black hat SEO link farming. I submitted what I believe was a clear and ...
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457 views

What is technically correct with Link Wheel and Mininet [technique], looking past the ethical (aka “blackhat”) nature?

Because of the importance of backlinks, and the way that "authority" is calculated, black hat SEO has proliferated LinkWheels and Mininets. In my opinion, we now have a situation that was like ...