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Will underlying content (hidden by z-index until exposed by user action) be ignored by Google?

In my web app the application itself will take up most of the screen estate (the pink layer in the below picture), while the about page (the blue layer) is hidden below it, thanks to z-index. If the ...
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Does bootstrap hidden-sm effect SEO consequences

So hiding text can be seen by Google as a black hat SEO trick, that's what I have read on many articles out there. So when a user is viewing my website on their mobile, There are usually a few things ...
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Can 'crumbs' in a long line of breadcrumbs (using Schema.org) be removed for smaller screen sizes?

Let's say I have a page with 5 breadcrumbs; on a desktop, this looks fine but when viewed on a phone, the crumbs wrap to the next line. If I'm wanting the crumbs to fit into one nice clean line, am I ...
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Hide text ONLY for screen readers

The WCAG says it can be done by aria-hidden tag, but I've read it's not working at many screen readers. Can't get how display:none can help to hide some text only for screen readers (=visible to ...
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Why is hidden content not always indexed?

I've read several blogs discussing the 'hidden content' issue. This article experimented with several options. It concludes that Google DOES index hidden content. The issues is also discussed here. ...
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SEO and the use of ellipsis CSS property

I have a Q&A service and in every question details page, there is a section named "related questions". Every question in there has the title and the initial lines of the answer. We are limiting ...
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For SEO of the company name, should we use a logo with alt text or a company name div replaced in CSS with an image?

Which of these alternatives would be the less negative to Google search engine? <h1> <a href="#" title="Company Name"> <img src="img/logo.png" alt="Logo" title="Company ...
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Is hiding text in links bad if the links are icon fonts?

I've done a few quick SEO tests of a page and they all suggest "consider adding text to links". The links they were referring to are all social icons, and are displayed using icon fonts. I've read a ...
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Do loading screens positioned above site content harm SEO?

I use a white div covering all screen before the page loads on a website. Will this hurt my Google Search position? It's not like I'm hiding links on purpose, and I've seen loading screens on many ...
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SEO - aria-label vs .sr-only

For SEO purpose, I read that invisible content has less weight that visible. Because of that, it means that using Twitter Bootstrap's .sr-only class can be, in the worst case of course, treated as ...
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How to make hidden contents important for google?

I am using a book plugin to showing some contents. At first all of pages except first one are hidden. But my contents are in other pages that are hidden. My solution is to write all of my contents ...
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How to not hurt advertisers AND comply with webmaster guidelines

I'm looking for new ways to filter out bad bot traffic so that advertisers don't get harmed with artificial impressions. I look at the adsense support site at: ...
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Two duplicated <h1> tags and one hidden

Is that bad for SEO? <h1 class="responsive-hidden">This is my title</h1> <h1 class="hidden responsive-show">This is my title</h1>
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Would Google think a hidden “skip to content” link is deceptive?

When I tested my website in the past with powermapper tools, It suggested I should add a "skip to content" link hidden off-screen to help people with screen readers use the website. I can completely ...
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Correct method for styling screen reader page text?

The following markup is rendered by WordPress’ the_posts_pagination(): <nav class="navigation pagination" role="navigation"> <h2 class="screen-reader-text">Posts navigation</h2> ...
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Using display:none legitimately. Still a SEO risk?

My webpage has a certain text on the footer, about 2 paragraphs. However, it is only relevant to pages and not posts. I would like to hide it on posts. If i do this using CSS display:none will I get ...
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SEO penalty by hiding text for sighted people but not for screenreaders

Let’s say I have this setup: HTML: <a href="#" class="menu_links"><span class="hidetext">Graphic </span>Design</a> CSS: .hidetext { height: 1px; width: 1px; ...
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SEO: Using media queries to hide links

I've heard lots of discussion around Google and hidden text. My problem is similar but involves links. My website's footer is pushed for space at mobile screen size. I could really do with using ...
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Will inserting dummy hidden text via CSS for layout purposes harm SEO?

I have a website with a rather complicated input form, which can vary a lot (it has different fields depending on what the user has entered until now). When I was making the CSS, I noticed that there ...
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Hidden text and links appearing just on click for SEO?

I am working on a site that has neat clean/minimalistic design/layout. Menu items are "hidden" behind an icon, to see them, users need to click on that icon to get a javascript toggled overlay with ...
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Will using same colour H1 as background hurt SEO if I use background image?

Can it hurt SEO if H1 headings are the same colour as the standard body background colour, even if all H1 headings are placed in divs that have a contrasting background image? (So to be clear: the ...
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SEO-friendly masthead with a hidden <h1> and <h2>

I have built a website and the masthead uses an SVG that contains the site title, logo and support graphics. The masthead still contains the logo as an inline image, and <h1>, <h2> tags. ...
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Does Microdata have to be visible to the visitor to be displayed in Google search results?

Does Microdata (for rich snippets) have to be visible to the visitor to be displayed in Google search results? I want to add the rich snippet to my page, but I don't want it in the format that is ...
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Is hidden content (display: none;) -indexed- by search engines? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How bad is it to use display: none in CSS? We've established on this site before (in this question) that, since there are so many legitimate uses for hiding content with ...
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Does google always downrank pages with hidden texts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are temporarily hidden elements bad for search-engine rankings? I'm creating a FAQ for my page. To help the user to get a better overview I want to hide all answers and ...
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Does google always downrank pages with hidden texts

I'm creating a FAQ for my page. To help the user to get a better overview I want to hide all answers and only display the questions. If the user clicks on a question the answer is set to ...
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is it a good seo practice to put relative keywords in a hidden div? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: hidden texts and page rank I was wondering what would happen if we put some (around 25) relative keywords in the page using a hidden div so that the actual user does not ...
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Hidden text and search engine rankings

I am using hidden texts in one of my websites for better search engine ranking. After browsing the web, I found it better not to use hidden text. Does using hidden text of keywords in webpage affect ...
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SEO: h1 with text vs. h1 with bg image and hidden text

Having an h1 with "real" text in it is just as good for SEO as having that h1 with an image background and the same text, but set to be indented to -9999px and ltr?
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Seo for collapsed text?

I have been tasked to make a pretty simple site which have to be SEO friendly. Now, i was told that the articles should take minimal space when listed so i thought of a "read more" expandable plugin. ...
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Is it considered blackhat SEO to have hidden text within links?

My aim is to simply be informative about where a link is pointing to search engines. I have some content that is listed by name and then I have a "Permalink" button. Would it be blackhat SEO to add ...
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Using CSS sprites and hidden text - effect on SEO?

I am using CSS sprites for buttons on my website, They are used for stop/play/download etc. If I'm using for example an <i class="preview">preview "track name"</i> play button with the ...