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Software & web developer from Winnipeg, Canada. Co-founder of Create to Convert.


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comment Is there any SEO risk of using Javascript instead of real links?
I'm not going to argue with you. I've posted twice explaining how you're wrong. Thanks.
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comment Is there any SEO risk of using Javascript instead of real links?
I did give one. Duplicate content. Homepage: here's a top ten list of digital cameras as determined by reviews taken from around the internet. If we only have reviews written for half of them then we have links to five pages that are good for both users and search engines and five links to pages with no unique content -- still content from Amazon and other affiliates which may be useful to users but Google doesn't like reused affiliate content.
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comment Is there any SEO risk of using Javascript instead of real links?
It's easy to say "don't put bad links on your site" but the reality is linking to pages that are valuable to users and not search engines is common. A page with duplicate content that is noindexed is of no use to a search engine but potentially extremely useful to a user.
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comment Is there any SEO risk of using Javascript instead of real links?
@DisgruntledGoat The other reason is they want to have less links on each page
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comment Is there any SEO risk of using Javascript instead of real links?
Just re-read your edited post and this is not cloaking. We are not showing one thing to users and one thing to search engines. In fact no where in our code do we check to see if the user requesting the page is a search engine or not, we show the same HTML to all users.
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comment Is there any SEO risk of using Javascript instead of real links?
@DisgruntledGoat They don't want Google to follow or pass any pagerank through the links. They want to use all follow/pagerank on the quality links on the page.
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comment Is there any SEO risk of using Javascript instead of real links?
This seems like a lot of hearsay -- can you cite any examples where Google requires you to show URLs on hover? Also your redirect example is vague at best -- are you saying that Google ignores 301 and/or 302 redirects?
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comment Is there any SEO risk of using Javascript instead of real links?
I'm not entirely sure you understand the question. You say their is huge downside and that the web crawler won't see them but as you can see in the "before" snippet the link is nofollowed. The intention here is clearly to not use these links [or faux links] to link build.
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answered How could I manage Google Adsense to approve my Web App? It keeps denying it