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Dec
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comment Backlinks within noscript tags
I would choose to do it at the expense of ~2% of the visiting traffic who might catch a glimpse of it, if it had SEO benefits. This is my point - if 98% of people do not see the link (which is beneficial for SEO) then that is a sacrifice I'm willing to make providing the technique is sound. This was the reason for my question. I wanted a 2nd opinion on the matter. I'm not a fan of footer links as you might have guessed but if 2% of visitors see it, they will most likely also see some messages about upgrading their browser or turning on JS to improve their UX anyway.
Dec
23
comment Backlinks within noscript tags
My point was not really about advertising, it's about the SEO benefit of having a backlink that does not have an impact on the overall look and feel of a website. My original question was of a technical nature... not about how an end-user would perceive it. The accepted answer approached the response from a technical perspective. I'm not saying it's right or wrong to have a link on the site - it's my preference not to, but I would like to 'have my cake and eat it' and still retain a backlink too. And it's nothing like a popup or banner ad so I'm not sure what you're getting at.
Dec
23
comment Backlinks within noscript tags
I take your point about using noscript properly though - I'm just not a big fan of attribution in that way. However, backlinks are an important factor and I was thinking of ways around the issue.
Dec
23
comment Backlinks within noscript tags
I love replies like this. Of course consent would be sought from the customer... It would just be described as a link to your site that only a small percentage of people would see along with the search engines. That's what makes it win-win - yes you would see it in the source and for users with JS disabled, but then it's not plastering your brand all over someone else's website (no matter how subtly) and not obviously advertising your services to the vast majority of users. Personally I would rather a testimonial on my site but then that does not carry the same SEO weight as a backlink does.
Dec
23
comment Backlinks within noscript tags
Thanks, it's useful to know that this would be deemed as a form of cloaking.
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comment .co domain name & UK focused SEO - any good?
Purely for SEO, if you can buy a decent keyword relevant .co
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