(Inspired by this question)
I did a little research and it sounds like there is a lot to the
<noscript> tag. Here is what I found:
- Google does look at the data inside of the
- Spammers and black hats have abused the
<noscript>tag before. So even when Google uses the
<noscript>tag to determine search results it isn't one of the stronger rules.
- Google seems to be currently index the text inside of the
<noscript>tag for results but it appears to turn that on and off, see here, http://www.webmasterworld.com/google/3122771.htm
- Google will follow links inside of the
<noscript>tag but it will not send PR to the pages linked from within the
<noscript> tag is a bad idea but that there is nothing wrong with using it.