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08-25-2003, 07:26 AM
Is the javascript technique of hiding a link from a search engine robot still valid? I have gone ahead and used this method, but was worried by a number of forums posts on other sites saying this way of fooling the robots may no longer be valid...at least for Googlebot.

Other than that, thanks for the fantastic resource on how to build and maintain a successful site!

08-25-2003, 08:25 AM
which method is that? There are a couple ways.

08-25-2003, 08:42 AM
I have used this method:

<a href="javascript:void" onclick="window.open('http://www.honestreporting.com/relentless/'); return false;">

08-25-2003, 08:48 AM
That should work.

Luckily this is one thing that is very easy to test -- see if you can find that link in the link'd to site's backlinks. Assuming your page has a PR of atleast 4 it should be listed if it is counted.

If that doesn't work you can always use the more extreme JS method that write out the HTML link using document.write()