Google/search question

You know how you’re not supposed to create links that are the same color
as the page’s background? I have a question: let’s say your background
is white a.k.a. #ffffff - and your links are #fffffd

Technically this is a different color even though the link cannot be
seen. Do google and other search engines simply match your site’s
bgcolor to the link color and if it’s an exact match eliminate the
links? Or are they prepared for slight color alterations that are
actually the same?


Jay Tierney – jay@jaytierney.com

Re: Google/search question

I wasn’t aware the color of a link was a concern. I thought they just
looked for the <A HREF= tag and then followed it…

“Jay Tierney” <jay@jaytierney.com> wrote in message
news:3D161EDC.37E9C2C0@jaytierney.com
> You know how you’re not supposed to create links that are the same color
> as the page’s background? I have a question: let’s say your background
> is white a.k.a. #ffffff - and your links are #fffffd
>
> Technically this is a different color even though the link cannot be
> seen. Do google and other search engines simply match your site’s
> bgcolor to the link color and if it’s an exact match eliminate the
> links? Or are they prepared for slight color alterations that are
> actually the same?
>
> –
> Jay Tierney – jay@jaytierney.com

Re: Google/search question

Well, it’s the same thing as having keyword-inflated text that’s the
same as your background color.

Mark Lyon wrote:
>
> I wasn’t aware the color of a link was a concern. I thought they just
> looked for the <A HREF= tag and then followed it…
>
> “Jay Tierney” <jay@jaytierney.com> wrote in message
> news:3D161EDC.37E9C2C0@jaytierney.com
> > You know how you’re not supposed to create links that are the same color
> > as the page’s background? I have a question: let’s say your background
> > is white a.k.a. #ffffff - and your links are #fffffd
> >
> > Technically this is a different color even though the link cannot be
> > seen. Do google and other search engines simply match your site’s
> > bgcolor to the link color and if it’s an exact match eliminate the
> > links? Or are they prepared for slight color alterations that are
> > actually the same?
> >
> > –
> > Jay Tierney – jay@jaytierney.com


Jay Tierney – jay@jaytierney.com