Update: rather than fight over copyright law and fair use, I removed the post…..for now.
It really sucks that some people (see below) have to resort to threatening legal action when you point out that they’re breaking search engine webmaster guidelines by not just stuffing keywords on the page but also trying to hide them – by get this – making them the same color as the background.
Here’s a quick recap of things not to do from Google:
Hiding text or links in your content can cause your site to be perceived as untrustworthy since it presents information to search engines differently than to visitors. Text (such as excessive keywords) can be hidden in several ways, including:
- Using white text on a white background
- Including text behind an image
- Using CSS to hide text
- Setting the font size to 0
Well, what happens if I do?
response from Google :
If your site is perceived to contain hidden text and links that are deceptive in intent, your site may be removed from the Google index, and will not appear in search results pages.
For Dave- you should read this:things not to do with your website.