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    Was reading over at webmasterworld about hidden text and that in the next 3 updates lots of sites are going to get zapped. Something about it being in the algo or a separate bot looking for it. It wouldn't suprise me if some innocent sites got zapped too. The next few updates should be interesting.

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    Oooohhhhhh...I hope you're right, Trust!

    I got pushed out of a #1 spot which I've had for a while by a site that was loaded with hidden text. The site actually offered very little that the human eye could see, but "Select All" and there's LOTS of keyword rich text - all of it matching the background!

    I hope they get their butt kicked so hard by Google that they won't be able to find it for weeks!

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    Thats great news! I've reported some of these scoundrals (the same ones) for the last three months to no avial!

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    Yes! Finally an algo change I can be *glad* about!

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    I'd read that thread over at WmW as well. I hope to God that they get it right, because I can forsee some serious problems with an automated spam filter to remove hidden text. There are plenty of legitimate uses for it (dhtml menus being the most obvious) so it's going to be interesting to see what happens.

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