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[SOLVED] CSS 'display' property set to 'none' question


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Old Mar 10, 2010, 10:11 AM
wardrob
 
32 posts · Jan 2010
Hi,

I ran my site into this spam detector:

http://tool.motoricerca.info/spam-detector/

and got loads of messages saying: "Invisible text found. Method(s): CSS 'display' property set to 'none'.
Invisibility purpose: Impossible to say.

The address I put in was: pinefurnitureonline.co.uk

It seems to indicate that the search engines are seeing invisible text which may be considered a spamming technique. Is it possible to change the code anywhere to stop this happening? It seems to be mainly page titles and category titles i the sidebar widget which it is flagging up so maybe the code is on those, but I haven't a clue what I'm looking for?

Thanks, Bob
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Old Mar 10, 2010, 02:29 PM
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23,655 posts · Mar 2009
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well you could go thru the css.php and remove them. From what I can tell, it's mostly used in the tables using the 'empty' pseudo class so if something is empty, it hides it.
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Old Mar 11, 2010, 11:44 AM
wardrob
 
32 posts · Jan 2010
Cheers for that, juggledad. I wasn't sure if it was something important or not for the search engines. Thanks

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