Text Display Question?

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Is it possible to have certain text show up in google search engines but not show up visable on the web page?

Meaning having keywords for google to find but be hidden from other viewers?

Maybe by implementing some java script code or some php code?
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  • Profile picture of the author KirkMcD
    Yes it is possible. The method is called Cloaking.
    There are many ways to do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author jminkler
    Originally Posted by EWGQDD View Post

    Is it possible to have certain text show up in google search engines but not show up visable on the web page?

    Meaning having keywords for google to find but be hidden from other viewers?

    Maybe by implementing some java script code or some php code?
    Don't even need that .. CSS should do display:none
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    • Profile picture of the author osegoly
      Yes it is possible, but I would highly advise you not to do that.

      Google wants you to design your website for your users, not the search engine.
      ("Don't deceive your users, or present different content to search engines than you display to users")

      The cloaking area is quite controversial as you can see in the following discussion:
      Is cloaking against Google policies?

      However, Google does hold the rights to ban your website and your IP if they catch you doing something along these lines. I try to avoid doing this, especially when designing a website for a client.
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      • Profile picture of the author Steve Wells
        Originally Posted by osegoly View Post

        Yes it is possible, but I would highly advise you not to do that.

        Google wants you to design your website for your users, not the search engine.
        ("Don't deceive your users, or present different content to search engines than you display to users")

        The cloaking area is quite controversial as you can see in the following discussion:
        Is cloaking against Google policies?

        However, Google does hold the rights to ban your website and your IP if they catch you doing something along these lines. I try to avoid doing this, especially when designing a website for a client.
        I am only interested in cloaking a few keywords, like at the most 5 keywords, thats it!

        Can this be done and how do I do it......?

        Is there a reliable script for this?
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