Hidden content good for SEO or not?

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Hi

I have a side box that I want to make collapsible/expandable with JQuery. The idea being that only part of the content will show. Any additional content can be viewed by clicking a "view more" link. The content container will then expand to show the rest of the content.

My question is will Google view this as a negative because the content is not initially viewable on screen.

Thanks
#content #good #hidden #seo
  • This is not considered hidden text by Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Why are you asking SEO questions here on WF when you have an SEO forum in your sig.?

    Looks like all your doing is building links here with random questions. You post questions & never return to the threads.
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    • Profile picture of the author SEO Haven
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      Looks like all your doing is building links here with random questions. You post questions & never return to the threads.
      That's exactly what he's doing, trying to snatch WF traffic.
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    It's ok. As the text it's in the source code is ok for google.
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  • Profile picture of the author kimseo
    It's called toggle text not hidden text
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  • Profile picture of the author larry05
    Hidden content is not considered good for SEO. In SEO hidden content is not considered as a ethical technique and can bann the site from search engines.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikevaughan
    Its toggle text and its ethical one. No need to worry about this. It is not considered as a hidden text actually. Using toggle text in your web page is for you convenience. read more link has to be given after the content for user perspective,thats enough
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  • Profile picture of the author paul05
    Hidden content is not at all good for SEO and using this technique one's website can be spammed and penalized for a long time. Using this content one can surely achieve good ranking but in a long time a permanent spam and penalty is achieved by search engines.
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