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    Ethical VS unethical SEO

    Hello,

    Over the past few days I have been reading up on seo. doing so I have learned about the Black(bad) ways, and white(good ways) to work SEO into a web page.

    My question is that I have a web site in which my main header text is an image because it is a logo with non standard text in it. Is it considered bad SEO practice if I hide the text behind the image so that search engines can still read the main header of my page? I did add an alt tag to the image but this does not have nearly as much wait as an h1 tag. I want to do this because it has my keywords in it, at the same time i don't want the search engine to penalize me.

    Normal I would not do stuff like this, but it seems to be appropriate in this situation.

    Your thoughts?

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    How about putting the image inside <h1> and then give an alt atribute ?
    And have a look at Google's Webmaster Help Center
    Last edited by abduraooft; 11-03-2007 at 02:58 PM.
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    I would not do that for two reasons: 1) if the image doesn't load your site will look funny 2) Its my understanding of black hat SEO techniques that you would be crossing into that realm. I like the suggestion of abduraooft, or else to play fair try to get your keywords in the page using very creative copywriting.
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    Look into CSS image replacement to serve images to those user agents with images enabled and text to those without.


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