SEO Sydney – A search full of professionals

OK, sometimes I feel I do harp on a bit about the search engine landscape in Australia and the basic crapness of it. But we’re a tiny market compared to the US and UK and still “professionals” resort to sneaky tactics to get on the first page of

Today’s case particularly peeved me as we’ve been sitting on the first page for a good six months for “SEO Sydney“. Today I see we’ve been bumped to page 2 by some charlatan using hidden CSS. Only they haven’t called it hidden, they’ve called it “unshown“. Here’s their html:

<body onload="set_height(); MM_preloadImages('images/submit_on.jpg');externalLinks();">
<div id="scroll"></div>
<div id="unshown"><h1>Web Design Sydney</h1>
<p><a href="web_site_design/index.html">web_site_design</a></p>
<p><a href="seo_sydney/index.html">seo sydney</a></p>
<p><a href="web_design_sydney/index.html">web_design_sydney</a></p>

<p><a href="web_development_sydney/index.html">web_development_sydney</a></p>

and here’s their offending css:

#unshown {
 width:999px; height:999px;}

These guys even have supposed Microsoft Certification. I wish they had some more text on their website so I could make fun at what they’re really good at, only they don’t. They’re playing they mystery card…

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