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Do search engines treat content in divs the same way as tabled content?

i was just wondering cause i read somewhere that some use hidden content and keywords in invisible divs to try get better results and i dont know how a search engine would determine that from normal content and if discovered what the implications would be considering search engines dont approve of that???
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maybe i need to rephrase ;-) can any of the search engines tell the difference between hidden keyword spamming and normal content in div tags.
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I know what you are talking about. I won't do it. I heard google is looking into being able to read javascript.
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a Div with hidden content isn't a good idea. It is the same as invisible or almost-invisible text, google may or may not be able to tell the difference, but if one of your competitors can, and report you, you site will be banned, as anything that is intended purely for the search engines is spam.
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yeah thats a thought.

i wasnt intending on doing it, was just wondering.
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IMHO,

There is a difference between

using divs and javascript to provide an alternate view to real well organized and optimized content, say to support a flash site... *Not spam*

using divs and javascript to load up on unrelated highly searched keywords... *Spam*

Please let me now you oppinions on this...
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i agree,

i was wondering cause it seems this has been done a bit, and was wondering how the search engines diferentiate the two (if they can at all) and how do you compete with sites that do this sort of optimising?
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as far as the bots picking it up, there is little chance that they can... usually they get a spam report from a competitor and do a manual check...

competing against it... it can be done if you stick to the basics of good keywords, good content, and good inbound links. maybe throw in some tricks;) for good measure :D

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