Last Updated: 23 Apr 2009
Using display: none is OK
When doing SEO, there has been a lot of concern about using
display:none to hide text in pages. Putting hidden text in pages is generally considered 'bad SEO', but at the same time a lot of dynamic pages use
display:none to display pop-overs, tabs, dynamic menus and the like.
I've done some experimental research on this, and as of July 2008 can confirm that Google *will* index content in a
<div> hidden with
display:none, as though it weren't hidden. I did it only sparingly on the pages I tried it on, so I would still be careful, but at least we know that a few instances of
display:none won't hurt you.