Joomla plugins with hidden link advertising

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#1

If I install something for Joomla that has such a ‘feature’ is it going to cause problems on DH? I know it will affect SEO, but does this count as spammy behaviour?

ItchySox


#2

That would most likely violate ToS #8 and get you booted:
Customer agrees to not engage in activities pertaining to Black Hat SEO, Spamdexing, and so-called “Scraper sites.” These can all have a severely detrimental effect on server performance and are not permitted.

-Scott


#3

Thanks Scott,

I thought it might be an issue. I think this needs to be pointed out on the JED. That is that plugins should state very clearly that they contain advertising and could invalidate ToS. I only discovered this problem with this particular component by reading the reviews. It’s a very popular plugin, !Joomlacomment. I would not have known.

ItchySox


#4

Another thing to note is that even if DH wouldn’t bump you, what’s the point? Google will bump you off its index if you hide anything on the site from a user. If you’re not ranking in Google, then you won’t get any traffic to your site anyway, so those ads won’t bring any money your way.

Nick @ 7up
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