Web Analytics E-Book Download – Free From WebSideStory

I was going to comment on a free e-book you get from Web Side Story, but I got stuck on the landing page because it looks like search engine spam to me. Take a look at this link:

Web Analytics E-Book Download – Free From WebSideStory.

Notice the gray footer text? Apart from being hardly legible it contains 50 links, which have been disguised as not being links with the use of CSS. Furthermore, some of those links are wrapped inside H1 and H2 tags, again using CSS to change the appearance. Another give-away is that the whole footer is inside a <div id="SEO"> tag. So the person who put up this page is pretty much saying that this footer was written for search engines, and not for actual readers.

If this is acceptable I will gladly stand corrected…