Nuffnang quietly hides its mysterious ugly, white boxy square but the move endangers our search engine rankings!?

I may have wonderful news for Nuffnangers that are irritated by the appearance of mysterious white boxy squares at the bottom of their Nuffnang ads. Those white boxy squares were caused by Nuffnang’s mysterious "nn_network_s" Span ID code, generated automatically by Nuffnang’s ad code during loading time.

It seems that Nuffnang has quietly hidden the ugly, mysterious white boxy square that has irritated us Nuffnangers for a number of weeks. A quick look at the generated Nuffnang ad code reveals something interesting. It looks like Nuffnang’s mysterious "nn_network_s" Span ID code is still there (generated during loading time) but the HTML iframe tag has been modified. For your information, Nuffnang’s HTML iframe tag was the real villain; it was the one that generated that ugly white boxy square in the first place. After comparing the new ad code with the old one, I noticed that Nuffnang has added a few more lines of codes to its HTML iframe tag. Here’s the new code (the new lines of codes are highlighted in red);
<span id="nn_network_s">

<iframe frameborder="0" style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; width: 1px; height: 1px; position: absolute; visibility: hidden; " id="tframe" src=""/>


Nuffnang-nn_network_s - Screenshot

The hiding was done 3 days ago, a few hours after I sent a tweet (via Disqus) containing #Innit and #Nuffnang hashtags. It proves that Nuffnang silently monitors such hashtags and I guess we could use the #Innit and #Nuffnang hashtags to get some quick attention from Nuffnang in the future but there’s a problem with this intentional hiding.

Hidden texts and hidden objects are frowned upon by search engines and some search engines even punish sites that use hidden texts and hidden objects. Come and see what Matt Cutts (Google’s Head of webspam team) has said about hidden text. If that is not enough for you, come and read the Google Webmaster Guidelines. Google specifically said that webmasters must avoid using hidden texts (including objects) and hidden links.

What I’m trying to say is that hiding the ugly, boxy white square is not a good idea at all. It poses a danger to Nuffnangers’ search engine rankings and Nuffnang has made me even more irritated. I’m not happy at all. :( Nuffnangers, I feel that it is time to ask Nuffnang to remove the whole "nn_network_s" Span ID code altogether. I can’t do this alone and I need you Nuffnangers to make a lot of noise about this. Make a lot of noise and Nuffnang will eventually listen!
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