I read an article yesterday that indicated that the code obfusctaor (above) would be a great addition for any site that has an affiliate realtionship and wants to bypass the “thin site” rules for Google.
The tool will work beautifully for it’s intended purpose……..but…….
I don’t see how it’s white hat for starters and secondly it violates the human/robots visibility rules. (If the robot see’s anything different than what a visitor will see it penalizes the site).
This stems from flash swap rules and general SEO rule bending. The most generalized versions of this happen when a web builder lists the same keyword in the background of a site then blends it in with the background color.