Will SEO be affected by hiding content through jquery or javascript?

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I'm working on a support documentation web app template. A lot of the content is hidden, but I was wanting to boost my SEO with lot's of descriptions of the content. The descriptions would be displayed with a mouseover event and then hidden with a mouseout event. With a click event the actual documentation would appear. All of the content is on one page.

A majority of the content is going to be hidden at any given time. Is this going to affect my SEO negatively?

Thanks for your help!

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Yes, hiding content will affect SEO, but how exactly is not disclosed, as Alexander mentioned. Google, for instance, devalues some hidden content.

Check out this video and this blog post for more info.

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source: stackoverflow.com
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