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can someone tell me what is cloaking ?

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by okiedokie, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. okiedokie

    okiedokie Regular Member

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    i here this word a lot , i have a friend who says he sells adwords campaigns using cloaking from what i understand i think changing url to something else is called cloaking is it related to cookie stealing ?
     
  2. mrblackjack

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    Cloaking is the art of differentiating a user / real human from a bot - thus driving traffic accordingly.
    For example, let's say you wanna set an Adwords campaign for some of your affiliate products, however, Google doesn't allow driving traffic to the affiliate url itself - and if you do so - your account will get suspended. So...you cloak. you use a software that can detect whether the user who clicked your ad is a Google Adwords bot / human reviewer etc. or a real user that can earn you money. The more accurate and data-updated a cloaker software is, the more expensive it is.

    And obviously you have cloakers for Bing, Facebook etc.
    The key point to remember regarding cloaking is that you need a constantly updating info about your enemies (varied ip's, useragents, referer, dns, geo ip they use), thus, you'll be able to cloak just about anything you want - even your mama!
     
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  3. okiedokie

    okiedokie Regular Member

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    THANKS SO CLOACKING IS BASICALLY giving a false info to bot and give it a impression that our aff L!nk is actually someother site
     
  4. okiedokie

    okiedokie Regular Member

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    how is it achieved ?? do we use any kind of script for it ?? because when we input info to adwords account we only get the option to enter url that we would like to advertise ... does cloaking involves changing U R L S ???
     
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    as mrblackjack said, you don't do this manually, just type in "cloaking software" in google and then start searching some BH forums etc for best solution
     
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    okiedokie Regular Member

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    thanks for replying to this noob mate , i tried google and found result .. one involves creating a php file and other one is an online cloaker thanks a lot again
     
  7. mrblackjack

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    I provide cloaking solutions if you're interested, so contact me. I cloak heavily the major PPC-based platforms. and regarding your questions:

    1. its indeed a script
    2. it involved changing a url. you put a url for the Adwords ad, and after a user click it, he redirected to your cloaked url whereas the bot will stay at the current non-cloaked url
     
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  8. okiedokie

    okiedokie Regular Member

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    thank you , yes i figured that out from your sig , i will pm you when i need it and when i run the campaign
     
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    well explained guys. thanks for the info :)
     
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    @mrblackjack

    Can't do that .... because his mama is so fat that she gets her own Class A IP address.

    DISCLAIMER: This is just a joke and I don't want to insult anybody's mom. :)
     
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    i have heard it called "human check" now i know the correct term! thanks
     
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    hello
    I need some help to use my cpa affiliate link on facebook. can you guys help me with cloaking ?
     
  13. Invoker

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    matt cutts has a video covering it on yt
     
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    martha.ackles Registered Member

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    This is an interesting thread and I have learned a few tricks that I can apply to my site.
     
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    Thanks a lot for sharing all these infos about cloaking!I understand it better now.
     
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    Nice information indeed. However, how long do you think Google will allow this cloaking concept to sustain? We have witnessed a sea of changes in its Algorithm's to acknowledge content management and its PR distribution. This concept is something against its bots and we are trying to deceive it. So i think, soon Google will take appropriate actions to combat this.
     
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    martha.ackles Registered Member

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    cloaking here means just hiding your aff link to bots so they will be 'fooled' it's a regular link :)
     
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    I see, so cloaking like seo, is continuously changing due to the fact the our friends (google, yahoo, facebook) is also constantly changing too.

    I just wonder how cloakers and their programmers are able to cope up with the changes our "friends" are employing. Is it normal for a cloaker to fail to work for a time until the algo changes are taken into account, or are there proactive ways to predict changes therefore ensuring a continious cloaking operation?

    Thanks a lot mateys!
     
  19. greatpvas

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    The purpose of link cloaking is to hide your affiliate link so people don't know if they click affiliate link. The reason is, most people don't click affiliate links. They don't like the idea of someone is making money from them.
     
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    Question about cloaking......

    I understand the concept, it makes sense and all, but I'm personally iffy on whether or not I'd employ cloaking to my affiliate links....well perhaps I haven't yet done enough comprehensive research to master it, I'm assuming there are many factors involved in making sure one doesn't get caught by Google and whoever else. I'd be worried about things such as being banned under name and having anything link back to me and my personal IP address (I know this can all be worked around, but again I haven't got that far yet!).

    Anyway I've seen a lot of people on this board talk about making a pretty decent income on affiliate marketing and SEO, and that's real inspiring, and I do believe it can be done, but I'm wondering if a good percentage of those who are successful at affiliate marketing use cloaking?

    In other words, can one be a successful affiliate marketer without using cloaking?