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Cloaking is best for seo or not??

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by gaurav467, Aug 31, 2011.

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  1. gaurav467

    gaurav467 Newbie

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    pllease tell me some iformation about the cloaking??
     
  2. elitemarketer

    elitemarketer Junior Member

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    Backlinks FTW.
     
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    Please stay away from cloaking if you don't know what it is. If you need info on it, use the search function here on BHW :D
     
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    Cloaking is commonly referred to as a black hat, or unethical, SEO practice.

    Cloaking consists of deceiving search engine crawlers by directing them to web pages that are not actually visible on the domain that the crawlers are trying to analyze.
    Usually, these false pages are loaded with keyword rich content and search engine optimization designed to boost the search results ranking of the web page.

    However, since cloaking is an artificial method of boosting rankings, most search engines frown on the practice of cloaking, and will penalize web sites that they find to be using cloaking as a method of search engine marketing.
     
  5. mojamalatajna

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    high pr ones are the best imo ;)
     
  6. OhSoSmooth

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    you lost me on seo
     
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    :sigh::sigh::sigh::sigh::cool::cool::DOr did ya??
     
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    cloaking is mainly black hat SEO technique and doorway page method.

    When the content present in search engine is different from the user's browser is called cloaking.


    It is not good for SEO
     
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    Doorway pages are not necessarily cloaking though. I've a writeup on it.

    "There is no such thing as White Hat Cloaking." - Matt Cutts

    If by monitoring your keyword traffic you see that you have landing pages that will better serve your visitors then the ones they are landing on, then it is a right of yours to redirect the traffic to a more proper location.

    There may be no such thing as white hat cloaking, but there is such thing as white hat traffic management. If we allow the Googlebot to pass along side the visitor with a targeted redirect, then both agents are shown the same end result. Google might even take our advice and rank our redirect location above our original landing location.

    Still there exists all kinds of Grey Hat cloaking, which, have their valid sentiments and represent a contention of wills between site developers and Google. There is no clear winner of right and wrong, that's why it's called Grey.

    And there are even still Blackhat cloaking practices that can be represented over a continuously degenerating scale, ending up with the reprehensible example Matt Cutts gives us in the opening explanation of Cloaking. Yes, thank you Google Spam Team for existing and addressing these issues for us. You are appreciated.

    But I want to effectively separate the idea of traffic and human+spider management from the idea of cloaking. If you show the spider a different thing, you're cloaking, but if you send the spider along with your human traffic, you're optimizing.

    In other words, it can't be said that there is no such thing as a White Hat doorway page.

    Here's the video of Mr. Cutts talking about cloaking.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHtnfOgp65Q
     
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    it's best to think of cloaking as a way to funnel traffic from one place to another automatically.

    Cloaking by itself is not an SEO technique.
     
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    Some affiliate networks do not allow you to cloak your links so that they can see the referrer.
     
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    Just FYI... We (as in Google Raters WE) Penalize DA' HELL outta cloaking... You'd better pray your site doesn't fall on the eyes of a fellow rater my friend... :3
     
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    Want to JV?
     
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    well...imma offer you my 2 cents ...that come from experience with cloacking....

    stay away from it .. ..i accept the fact that im not an expert in this domain but i used it in the past on one of my sites and luckly for me i only got a notice from google and kept my serp...

    so just dont use it.


    PS: forgot to mention my website got down to pr0 after the notification.
     
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    Cloaking isn't necessarily a blackhat method. Some location based advertising services actually cloak in order to supply different contents to different users/bots in order to increase CTR. However, if you use Cloaking to manipulate SE, you're risking your websites rankings in SE.
     
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    Geotargeting and cloaking are two different concepts and techniques. Geotargeting is mainly using the visitors IP to redirect to a specific landing page.
    Cloaking is hiding content shown to users from the search engines.
    Cloaking is mainly an on page factor of SEO as you are creating highly optimized pages; however, these days off page factors (backlinks) is of most importance.

    So, if you use a cloaking script that generates content and urls on the fly, you still have to get backlinks thru commenting, directory submitting, etc.
     
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    OMG, I was thinking the whole week I want to try the "Cloacking" but when I read this tread - CLOAKING Okay no thanks.
     
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    Cloacking is fooling the SE, and fooling the SE is not good. Stay away from it, or when they got you, you doom.