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Cloaking Techniques - Will This Work?

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by imageek, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. imageek

    imageek Newbie

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    I am attempting to cloak Google. Display different content to the user if coming from a Google search.

    I set up a site, enabled cloaking, and I got indexed, and got traffic (no leads yet, traffic is small). This is the code I write. Are there other techniques I can use to employ? If anyone can share some advice, either publicly, or privately I will write a script and release it free for you guys.

    Code:
    function isGoogleSearch()
    {
        if(strpos($_SERVER['HTTP_REFERER'], 'google'))
        {
            return true;
        } 
        else {
            return false;
        }
    }
    
    If it is from a Google search, the page includes some obfuscated Javascript which redirects the user to where ever I want them to go.

    Should I be doing other things? I can't help but think what though. Aside from maybe check if the useragent is a Google bot.
     
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  2. AtomSmasher

    AtomSmasher Registered Member

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    Not positive but I've read about doing this before and Google will still see it anyways with whatever super powers they have. I've not yet see a way to do this over a long amount of time successfully, though obviously it would be a gold mine if you could.
     
  3. MDSOperandi

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    Yea like MDS said there are plugins and different applications you can use to achieve what you're attempting
     
  5. bartosimpsonio

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    Google doesn't have magical powers, you just need a good cloaker.
     
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    This won't work currently at all unfortunately,you can check out tons of wordpress cloaking plugins,just search on Google
     
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    You must collect Google bots & crawlers IPs as they will visit your site sometimes with a referrer value of: "google.com.... Also, when cloaking by the referrer, you will lose lots of mobile traffic as many users who reach your website via google serps using a mobile device, will get blocked as many mobile devices strip the referrer value
     
  8. goldieregalado

    goldieregalado Registered Member

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    Rather than focusing on this technique, try to good Google bot.
     
  9. SeoElf

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    How do these cloakers know what ip to show the real content to?? pretty amazing they can do it.
     
  10. dmncstech

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    One of the great things about the internet and search engines is that you know what a person is looking for before they get to your website... You obviously have hosting and traffic logs. Examine your traffic logs and examine them closely.. you will notice that google will put the keyword (search phrase ) in the referer... if a keyword or phrase is found then its a good bet that you got a human visitor. Perform your redirection on this finding. This is pretty damn accurate. This also works for other SE's. Also as someone else stated, google is not all seeing . It's my opinion google is simply an advertising firm with a website. They just have a lot of phd's on their payroll.
     
  11. bigbroski

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    Could you have cloaker, that redirects first 10 visits to dummy page, and after 10 it redirects to landing page ? Sorry, cloaker dumbash here
     
  12. peetrike

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    Not true at all. If you want to cloak the traffic based by incoming search terms then you only get a small part of whole traffic to be cloaked. Google and other search engines won`t show all incoming traffic based by keywords. For example Google only shows incoming traffic when the user is logged in their Google account. So if you want to cloak correctly you need to have a list of bot names + crawler`s ip ranges.

    Cheers
     
  13. dmncstech

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    I am curious about "Not true at all vs a small part of the traffic".... I was identifying only traffic that is human.. not the other way around Since this is black... isn't safe better..I would thank so. I do agree its only a small portion of the traffic.
     
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  14. Build Online Brand

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    Don't think so - it'll work.
    As this technique doesn't support - probably you need good cloaker.
     
  15. DX-GENERATION

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    check out the site of fantomaster ! these are really good when it comes to cloaking technique. i have seen personally they are having with long tail keywords !
     
  16. tomsoyer

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    This won't work for a number of the reasons listed above.

    But further more Google searches are all secure now by default so you don't get a refer from people coming from Google Search.
     
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