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Content lock and google

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Chicilikit, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Chicilikit

    Chicilikit Senior Member

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    I know it must have been discussed here before, but it is really not easy to find here stuff about content locking( I think there should be special section for it). I finally created my first wordpress CPA site with content locker on homepage, but I have no idea how this will affect my onsite seo and how even google reacts to locked sites? Thanks for answer.
     
  2. eightofdiamonds

    eightofdiamonds Newbie

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    I was wondering this myself. I checked one of my sites that has an active content locker script on it, from Leadbolt, to see. I have Google Webmaster tools installed on the site and there is an option to fetch a page as the Google bot. Mine shows up exactly as it's written, including the keywords, descriptions and the like so the locker popup is not affecting what the bot sees.

    Judging from this I don't think the locker script affects how Google reads the page and because of this I don't think it would affect on page SEO. My pages are ranking well with the script running. Of course I suppose it could be possible that Google recognizes a locker script and penalizes the page. I don't think there is any way to really know for sure.

    I just do my on page SEO and build links and my locked pages do well in Google.
     
  3. GunzZ

    GunzZ Regular Member

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    To be honest locking the homepage always decrease my serp position. If i place the locker on any inner page and i redirect the visitor from the homepage (landing page) everything is fine.
     
  4. Chicilikit

    Chicilikit Senior Member

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    Ok thanks, I'll probably only lock inner page, maybe even visitors will want to see the stuff even more if they gets little taste on homepage :)
     
  5. zverr

    zverr Regular Member

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    You can destroy your website if you use content lockers. Be very careful.
     
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    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    It's all very well you making these claims but it would help the community
    out if you could supply some statistics that reinforce your statement.
     
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    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    When I think about it , i've heard some bullshit statements but that one has to rank among the top ten.
     
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  8. zverr

    zverr Regular Member

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    Well it is pretty straightforward. Google human rater comes to your website, sees the content locker, flags your website as spam and you are gone. That's it. There is no 100% guarantee that it will happen but there is a very high chance.
     
  9. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    WTF has a google human rater got to do with it?
    Do you really think I would rely on SERPS for traffic?
     
  10. twilightofidols

    twilightofidols Power Member

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    Google cares about user experience and places it in very high regard. If you were to rank high in SERPS and the first thing a user saw when they clicked on your page was BLAM a big old content lock I doubt you'd stay up there for long. The way to do it is to have a site with quality content and then have an exclusive area with the content hidden behind the locker which is only activated on a button push or by clicking a link to an inpage.
     
  11. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I have a WP site with about 60k posts and 60 new posts per day. I had over 85k pages indexed, no real good rankings, but loads of indexed pages.

    I installed content lock pro and within 2 weeks my site was deindexed. I hadn't touched the site in over a year and the indexed pages had been going up steadily until CLP.

    My traffic isn't SE related so I don't care, but it was definitely content locking that got the site completely deindexed.



     
  12. eightofdiamonds

    eightofdiamonds Newbie

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    That makes a lot of sense. I'm new to content lockers and I just thought I'd give it a try. The site is only a week old but I'm already starting to see some traffic. I think I'll rework the main pages like you said to link to a locked page. I'd hate to start getting good traffic and get deindexed. Thanks!
     
  13. The SEO

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    If you lock the content of your website then those visitors who can't understand your article words or some kind of sentence, they need to copy the content and search it on search engine for the meaning. If they are failing in that process, high quality negative effect will be gone on those users. Which can major effect your website. And if Google indexed your content then why you feel fear of content stolen. One more thing, Google also introduces his new feature called Google Panda, which is specially design for the content thief's.