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Content Locking but letting bots index it? Legit cloaking?

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by RoscoeT, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. RoscoeT

    RoscoeT Junior Member

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    Sorry if this has been asked before but...

    I am looking into locking some content that seems to get a lot of traffic. The traffic comes from organic search because the content is so keyword rich and high quality. The sites pull good coin from some affiliate offers and CPC ads.

    Without doing some really risky cloaking behavior, how would it be best to lock some or all of this content to require a CPA but still let g00gle index it? Don't want to lose the organic long tails.

    I was thinking of having teaser content and then locking the meat 'n potatoes but that seems like a lot of manual screwing around. Got a few thousand pages.

    I realize that anything that locked out users and allowed g00gle in might be black hat cloaking and that is something I want to avoid on these sites. Greedy would kill the golden goose.

    Also the SE cache could let some more savvy users find the content without doing the CPA. Acceptable risk.

    Any real suggestions on that
     
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  2. amrak

    amrak Registered Member

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    If you use a javascript content locking solution then you don't have anything to worry about since bots won't get locked due to their inability to execute complex js.
     
  3. amrak

    amrak Registered Member

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    ... oh and if the cached page has the content locking script in the source, then the human visitor will still got locked when viewing the cached page ;)
     
  4. RoscoeT

    RoscoeT Junior Member

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    That was what I was thinking exactly. Now to find a good option.
     
  5. artizhay

    artizhay BANNED BANNED

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    Be sure to put the content lock script at the end of your file though. I have had my own locker at the beginning of my file before and Google was able to interpret the text, making that the first text on the site rather than your optimized content.
     
  6. RoscoeT

    RoscoeT Junior Member

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    Good advice, thanks.