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definition - Cloaking and Ghosting

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by Cbud36, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. Cbud36

    Cbud36 Newbie

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    Ok so I've heard a lot about cloaking and ghosting on these forums. I guess I've learned a little about them, but I'm sure other newbies and I want a clear answer. What exactly is cloaking and ghosting, and what they are used for?
    Q: What is cloaking?
    A:?

    Q: What is cloaking used for?
    A:?


    Q: What is ghosting?
    A:?

    Q: What is ghosting used for?
    A: ?
     
  2. bluescharp

    bluescharp Newbie

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    Q: What is cloaking? A:Cloaking is used to present different content to search engines and users. Q: What is cloaking used for? A:In my opinion, some content you dont want SE to see(duplicate content, etc.), but want users see(for conversion, etc.) I dont know what ghosting is. sorry...
     
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  3. gahoachma

    gahoachma Junior Member

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    Dont bother cloaking your clickbank aff links, total waste of time!
     
  4. angelas111

    angelas111 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    ghosting refers to craigslist. when you post ads and you think they are live but they are not.
     
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  5. Under_Viking

    Under_Viking Newbie

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    Pay attention when your cloaking to not OVERclock justely your computer, or he will have serious problem after ;)
     
  6. sp33dygonzal3s

    sp33dygonzal3s Newbie

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    Still a little unclear about ghosting. Good topic though. Keep answers coming please ^_^
     
  7. minimo88

    minimo88 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    ghosting is when you post an ad but it doesn't show up

    this usually happens on craigslist to help fight spam
     
  8. Toolboy

    Toolboy Registered Member

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    I am new to this term myself but when we cloak an affiliate link I understand that we modify it so that it does not look like such an obvious affiliate link.

    We do this to:
    1) Hide it from the serps so it does not look like an affiliate site
    2) Increase conversions (some people do not want to click affiliate links)

    I would be interested to learn why gahoachma says cloaking clickbank links is a waste of time.
     
  9. yowies

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    Dear god..why cant you just use the search button here or in google..
    Are you that fucking lazy..
    :(