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Does Facebook know when you cloak?

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by Wehrmacht, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. Wehrmacht

    Wehrmacht BANNED BANNED

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    i know a lot of you talk about good cloaking services, and I am with a good provider. But in reality, this company is worth billions. Can't they implement tools to find out?

    my next question is, wouldn't cooking only really work if used internally on the same domain? For example, if you sent the approval team to your domain.com/go here.php (which would direct the traffic to a scraped URL or your actual lander depending on if your clocker was active or not), wouldn't they know? I mean if the reviewers went to your domain and it redirected to a scraped URL, wouldn't that in its self be probable cause for a ban hammer?

    i, asking because I'm thinking about making such scraped rules on the same domain,...

    forgive grammar, on ipad
     
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    are you looking for german market or only Facebook ...... regarding your name ?
     
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    The easiest way to answer this question is through history...

    Before cloaking paid traffic became all the rage, cloaking was mainly used on organic traffic. It was a war then between Google reviewers and bots, then with trying to fool the (then-new) adsense bots, etc.

    Then acai CPA offers came along and with it the rise of flogs. People were making $5k - $10k a day from a flog and driving traffic with PPC. When the first crack down on the flog look came, marketers started cloaking the sites. They also started using additional methods like flash cookies, etc. so they could show a destination URL of some authority site like RedCross.com but really cloak/redirect to some CPA offer.

    Now Facebook is the rage with cloaking. Tomorrow it'll be LinkedIn and then probably the various RTB networks.

    My point is -- it's a war. The advertising network doesn't give a shit until they get too many complaints from their users or their brand gets impacted or the FTC or some celebrity makes a case. Then they crack down. It ebbs and flows but it's always a war. Facebook does some things with reviewing ads Google's never done. I am sure someone else will innovate again (and again).

    All cloaking is risky. It's the game you play. Can you cloak on Facebook or the other paid networks? Yep. Do you need to? In most cases, no. Do you still need to know about tracking, testing, and paid traffic? Yep. Will you lose accounts? "It depends." Facebook especially seems to warn people in some markets and not delete the account or flag for suspicious activity. They're tightening the noose a bit these days but over the summer it was more slap on the wrist than anything.
     
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