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Facebook Cloaking - weight watchers pass through

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by OwneDu4FUN, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. OwneDu4FUN

    OwneDu4FUN Newbie

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    Hi Guys,

    I have a quick question about a cloak on FB. I was just browsing ads and found someone that was actually using the weight watchers site as his redirect. I'm curious if anyone has an idea about how this was done?!

    The cloak was set up so well that the second time I clicked on the ad, it actually sent me to the weight watchers site instead of his affiliate site as a fail safe.

    This seems like a really amazing way to pull in leads to your affiliate site... That is depending on what product you're promoting.

    Many thanks from a newbie to the forums and the cloaking world.
     
  2. alternatesword

    alternatesword Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Few months before i've found some facebook notes on serp's. Which are also used to display weight watchers website link for cloaking.
     
  3. jjjrmy

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    This is pretty easy, I do it in my cloaker but instead of 1 it is 3 (which can be changed). It's pretty simple and a good failsafe if Facebook bots do get past the cloaker.
     
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  4. OwneDu4FUN

    OwneDu4FUN Newbie

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    jjjrmy, can you tell me a bit more about the cloaker you're using? I'd like to get this set up so I can run on FB in the same manner. I'm still too new to PM, but would be able to chat via email or skype.
     
  5. jjjrmy

    jjjrmy BANNED BANNED

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    You can hit me up on Skype. I'd prefer to not post too much info about it on here because it's a private service.
     
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  6. mrblackjack

    mrblackjack Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Using others website for your cloak campaign is very easy and is required. The process goes like this:
    1. u need a redirector website, one that will redirect:
    - either bots & FB reviewers to the fake website (can be yours or others)
    - real visitors to your aff url
    2. u need a fake website / or use others

    Now, the hard part is getting all FB bots & manual reviewers IP's, moreover, there are patterns to differentiate users from bots & fb reviewers.
     
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    qcp860 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    blackjack is spot on. FB is very aggressive with new bots coming from outside their FB.com domain ranges. One red flag to reviewers is having the fake destination not look like a landing page. There has to be a call to action on it otherwise a smart reviewer (there are a few) will question the intent of the ad.

    Scraping obviously branded content or redirecting to a branded corporate site is dangerous - again, it's a tip off to reviewers if they are paying attention to look a little deeper.
     
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  8. nnsjw702

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    For cloaking you need two websites. one for redirecting the website and another one fake. But FB is not allowing it.
     
  9. mrblackjack

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    Of course FB wont allow cloaking since it's against their TOS - hence we cloak them successfully :)