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How do you show a different site to Google or robot and a different one to a user

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by SonOfMan, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. SonOfMan

    SonOfMan Registered Member

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    I recently learned about using a php script to forward based on referrer or the type of user, but how would I be able to identify a search robot or anything other than a normal user?
     
  2. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin BANNED BANNED

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    User agents.

    you should be able to tell what device they are running, and what browser. From there you know if they are a spider or a real person.
     
  3. starki

    starki Power Member

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    Old school cloaking based on user agents doesn't work any more. If you want to cloak, the only solution that doesn't make your site go BOOM fast is IP based...but getting up to date lists of IPs used by Google and updating your own list in realtime is an enormous effort. Not really worth it.

    In other words: Cloaking is pretty much dead.