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How Google detects cloaking

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by tomksoft, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. tomksoft

    tomksoft Registered Member

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    I have always thought that Google detects cloaking by manual reviews, but I have noticed a strange hit today:
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    As we can see here(screenshot from cPanel), Googlebot, which has verified my site in Google Webmaster few days ago now pretends to be a Firefox user coming from Google searching for my domain name. And it's 100% a bot as it did not load any pictures or any other files.

    So, if you are cloaking check if the google keyword in referrer isn't www.yourdomain.com. If so, check whois info/resolve to hostname to check if it isn't uncle Google watching :)
     
  2. Jagged55

    Jagged55 Power Member

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    There are many ways to detect cloaking but you should be filtering IPs out. It is much easier to detect the bots that way.
     
  3. BlackMelvyn

    BlackMelvyn Regular Member

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    user agent cloaking is a guaranteed penalty
    always base your cloaking on IP or DNS et take care of the cache...