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is cloaking a violation of google webmaster's rules?

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by sophiarose, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. sophiarose

    sophiarose Junior Member

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    Content meant for search engine is only promoted in cloaking while Google says the content to be human centric
     
  2. WebProm

    WebProm Newbie

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    Serving different content is frowned upon by Google, especially if it's done to game their system.
     
  3. mrblackjack

    mrblackjack Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Cloaking is against Google TOS, whether you target Organic traffic or paid one
     
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    ATRONOT SEO Junior Member

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    Cloaking is against Google TOS
     
  5. laowai

    laowai Power Member

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    Cloaking refers to the practice of presenting different content or URLs to human users and search engines. Cloaking is considered a violation of Google's Webmaster Guidelines because it provides our users with different results than they expected.

    https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/66355?hl=en
     
  6. Automation247

    Automation247 Regular Member

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    Yeah, Google don't allow it.
     
  7. Ambassy

    Ambassy BANNED BANNED

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    Serving entirely different content to search engines is against the TOS.
    However if you were to slightly vary the content in case you had a SPA it'd be alright.