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Need help to trick google

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by Mstrpln, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. Mstrpln

    Mstrpln Newbie

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    I want to redirect the traffic from a blog to a sales page, but i dont want google to notice this redirect or I will stop receiving the organic traffic.


    So this is what I had in mind
    a php script to detect the user agent
    if {user agent is not googlebot, use javascript function Document.Write to write a meta refresh tag} else {do nothing}

    Is this a solid method? or does google have other kinds of spiders to detect this kind of cloak?
     
  2. MDSOperandi

    MDSOperandi Regular Member

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    Hi, do not ever just use a user-agent to cloak, user-agents can be spoofed via browser plug-ins.

    The only sure fire way to detect bots by their IP address

    Regards
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  3. NoSuchAgency

    NoSuchAgency Junior Member

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    Don't count on that. Google doesn't crawl with just the Googlebot user agent. They use other user agents too. Cloaked content is a no-no to them.
     
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  4. 195471

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    Instead of messing with cloaking, you could either put banners on the blog that lead to the sales page, or you could use a lightbox or pop-up that invites them to check it out.
     
  5. teoma

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    so nobody knows how to trick google?
    eg. here is a guy:
    http://www.leaf-project.org/
    he buys expired domains for high pr links, while he redirect all his traffic to sedo landing page. how i know that? cause google show his sites as backlinks, while as surfer i can see only sedo landing page. of course there is no cached page as people could easily spot it.
    would really love to know how to do that...
     
  6. jimilives74

    jimilives74 Registered Member

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    I have never heard of anyone tricking google crawlers with a simple redirect script, and I have worked with some guys that can make htaccess files that do everything but paint your house, if you figure out a way let me know though lol
     
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    Why not use a 'lightbox' style script so that one second after your blog page loads a lighbox appears over the page leaving the visitor no choice but to click to your sales page.

    The lightbox has the advantage that it will darken the blog post content and just highlight the lightbox content instead.

    Google will not know what the lightbox contains plus you will be able to keep your current blog content as is so G will not see anything different about your page.
     
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  8. shadowpwner

    shadowpwner Regular Member

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    Tell google not to cache, then get the IPs of google. Not sure what you mean as google shows his sites as backlinks.
     
  9. shadowguy

    shadowguy Junior Member

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    I'd use an approach different from redicting all IPs but google's
    Redirect ONLY IPs from residential adsl, hdsl, mobile, cable connections.

    this should be much more safer cloaking, but we gotta find a database of residential ips ranges

    do anyone have it?
     
  10. sandycat

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    i like this idea Shadowguy!!!!
     
  11. DavidWoodington

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    tryting to trick google is like trying to talk a hungry bear out of not making you an entree... unless you know their secret user agents/ips its gonna be one heck of a bitch to beat them
     
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  12. HTmonitor

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    I'm a newbie in BH things and I have set a little network. All my sites use a javascript to redirect people to my paying page. The problem is, lots of people disable javascript on their browsers so I don't really know if it works. It's just the beginning so I had not done this for enough time to see some speaking results I think.

    In addition of that, my redirecting pages are SEO optimized for the bots, as I've heard that bots don't follow javascript redirection. So I don't really know if it will work, but maybe you can try... And if someone has an opinion about that, please tell me because I'm just a newbie.

    (Sorry for my english, I'm french)
     
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  13. goawayplease

    goawayplease Regular Member

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    The general logic around redirects is that Google will parse and crawl obvious JS redirects, and even GET Form redirects.

    They claim to respect POST redirects and meta robots directives.
     
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  14. redsecond

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    That's a good idea, but compiling the database would take longer (albeit more targeted) than just single out google's ip. But then again, google changes IP too...

     
  15. divinci

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    Well really if you think of your target audience - someone who will by a product that you are using cloaked pages to sell - will post probabally have javascript turned on - the ones who have javascript turned off will probably not be buying it anyway.

    Pensez à votre public cible.
    Si vous vendez un produit à des gens via pages masquée - les gens qui seront les plus Probabilité acheter le produit ne sont pas ceux qui auront le Javascript est désactivé.


    I have been developing methods (in me head!) of detecting bot requests to websites.
    If you study the way that different browsers request webpages - then subsequently request the contents of that page (scripts/images/css/flash etc) you can build a pretty good picture of how you would expect each page to be downloaded - and work out - if it is a *real live* webbrowser doing the downloading.

    You of course would need to develop your own HTTP/1.1 webserver...

    Anyone know what I am talking about? working on anythin similar?
     
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  16. divinci

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    tracert when IP first connects is also possible.. Won't really need a FULL list of ranges to start off with, only the major routes.

    Then you could build up ranges using the tracert information...
     
  17. andrewabd

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    What about clocking the traffic coming from organic search by checking referrals, how easy for Google to find out about that??
     
  18. goawayplease

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    I've toyed around with similar ideas minus the need for a custom server config.