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Showing Different Content To Search Engines. Can I get caught?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by shadowpwner, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. shadowpwner

    shadowpwner Regular Member

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    Hey BHW!

    So I have a question. Say I have some content, but I want the search engine to look for different content. This can be done by looking at the user agent in PHP and figuring out if they're a bot or not. Can this work? The content is completely related, just different wording.

    I realize that it would be easy to catch - just compare both versions of the webpage when accessed by a bot or a human, but I believe this is against Googlebot's TOS.

    Thoughts, BHW?
     
  2. nambooooo

    nambooooo Regular Member

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    You will get caught. I don't have any experience in doing this, but as far as I know this tehnique is short-lived.
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  3. shadowpwner

    shadowpwner Regular Member

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    Interesting viewpoint. However, the content is pretty similar, just some words changed (to make the content unique). Anyone else that has tried this?
     
  4. viridian

    viridian Newbie

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    Do some reading.
    http://searchenginewatch.com/2167831
     
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  5. DrJekyll

    DrJekyll Senior Member Premium Member

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    do a search for cloaking, sec, ssec, fantomaster, kloakit

    You need a constant update of google ip's and you stand a good chance of getting caught.

    I think it was volvo that was doing it, so not everyone plays by the same rules.
     
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  6. holy_spirit

    holy_spirit Registered Member

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    If i am right i think theres a plugin called wordpress content uniquefier for this stuff.

    it does the same what you are talkin about...

    and i had bad experience with it on my autoblog...! :X
     
  7. entertainmentime

    entertainmentime Newbie

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    Wordpress content uniquefier and Write Again plugin fails for manual reading. I never liked them.
     
  8. msimurin

    msimurin Regular Member

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    check cloaking then