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what is a cloaker?

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by corgi, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. corgi

    corgi Junior Member

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    newbie question.


    But what is a cloaker - and what's it for?
     
  2. xhpdx

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    this is when you cloak your link so it doesn't look like
    Code:
    http://affiliate.com/aff.php?id=3123123
    but it looks like
    Code:
    http://yourdomain.com/affiliatelink.php
    if it is about site cloaking then read this
     
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  3. corgi

    corgi Junior Member

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    So, based on the above example....is this like double meta refresh?

    so only servers see the first link, but in the 'surface', all humans see the second link?
     
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    well double meta refresh can be used if you want to, while link on your domain can be basic 301 redirect, the purpose is not to show your ugly affiliate link
     
  5. bobnone

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    sweet perfect for hiding my ccbill affiliate links : )
     
  6. digitalblue

    digitalblue Registered Member

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    check out the service from budurl dot com. free and pretty cool tool for cloaking links and getting stats for each link
     
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    mrblackjack Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    What a stupid bump...
     
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    What is the benefit of cloaking? By disguising your site to googlebots you can manipulate it so your website gets high on an unrelated SERP what do you achieve??
     
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    Cloaking is the method to shows one webpage to search engine for indexing while it will redirect to entirely different page to the users
    For example if you have moved from old indexed website to new which is not indexed in Google you can redirect from old one to new. Then obviously new one will be get traffic :)
     
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    hey thanks. now only I get it correct meaning....:clap2:
     
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    I also didn't know about clocker and clocking..Got it.. Thanks for your answer.