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What is cloaking?

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by Crackus, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. Crackus

    Crackus Registered Member

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    What does cloaking refer to in SEO?
     
  2. ekapek

    ekapek Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Just use google or wiki for getting more info, it's many articles about cloaking;)
     
  3. neutralhatter

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    Cloaking can be hiding your link url.
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    it can refer to the practice of circumventing Search engine Ip adresses in order to show something different to humans and search engine spiders.
     
  4. small buddy

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    cloaking is a technique where your users will view a content but you will be showing some other bots
     
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    Usually, when one refers to cloaking, he means: PPC cloaking where one will use some cloaking techniques to present different website and/or website content to the Bots & Manual reviewers, while real person will get redirected to the money site, usually, websites that has affiliate links, or direct linking.

    With SEO, this is not so common, but, it is effective on some niches like: gambling etc.
     
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    Does it has risk? What precautions i should take while doing it.
     
  7. Techxan

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    Cloaking a URL has no consequences.

    Cloaking a website can get you banned.
     
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    there is no risk unless search engine points you out. but once if you are pointed,, you will be surely banned
     
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    Cloaking is a SEO technique in which the content presented to the user and search engine are different from each other. Generally this technique is not recommended as different versions off web pages are visible to the spiders of search engine and users are redirected to a different page. It is a bad method and should be avoided.
     
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  10. mafia91

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    cant understand what is cloacking please tell in detail
     
  11. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Have you read the previous posts ?
    How much detail do you require ?
     
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    If he don't know what is clocking then cloaking is not for him. Op, Don't try this you will get banned by Google.
     
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    If you don`t know how to google and get an answer to your question then you will never understand what is cloaking and how to use it.

    Cheers
     
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    I'm sorry but that's just lazy creating this thread. There's a whole section full of information about this
    HTML:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/f2-cloaking-content-generators/
    its on the left side menu "cloaking"
     
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    Cloaking competitors and having temp site locations redirect to your $ site then removing the site as soon as it is spidered by script and doing it all again has been known to transfer authority to $ site while devaluing competition. Not too cool.
     
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    will cloaking effecting my website google ranking?
     
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    If done correctly you can have 0% of visitors "clicking back" button to get back on search results and have 100% CTR to affiliate offers.

    Cheers
     
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    nice information share by the users. thanks for sharing.
     
  20. Tariq Ghazi

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    Cloaking is a search engine optimization (SEO) technique .The content presented to the search engine spider is different from that presented to the user's browser. This is done by delivering content based on the IP addresses or the HTTP header of the user requesting the page. When a user is identified as a search engine spider, a server-side script delivers a different version of the web page, one that contains content not present on the visible page, or that is present but not searchable. The purpose of cloaking is sometimes to deceive search engines.so they display the page when it would not otherwise be displayed (black hat SEO). Most people use it in FB to give ads.