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Would cloaking work on Froogle?

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by roomoo22, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. roomoo22

    roomoo22 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    Does anyone know the answer to this question?

    Thank you,
    roomoo22
     
  2. deathclick

    deathclick Junior Member

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    Well, it is hard to stop cloaking from working when you click on a link, so, yes, it will work from a technical standpoint. But the key with cloaking is to do it so you don't get caught. It is expensive, but we have always used the Fantomaster Fantomas approach. You have to make sure that you cloak for all the right robot IPs or some search engine is going to find you, and once they do, your days are probably numbered. Google will ban you if they discover you doing it.

    So, assuming you are cloaking to present a better optimized page to the search engine robots (which isn't at all clear to me regarding Froogle/Google Base) here are some tips:

    1) Despite what you read, *do not use Google's NOARCHIVE tag* because this raises a red flag that you are cloaking and seems to lead to proactive rank demotion by the big G in my experience.

    2) Of course, if it weren't for the problems outline in 1) above, you would want to use the NOARCHIVE tag to prevent your cloaked page from being displayed for everyone to see via Google's cache function. So you need an alternative. Therefore, when you cloak you *must* implement a cache buster (JavaScript) on every phantom page redirecting human viewers to the target URL. Note that this won't provide you with 100% security. If someone turns off their JS functionality in their browser, they will still be able to see your cloaked page. However, the only real way to avoid being stigmatized by Google for using their own (worse than useless) tag.

    3) Finally, make dead sure you're using the very best and most comprehensive database of search engine spiders available. If you miss one spider big problems will ensue. Of course they could ban you, but the bigger problem is because the spider will report the redirection and more often than not will index the unoptimized target URL instead, meaning that either your cloaked site, shadow domain, or your phantom page won't get indexed at all, which of course defeats the whole point of cloaking in the first place.

    Know what you are doing before you cloak.
     
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  3. roomoo22

    roomoo22 Registered Member

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    Wow, this is some seriously good info and I thank you so much. Never expected this.

    Are you available for hire should I need such services?

    Many thanks,
    roomoo22
     
  4. Claudiu

    Claudiu Regular Member

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    if he's good at cloacking why would he need hiring?! think about it;)
     
  5. roomoo22

    roomoo22 Registered Member

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    Cause I ain't and don't have time to learn and cause their might be some good money in it. Most people I know won't turn down money. :)