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What is cloaking?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimisation' started by Theomax, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. hwrankseo2018

    hwrankseo2018 Affiliate affiliate

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    Cloaking is a search engine optimization technique in which the content or information presented to the user is different from that presented to search engine crawlers that are spiders or bots for better indexing.
     
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  3. hwrankseo2018

    hwrankseo2018 Affiliate affiliate

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    Cloaking is the art of differentiating a user / real human from a bot - thus driving traffic accordingly.
    For example, let's say you wanna set an Adwords campaign for some of your affiliate products, however, Google doesn't allow driving traffic to the affiliate url itself - and if you do so - your account will get suspended. So...you cloak. you use a software that can detect whether the user who clicked your ad is a Google Adwords bot / human reviewer etc. or a real user that can earn you money. The more accurate and data-updated a cloaker software is, the more expensive it is.
     
  4. Stucorner

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    Cloaking is the search engine optimization technique in which the content presented to the crawler is different from that presented to the user's browser. It is an illegal practice and also considered black hat SEO.


    With Regards,
    Stucorner
     
  5. wilspat

    wilspat Banned affiliate

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    Showing two different version, one to the user and other to the search engine. It helps to rank keywords faster in the SERP, but it is one of the black hat SEO.
     
  6. Katson

    Katson Affiliate affiliate

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    Cloaking is black hat SEO Techniques are

    Doorway pages
    Keyword Stuffing
    Spam URL
    Hidden links
     
  7. PurePay

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    I actually learned something on this, i always heard of cloaking and i knew what it was used for.

    Now i know how it works haha. Better late than sorry.
     
  8. mamina sahu

    mamina sahu Affiliate affiliate

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    cloaking is a technique used to deliver the content on a webpage to a search engine in a way that is different to what the user was looking for
     
  9. Katson

    Katson Affiliate affiliate

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    Cloaking is Black hat seo technique. Cloaking is an SEO ( Search Engine Optimization) technique to have better indexing. In this technique, the information presented to the user is different from that presented to search engine crawlers. Cloaking is an illegal practice.

    There are different ways to do cloaking:

    Invisible or Hidden text
    Flash Based Websites
    Cloaking in E-Mail
    HTML Rich Websites
    Image Gallery Websites
    URL Rewriting
    Replacement of Java Scripts
     
  10. Graybeard

    Graybeard Well-Known Member affiliate

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    welcome to the past -- show me one example that works more than a week today ...
    welcome to the world of SEO fiction ...


    • a search engine's indexing robot is not a blinded web browser like you use.
    • a search engine's indexing robot gets the headers of every HTTP request it makes and see all the rewrites or redirects.
    • a search engine's indexing robot downloads your java scripts and analyzes them as text.
    • a search engine's indexing robot will use different IP address spaces and omit or falsify the user-agent name -- googlebot may not tell you it is googlebot. Or if suspicious, they will use proxies to evade your simplistic tricks.
     
  11. aliceta

    aliceta Affiliate affiliate

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    Cloaking is a search engine optimization technique in which 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 User-Agent HTTP header of the user requesting the page
     
  12. BKP

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    If you want to see cloaking in action, use China's search engine, Baidu.... 50% of my searches there are always end up with cloaked results....
     
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  13. Matt231

    Matt231 Affiliate affiliate

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    Great information here and thanks guys. Had never know about this.
     
  14. Katson

    Katson Affiliate affiliate

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    Cloaking is black hat seo techniques

    Doorway pages
    Keyword stuffing
    Link Farming
    Spam URL
     
  15. mamina sahu

    mamina sahu Affiliate affiliate

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    cloaking is a technique used to deliver the content on a webpage to a search engine in a way that is different to what the user was looking for
     
  16. Aafuu Khan

    Aafuu Khan Affiliate affiliate

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    Cloaking is a technique used to deliver the content on a web page to a search engine in a way that is different to what the user was looking for. The purpose of cloaking is to boost a website's search engine rank on certain keywords. Cloaking takes a user to the other sites that what he or she expects by disguising those sites' true content.
     
  17. arbitrazh18

    arbitrazh18 Affiliate affiliate

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    Basically is when you show one website but once you click on link it gets you to a different one.
     
  18. archanaluthra

    archanaluthra Affiliate affiliate

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    Cloaking is a search engine optimization method in which content submitted to a search engine spider is different from content presented to a user's browser. This is done by delivering content based on IP addresses or the HTTP User-Agent header of the user requesting the page.
     
  19. CouponNDeal

    CouponNDeal Affiliate affiliate

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    Cloaking is a technique used to deliver the content on a Web page to a search engine in such a way that different content than what is delivered to a regular human user appears on the search engine. The goal of cloaking is to boost a website's search engine rank on certain keyword
     
  20. Katson

    Katson Affiliate affiliate

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    Cloaking is black hat seo techniques
    some examples of cloaking include
    1. Serving a page of HTML text to search engines, while showing a page of images or Flash to usersInserting text or 2. keywords into a page only when the User-agent requesting the page is a search engine, not a human visitor

    Doorway pages
    Keyword Stuffing
    Spam blog
    Duplicate Content
    Hidden links
     
  21. manavmallya

    manavmallya Affiliate affiliate

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    Cloaking is a technique used to deliver the content on a Web page to a search engine in such a way that different content than what is delivered to a regular human user appears on the search engine. The goal of cloaking is to boost a website's search engine rank on certain keywords.

    In cloaking, the search engine and the user are literally not on the same page. Therefore, both the user and the search engine are being deceived.

    Cloaking in Simplified way

    Cloaking takes a user to other sites than he or she expects by disguising those sites' true content. During cloaking, the search engine spider and the browser are presented with different content for the same Web page. HTTP header information or IP addresses assist in sending the wrong Web pages. Searchers will then access websites that contain information they simply were not seeking, including pornographic sites. Website directories also offer up their share of cloaking techniques.

    Many of the larger search engine companies oppose cloaking because it frustrates their users and does not comply with their standards. In the search engine optimization (SEO) industry, cloaking is considered to be a black hat technique that, while used, is frowned on by most legitimate SEO firms and Web publishers. Getting caught cloaking can result in huge penalties from the search engines, including being removed from the index altogether
     
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