What is Cloaking in SEO?

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Re: What is Cloaking in SEO?

Postby VladTepes » Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:55 pm

It refers to hiding contents, coloring it the same as color of the background to make it "cloak" or invisible It considered keyword/content stuffing which is not good in SE.
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Re: What is Cloaking in SEO?

Postby Ken Peterson » Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:23 am

Cloaking is the way to redirects on the new site. Ex. When you open the goolge.com.But some time it redirects to google.co.in. if you open in India.

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Re: What is Cloaking in SEO?

Postby railwaysleepers » Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:45 am

Clocking is one kind of SEO technique where u can open one site but it redirect to other site.Cloaking is a form of the doorway page technique.

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Re: What is Cloaking in SEO?

Postby Karen » Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:45 am

Cloaking is a Black hat technique, and it is not recommended to use in promoting your site in search engine. This will only deceive the visitors as well as the search engine. It redirects from one site from another website.

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Re: What is Cloaking in SEO?

Postby Debt Consolidation » Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:35 am

Can anyone share some good resource about Cloaking? Thanks in advance.

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Re: What is Cloaking in SEO?

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Re: What is Cloaking in SEO?

Postby Misschic » Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:27 am

Cloaking is the way to redirects on the other site. Ex. When you open the goolge.com.. but some time it redirects to google.co.in. if you open in India.

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Re: What is Cloaking in SEO?

Postby sparkes123 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:40 am

Cloaking is showing the spider bots one thing and showing your visitors another. There's a famous example of bmw doing this, you should be able to find a case study somewhere on the internet.
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Re: What is Cloaking in SEO?

Postby Jennifer21 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:30 am

According to Google's cloaking "site, which returns the changed pages for search engines to index your site." In other words, people who read the site would see different content or information as the Googlebot or other search engine robots read the site. Most of the time, covering in place to improve on search engines to mislead the search engine robots do not believe that the content of the page is different than it actually is.

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Re: What is Cloaking in SEO?

Postby sslcerts » Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:39 pm

Cloaking is a search engine optimization technique in it the matter offered to the search engine is different from the one offered to the user's browser. It is delivered supported on the IP addresses or else the User-Agent HTTP header of the user applying for the page.

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Re: What is Cloaking in SEO?

Postby perfectionnk » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:31 am

There are several ways to to get traffic to your website, in which one is Cloaking.
Cloaking is a Black hat search engine optimization technique used for the presentation of the different forms of content to search engines and several different presentations to users.
When a user requests a particular web page on the site, the site responds to the user with the normal website, but when the same request is made by the search engine spiders then instead of the site page to another page has been specially designed for spiders of search engines, the site of the average page is hidden spiders search engines. This page is said to be clocked.
The main purpose of clocking is to hide the code from the pages of high-ranking visitors and users so that content can not be stolen by anyone. And to provide the search engines are highly optimized pages.

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Re: What is Cloaking in SEO?

Postby SEO#1 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:24 am

Cloacking is categorized under the Black Hat SEO Techniques. It is a deceptive method used to cheat the search engines to rank well for desired keywords. It is used for the presentation of the different forms of content to search engines and several different presentations to users.

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Re: What is Cloaking in SEO?

Postby SmithJones » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:13 am

Cloaking is commonly referred to as a black hat, or unethical, SEO practice. Cloaking consists of deceiving search engine crawlers by directing them to web pages that are not actually visible on the domain that the crawlers are trying to analyze.

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Re: What is Cloaking in SEO?

Postby ella.boswell » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:20 pm

Basically Cloaking, as it relates to web design, is the act of differentiating between two website visitors in order to provide specialized content to each. The website that uses cloaking recognizes search engine spiders by their IP address. It returns web pages to search engine spiders that are different from the web pages that web surfers see.
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Re: What is Cloaking in SEO?

Postby nanv » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:50 pm

SmithJones wrote:Cloaking is commonly referred to as a black hat, or unethical, SEO practice. Cloaking consists of deceiving search engine crawlers by directing them to web pages that are not actually visible on the domain that the crawlers are trying to analyze.

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I think this is the very complete and the best definition about Cloaking. I would like to say that it's not a good technique as it's a black hat or unethical way to do.


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