Dismiss Notice
Welcome to Our Community
Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

What is cloaking

Discussion in 'General Webmaster Helpdesk' started by midlandi, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. midlandi

    midlandi Guest

    Taken From Wikipedia

    "search engine optimization technique in which the content presented to the search engine spider is different from that presented to the users' browser; this is done by delivering content based on the IP addresses or the User-Agent HTTP header of whatever is requesting the page. The only legitimate uses for cloaking used to be for delivering content to users that search engines couldn't parse, like Macromedia Flash. However, cloaking is often used to try to trick search engines into giving the relevant site a higher ranking; it can also be used to trick search engine users into visiting a site based on the search engine description which site turns out to have substantially different - or even pornographic - content. For this reason some search engines threaten to ban sites using cloaking."
  2. maxseo

    maxseo Guest

    Are you still looking for an answer or you are having troubles digesting that paragraph?

  3. midlandi

    midlandi Guest

    Just posted as some information to talk over.
  4. maxseo

    maxseo Guest

    sorry mate, I thought you had a question,

    I totally agree with SE banning sites using this technique, dirty competition for any webmaster

    remeber do no evil
  5. UK WW ex member

    UK WW ex member New Member Webmaster

    acually what I feel at that time SEs are not well organised. thats why others definitely the then seo took the change to make it fool. SEs when inventeted any tricks playing by webmasters they added features to tackle these sort of issue.

    Now SEs are smarter and geting smarter and smarter

Featured Resources (View All)

Share This Page