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Old 9th March 2015, 01:08 AM   #1
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Can anyone please tel me What is mean by Cloaking?
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Old 9th March 2015, 01:23 AM   #2

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Cloaking is a search engine optimization (SEO) technique in which the content presented to the search engine spider is different from that presented to the user's browser.

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Cloaking means sending different website information to user and search engine. It is deceptive scheme wherein user points to sites that is different from what they are searching.

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I am no expert, but my understanding of the general meaning of cloaking, is if you have an affiliate link, you can cloak it to prevent anyone from stripping off the code that pays your commission. I don't know why people do that since it doesn't cost them anything to leave it there, but they do.

You can purchase a domain name and redirect it to the affiliate website with cloaking, which means your domain name stays in the address bar of the browser, but the page being shown is the affiliate website and if a purchase is made, you get credit.

Another common practice is to use a link cloaking website like bit.ly to do the same job. In my case, I installed a script that provides my own private cloaking service along with some tracking information that helps keep track of what is going on.

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Clocking is one of the black hat technique means delivering one web page to search engines and completely different web page to visitors. When you use this technique, you can't get accurate search results.

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Old 9th March 2015, 07:47 AM   #6
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Cloaking is considered to be a doorway page technique. It is used to trick web users as the content of the website appears to be totally different from the Meta description. So this technique comes under Black Hat.

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Old 9th April 2015, 06:50 AM   #7

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It's a black hat method.In cloaking, content of website viewed by human and Googlebots are different.

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Old 9th April 2015, 08:34 AM   #8

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Cloaking is a black hat SEO trick by which the website is shown different to search engine spiders and different to the visitors to rank well in SERPs.

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Old 21st April 2015, 05:36 PM   #9
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cloaking is a SEO technique.
Its main goal is to provide different content to the search engines and to human visitors.
So the search engine and the user are literally not on the same page.
Hence, both the user and the search engine are being deceived.

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