View Full Version : what is meant by cloaking?

04-26-2012, 05:16 AM

Cloaking means to present different version of web page contents from most of search engines to search robots and human visitors based on their IP address. It's a deceptive method used to cheat search engines in order to rank well for desired keywords. It is one of the black hat seo technique, which helps in getting better rankings in an unethical manner..

04-26-2012, 05:25 AM
Answered your question yourself

04-26-2012, 07:27 AM
It is a black hat SEO technique and can harm your site.

04-26-2012, 07:43 AM
i think these kind of websites are does not appear long time in search engine because black hat seo's are identified by a web master.

Steve Michael
04-26-2012, 07:53 AM
Cloaking is one of the black hat technique in which the website provides a content to search engines which is different from that of the content provided to user for same URL.

04-26-2012, 09:00 AM
Breaking search engine rules and trying to rank our websites in unethical manner.

04-27-2012, 01:04 AM
A 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. Usually, the cloaking software creates hundreds of web pages that are optimized for a special search term so that search engine spiders get the impression that the website contains a lot of relevant information about a special topic.

04-27-2012, 01:21 AM
Clocking also known as stealth recognize search engine spiders by their ip address . It refers to a technique used by some Web sites to deliver one page to a search engine for indexing while serving an entirely different page to everyone else.

04-27-2012, 01:44 AM
Feeding content to a user based on what part of the world they come from is a form of cloaking.

04-27-2012, 03:57 AM
Cloaking is representing your website in a search engine in one manner but showing users a different content. You are trying to hide information typically. You should not do cloaking, SEO and cloaking do not go together unless you are talking about black hat techniques.

04-27-2012, 05:06 AM
Do not use cloaking while doing seo for your website. Cloaking is a spam or say a black hat technique in the world of search engine optimization. Cloaking is a black hat seo technique used by some websites to show or feel and look one page to a search engine for indexing while serving an entirely different page for everyone else (visitors and users).

04-27-2012, 05:24 AM
Always we need to follow the google webmaster guidelines in order to getting banned by them. Clocking is one of the black hat techniques used nowadays for achieving high ranking in SERP. Need to avoid these kind of techniques.

04-27-2012, 06:35 AM
Clocking is a black hat SEO technique.

04-30-2012, 01:57 AM
Well Cloaking is black hat technique use to deceive the Google crawler . it is a technique in which a page is presented differently to the crawler as presented to the user..

05-03-2012, 01:58 AM
Cloaking is when you show one version of a website to Google and another to your visitors. The intention is to trick Google into thinking your site is better than it actually is. However, this is a black hat technique and to achieve it successfully you need to understand many things because itís not easy to trick Google.

05-03-2012, 02:14 AM
Thanks for sharing

05-03-2012, 05:35 AM
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. This is done by delivering content based on the IP addresses or the User-Agent HTTP header of the user requesting the page.

05-03-2012, 05:38 AM
Nice question and Good answer by you :). No doubt its black hat seo but still people are used to do such kind of unethical linkbuilding.