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What is Meaning of cloaking in S.E.O?

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  1. arunjha

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    Hi guys i want to know what is cloaking in search engine optimization. Plz. tell me about it in details. I need your help.
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    Cloaking means that search engine spiders get fed one website, while the web surfer views another. What the search engine gets is usually a page with the same keyword repeated several times over, while the user gets a nicer page which may or may not have those keywords.
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    Cloaking is kind of black hat SEO. This is show that different content to search engine and different for the use mean this is cheating with search engine and also user for better ranking and visibility.
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    Cloaking generally means to present different version of web page contents from of search engines to search robots and human visitors based on their browser's user agent or IP address. It's a deceptive method used to cheat search engines in order to rank well for desired keywords.
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    Cloaking is 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.
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    On the other hand, people use cloaking to have a high amount of traffics and rankings immediately. It is possible and it means that after the rankings comes the penalty.
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    Cloaking is IP and/or User based content delivery.

    The consensus is to manipulate bots to see your
    optimized webpages instead of what normal surfers
    see upon landing on your site. So traffic is mainly
    split depending on if it's a crawler or human surfer.

    Aside from the shady aspect it has legitimate
    implementations some of which are found in serving
    country based content, ousting unwanted traffic,
    regional marketing, you name it.
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    Yes Cloaking is cleary black hat SEO. suppose if we will show different content to search engine and different for user so this is big blunder with search engine that is cloaking issue.
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    Cloaking in SEO from my E-marketing glossary which provides succinct definitions of the many terms related to managing and implementing Internet marketing today.
    For each Internet marketing term I define, there is a link below to all other pages on this site that provide more detailed information, including the latest developments. So this Internet marketing glossary is not static, but continually updated.
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    Cloaking is to show content in two different ways with different URls but content on both remain same.
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    Cloaking is nothing but showing one page to search engines and different page to users. It's better to avoid that.. Google is getting smarter and smarter.. Even ethical SEO is getting tougher nowadys..
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    Cloaking is to refer other users from another site, while others see the real content of the site.
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    Just want to point out another cloaking trick on on-page keyword stuffing that is not recommended. In this method, the url/keyword is hidden in the same color of the background to make it "cloak" or invisible. This was used to fool S.E.'s that the page was very relevant to those keyword/url's.

    With Google's latest Panda and Penguin updates, the search engines can now detect this trickery and your site could be penalized.
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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. This is done by delivering content based on the IP addresses or the User-Agent HTTP header of the user requesting the page. Most search engines will immediately remove and sometimes blacklist a site that is discovered to be cloaking.
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    Cloaking is a black hat SEO techniques in which different content or webpages are shown to search engine and users. You can get fast indexing of websites in search engines but it is harmful for long term optimization of websites in search engines.
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    Cloaking : black hat technique , content presented to the search engine spider is different to that presented content to the user of browser "A try to Make Search Engine Fool " .Also Known as doorway page technique .,...
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    The practice of serving different content to search engines than real human visitors are likely to see through normal Web browsing. The intent behind the cloaking may be deceptive or language-related or related to accessibility.
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    Cloaking generally means to present different version of web page contents from of search engines to search robots and human visitors based on their browser's user agent or IP address.

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