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Cloaking is when you intentionally serve different content to search engines then to your users for the sake of manipulating the search results. That isn't the case here. Search engines seeing different content will only occur once if the cache is created and saved after the page's initial visit. And even then it will only happen if the search engine is ...


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Is there a way to mark up an element to tell the spiders there is no useful information contained in this element, or "Please don't index this element"? <script type="text/javascript"> document.write('search engines will ignore this content'); </script> Cloaking involves serving different content to requests which you have ...


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When you are Domain masking you are hiding the actual URL/domain from the user. This is not good either for your users or search engines because you are putting on a mask not showing the 'real face'. Also as john said bots will treat your site like a duplicate content farm. Which is no good. Cloaking on the other hand is a balck hat SEO tactic. It can get ...


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Domain masking It's bad for SEO because search engines don't like frames if that option is used. Also, the URL never changes in the user's address bar so it can be very confusing to users trying bookmark or reference inner pages in your site. If you use two different domains for the same website, which is another way to do it, then you run into duplicate ...


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Progressive enhancement is not cloaking as long as it really is progressive enhancement. If the JavaScript is serving the same content but making the user experience better then that's fine and encouraged. It's only bad when you're serving different content to the search engines then you are to users for the sake of manipulating your rankings. As for your ...


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I would just make sure you have a good sitemap that includes all of the videos and images, which is going to be the main optimization. when that is done you can add alt tags for the images and (i believe) videos. I would just make a good headline/like 1 sentence of text for the videos, that kinda describes it. I wouldn't go so far as to summarize the whole ...


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No your way off. Noscript is a tag to be used when someone visit's your page that is not using JavaScript. For example: <script> \\ I am a awesome javascript </script> <noscript> <p>You do not have JavaScript enabled so you can't use our awesome JavaScript</p> </noscript> So in the above example people with ...


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It is cloaking it the lite skin is not the same default skin that you offer new users. Googlebot wants to see exactly what a user coming in from Google search is going to see. If you choose a different skin based on user agent, then Google may automatically detect this and penalize you. They sometimes make requests using a normal browser user agent to ...


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Using Multiple Themes is not Cloaking. Its rather common the likes of forums have multiple themes and some sites will even use a lite version for Googlebot to save on resources. I would not be concerned at using agent based templates at all since the content itself remains untouched. What Google determines cloaking is anything that is used to hide from ...


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Google specifically allows you to limit the number of pages that a visitor can see before subscribing (or logging in). Google calls this the "first click free" policy. Here is Google's help page about it: If you offer subscription-based access to your website content, or if users must register to access your content, then search engines cannot access ...


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Are you finding the 20 lookup limit with 20 seperate Google searches ? Because if you are not and you find the site once and try to search 20 times from that page you found, then it is fine for Domaintools to put a limit on. If not, then maybe Domaintools is using something like First Click Free.


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As it is scribd is an embed/iframe, I think google considers my page as being empty with no content; google does see iframe content right? From Google's help page about frames: Google supports frames and iframes to the extent that it can. Frames can cause problems for search engines because they don't correspond to the conceptual model of the web. ...


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Technically showing a different phone number to Googlebot is cloaking. In this case you might get away with it because: The change is not very significant The intent is not spammy It doesn't target keywords (few people search for phone numbers) You'll want to show visitors from Google the same phone number that you show to Googlebot. Since the set of ...


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Hiding ViewState is unlikely to be seen as cloaking, as ViewState wouldn't be seen as content. What exactly are your concerns with ViewState? If you are worried about the page speed then "cloaking" will not help you anyway. PageSpeed is measured by real visitors to your site who have the Google Toolbar. So my suggestion would be either to get rid of ...


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It's hard to say for sure but the answer is probably no. As a general rule search engines don't parse and run JavaScript which makes it not SE-friendly. However, that is slowly changing as they have started to run some JavaScript. Now what they are able to run and what they don't is unknown. So if SEO is a priority then you have to assume they cannot follow ...


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Try in Webmaster Tools > yourpage.com > Labs > Instant Previews Page look same? -> NO PROBLEMO In other case, it looks as cloaking -> try to fix it.


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You can use what is known as "first page free". This is where you allow Google, and anyone coming from Google, to view that content without being logged in. Experts-exchange.com is an example of a website that currently does this. If they want to see more content then they need to login. Of course, they can work around this by continually coming to the pages ...


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Don't nofollow those links. That would hurt your site, not help it. Hiding links the way you have described is perfectly fine. The only time hiding something is bad is when you are only hiding it to manipulate the search engines. This is called cloaking. You are not cloaking. So literally don't worry about it at all.



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