Re: Cloaking good/badFrom Brian on 10 August '00
replying to Cloaking good/bad posted by Greg
I would read about what happened to State Farm Insurance before you start.
They had a company stealth submit their site to be #1 for many search terms. At the time a user was curious about how State farm got so high in ranking so he used altavista to see where the submit came from and low and behold they pointed to other servers.
Altavista was notified about this and state farm was taken off almost 100% from the index. Altavista also now took away the
ability to check for cloaked sites. I dont know why.
So it can get you in trouble......... Watch out.
>I am considering purchasing cloaking software after concentrating on other techniques the last several months. Other than hiding my code from competitors, what other benefits does page cloaking provide that can't be accomplished through a traditional 'doorway page'? It seems that since I began optimizing fewer and fewer engines accept pages w/ redirection. I'd like to know what benefits page cloaking could provide, because I feel like I may be fine without it. Please let me know about your cloaking experience.