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What Is Cloaking and Should I Do It?

As you can see, proper SEO strategies, commonly referred to as ‘“white hat” strategies, are time consuming. I quickly found that keeping up with it would require more work than I was willing to do. Like I said, I’m ex­tremely lazy, and I don’t want to spend my time tweaking everything to see what the results are. So, that is why I sold creditprovide.com. That is also why I don’t really bother with white hat strategies anymore. I’ve moved on to “black hat” strategies such as “cloaking”.

 

So What Is Cloaking?

Cloaking is frowned upon by most webmasters, except for the ones who do it and make a lot of money like me. I can’t list my cloaked websites here, because some jealous idiot would report me and get my sites banned. But, I will tell you the easiest way for a lazy person to get a good ranking, is by cloaking. Cloaking involves showing a keyword rich, highly optimized webpage to search engines, but a normal page to hu­man visitors.

It’s important to note that highly technical webmasters can and will report cloaked websites and get them banned. That is why:  1 You should always cloak on a throw away domain that you don’t care about, and have it redirect people to your true website. I advise having up to ten throw away domains at any time pointing to your true page.  2 You shouldn’t cloak for highly competitive keywords because your cloaked site will be reported quickly. If you cloak on a throw away domain and use good keywords that get a medium amount of searches, you should be able to fly below the radar. Search engines like Google will only ban cloaked domains, but not the sites they redirect to, EVER. 

 

Final Cloaking Verdict

So your true domain will always remain safe. This is because Google knows your competitors would be able to easily get you banned if they punished the site that was redirected to. If this all sounds confusing, that’s okay, because there is software out there that handles cloaking for you. I prefer a pretty expensive one ($2,480), called Fantomaster. I have used it very successfully. The creator, Dirk Brockhausen, is extremely helpful and provides free support for life. If you have no idea how to cloak or use his in depth program, you can pay him a small fee to set up a cloaked domain for you. The only cheaper software I’ve found that I like is Search Engine Cloaker. If your still stuck with cloaking, consider purchasing my Google Caffeine ebook on my older post!

 

I’ve tried many of the other cheap ones and found that they are practically useless. There is also a cloaking forum on www.webmasterworld.com where you can ask people which software works best for them.

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Comments

  1. Interesting topic. I guess I’m still a “white-hat” kind of person. I don’t mind making small tweaks and waiting for the results. If you have a lot of blogs/online business to tweak you often don’t notice the time it takes to see results.

    Although, “rules” are made to be broken and to see how one would break the “rules” is interesting.

  2. greg says:

    Cloaking is something is have just tried recently, i done it using a wordpress plugin, not sure how much i have benefitted by using it though, time will te;;

  3. These things always intrigue me but I just like to play it safe. May be I will be tempted to try it later. Thanks Dino interesting post what I wanted to ask, how can you tell if a site is cloaked ? Is there a tool you can use or no tool needed?

    • Dino Vedo says:

      If a site is cloaked, all it means really is that when you click on the site from the search engines, you get redirected to whatever site you are looking to promote or get traffic to. However, it is only cloaked, so to speak, to the bots from Google and other search engines, and it makes them see the actual site behind the cloaking, the normal page, but when a user comes by, they get sent to the site you are looking to promote and get more traffic to.

      An easy way to tell if you click on the site and the site takes you to a completely different website. Don’t think there is a tool to detect this or Google would be all over us!! ;)

  4. Ok I got it, thank you, sorry if it sounded daft but I have no clue on it. Oh it is those sites that redirect you to other sites! That is so annoying, whenever I am redirected, the redirection has nothing to do with my search.

  5. farooq says:

    Really informative blog post here my friend. I just wanted to comment & say keep up the quality work.

  6. greg says:

    Ahh i get it now, so i basically need a small site that generates lots of traffic and direct the surfers to the site i really want them to visit. its all coming to me now, got lots to learn still.

  7. Bidet says:

    This is great info on cloaking, its a good idea to use it on a target site and not your actual site, but how fast do you see results from it?

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