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Skin-specific of Bulletin boards for search engine agent s
Is it considered as a type of Cloaking?

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Msg#: 3613845 posted 11:40 pm on Mar 28, 2008 (gmt 0)
Hi every body,

I have a question regarding the use of skin for bulletin boards (Invision, vBulletin,...).

I am currently using the forum Invision IPB and I'm applying a skin specific for the search engine agents (Yahoo Slurp, Googlebot, MSN bot ...). I removed some graphic elements, CSS from this skin. I also change the presentation. But I keep the same links and text in page.

Is it considered as a type of Cloaking ? And what I should do to avoit it ?

Thank you.



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Msg#: 3613845 posted 10:02 pm on Mar 31, 2008 (gmt 0)

This is in fact a type of cloaking. Unless you have a real reason to cloak for these engines, I'd advise against it. On the other hand, if manually reviewed by someone working at one of those search engines, I'll bet the forum would be OK.

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