| 6:41 am on Jan 26, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Cloaking, in general, means showing one thing to a visitor and a different thing to the search engine. Most SEs won't like this. Users, too.
| 5:17 pm on Jan 26, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Yeah, I was afraid someone would say that... I changed the pages for the time being so they show the same for everyone.
On a side note, those pages have been that way for months. I use an SEO so Google Bot visits virtually every day and some of my products/pages still come up first or close to first on certain Google searches. Does this mean they aren't bothered by it?
| 10:40 am on Mar 14, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Yes, I think you're definitely showing something different to visitors than GoogleBot that way ... One thing you might consider though is putting the options on the page and changing the order they're displayed in, rather than changing waht's displayed. What I'm suggesting is not 'changing the content of the page' but rather 'targeting the content order to the visitor' so it's a bit different than cloaking, imo ... As always, use at your own risk and YMMV.
| 11:27 am on Mar 14, 2011 (gmt 0)|
I have been re-ordering my content for visitors from SEs for years with no noticeable problems. Having said that I also re-order the content each day so Googlebot probably gets a different view each time he visits as well.
| 2:20 pm on Mar 14, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for the responses I have been thinking about doing something similar. I have a search feature naturally and am going to have the SE search terms automatically appear in the search box so all one has to do is click the search button to see the results.