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Is content conversion considered cloaking?
Harbinger




msg:678393
 1:06 am on Mar 26, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hello.
You guys have probably covered this before, but because I spent about 2 hours reading all the Webseed discussion I lost some of my will to live, so I beg your indulgence if this post is old hat.
I mostly work in Flash because I tend to produce small, visually driven sites for small non e-commerce businesses who just want an online brochure. Having made the site in a Flash Movie, I then 'cleverly' make some text and bung it in a layer behind the movie all shrunk down with a bit of CSS. Naturally I try and optimise the text and <h> tags to look nice when GoogleBot comes round for a chat, but having got into reading some of the dire and sphincter-tightening warnings about what Google does to 'cloakers' I am now wondering if I am in danger of harming my handful of clients rather than helping them. Can anyone advise this simpleton?

 

JayC




msg:678394
 1:34 am on Mar 26, 2002 (gmt 0)

If I'm following you correctly, no it's not cloaking. Hidden text spamming, yes... but not cloaking.

In other words, yes you are taking chances.

startup




msg:678395
 3:47 am on Mar 26, 2002 (gmt 0)

If the text and <h> tags accurately describe what is on the page you should be okay. Google at one time stated that is was okay to cloak flash sites.
I can't see what you are doing but, check the cache and answer the above question for yourself.

Harbinger




msg:678396
 9:38 am on Mar 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

Thanks very much for your time guys!

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