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Blank "Cache" page on Google
Preventing Google "Cache" showing your seo efforts

 6:26 pm on Jun 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

Is there any chance that someone could direct me to some code/ideas that will allow me to create a special frameset for Googlebot to work with IP & UA cloaking as follows?

I basically want users & competitors to see a blank "cache" page on the Google SERP. (Stickymail me for a good eg but its fairly commonplace)

Idea is, browsers get standard page, Googlebot gets the frameset containing (for eg) top.htm & main.htm.

Top.htm is blank
Main.htm has the highly optimised text.
Will also use <noframes>

Is there any way of disguising the optimised text (or the link to the main.htm page) so as it can't be accessed by competitors using "view source"???

Might linking to the optimised main.htm
"relatively" as opposed to "absolutely" be the answer?

Not too keen on using noarchive or nocache tags here as their abscence will really stick out like a sore thumb in a new competitive category I'm promoting to...

Thanks in advance



 3:34 am on Jul 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

Well, there are a couple of ways to do it and you've mentioned all of them, the question is; what can you get away with? With the current rat-fest any method that works well but can be spotted by competitors, will eventually cause you a problem. Javascript, and frames, fall into this category. The no-cache relies on the search engine to assert it's policy (preferable in my opinion). I think that pretty much sums up the options.


 8:26 am on Jul 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

Thanks Air - Will give it a go

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