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Warning RE Yahoo
They're cacheing pages

 7:59 pm on Feb 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

To any of you cloakers out there... you know who you are. Yahoo is displaying a link to cached pages with their new SERPS. My prelim research shows they are obeying the


meta tag. Note the difference between this tag and the one specifically for Google. This tag will work for Google as well.

Here's Yahoo's page about the NOARCHIVE tag: http: //help.yahoo.com/help/us/ysearch/basics/basics-10.html



 5:55 am on Feb 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the heads up. :)


 3:52 pm on Feb 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

I'm seeing sites getting decloaked in major categories


 6:25 pm on Feb 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

Maybe I shouldn't have said anything ;) haha


 6:11 am on Feb 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

I posted it in the yahoo forum earlier too. Doh!


 6:09 am on Mar 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yahoo's cache is not picking up cloaked pages the same way Google's cache does, so I wouldnt be all that worried.


 3:31 pm on Mar 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

What do you mean, Kirby?


 3:37 pm on Mar 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Man, it's pretty rough being a newbie who thought he new a little about what he's doing for his clients particularly when I come along a post like those above.

Question: I hear from a guru in Denver that SERP's are ingnoring Meta tags. Then I read this thread, however, I'm not clear whether that is true, and further, whether to use the tag being discussed for better placement.

Questions: I am also very eager to hear what you guys think about cloaking. Seems too good to be true.

Thanks in advance.


 4:05 pm on Mar 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Some SEs ignore tha meta title and description tags because they're so prone to abuse, but most will respect the meta robots tag, which isn't used for optimization as such.


 4:35 pm on Mar 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

The meta keywords tag is ignored by almost all search engines. A couple of engines will pick up the meta description tag and use it to describe a website (the text under the title in the SERP). Few engines actually index text from the meta description tag.

Questions: I am also very eager to hear what you guys think about cloaking. Seems too good to be true.

Well, from my past posts, it's pretty obvious that I'm a cloaker. I wouldn't do it if it didn't work. However, as with all aggressive SEO techniques, it can be risky. It is wise to isolate your cloaking to separate domains, on different web hosts, from your primary domain.


 9:53 pm on Mar 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

and even on seperate domains it's even safer to do it as a hybrid have some pages visible and some pages complete cloaks


 4:35 pm on Mar 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

So how about a "nosnippets" tag? Does anyone know if Yahoo! has one yet?

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