hey guys, ive been researching lately on search engine cloaking which includes both ip cloaking and user agent cloaking.. ive heard that they still work, but how can they work when search engines such as google and now yahoo have pages that are cached, which show you exactly what they visited. yet one of the most accredited people i know in search engine marketing says that he still uses ip cloaking to find out which search engine is hitting his pages and than forwards those specific spiders to specific templates of his website... any ideas?
It's a red flag for SEO eyes meaning come in and look at my source code etc etc. But I've seen plenty of mom and pop sites that use it and every other version of a meta tag likewise. They read the tutorials on creating meta tags and think they have to put 15 metas in their head :)
It's still working. I just came across another one a couple hours ago at Google - with the cloaked page sitting right there in the cache. And another at Yahoo just the other day, had to look a little further for that one.