DaveAtIFG - 5:12 pm on Jan 31, 2003 (gmt 0) The Google guidelines [google.com] state in part:
From relieved to confused... :(
It's not against any rules or guidelines as far as I know.
Whether it's UA or IP based, people cloak to provide search engine friendly pages to spiders... Appears to me as if your (or Alan's) definition of cloaking may need some polish.
The term "cloaking" is used to describe a website that returns altered webpages to search engines crawling the site. In other words, the webserver is programmed to return different content to Google than it returns to regular users
The Google guidelines [google.com] state in part: