---- Cloaking for ranking: is it still worth the effort?
MrSpeed - 12:29 pm on May 29, 2003 (gmt 0)
aren't you afraid of getting spamreported as you redirect to the customers page? even if your redirection is a server-side one (like cloaking works) compeitors can see that the text in the SERP is not the same as on the site of your client. how do you handle this?
If cloaked properly the only way a competitior can see if a page is cloaked is to view the cache (if the search engine has one like google) or to use some sort of a tool that spoofs the site to think he is a search engine.
In google there are ways to make it more difficult for a competitor to determine if you are cloaking. I think the answers have been pointed out in this thread and this one. [webmasterworld.com...]
I think most would agree however that you do not need to cloak in google to reach a top serp.