indyank - 10:31 am on Jan 13, 2013 (gmt 0)
Yes i agree with TheMadScientist and it certainly cannot be cloaking.
Out of sheer curiosity...
we know that visitor left this page and went to that site but we don't see a link for that site, hmmm
How do you think their Search Algorithm would know?
In theory they wouldn't know, since they loose access to what is behind the login. But when a user from a search engine lands on a page, logs in, does some activity on pages (behind the login) and then say leaves clicking on a member ad. They can probably track the sequence thro. cookies. Even if not cookies, I guess there are other advanced methods available to track.
Cloaking refers to the practice of presenting different content or URLs to human users and search engines.
@raymondcc, thanks for this. But my question was what if I show different content to human users and bots? In that case I would't distinguish bots as search engine bots and others. I wouldn't even be showing extra content to those bots in the form of keyword stuffing or others cited in those examles. All I would be doing is to restrict all bots to certain content which I want only human users to see. This could be ads or some other content. Would this qualify as cloaking?