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Cloaking Still Active and effective?

Should I use Cloaking

3:14 am on May 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hello everyone.

Forgive me as I am new here but I have been on the web looking for ways to catch up with my competition. So far I've found this cloaking idea to be of some merit. I keep reading that I should have a throw away domain for its use. My problem is my content (automotive) is soooo competitive it's even difficult to secure affiliate programs. That said I know it would be hard to find new affiliate programs once I burned the others up.

I've read that cloaking will only last a few months "if you're blessed" and you should move onto the next product/sight. My domain name has been registered since 1998 and I really don't want to mess that up by being banned. Do any of you have some ideas on how to avoid the worst case scenarios?


6:42 pm on May 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hi automan1500 and welcome to WebmasterWorld :)

You don't need to switch products/affiliate programs if a domain is banned/penalized. You can simply start a new domain promoting the same product/affiliate deal.

Remember that cloaking is mostly a tool to be used defensively -- to keep competitors from reverse engineering your rankings. Many people also use commercial cloaking software as doorway generators/content creators, as well though, but doorways can be generated without cloaking.