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Is content conversion considered cloaking?

   
1:06 am on Mar 26, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Hello.
You guys have probably covered this before, but because I spent about 2 hours reading all the Webseed discussion I lost some of my will to live, so I beg your indulgence if this post is old hat.
I mostly work in Flash because I tend to produce small, visually driven sites for small non e-commerce businesses who just want an online brochure. Having made the site in a Flash Movie, I then 'cleverly' make some text and bung it in a layer behind the movie all shrunk down with a bit of CSS. Naturally I try and optimise the text and <h> tags to look nice when GoogleBot comes round for a chat, but having got into reading some of the dire and sphincter-tightening warnings about what Google does to 'cloakers' I am now wondering if I am in danger of harming my handful of clients rather than helping them. Can anyone advise this simpleton?
1:34 am on Mar 26, 2002 (gmt 0)

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If I'm following you correctly, no it's not cloaking. Hidden text spamming, yes... but not cloaking.

In other words, yes you are taking chances.

3:47 am on Mar 26, 2002 (gmt 0)

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If the text and <h> tags accurately describe what is on the page you should be okay. Google at one time stated that is was okay to cloak flash sites.
I can't see what you are doing but, check the cache and answer the above question for yourself.
9:38 am on Mar 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Thanks very much for your time guys!