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Cloaking - The Future

Will we have black cloaks, white cloaks ,,,,and grey?

   
7:52 am on Jun 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Let's look at cloaking as nothing other than crime prevention. A security measure.

We have spent time and money on website development and the 'view source' facility is almost like leaving a key under the mat.

We don't want anyone to steal our source code... naturally, if we hide it - or cloak it, Google frown upon it.

Surely protecting your investment is 'white' cloaking, nothing sinister just basic survival.

On the other hand, if we were to cloak our site for no other reason than to trick the search engines, then this is 'black' cloaking.

Does the 'view source' facility have any other reason than looking at someone else's skeleton?

Should Google & Co review their policy in 'white' cloaking?

9:33 am on Jun 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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The fact remains you will get banned If you are caught cloaking. So use it at their own risk. White cloaking and Black cloaking are good concepts but things are much more complicated. HTH :)
9:36 am on Jun 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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The fact remains you will get banned If you are caught cloaking. So use it at their own risk. White cloaking and Black cloaking are good concepts but things are much more complicated. HTH

Yep, I'm aware of the present consequences, one of my points was:

Should Google & Co review their policy in 'white' cloaking?
9:43 am on Jun 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Should Google & Co review their policy in 'white' cloaking?

A similar question was asked to GG and the answer was an emphatic no.

10:19 am on Jun 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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That's GG, what about the rest of the world?
7:12 am on Jun 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Ok the world's(actually our's) Views on cloaking :-

Comment on cloaking from a SE [webmasterworld.com]

Cloaking Gone Mainstream [webmasterworld.com]

Happy Reading :)

12:37 pm on Jun 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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How about you, as an individual (mil2k)?, although interesting as other's opinions they are, what are your thoughts?

The post isn't intended to be confrontational, it is just interesting to learn real points of view and personal opinion.

1:51 pm on Jun 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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We don't want anyone to steal our source code... naturally, if we hide it - or cloak it, Google frown upon it.

Interesting but ..

Is that doable in the first place? How can you hide source code from whoever you want to hide it from?

5:00 pm on Jun 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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That's my point, you'd think we would have the right to protect our code - equally you would think that the likes of Google would assist in helping instead of tarring everyone with the same brush.

Protecting by cloacking is totally different to cloaking to deceive.

Peter

5:46 pm on Jun 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Is that doable in the first place? How can you hide source code from whoever you want to hide it from?

By cloaking. But it would be very difficult job not to get caught. :)

How about you, as an individual (mil2k)?, although interesting as other's opinions they are, what are your thoughts?

My thoughts are be aware of all technologies (good or bad) and take informed decisions with your client's best interest in your mind. HTH :)

5:13 am on Jun 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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By cloaking. But it would be very difficult job not to get caught

Getting caught shouldn't be the issue, we should be allowed to protect our hard work from theives.
 

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