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Warning RE Yahoo

They're cacheing pages

     
7:59 pm on Feb 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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To any of you cloakers out there... you know who you are. Yahoo is displaying a link to cached pages with their new SERPS. My prelim research shows they are obeying the

<META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOARCHIVE">

meta tag. Note the difference between this tag and the one specifically for Google. This tag will work for Google as well.

Here's Yahoo's page about the NOARCHIVE tag: http: //help.yahoo.com/help/us/ysearch/basics/basics-10.html

5:55 am on Feb 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the heads up. :)
3:52 pm on Feb 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'm seeing sites getting decloaked in major categories
6:25 pm on Feb 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Maybe I shouldn't have said anything ;) haha
6:11 am on Feb 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I posted it in the yahoo forum earlier too. Doh!
6:09 am on Mar 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yahoo's cache is not picking up cloaked pages the same way Google's cache does, so I wouldnt be all that worried.
3:31 pm on Mar 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

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What do you mean, Kirby?
3:37 pm on Mar 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Man, it's pretty rough being a newbie who thought he new a little about what he's doing for his clients particularly when I come along a post like those above.

Question: I hear from a guru in Denver that SERP's are ingnoring Meta tags. Then I read this thread, however, I'm not clear whether that is true, and further, whether to use the tag being discussed for better placement.

Questions: I am also very eager to hear what you guys think about cloaking. Seems too good to be true.

Thanks in advance.

4:05 pm on Mar 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Some SEs ignore tha meta title and description tags because they're so prone to abuse, but most will respect the meta robots tag, which isn't used for optimization as such.
4:35 pm on Mar 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

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The meta keywords tag is ignored by almost all search engines. A couple of engines will pick up the meta description tag and use it to describe a website (the text under the title in the SERP). Few engines actually index text from the meta description tag.

Questions: I am also very eager to hear what you guys think about cloaking. Seems too good to be true.

Well, from my past posts, it's pretty obvious that I'm a cloaker. I wouldn't do it if it didn't work. However, as with all aggressive SEO techniques, it can be risky. It is wise to isolate your cloaking to separate domains, on different web hosts, from your primary domain.

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and even on seperate domains it's even safer to do it as a hybrid have some pages visible and some pages complete cloaks
4:35 pm on Mar 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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So how about a "nosnippets" tag? Does anyone know if Yahoo! has one yet?