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Google hits but doesnt go FAR!

Only crawls a few pages and leaves...



4:54 am on Apr 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I was cloaking around 30 pages when i firsted started my cloaked site...

linked it with a PR 5 site in the same niche as the targeted words im going for and google hit all the cloaked pages within a few days to a week...

ive switched it up now and have it set for around 100 pages and now google will hit my site, but usually not go past the /

my directory structure is like so:


the page changes if its refreshed so im wondering if this is the problem?

NE ideas? thank you.


4:55 am on Apr 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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additionally, i am NOT cloaking anything right now.

Just feeding generated pages, so users and SEs see the saame thing.


7:53 am on Apr 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Speaking as a fully rehabiliated, ex-cloaker who has been on the wagon for several years... You're busted! :)

Google has identified you as a cloaker and flagged your site. You will need to quit cloaking and submit a reinclusion request confessing your transgressions. (Either get better at cloaking or quit cloaking, or they will bust you again!) ;)

(hanging my head in shame) OK, I'm describing personal experiences from about two and a half years ago and it may not be accurate today...


3:48 am on Apr 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

What gave ya away is the changing content.


12:34 am on Apr 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

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ahhh CRAP

thats ok..
MSN's new bot is EATING IT UP.

hitting every freaking page i have.

The content changing is exactly what i thought would ruin me!.... its ok.. on to better things.


7:25 pm on Apr 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hmmm, just one tiny doubt itching inside.... :/

to a robot's eyes, what's the difference between a page with dinamic content for SE feed, like meweb.com/my-keyword.htm and a genuine page with changing content, say /my-daily-comment.htm?

I mean, pages are evolving things, we're supposed to be allowed to change their content. If the robot thinks a page change is a spam, what should be done?



9:05 pm on Apr 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Changing content is not a giveaway, but constantly changing content is. If the content changes every time the page is acessed, then it is a giveaway.


11:19 pm on Apr 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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ok, i got that, thanks.

and what happens with explicit dinamic pages, say with .asp or .php extensions, changing content every time, that also counts as cloaking?

For example, i have a web, with a bar on the side, and everytime it presents a random joke from a DB. If you make 10 reloads in 10 secs, i assure you that the joke bit is going to be different every time. but about 80% of the content will be the same.

does this count as spam for our beloved Gbot?


3:21 am on May 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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No. We're talking major content changes. SE's are smart enough to tell the difference.

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