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Is google cloaking?
Quite literally, traffic from Google could drop by 80% from one day to the next despite similar SERPS from all (known) data centers. Also the percentage of traffic coming from Google.com as opposed to country variants varied subtantially too.
I suspect some experimental geolocation filters were at work but I've failed to prove this on the couple of times I've checked using proxy servers.
My domain is a .net hosted in the UK
PS If two users located in say, the US and UK, get different results from google.com, I would call that cloaking.
My personal definition of cloaking is "showing different content to a search engine than to a user." So I wouldn't call that cloaking. And I wouldn't call it cloaking to get different search results on different days, either. Sorry to drift off-topic a little, but I think it's a pretty useful distinction to make. But it's late, so maybe people don't consider it that useful; who knows.. :)
Though, I've been checking my sites in the google dance tool. Almost 7 datacentere have them in top 5, rest 3 have them in top 15 but when i do the normal search the results totally disappear. However when i told my friend in the other city/ even in the city with different connection they could find my sites on the rank as shown by google dance tool.
And now just two hours back i got myself a dynamic I.P in place of my previous which was Static. Surprisingly i can see my sites now.
what do you say about it?