cloaking

Discussion in 'HTML' started by Paul Briggs, Feb 20, 2004.

  1. Paul Briggs

    Paul Briggs Guest

    Hi,

    What is cloaking and I don't want my site to lose it's ranking or be
    delisted because of this at search engines, how do i protect my site from
    this? i only want my site to be indexed by major search engines how to i
    stop these totally weird and unkown bots from accessing my site?

    Regards Paul
    Paul Briggs, Feb 20, 2004
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  2. Paul Briggs <> wrote:
    > What is cloaking


    Quote: http://www.google.com/webmasters/faq.html#cloaking
    " The term "cloaking" is used to describe a website that returns altered
    webpages to search engines crawling the site. In other words, the webserver
    is programmed to return different content to Google than it returns to
    regular users, usually in an attempt to distort search engine rankings. This
    can mislead users about what they'll find when they click on a search
    result. To preserve the accuracy and quality of our search results, Google
    may permanently ban from our index any sites or site authors that engage in
    cloaking to distort their search rankings."

    > i only want my site to be indexed by major search engines
    > how to i stop these totally weird and unkown bots from accessing my
    > site?


    http://www.robotstxt.org/wc/robots.html
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    Michael Wilcox
    mjwilco at yahoo dot com
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    Michael Wilcox, Feb 20, 2004
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  3. Paul Briggs

    Paul Briggs Guest

    Hi,

    Thanks from time to time i have people helping me with stuff on my site they
    are allowed access to the server my site is on, could they have done
    anything to have stopped major search engine from indexing new pages on my
    site.

    Thanks Paul


    > so far i have had 170000 sites robots whatever access my site this month

    is
    > this a goo thing this is the top 30
    >
    > Top 30 of 173778 Total Sites
    >
    > # Hits Files KBytes Visits Hostname
    >
    > 1 30610 1.84% 22619 1.54% 601576 3.75% 15951 3.16%
    > windnriver-66-69-del.windnriver.net
    > 2 26887 1.62% 26819 1.83% 718256 4.48% 26884 5.33%
    > outsmtp-sc.overture.com
    > 3 25365 1.53% 23143 1.58% 603880 3.77% 25359 5.02%
    > yj1031.inktomisearch.com
    > 4 24455 1.47% 20880 1.43% 508815 3.17% 24450 4.84%
    > yj1010.inktomisearch.com
    > 5 7357 0.44% 7241 0.49% 171096 1.07% 7316 1.45%
    > yj1018.inktomisearch.com
    > 6 6257 0.38% 6104 0.42% 132268 0.82% 6159 1.22%
    > crawl23-public.alexa.com
    > 7 5747 0.35% 5734 0.39% 151544 0.94% 5747 1.14% 66.35.223.12
    > 8 4414 0.27% 4041 0.28% 83013 0.52% 4263 0.84%

    crawler14.googlebot.com
    > 9 3935 0.24% 3885 0.27% 92201 0.57% 3906 0.77%
    > crawl22-public.alexa.com
    > 10 2916 0.18% 2873 0.20% 27149 0.17% 2892 0.57%

    crawlers.looksmart.com
    > 11 2888 0.17% 2765 0.19% 61334 0.38% 2834 0.56%
    > crawler11.googlebot.com
    > 12 2828 0.17% 2695 0.18% 58123 0.36% 2730 0.54% 65.54.188.32
    > 13 2690 0.16% 2589 0.18% 62363 0.39% 2646 0.52%
    > msnbot8032.search.msn.com
    > 14 2545 0.15% 2417 0.17% 52118 0.32% 2480 0.49%
    > crawler13.googlebot.com
    > 15 2543 0.15% 608 0.04% 13120 0.08% 487 0.10%
    > souax11-231.dialup.optusnet.com.au
    > 16 1914 0.12% 1187 0.08% 20179 0.13% 926 0.18%
    > cache6.syd.ops.aspac.uu.net
    > 17 1881 0.11% 1737 0.12% 35261 0.22% 1820 0.36%
    > crawler15.googlebot.com
    > 18 1866 0.11% 1539 0.11% 35610 0.22% 1634 0.32% 218.145.25.46
    > 19 1708 0.10% 1133 0.08% 17629 0.11% 863 0.17%
    > cache5.syd.ops.aspac.uu.net
    > 20 1698 0.10% 1022 0.07% 15769 0.10% 575 0.11%
    > webcache03.mas.optusnet.com.au
    > 21 1671 0.10% 1645 0.11% 43339 0.27% 1650 0.33%
    > yj1004.inktomisearch.com
    > 22 1573 0.09% 1461 0.10% 31200 0.19% 1518 0.30%
    > crawler10.googlebot.com
    > 23 1532 0.09% 1219 0.08% 26175 0.16% 1423 0.28% wfp2.almaden.ibm.com
    > 24 1337 0.08% 1316 0.09% 28304 0.18% 1326 0.26% 61.135.131.147
    > 25 1282 0.08% 1251 0.09% 26539 0.17% 1255 0.25% 61.135.131.138
    > 26 1267 0.08% 1263 0.09% 31400 0.20% 1264 0.25%
    > cr035r01-2.sac.overture.com
    > 27 1208 0.07% 855 0.06% 16154 0.10% 612 0.12%
    > cache0.syd.ops.aspac.uu.net
    > 28 1194 0.07% 726 0.05% 10425 0.07% 518 0.10%
    > cache2.syd.ops.aspac.uu.net
    > 29 1193 0.07% 1125 0.08% 23822 0.15% 1145 0.23%
    > crawl24-public.alexa.com
    > 30 1163 0.07% 1159 0.08% 87481 0.55% 1136 0.23% 204.155.16.72
    >
    >


    "Paul Briggs" <> wrote in message
    news:WLvZb.361$...
    > Hi,
    >
    > What is cloaking and I don't want my site to lose it's ranking or be
    > delisted because of this at search engines, how do i protect my site from
    > this? i only want my site to be indexed by major search engines how to i
    > stop these totally weird and unkown bots from accessing my site?
    >
    > Regards Paul
    >
    >
    Paul Briggs, Feb 20, 2004
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