What is Clocking in SEO?

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  1. joy.linford

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    I have heard about clocking many time. I would like to know about clocking.

    Is it helpful for SEO?

    Can anyone please explain me in detail about Clocking?



    Thanks a ton,
     
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    Cloaking is a Black hat SEO technique done by delivering content based on the IP addresses in which content present to the search engine is different to the user browser.
     
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    Joy, its Cloaking we feel. Ws that a typo?
    If yes, then look at this video by Matt Cutts on You Tube. He explains it really crisp and clear.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHtnfOgp65Q

    Its showing HTML text to search engines, while showing a page of images or Flash to users. So, you try to cheat the Google bot by showing one and doing something else.
    This is not considered legitimate. It isa Balck hat practice as mentioned by Shivthaver above, and your website will be penalised.

    Hope this helps!
     
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    Cloaking is a search engine optimization (SEO) technique in which the content presented to the search engine spider is different from that presented to the user's browser.
     
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    Literally cloaking is something that has been defined by people here. But one most important thing I would like to throw focus on is that whenever cloaking is being implemented anywhere in any pages, then you are fooling search engine. May not be at first shot you will be able to figure it out but later stage, definitely there would be penalization which would cost you a lot more. And hence that will cost you a lot more. So be careful in what you are doing. That's very important.
     
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    Thanks for the useful clear explanation about cloaking search engine optimization. Generally i will not suggest black hat or negative s e o methods because they will give us negative effects in the long term. Organic methods like article writing, unique content and good audience is the best way.
     
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    Cloaking can be defined as black hat as well as just opposite to the google webmasters guidelines technique which misinterpret or mislead the search engines by showing two different pages who look and feel for user is different and for search engines quite different. Also there are chances of getting penalized if someone does cloaking and get caught by Google.
     
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    It is Cloaking not Clocking. This technique comes under Black Hat. Do check this thread for more information - http://www.businessadviceforum.com/showthread.php/49696-Cloaking
     
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    This thread is now closed. If you have something new to add, PM me and I'll re-open it.
     
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