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Introducing browseo.net's new de-cloaking engine

This just came out of our labs: you can now check for cloaking attempts with one click:

Browseo will then perform two checks:

  1. is the response code different for Googlebot?
  2. is any part of the code / content different for Googlebot?

Cloaking means serving different content to search engines and human visitors (browsers). Cloaking is considered a violation of Google's webmaster guidelines, and it probably hurts the feelings of every other search engine out there as well.

We included a link instead of displaying the results inline because this would have slowed down Browseo's performance a bit. Since the de-cloaker is kind of a special interest tool we felt it would be better to keep Browseo speedy and just link to a separate page with the cloaking detector.

Please bear in mind that this feature is very much a Beta, and that feedback is always welcome ;)

 

 

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Jonathan is responsible for SEO at ilscipio. He has been involved in search engine marketing on both agency and client sides since 2004. Jonathan tweets @schikowski, maintains several German websites and shares SEO tips on Google+.

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