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Use attributes in format region_from and region_to= to change the languages showing in language switcher.
Available regions are:
europe_from europe_to
asia_from asia_to
mideast_from mideast_to
america_from america_to

europe_from=0 europe_to=22 will put all languages (ordered in language switcher settings) from 1 to 21 to Europe region:
asia_from=22 asia_to=25 will put all languages from 23 to 24 (so only 2) into Asia region.


What is cloaking?

The cloaking, also known as stealth, is a method used to raise a website’s search engine rank. It is based on providing a feeling for search engine that a website carries a different content. By cloaking, users get to websites that they did not expect. They see just a sympathetic and good looking website, but the content they search for is different.

It is questionable if the cloaking is ethical. It often depresses users and it is considered to be a black hat technique.

Frequently asked questions

Is cloaking good for SEO?

Cloaking is a black hat SEO technique, which means that it can bring a short-term boost to a site’s ranking, but it is against Google’s Webmaster Guidelines. Black hat SEO techniques can get your site removed from SERPs.

What is Google's penalty for cloaking?

Google's penalties for cloaking vary depending on the severity of the infraction. Generally, websites that are found to be cloaking will receive a manual action penalty from Google, which can result in the site being removed from the search engine results entirely.

Is cloaking a black hat SEO?

Yes, cloaking is a black hat SEO technique.

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The link cloaking is a black hat SEO technique used by some affiliates. It is provided because it is a friendly practice for a visitor.

Link cloaking

The link cloaking is a black hat SEO technique used by some affiliates. It is provided because it is a friendly practice for a visitor.

Grey hat SEO is a middle way between white hat SEO and black hat SEO. It is riskier than white hat SEO, but not blatantly bad as black hat SEO.

Grey hat SEO

Grey hat SEO is a middle ground between white and black hat SEO that aims to improve a website's ranking. It involves practices such as redesigning content, allowing comments, making news websites, and using low-quality directories or link farms for backlink building. Grey hat SEO is neither good nor bad and can be risky, but staying updated on SEO guidelines is crucial. Common tactics include keyword stuffing, link buying, and using private blog networks, which can result in both short-term boosts and long-term penalties from search engines.

Would you like to improve your affiliate software even more? Check out the SecureNetShop (snscart) integration for Post Affiliate Pro.

SecureNetShop (snscart)

The article discusses how to integrate PostAffiliate Pro with SecureNetShop for affiliate-tracking, by displaying tracking code in the shopping cart's receipt page. The process involves creating a tracking item in the cart's admin panel and using the sale tracking code in the second section. The article also lists variables that can be used and provides related resources for further information.

Shadow pages are designed to achieve better results in search engines. The goal is to attract more traffic, which is then redirected to the original page.

Shadow domains

The text discusses shadow domains in affiliate marketing, which are pages designed to improve search engine results by redirecting traffic to the original page. While some believe they can improve SEO and protect a brand, it is generally recommended to avoid having too many shadow pages as it may negatively impact SEO. The article also provides related resources and information about PostAffiliate Pro, an affiliate marketing platform.

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