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September 02, 2008

Top 10 Cloaking Checker Tools

Cloaking is the process of the website URL, showing one page to a search engine spider and a different page to a human visitor. It is primarily used to show an optimized page to the search engine spider. This is an unethical SEO Technique and Search Engine penalizes the website, if they find cloaking in a website.

Top 10 Cloaking Tools

1) Simple Cloak Check
This is a pretty simple tool to look for cloaking in a website.

The Tool Features: This cloak checker tool shows the document lenght to Google Bot to Browser, and this is what they say about their tool; If the document length for each user-agent type is different, then that is a good indication that the page is checking for the user-agent and displaying different content.

Cloaking does not always mean is site is trying to trick a search engine robot, sites may cloak their site for different browsers, depending on what technologies they support.

Remarks: I like that and gives an overall view other than showing the code of the web page, as how it looks for the user and the search engine spider.


2) Website Cloaking
This is also a tool which I liked because, we can put multiple domain in here and see wether cloaking is there or not. FREE

The Tool Features : Multiple domains can be checked simultaneously, for cloaking. The tool is free to use.

Remarks: The tools offers a nice feature of checking multiple URL's for Cloaking.


3) CloakingDetector
This is some what impressive tool for cloaking. It shows the picture of the webpage as seen by Google Bot and by Users.

The Tool Features: The tool shows the web-pages, as shown to Google Bot and that to the User.

Remarks: It's good always to have the graphical representation in front of you, right??

4) Cloaking Checker

The Tool Feature: The tool shows the HTML Code along with the number of characters, for the web page shown to Google Bot and that to User.

Remarks: It's not a free one. Only 5 domains can be checked in an hour, i.e. requires to sign up for a GOLD Account, for $5/month.

5) Google Cloaking Checker - Check Cloaking Tool

The Tool Features: The tool shows the HTML code shown to the actual browser and to the Google Bot, along with the number of characters in a web page.

Remarks: The tool has no limitation and moreover it's free to use. You can check only one domain at a time.

6) Search Engine Cloaking Checker Tool
The Tool is Free.

The Tool Features: Shows the variations of the HTML page as shown to the Regular Browser and to Google Bot, along with the number of specific characters.

Remarks: This shows the typical format, of the web page as shown to the browser and that to the Google Bot.

7) URL Cloaking Checker
This is also one of the same type of tool as the above one.

The Tool Features: Shows the variations of the HTML page as shown to the Regular Browser and to Google Bot, along with the number of specific characters.

Remarks: This shows the typical format, of the web page as shown to the browser and that to the Google Bot.

8) Webtwist's Design Cloaking Checker Tool

The Tool Features: Shows the variations of the HTML page as shown to the Regular Browser and to Google Bot, along with the number of specific characters.

Remarks: This shows the typical format, of the web page as shown to the browser and that to the Google Bot.

9) Cloaking Checker - Khrido

Simply shows whether the website is Cloaked or not.

The Tool Features: displays the result, if the website is cloaked or not.

Remarks: You can get the information, about the cloaking or not.

10) Cloaking Checker - TDCreative

The Tool Features: Shows the variations of the HTML page as shown to the Regular Browser and to Google Bot, along with the number of specific characters.

Remarks: This shows the typical format, of the web page as shown to the browser and that to the Google Bot.



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