Coding For Online Success

October 5, 2007
by admin

URL Masking (cloaking)

So you may have come across the term of cloaking URLs, this usually sounds evil and bad, like cloaked pages, which is something entirely different. Cloaking pages is presenting pages based on certain conditions, usually presenting a specific page to Google, for example. Doing this will get you banned and removed from Google’s index. Not good. Cloaking URLs is a slightly different concept. It’s showing a URL that usually points to something in your own domain. Once you click on the link you’ll be redirected to the ‘real’ destination URL.

For example a CJ link for eBay would look like this:

But to cloak it you would make it look like this: Continue reading