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(Entry was posted by Steven Ciccantelli on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Tuesday, August 12, 2014).

Is there any way to hide my site from the enemy like a Klingon anti cloaking app?

I see that some seo sites offer a way for me to spy on my competitor`s which is kinda cool.Is there any way to hide my site from the enemy like a Klingon anti cloaking app?

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  • Steven Ciccantelli: I see that some seo sites offer a way for me to spy on my competitor's which is kinda cool.Is there any way to hide my site from the enemy like a Klingon anti cloaking app?
  • Dave Elliott: You may be able to block their crawlers using robots.text or via the htaccess file.....if you can work out what they are using. Of course this will mean that they can't crawl your site for your benefit too!
  • Steven Ciccantelli: + ;A no win plus I have no clue how to do that but thanks.Spy on!
  • Micah Fisher-Kirshner: Funny you should mention that, recent article on that topic: 
  • Steven Ciccantelli: + ;great article thank you.Any thoughts on the https brouhaha?
  • Micah Fisher-Kirshner: +: No problem! What part of the httpS brouhaha are you referring to? :)
  • Steven Ciccantelli: + the part about ranking higher in all things Google etc....
  • Micah Fisher-Kirshner: I mean, I see no problem with Google saying that it should be a factor since it is a better user experience based on the data.

    I have a problem when they warn about increasing its weight based on their desire to push it. That's wrong IMHO.
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