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Been white hat but feeling the draw to the dark side

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by DatingChap, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. DatingChap

    DatingChap Registered Member

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    Hi all

    I'd joined and been lurking round here the last few days hoovering up information and downloading things I'd never heard of and I have to say it's some bloomin good stuff.

    I've been trying to make cash on-line last 2 years since I got made redundant and learnt coding, web design and SEO as I went along.

    I made a few dating sites and made about £6000 - which isn't much and obviously I need much more. The thing is obviously dating is ultra-competitive and so I've had to get really into white SEO (great book The Art of SEO by enge, Spencer etc) and now my sites on-page SEO is tip top (average A and A+ in Traffic Travis) for short and mid tail keys.

    I get some natural traffic - like 30 uniques a day and they convert well to paying customers (say 10%), so the sites are obviously effective.

    Link building has been S L O W (who links to a dating site naturally anyway?) and I've been doing some reciprocals on dating directories, and a bit of blogging - but it's very time consuming for not a lot of return.

    Then I thought "I'll maybe have a wee teeny tiny look at black hat", found this website and WOW.

    There's no going back.

    Pulling PLR content and spinning it both on-site and to article directories? Never occurred to me. Scraping? Not a clue.

    So the thing is - what is the Absolute Best Route to building inbound links and getting better SERPs?

    I don't want to get all Dr Evil yet (oh f*ck it I do - I need the cash desperately)

    Many MANY thanks
    Mac
     
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    Em][n3m Power Member

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    welcome to dark side , we have cookies :D
     
  3. Nomak12

    Nomak12 Registered Member

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    Once you go black..you never go back
     
  4. jaytal

    jaytal Registered Member

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    xrumer forum profile backlinks your money site for quick cash!!! whooo!! Buy them from people here or on fiverr for fast results. Im serious lol.
     
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    I use that all the time. Mostly when I'm talking about passive income, but it applies to blackhat. I always joke about it being a "coffee reference," but we all know that's not the origin.


    I did all white hat, for a long time. I got results, but it was slow, expensive, and in all honestly kind of boring. If you aren't an idiot about black-hat, you can get some awesome results, in less time, and for less money.

    Read up on the forum. Get a few practice sites, and do it. Then go after your main sites, and get them to the top.
     
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  6. DatingChap

    DatingChap Registered Member

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    Thanks - yeah I'm going to start off with some "disposables", not get carried away and see what works - then onto the money sites.

    And I'll keep plowing thru the knowledge on here - shame theres not a USB > brain direct connection or an Intersect like in Chuck

    Is anyone else in here in dating sites?
     
  7. DatingChap

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    Thanks - yeah I'm going to start off with some "disposables", not get carried away and see what works - then onto the money sites.

    And I'll keep plowing thru the knowledge on here - shame theres not a USB > brain direct connection or an Intersect like in Chuck

    Is anyone else in here in dating sites?