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Beware the flavor of the month.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ThopHayt, May 4, 2014.

  1. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I've been on this forum a while now. And I have noticed one big thing. Whenever a certain thing, whatever the hot new "thing" to do being talked about here a TON is you should avoid it. By the time guys on here are posting about it left and right it's an old fad and it won't be long before Google figures it out and slaps you hard. It happened with the SAPE link craze, wiki links, social bookmarks, and now PBN's. Each of those (outside PBN's which is the current flavor of the month) was at one time being talked about like it was the end-all be-all of quickly ranking anything. And not long after I saw people, and sometimes myself, get hammered.

    I have come to this conclusion. Don't go looking around here for the new most popular ways to rank. By the time they get posted they are already old. Find the things that NOBODY is doing, or that hasn't been popular for a long time. Because if all you do is follow the leader you'll never be the leader yourself.
     
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  2. tony_d

    tony_d Elite Member

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    I agree in principle, and would venture to add that the 'new' things here also provide hints and insights on the direction in which one should be looking and sniffing...
     
  3. AnthonyCorleone

    AnthonyCorleone Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Im getting negative seo from "sape" at drip-feed speed and is rank me high for "payday loans" lol
    idk how google hammered this when is clearly works... sad

    and is applies not just SEO the history of youtube views was also been private and profitable till methods when public and hammered perfect niche
    I guess is just circle of life
     
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  4. LakeForest

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    Loose lips sink ships
     
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  5. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I think that is part of it. Google surely monitors this forum and when you see 20 posts on a new tactic popping up hourly you know that gets attention. It's a fine line, though, because sharing intel is important... but in the same line you need to be sure that you aren't "hyping" something with red flags. Which is why I feel that not being overly specific when giving advice is the best thing you can do for the BH community as a whole. The days of "SEO blueprints" really came back to kick us in the balls. Fool me twice, shame on me.

     
  6. rob1977

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    Oh your absolutely right, especially when people try and robotically copy link diagrams it's all a bit obvious, use the head and adapt it will be unique if it's your own invention.
     
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    Kralj187 Senior Member

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    SAPE link, wiki links, social bookmarks and PBN all still work if used correctly...