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Black Hat SEO Vs White Hat SEO

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by dragonlube, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. dragonlube

    dragonlube Regular Member

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    I would appreciate of someone could clarify the fundamental differences between Black Hat SEO and White Hat SEO.

    Black Hat SEO:

    - Using tools to spam backlinks
    - Links wheels
    - Cloaking

    So...what is white hat SEO really?

    Whats the general path one would take to promote a site White Hat Style?
     
  2. HarrisonHill

    HarrisonHill Regular Member

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    That was always a big question for me.

    In my opinion - WH is like not building 2k backlinks in 1 day, but build them one-by-one manually.

    Not using automated tools, doing everything by hand.

    Not using spun garbage as content of backlink source. But using unique, truly helpful content.

    Not blasting sbox autoapprove backlinks with thousand OBL on page and nofollow. But doing manual comments, staying on the topic and writing helpful comment.

    etc...



    That's what WH is in my opinion.
     
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  3. SahL

    SahL Elite Member

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    Black hat = super fast white hat.

    or you can say an automated and fast technique to build backlinks which helps in SEO.

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    Eg :
    white hat = manual blog commenting on 20 sites.
    black hat = using scrapebox + proxies blasting 10k sites.

    White hat = manual forum profiles angelina -paulie style.
    Black hat = xrumer.

    White hat = submitting articles manually.
    Black hat = AMR.

    White hat = buying unique articles from article writers.
    Black hat = spinning that content hundreds of times.
     
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    everything is black hat. any attempt to manipulate search rankings of your own site or any other site for that matter, is black hat, since SEs want everything to be natural. if you sit there writing 100 'helpful' comments a day, it's still black hat, it's just very, very stupid black hat. if you sit there registering for hundreds of forums every day by hand instead of using xrumer, it's still black hat, it's just very, very stupid black hat.
     
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  5. phpbuilt

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    White hat is doing things in a way that meets Google guidelines. Which pretty much involves on-site optimization, creating new content and keeping your fingers crossed someone starts linking to you, although if you are writing articles and manually submitting them to quality article directories, I guess that can be seen as whitehat.

    Black hat involves manipulating your rankings with a network of backlinks that you initiate -- and most other things which are against Google's webmaster guidelines (using any of the popular SEO backlink tools out there, or hiring others to build backlinks).