I will be starting a case study today based on black hat SEO. This is not a churn and burn project, I will actually be building a quality authority site for a specific niche and ranking it using black hat SEO methods. I will create a authority site from scratch, and explain in detail each step of the process and my statistics (traffic, earnings, etc.). Above all I'm going to learn more from this project and hone my black hat skills in the coming months. My goals with BLACK HAT LOOT - The first goal is to help you to be able to do the same: start your own authority site. I will be sharing what I am doing in the form of tutorials+graphics and updating the thread as and when there's an update. The second, of course, is to generate profit at least $500 per month in a span of 6-8 months. 6-8 months since it's not 2010 anymore and takes time to setup and rank a quality authority site. Now Google is becoming more smarter and it's complicated to beat it. To keep myself motivated, organized and accountable. Sure I have projects going on as well, but I will make sure I post enough updates since a lot of journey threads in here become inactive after a while. Here are the steps I plan to cover in the next week - Choosing a niche and a main keyword Domain Name and site setup Building a Monetization model Producing initial content quickly (~20 articles) Build a web 2.0 network and juice it up with GSA Generate some early SERP gains Each step will have a tutorial of its own below and I will be answering all sorts of replies/question also. All suggestions are welcome. Regards.