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Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by guidodsb, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. guidodsb

    guidodsb Newbie

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    Hi everyone, which techniques would you consider as grey hat seo? How would you define PBN and link building? i hope this is the right section to post..thank you!
     
  2. roki4ka

    roki4ka Senior Member

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    expired web2.0 = grey
    PBN = super black
    link building = from white to black
     
  3. gary2

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    IMO, Doing black hat without getting caught is called Grey hat.
    PBN will come under the same category if you get caught doing this it will be categorized into black hat otherwise it can be called as grey hat
     
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    or white :)
     
  5. LongToeNail

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    IMO there is no such thing as white hat or grey hat. If you are trying to rank your website for personal gains then you have already broken the google guidelines.

    The point is not getting caught. That is all I would be concerned with. There is no point doing what people class as grey hat if it makes 5% of what black hat yields.
     
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    SEO = Black

    Also, no idea why do you even care about what is white, what is black, what is purple.

    I can already see Google employee visiting your site and asking his colleague for an advice:

    - Oh, I came across this site and I am not sure whether I should penalise it or not.
    - Hmm... do you think his SEO was black or white?
    - Hmm... I don't know, seems like it was kinda grey.
    - Oh, grey is fine then, let him be.
    - Alright.

    Sure.

    /thread
     
  7. guidodsb

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    i am writing my master dissertation on black hat seo and i'd need to know what experts consider grey or at least what can't be totally considered as black
     
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    Not sure you will find any experts here mate.

    Any intentional SEO (linkbuilding) breaks ToS of Google and is thus considered black hat.

    Some onsite stuff and keyword densities are fine, but that won't get you far.
     
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    Grey hat lies somewhere between buying expired domains and spinning other people's content. I wouldn't really take such classifications at face value because what is grey today may be black tomorrow. Blackhat includes any type of link building that you are trying to pull for personal gain be it PBNs, paid links or automation software such as GSA.
     
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    I thought that this thread was about 50 shades of grey hats :D
     
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    The vast majority of link types are gray hat whereas those defiant link building efforts are considered black hat. As for white hat, does it really exist?