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How do you explain Blackhat SEO to your friends or family?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by imnot, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. imnot

    imnot Newbie

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    Last time I tried explaining Blackhat SEO to them I sounded to them like I am working on something illegal to make money LOL. ;)
     
  2. LakeForest

    LakeForest Supreme Member

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    Online Marketing, or, colloquially, Internet Marketing
     
  3. marusia

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    I think I've seen this thread about 5 times already. I tell them I'm an affiliate marketer, that I get paid a commission per sale on products I help advertise for online companies. That seems to be easier to compute than most answers I used to give.
     
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  4. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I tell people I make help businesses get more customers online. If they press, I tell them that when they search for 'used cars' I help influence what shows up in their search results.
     
  5. Alphabet

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    If you're mentioning the word blackhat and or seo to your friends/family then you're doing it wrong.
     
  6. Madruga

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    This is what I tell them: IT'S COMPLEX!



    Now as Marusia said, I think I talked also in several other threads about this already.
     
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    Online marketing
     
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    I usually go for a line like this. Most people don't understand or have a preconceived idea (mostly from the media, and we all know how reliable they can be ;) ) whenever they hear specific words such as internet and online marketing. Hell most people can't imagine working for themselves even if they want to. So I always imply that I am employed or working for a larger company in a very versitle field. Similar to a travelling salesman or freelance writer.
     
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    They wouldn't understand it, so I tell people something different every time. Last time they asked I was CTO for a firm specializing in Astro-Marine Biology.
     
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    An Illusionist. LOL
     
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    Just tell them your a web designer / web developer. You create website and they will understand that.
     
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    Internet marketing seems to be the best and simple answer ..
     
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    Just say that blackhat SEO is getting sites found in search engines using techniques that are more or less frowned upon and secret.

    Short, sweet and to the point!
     
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    simple answer "I run a digital marketing firm" that helps our clients get more sales and customers.
     
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    wanfirdaus Regular Member

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    Don't really know why people want to make it any harder than "Internet Marketing". Sure I could give them a lecture of affiliate networking, driving traffic to blogs and optimizing the sites for conversions, but why bother?
     
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    Internet Marketing of course...
     
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    Just tell them you are a web developer its as simple as that.
     
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