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How Much Black Hat?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ScottHughes, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. ScottHughes

    ScottHughes Registered Member

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    Do you use black hat SEO on all your sites, or just a few? I never use it on most of my sites, and only use it at certain times on certain sites, because I don't want to risk getting my other sites banned, etc.
     
  2. websitezbuilder

    websitezbuilder Regular Member

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    Look, the best plan of attack is to not do black hat on brand new sites, and then once the domain has some age behind it and a fair few white hat links and SEO done to it, then ramp up your black hat stuff. I'd suggest a 50 / 50 balance of black and white.
     
  3. roberteb

    roberteb Regular Member

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    Different people different methods. I never use BH on my money sites or any site I don't want to get burned because I'm risk shy :) For content cluster and link farms why not if one goes down the toilet who cares plenty more where they came from. But strictly WH for my valuable assets.

    Other sites I'll use for testing and blast the cr?p out of them just to see what happens. As many have said before you need to do your own testing and not depend on what others say works and doesn't. When you first start you have no choice but to take advice but as you progress test things for yourself.

    Also be aware some of the advice you'll receive here is just plain wrong and following it could cause you pain down the line. That's not to say there aren't some really smart people here but the snag is how do you know which ones know what they're doing and which ones know less than you?
     
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    jascoken Senior Member

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    The honest truth is, black-hat has become necessary to rank in any commercial sense. White-hat is essentially dead from a rankings stand-point.

    The key though is to use good quality content links for your 1st tier, and sue the spammy 'black-hat' methods for 2nd and 3rd tier. Then, you're using BH methods and tools, but making it grey-hat via filtering through buffer sites.