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I'm starting to think BHW's name is misleading

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by J.o.h.n, Jul 24, 2016.

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  1. J.o.h.n

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    I can't seem to find much actual Blackhat methods (not including spamming), pretty sure illegal stuff can't be discussed here. I think it should be called greyhatworld, but I suppose that's not very catchy. If you can find or know any, let me know. :D
     
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    I think its because of where BHW is based, in some countries you can discuss illegal stuff for educational purposes only but you have to be careful even there for not saying things that will get conspiracy to commit _____
     
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    Is it based in the U.S? I suppose it would be stupid for all black hats to discuss on one website to be found.
     
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    BH does not = illegal always.

    There are a multitude of things that one can do that is considered "BH" that fall perfectly fine inside the laws of almost every country.
     
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    We're not criminals. Blackhat is breaking the rules, not breaking government laws.
     
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    When it comes to SEO, blackhatting isn't so much about illegality but about violating policies/guidelines and manipulating search engines. This is not a hacker forum so naturally you won't see a bunch of blackhat hacker methods.
     
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    No its based in the UK, in the US you can talk about anything you want to as long as you don't mention about doing stuff ie Educational Purposes Only.
     
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    The forum is filled with many Black Hat marketing methods you just need to dig a bit deeper in the forum. Black Hat being unorthodox marketing methods that main stream marketers stay away from. If you look around the forum you will find method such as like jacking, fake traffic, unorthodox/frowned upon mass marketing techniques, cloaking and so much more. I think you are not reading enough.
     
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    Blackhat came from western movies where the cowboys wearing black hats were the criminals, it later got associated with hackers for decades and only recently for marketing.
     
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    Perhaps you have Blackhat SEO mixed up with Blackhat Hacking.
     
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    Exactly...This is black hat MARKETING forum and NOT black hat hacking forum.
     
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    It was named after the owners who love to wear black hats at weekends, they all meet in secret and discuss making money.
     
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    I heard they wear black cowboy hats with no clothes on when they meet.
     
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    I think they were called the four fathers?!
     
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    They meet in secret on Skype in a chat room with no name. There they smoke pipes, talk in posh British accents and plot the downfall of a member they pick at random.
     
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    I thought there was only 1 owner, and not co-owners that bought the site a few years ago.
     
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    Thats what they want you to think.....Its the illuminati man!
     
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    that's why they meet in secret, so you don't really know!
     
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    The name is really not misleading but people often confuse the meaning of blackhat seo. It's clear from the header banner that this is an seo forum.

    It really means nothing more than gaining an advantage in the serps by doing something that the search engines themselves would view as being contrary to their own rules of submission. Building back links is black hat. There really is no grey; just black and white.

    I'd say that the site has evolved and there is more discussed here than just black hat seo but that's the owners choice. I don't see any reason why they should allow talk of anything illegal. I think you may be lost.
     
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