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Is auto-mated linkbuilding illegal?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by foRei, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. foRei

    foRei Newbie

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    Im developing a quick and dirty link wheel/pyramid auto-mation program and I became uncertain about where the line is drawn.

    Can someone please clarify which of the following are illegal/legal and to what extend (all is 100% auto-mated):
    1. Crawling google for related blogs/sites that accept comments and automatically submit a random comment + backlink (to 4).

    2. Crawl google for related forums, create & verify account, create a thread with some (spun) text + backlink (to 4).

    3. Crawl the internet and collect a ton of e-mail addresses and send them a link. (Im pretty sure this one is very illegal)

    4. Crawl non-copyrighted article databases and identify related articles. Auto-spin with the best spinner and post to different article submission sites with backlink (to $$ site).

    The law will be different from country to country, please answer in connection with US.

    (Im using proxies for all crawling/posting, don't worry :p)

    Final note on overall project idea: Input a list of keywords pointing to each page and a starting value for "posts per day". Execution plan: Create the spun article with link to $$ site. Crawl for blogs/sites and make comments untill "posts per is accomplished". Then wait for tomorrow and repeat with (starting value * 1.5). The idea is to slowly build pyramids or linkwheels per day and point them to money site.

    All comments are welcome, please let me know if Im waaaaay astray :)

    Best regards,
    foRei
     
  2. CheeseHat

    CheeseHat Newbie

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    #3 is legal IF you follow some rules. I believe you just need to provide valid contact information and a working unsubscribe link. #4 is legal if your assumption of "non-copyrighted" is correct. (Almost EVERYTHING is copyrighted, even if it's distributed under a very generous license.) If not, it could technically be a copyright violation for using copyrighted content outside the terms of license, but I don't know if anyone submitting to article directories is willing to take you to court. #1 and #2 are perfectly legal as far as I know.
     
  3. golface72

    golface72 Regular Member

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    if 1&2 were illegal this forum wouldn't exist cuz we'd all be in jail... lol 3&4 start getting more interesting but like cheese said if you do it right you should still be fine.
     
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  4. biznets2

    biznets2 Regular Member

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    Illegal? lol you are on the wrong site my friend
     
  5. mdsurf

    mdsurf Senior Member

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    nothing is illegal in the world of building links, get at dirty as you want haha
     
  6. foRei

    foRei Newbie

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    Thank you for your answers, greatly appreciated :cool:
     
  7. Yukinari84

    Yukinari84 Elite Member

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    Absolutely not.:D

    You can be as good or bad as you want to be.

    You will make progress really fast if you are constantly pushing the limits.;)