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Is Black Hat SEO still worthy

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by amitvaid, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. amitvaid

    amitvaid Newbie

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    Hi Guys,

    I Just want to know that with todays trends of google, doing Is Black Hat SEO is still worthy ???

    Or should we leave using black hat techniues and follow google strictly and do white hat seo only.
     
  2. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    Have a read of the forum first. Then make up your own mind.
     
  3. monkid

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    It is still working and it will never die, you can always find a way to rank.
     
  5. andishm

    andishm Regular Member Premium Member

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    To confirm black hat works or not you can goto Black Hat World.com Link building section and see a few threads and recent results many be you get some idea that a lots of the people are still happy with the services of their service provider who are doing direct/indirect gray/blackhat to ensure you everything works still the same way it was.

    Just strategies shall be timely updated as SEO is changing every few days a new update comes...
     
  6. BusinessMagnet

    BusinessMagnet Power Member

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    Everywhere I see on Google (most of the times), the website ranking on #1 for most competitive keywords are spammed till death by using blackhat methods.

    If you're hit by Panda or Penquin, start again with new domain and rank it and cash $$$$. Important thing to know is "How to rank on Google, that's it."
     
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    bertbaby Elite Member

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    It's like steroid use, you keep going until you get caught, then you get suspended if you're unlucky and then you start again. It's just a question of how smart you are and your level of patience.
     
  8. QuantumBlue Bulgaria

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    It can never be denied that black hat techniques are still useful although it will depend on how you use them. Google may have become stricter and wiser but people will always find away because it's not perfect. When doing things, we need to see the bigger picture and we should consider all valuable options even though it's black hat. Being biased will not help you in IM.
     
  9. WebMeUp

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    Well, black hat techniques can deliver fast results, but the effect won't last for long. The thing is that Google antispam algo updates have become really refined and black hat techniques are not compatible with them.

    That's why it's better focus on such things as competitor analysis (regarding their backlinks and social media strategy), because this will give you the basic framework of what kind of strategies you'll have to employ to get ranked on the first page in your niche.

    Other than that, social media signals are absolutely safe, plus they proved to positively improve search engine rankings. By the way, here's a great http://socialmediatoday.com/alesia-krush/1623016/top-10-social-media-sites-get-********-links-2013 on Socialmediatoday about social media sites to get juicy backlinks from.
     
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  10. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    OP, for somebody that has been a member since Mar 2010, this seems a silly question.
    If BH didn't work then we wouldn't be here, we would be watching Matt Cutts latest BS.