Is Blackhat SEO dying out? [Serious]

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by boleklolek, Jul 24, 2017.

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Is Black Hat SEO Dying?

  1. Not Dying but Adapting - as it always has.

  2. Yes

  3. No

  4. Don't know

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  1. kittykut

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    why is this a sticky post
     
  2. LukaB

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    Are there any BH SEO services (like extreme BH like SpamRank back in the day) atm?
     
  3. washi

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    It will never die out, but YT for example is making it more difficult for genuine content to get discovered unless you're knowledgeable in SEO
     
  4. Lucasjack

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    Everything relies upon what specialty you are dealing with and the amount you inspired energy to rule. It's a diversion
     
  5. janeeth20

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    definitely harder than it used to be. definition of 'black hat' changes over time. it used to be spamming backlinks. nowadays what used to be known as 'grey hat' is now black hat because the real black hat like hacked links and all that are not possible anymore
     
  6. DigitalAdvanced

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    Blackhat will never die out, but it will change and evolve just as everything else in technology does. People will simply figure out new methods and techniques to game the system, and as time passes other sites begin to come to the front and evolve themselves in their influence on Google and the serps. In the end it doesn't matter if your doing white or black hat, the game is going to change constantly. It's becoming a world where we have to run just to stand still, and as technology progresses it will take even more time, energy, and effort to stay up to date on any tactics that people create.
     
  7. Whitehatservices

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    I also think that it’s not fading away but lacking somewhere in this competitive and growing SEO market.
     
  8. life2ifeless

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    Old Blackhat SEO is dead.
     
  9. don chino

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    It's hard to draw a direct line between black and white hat seo these days. Some say every manually placed backlink on a relevant authority site is black hat since it's manipulating with google algorithm. But then what should be white hat link building? Old black hat methods die, but blackhatters still win on serps. SEO is changing like any other area, for example media buying is changing also, many new restrictions and blocks by browsers, AV programs etc. Personally I prefer white hat seo for the long run, I'm not into link spam and churn&burn type of ventures.
     
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    Ripped in 1818.
    It's her 200th Death anniversary YEAR.
     
  11. cooooookies

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    I'm in the NO fraction. However, less and less BHW threads surround SEO and people seemingly are shifting away - does somehow not match the votes collected here.

    My understanding was and is - be as much human/organic-like as you can, in every aspect, from every perspective. This is doable and you can still automize a lot.
     
  12. MikeyMikey13

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    What like that garbage link you just added then?

    Reported.
     
  13. Mindao

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    Of course not :)
     
  14. RipperEssen

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    I think the distinction between black and white is irrelevant. Strictly speaking, any influence, whether directly or indirectly, is no longer white because it is not really organic. So, everyone here is at least gray.
    Generally it is getting harder or more complex, you have to deliver quality, spam is not enough anymore.
    The methods will probably change, but the scene will persist.