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Is this white or black?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by mdopro1, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. mdopro1

    mdopro1 Regular Member

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    I have a website that I use primarily to import a lot of RSS feeds from all over the web into one place. I have about 100 bots that post have posted about 500 articles each on average.

    I can put a link in their signature pointing to another website that I'm promoting these days.

    Essentially my new site will be getting in excess of 5,000 backlinks from here.

    Would this be considered blackhat or whitehat? Would I get banned for this?
     
  2. blackhit

    blackhit Super Moderator Staff Member Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Since this is not natural link building it's blackhat.

    But are you saying that you will have 5000 backlinks from just one site pointing at your money site?

    That's not good....even worse if this is the only linkbuilding you're doing.
     
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    theadultsplayground BANNED BANNED

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    That's definitely black hat in my opinion. Ask yourself this, would you tell Google the technique you are using.... Didn't think so :)
     
  4. mdopro1

    mdopro1 Regular Member

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    You're right. My site has about 400 backlinks from all over the place and one site gives me 5000 would definitely bring me on the radar. Thanks for the advise guys.

    Second, the site is on the same IP.
     
  5. mdopro1

    mdopro1 Regular Member

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    I suppose put a banner on the website that would load on every page is alright, as if I was link exchanging.
     
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    squadron Newbie

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    In my opinion it's a darker shade of black :) It''s a nice technique for picking up long tail searches. I have a classic car hire site that is an autoblog. It gets 70 - 90 unique visitors per day mainly from long tail keyword searches in Google. Here's a sample of these searches:

    vintage cars leased
    vintage car with blue print
    legal car bulb intensity
    corvette for hire
    recommended car paint repairer
    rolls royce wedding car hire brisbane
    motorcycle repo auction
    Ford shelby GT500 hire
    vintage bell helmets for sale
    car invest
    car rental with bike rack
    classic car rentals for weddings buffalo
    one way car rental in General Business & Investing Books
    aston martin wedding cars sydney
    aston martin DB5 wedding hire sydney
    lexus car for hires


    Here's a quote from the Google Webmaster Guidelines: Avoid tricks intended to improve search engine rankings. A good rule of thumb is whether you'd feel comfortable explaining what you've done to a website that competes with you. Another useful test is to ask, "Does this help my users? Would I do this if search engines didn't exist?"
     
  7. keith

    keith Junior Member

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    Definitely black.

    In short, it works this way IMHO:

    If someone links to your site and it's related, it's white. Say a local garage linking to the NAPA parts store down the road.

    Now, let's say, you figure out a way to put your own link onto a website, that's black. Regardless of if it is "allowed", it technically is manipulation and is technically not supposed to be done.

    Now if they went around penalizing every webmaster who put their link in a forum profile or blog post, they'd probably hit at least 50% of the web-population.

    TL;DR version:
    If you make the link yourself, it's technically black hat. Does anyone really care? No, you're small fish.
     
  8. mdopro1

    mdopro1 Regular Member

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    Of course, a tiny fish. My site for me though is important. Want to stay away from getting it banned/sandboxed etc. It's a site I'm building for a project that I haven't even started and will be depending on it as my main source of income for many years to come.