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Is whitehat the new blackhat?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by christianbed, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. christianbed

    christianbed Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I'm seeing a lot more discussion as well as bst's regarding whitehat in the last few months. It is really interesting to see how the tides have shifted a bit, with the emphasis now on original content.

    Yes, spinning, automated commenting/bookmarking, SAPE, etc. is still alive, but as we saw with blog networks, it might be only a matter of time before more im-ers will migrate (albeit reluctantly) toward whitehat approach.

    This is a paradox, but it seems like there is still a huge gap in the blackhat market for whitehat services, do you agree?
     
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    I do use services from here time to time when I have overflow work, but one thing I ALWAYS do now is ask for details to all of the Tier1 properties and add in my own unique article or heavily rewrite the one the service usually uses an ESL writer/spinner for. I don't know if a lot of services here don't use 100% unique content on each property to keep costs down, or if most people have good results with spun content but it just isn't a risk I can take for my own sites or clients. I do agree there is a large gap between the demand for white hat work and the available offerings (at an affordable price).
     
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    Yes, that is exactly my problem. In order to scale and acquire new clients, I cannot spend all day writing articles; at the same time, I don't trust many people to write decent stuff in my stead. If a client hunts down a link and it reads like gobbledy-gook, I will look like an idiot. However, if I don't outsource, I cannot scale. It would probably be just as easy to put a handful of flyers around a (good) college campus offering $5 for articles...plenty of 19yr old American kids want beer $ and can still write better stuff than that spun nonsense. I have heard of agencies offering (fake) job posts with 'submit an original article on xyz subject', then they take the articles and use them. Really rotten, but it goes to show that people want content.