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Long Term Business

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by laniers, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. laniers

    laniers Newbie

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    The material posted on this site is amazing but as I read the post here there seems to be a common thread to most - capitalize on a technique until the hole is closed because of massive abuse. Example, Scribed was an amazing site for getting a site listed almost instantly till the fine folks over at Stompernet broadcast it to the world and Scribed killed all outbound links. So my question is are most of you just looking at building throwaway sites that bring in a few bucks while it last or are you trying to build on-going businesses that will pay big returns in the long term. It seems like you can make plenty of money either way. Is part of the appeal always being out on the edge?
     
  2. Uptownbulker

    Uptownbulker BANNED BANNED

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    "Momma always told me not to look into the eyes of the sun!

    "But Momma, that's where the fun is...........!"

    "Blinded By The Light"

    Bruce Springsteen.
     
  3. Michel

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    I'm doing both.
    Some make money short-term, most for the future.
    If you only go for short-term you can end up in trouble, because you won't know your income after a few months........
     
  4. Steeky

    Steeky Regular Member

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    I use black hat methods to fund my white hat projects.
     
  5. MontyzPython

    MontyzPython BANNED BANNED

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    I have had some success with BH techniques but am looking for WH ways to build a steady income.

    I am getting close to narrowing down my choices.

    I have to pick one soon or I will be a 'jack of all trades but master of none'.
     
  6. loclhero

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    I did strict wh for almost 10 years and barely made squat. It was my passion but reality set in. I do 90% bh now and do very well. I do not look at it as a long term business plan but at my age, I don't need to (probably about the same as uptownbulker if his lyrical quote is any hint...lol)
     
  7. laniers

    laniers Newbie

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    OK I'm 46, can anyone beat me in the old fogie category here?
     
  8. rightstart

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    48 yrs old here. No gray yet. Just BLACK
     
  9. artswerdstone

    artswerdstone Power Member

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    Laniers,

    You've defined briefly one of the main characteristics of the blackhat way:
    capitalize on a technique until the hole is closed because of massive abuse. Let me add just one correction: most are looking here at building throwaway sites that bring a lot of bucks while it lasts.
     
  10. scubaslick

    scubaslick Regular Member

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    Blackhat is a business model. One of many.

    It's like Rapid Service (Fast Food) vs. Fine Dining or Commercial Plant Nursery vs. Local Garden Center.

    In other words, it is what you make of it. Just never confuse a black hat METHOD for a blackhat business.

    spam is a method, email marketing is a business.

    I talk too much.
     
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    artswerdstone Power Member

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    Very good comparison. I've enjoyed your post. I'd like to read more of this kind.
     
  12. nycsavage

    nycsavage Junior Member

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    Thats very interesting, would love to learn more.

    I have a BH site that is paying pennies at the moment whilst I concentrate on creating my new WH business.

    I will then focus on BH to increase BH income and spend that on WH. The WH will then hopefully pay my rent :)
     
  13. yuppy

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    the long dollar is greater than the short dollar. But if a thousand dollars falls out of the sky you should still pick it up.