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New to Black hat! Where do I start?

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by dasreinfeld, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. dasreinfeld

    dasreinfeld Newbie

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    Hi BHW Community!

    Super stoked to be here.

    I'm a community manager who knows a little bit around the SEO world. I'm looking to learn a little bit (lot) more about SEO but where do I start on this forum? There are SOOO many topics!

    Your help is appreciated!

    Andrew
     
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    Start learning the basics.
     
  3. dasreinfeld

    dasreinfeld Newbie

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    Thanks A!
    Are there any threads/pages in Black Hat regarding the basics?

    -Andrew
     
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    dasreinfeld Newbie

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    Hi Hitman!
    That is just a search box.
    I was asking about specific threads or areas :)

    -AR
     
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    The fundamentals are always a great way to start, but i'd recommend building a custom method because of the fact there is little to no competition to mess your chances at dominating the market share.
     
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    There's not really a particular thread they all go together with tech. the man OP of a thread Is not the only place to get info ave to read everything including comments. So you say you know seo If you know seo then what else can you learn besides improving what you already know?
     
  8. dasreinfeld

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    Cool. Just wanted to see if there's anything that I'm missing regarding the structure of the forum.

    Thanks.

    -AR
     
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    Just keep reading and looking. Figure out how you want to make money and then use the search function like it was your last chance in life!
     
  10. dasreinfeld

    dasreinfeld Newbie

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    Ha awesome advice!
     
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    Yes! I'm going to make money with hot girls on fiverr ;)
     
  13. MarketerX

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    So far the answers in this thread have been sub-par, so i'll contribute...

    First off, you need to teach yourself programming. It is not wise to rely on other peoples programs (bots) because one day their software can break, maybe it won't have all the functionality you need, and perhaps you may need a tool that you can't buy. Then your only option is to build one yourself.

    If you haven't learned any programming yet, don't worry...it doesn't take a genius to learn :)

    Here is what I recommend you start with...

    Web programming -
    HTML/CSS - Not even really programming languages, just scripting languages which are very easy to learn.
    PHP/MySQL - This works with HTML to create dynamic webpages. Adding in MySQL knowledge will allow you to work with databases. Very important and easy to learn.
    Javascript - Also combines with your HTML/PHP knowledge to create more interactive/powerful websites. Also allows you to use blackhat tricks such as obfuscating (generating unreadable javascript code which can be used to hide the functionality of your scripts to prying eyes, or hide page content from web scrapers.)

    Desktop/Mobile Programming -
    Java - Easy to learn, will run cross platform. I recommend the Lynda.com Java tutorials...they are very good and not confusing.
    VBNet - VERY easy to learn, large community of people that program in this language, which is beneficial because it's easy to find solutions to problems on Google. VB.net programs will only run on Windows. I think this is my favorite language because it is easy to make multithreaded programs that perform operations like requesting/posting data to websites. (spam bots)
    C# - Another popular language, very similar to VB.net. Some people would tell you that it is better to learn C# than VB.net, they might be right but I still think they can both accomplish the same things.

    It is fine if you only learn 1 of the 3 desktop/mobile languages, but I'd recommend learning all of the web programming ones.

    Cheers and good luck. With this knowledge you can achieve what you want :)
     
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    The Biggest think I can say is don't get your hands tied into to many things .You can make money instantly but if something hasnt work dont spend more than a few weeks trying If you couldn't get it. Also take action , I use to download all the freebies and trying to read them all that I didn't have time to practice what I learnt.
     
  15. dasreinfeld

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    Marketer,
    So what do you think is the best way to go about learning programming? i could get a CSS for dummies book and read that, but is there anything I should do to supplement learning this? ie.... Should I build a website at the same time (stab in the dark) or are there tools to speed up the process of learning the fundamentals of these languages?
     
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    I think one of the main problems a newbie has is learning where to start...what to do first. I know that was the issue with me. There are so many people here doing many different things. A suggestion is to just pick one thing you read about that you like (CPA for instance) and go with that. Then narrow your focus to reading about that one topic, plan your project, work it, and scale it up. You have to start somewhere. Just do it.
     
  18. MarketerX

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    Hi, I recommend you go to www.thepiratebay.se and search "Lynda.com". You will see a bunch of people sharing different video tutorial series taken off that site (it normally costs money). There should be one for HTML/CSS, PHP/MySQL, and VB.NET. Besides that, w3schools.org has great beginning tutorials for quite a few of the languages I suggested.

    Good luck :))
     
  19. dasreinfeld

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    I'm overwhelmed (overjoyed) with all the great advice in here! Thanks!
     
  20. MarketerX

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    P.S. I meant http://www.w3schools.com/ not .org :) Sorry about that. Best place to start...then move on to the Lynda.com video tutorials. Youtube also has a bunch of video tutorials for any of these languages...but the Lynda.com ones are much more professional and comprehensive.