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Newbie "BH Website Outing" posts

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by sudorank, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. sudorank

    sudorank Power Member

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    I'm sure everyone has seen these threads. A newbie account holder (Generally less than 10 posts) basically asks "How is this website ranking without links" or something similar.

    The OP then goes on to out the potentially BH website :rolleyes:

    I'm just wondering what others think about this? Personally as a BH webmaster myself i would never dream of outing a fellow BH. Treat others as you would yourself. Our links, networks and other stuff only work when they are under the radar!

    IMHO these posts are now worse than the ones asking about negative seo. It rely pi$$es me off when i see them because some poor guy has spent ages working on a site only to have some newbie potentially ruin it!

    Are these threads moderated at all? I do report them but unsure if any action is taken by staff?
     
  2. KELLOGGS

    KELLOGGS Supreme Member

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    I have seen a few where a person has claimed the site as theirs and the thread has either been edited by the OP or removed by a MOD. Otherwise, they are left to stay.

    I agree we shouldn't hand in our fellow BH's BUT it does force you to work harder at staying under the radar.

    If you can make your completely BH site look legit then you've beaten the system and everyone should strive to do so.
     
  3. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    I think, it is generally the fact that they are a newbie and they don't realise the consequence of posting the link and discussing it.

    Also as KELLOGGS states, the fact a newbie has spotted it means the webmaster isn't doing a great job of covering his tracks.

    Also 9 times out of 10 the techniques that are used are nothing new, it is only because the poster has never seen it before.
     
  4. Peter Ngo

    Peter Ngo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    well i think it is actually not ok for outing both WH or BH sites, this is the world of information, all ideas can be easily stolen, if people just out a site like that, that is like a tidal wave boost to make other people copy, steal and duplicate other people hardwork, especially BH website lol , so yea, i think rule to prevent that should be applied in BHW. we should keep it clean.

    It is just not fair to webmasters.
    Peter
     
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