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Really get Penalized for Black Hat SEO?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by UnknownKnowledge, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. UnknownKnowledge

    UnknownKnowledge Newbie

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    I am curious, because it almost seems like if this were to be true then I could just eliminate all my competition by doing Black Hat SEO on their sites.
    It doesn't make much sense to me, this is a very broken system if this is true.

    So tell me if you really do or what?
     
  2. WizIMS

    WizIMS Power Member

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    This question has been asked probably 1000+ times here :)

    Answer:

    You can do this to crush weak competitors. But if they are weak enough to be defeated using this - Then it's better to just do some SEO to your own site and outrank them with the good way :)
     
  3. jstover77

    jstover77 Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Here is my theory. Google definitely takes link velocity into consideration. If you are overzealous with your backlinking efforts, Google will notice the activity, and red flag your website triggering a manual review. Now this is where I believe having a site that is 100% Google friendly comes into play. If a manual reviewer looks at your site and see that you have thin content, you are keyword stuffing, have scripts on your site, doorway pages etc, they apply a penalty. If your site abides by all guidelines, you should be safe. I believe they also take into consideration the age, and authority of your website.

    I believe that over backlinking to your website is the #1 cause of ranking penalties. Every site that I have looked at that has gotten hit usually has two common factors:

    1) Ranking penalty usually occurred right after a massive backlink campaign. You could see a huge jump in spider activity on the websites in webmaster tools just before the ranking penalty was assessed.

    2) Each website I looked at had at least one issue, which could be considered a Google guideline infraction.

    Also, websites that are newer where more predisposed to getting ranking penalties.

    So in conclusion, my theory is that if you build Google ball licking websites, and don't over backlink to your websites at any one time you should be fine. Of course there is exceptions to the rule, but again this is just a theory:)
     
  4. UnknownKnowledge

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    What would be considered over backlinking?
     
  5. mootonandy

    mootonandy Supreme Member

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    Yes its true. If you buy tonnes of cheap scrapebox links direct to your new site it will get penalised.
     
  6. jstover77

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    Anything that blast your site with low level crappy links. Not saying it will happen every time, but it is risky venture these days. Better to keep your link velocity steady and not raise any suspicions.