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Should I go for Black Hat?

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by jammiecutts, Sep 15, 2015.

  1. jammiecutts

    jammiecutts Newbie

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    My website was doing pretty good until the recent Google update. White Hat SEO is costing me more than Black Hat SEO. What will you suggest?
     
  2. erezman

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    very interesting, way it's costing you more ?

    you pay for linking ?
     
  3. jammiecutts

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    Yes, White Hat SEO activities are costing me a fortune. I have to pay my employees who are doing SEO on my behalf. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.
     
  4. wesleyjf91

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    What recent Google update hurt you?

    Do you need a sustainable site? Are you willing to lose your rankings/traffic permanently?

    White Hat SEO isn't cheap - it's just the nature of the game. If you're losing traffic/rankings already then you might want to consider a different approach to white hat. If you're working with an agency or something you shouldn't be losing traffic... especially if you're spending a lot of money.

    Feel free to PM the domain and I'll check it out.
     
  5. GabrelW

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    As with all black hat SEO techniques, these may generate short-term improvements in search engine results. However, they may eventually subject a website to punitive measures, as well as alienate website visitors.
     
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    If you are looking for long term sites, please avoid any black hat techniques.

    When you use white hat, you dont have to worry about any google updates and penalties.
     
  7. erezman

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    Agreed, black hat is for short time, not for years.
     
  8. lightningblitz

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    Jeepers....this is insane. I have to post this every week now.

    White Hat = No links. Everything is by Webmaster Rules. You can't build a web 2.0. You can pay another webmaster for a link. You cant ask for links. You cant post in a forum with your link in your signature. This is ALL link building. You cant do any of it.

    Black Hat = Building or buying links in any context.

    You are paying someone for black hat and they are lying to you and calling it 'white hat', which is not true in any extent of the words.

    If you SPAM, a sub set of black hat, you may rank and tank. But more often than not, they last around a year. If you go more stable, and build higher quality and value links, you skate by.

    Look for the best bang for your buck with the best SEO you can find. Anything else is garbage.
     
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    Agreed with lightningblitz additionally why not try a mix of White Hat And Black hat :)
     
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    agreed with you.
     
  11. aj3296

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    black hat seo is best in my opinion
     
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    If white hat SEO is providing you more benefit then you must have to go with it. But if you want more then it depends on you.
     
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    You don't have to worry about any Google Updates if you are doing white Hat SEO for your website. Which usually consists of brand mentions, citations, content etc. I agree with lightningblitz, someone is probably doing black hat Seo for your website.
     
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    It depends on you buddy.
    You don't worry go on your own way. Never depend on others it will get success.
     
  15. SECONDS

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    Keep doing white hat SEO don't go for black hat SEO.it is bit tricky tbh.
     
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    Keep doing white hat SEO, bh is a bit more tricky tbh
     
  17. accelerator_dd

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    Doing things "whitehat" is more expensive, and you get what you pay for - long term rankings. It does take time, and it is expensive. BH is riskier but the ROI is usually higher. It's all about choosing which game suits you better.
     
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    Black hat marketing whitehat seo. If your site is quality and been around long enough google will rank it. Also make sure it's highly branded. It's better to have something catchy, easy to find, and with social media wrapped around it.
     
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    Stick to white hat if you can afford the cost. Changing to black hat may affect your site rankings.
     
  20. gdFGhjas

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    Gave you better idea.