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The end of Black Hat and PBN? Surely not?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by WebDuke, Mar 10, 2017.

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Is Black Hat/PBN in trouble?

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  1. WebDuke

    WebDuke Registered Member

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    Just seen this new article at Search Engine Land about an apparent new Google update.

    They are basically saying its the end of PBN and Black Hat.

    Any thoughts?
    I feel like I've seen and heard this repeated year after year.

    It's a bit like "This is the year of the linux desktop" :p
     
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  2. mickyfu

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    It is called blog fluff, written every few months and spread round the internet by the gullible, in turn leading to masses of traffic from the retarded, who are then sold magic beans Google survival kits.
     
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  3. florinovic

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    PBN are dead, SEO is dead. Go find another job and stop writing here please.
     
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    Its like global warming .
     
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  5. WebDuke

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    I don't know why you're being so aggressive? I was merely asking for others thoughts on the article. I didn't write it.
     
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    It's the Fred update.

    I doubt if it is the supposed PBN killer everyone's afraid of

    Personally, I don't think PBN (as a model) will ever die. The specific parts can change but the model? I don't think it can be killed.

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. WebDuke

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    I've noticed this update being mentioned in SEMRush, then saw this article when looking for more information. Interesting point you make there mickeyfu, blackbean is right though. I've been watching BHW for a while before I signed up and I've noticed how adaptable and smart we can be to avoid Google's changes. Like I said originally we see the same cry every year that PBN is dead yet people like sarkark never seem to be affected :p

    If anyone has any more details on the "Fred" update I'd be interested to see
     
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    Greengolegend BANNED BANNED

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    So many threads blaming and claiming things to be dead.
     
  9. Tam1990

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    Seriously sick of "SEO is dead", 3 years ago I almost believed it and stopped building new links.. but guess what? all my sites were drowning until I started building links.. Anyways, today I'll be one of those and say SEO is dead, stop building links. that way it'll be less competition for me as I have sites in more than 6 different niches.
     
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    This kind of crap gets rolled out on a weekly basis by the gurutards, watch out for Becker, Woodward and co releasing their own articles and suggestions to take their courses instead.
     
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    Blackhat seo is not dead man
     
  12. WebDuke

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    Thanks for the heads up, this is one reason I removed the original link.

    See above
     
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    haha, good idea :p
    There just seems to be a lot of fear being spread lately, which is why I asked for everyone's opinion. For some who are starting out, this is a lot of misinformation.
     
  14. beingink

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    I feel like every few years Google does something big, that forces change. What that change could be? We don't know yet. Maybe it's PBN related, maybe it is GSA related or even SAPE. Heck might not even be a offpage thing, could be an onpage pattern they are trying to get rid off. We will have to wait for quite sometime to see what comes out of it.
     
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    again?
     
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    Not the end, but if the fuckwits at Google carry on plugging Amazon links all over the SERPs we might as well just shitcan SEO altogether and move onto greener pastures lol
     
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    Believe it if you want too.
     
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    I am considering buying a 15,000 article from a content writer in the marketplace and make them write about how "SEO is dead in 2017"
    then blast it to #1/first page in google search and wonder how many people will believe it.
     
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    However smart Google and its minions are, there is always someone smarter. Blackhat cannot and will never will be completely overhauled. Its the same as every single IM method, they get smart, you get smarter. End of.
     
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    How they know something is PBN site :)
     
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