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Top 5 Black Hat SEO Techniques

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by CL@PVA, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. CL@PVA

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    1. Hidden Content

    Top of our list of black hat SEO techniques is hidden content. Hidden content comes in many guises but the basic principle is that within the code for the site there will be content stuffed with keywords, this content will not be visible to the end user of the site.
    One way of doing this is by using comment tags.
    Comment tags look like this;
    <!- Comment Tag ->
    The real purpose of comment tags is for developers to add in useful reminders within their code explaining what that piece of code does.
    Here's an example of the comment tag being used correctly,
    <!- Start of the Main Content ->
    Here's an example of a comment tag being used incorrectly in a bid to promote a hypothetical page targeting search engine optimisation,
    <!—Search engine optimisation, SEO, professional search engine optimisation company, spamming search engines -->
    Another popular way of hiding content is the use of the <noscript> tag. The <noscript> tag should be used to inform a user that a script is being used but their browser either doesn't support the script
    language used or they have that function turned off.
    Here's an example of the <noscript> tag being used correctly,
    &ltscript type="text/javascript">
    <!- document.write("Hello World!") //->
    </script><br />
    <noscript>Your browser does not support JavaScript!</noscript>
    Here's an example of the <noscript> tag being used as a black hat SEO technique again in a bid to promote a hypothetical page but this time targeting car hire,
    <noscript>
    Imaginary Car Hire Firm do Car Hire which is very affordable so if you want to hire a car call our car hire firm because we are the best car hire firm in the world
    </noscript>
    Other HMTL tags misused in similar ways include the <noframes> tag and hidden inputs in forms.
    Content can also be hidden from the end user by using CSS, excessively small text and coloured text on the same coloured background.
    All of these techniques are frowned upon by search engines and if detected can mean your website will be penalised or even banned. To the untrained eye it can be very difficult to spot the use of some of these techniques which is why we offer a free website MOT test at PushON.


    2. Meta Keyword Stuffing

    There are two Meta tags that are generally used to inform search engines of the content on the page. They reside between the <head> tag of a page and when used incorrectly they can alert a search engine that a site is using spam techniques in an attempt to improve its ranking.

    Meta Description
    The meta description should be used to describe the content of your page honestly and concisely and be 1 or 2 sentences, 3 at most.
    Here's an example of the meta description being used in the correct manner,
    <meta name="description" content="PushON are an Online Marketing agency providing a full range of digital marketing services throughout Greater Manchester and the North West UK. If you need Search Engine marketing (SEM), Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) or Pay per Click (PPC), we can help you. Contact us now." />
    Here's an example of the meta description tag being used incorrectly for a page promoting a restaurant called "MadeUp",
    <meta name="description" content="MadeUp restaurant website is the best MadeUp restaurant website, our restaurant is better than any restaurant,great restaurant,best food restaurant,visit our restaurant" />


    3. Meta Keywords

    Meta Keywords should be a short list of words that inform of the main focus of the page. Meta keywords have been so misused in the past that there are few if any search engines that take any heed of them.
    Here's an example of the meta keywords being used in the correct manner,
    <meta name="Keywords" content="Online marketing, digital marketing, search marketing, search engine marketing, e-mail marketing, SEO" />
    Here's an example of the meta keywords tag being used incorrectly for a page promoting a restaurant called "MadeUp",
    <meta name="keywords" content="Restaurant,restaurants,food,feed,take away food,fast food,junk food,eat,eating out,dinner,dining,meal,eating,MadeUp,steak and chips,chicken and chips,pie and chips,pudding,desert,big restaurant,small restaurant,best restaurant,great restaurant, exclusive restaurant,cocktails,wine,drink,pizza,sandwhiches">


    4. Doorway or Gateway Pages

    Doorway or Gateway pages are pages designed for search engines and not for the end user. They are basically fake pages that are stuffed with content and highly optimised for 1 or 2 keywords that link to a target or landing page. The end user never sees these pages because they are automatically redirected to the target page.
    Off-the-shelf SEO software often encourages the use of gateway pages as do SEO firms that don't know what they're talking about. Search engine spiders are being enhanced continually to detect these pages and will get ignored or worse still, flag your site up as being spam and ban you all together.


    5. Link Farming

    In the real world if you were to build your house in a bad neighbour hood then your house would be affected by its surroundings. The same is true of the virtual world. Link farms or free for all (FFA) pages have no other purposes than to list links of unrelated websites. They won't provide you with any traffic and you run the risk of having your site banned for participating. Don't participate in link farming.

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  2. lucia pavelkova

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    Indeed these are "BLACKHAT" Nice read thanks!
     
  3. SeanAustin

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    Nice thread OP. A must read for newbies who are dabbling in the blackhat side of internet marketing.
     
  4. SpookSEO

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    Wow! This is a really comprehensive list of Black Hat SEO techniques. I can definitely use these on the project that I am currently working on. I would love to share this to the people I'm training, as well. Really great job, CL@PVA! I've been looking for something like this.
     
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    the best bhSEO these days: no more blackhat j/k
     
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    himanuzo Supreme Member

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    What about the Penguin 2.1 + Panda 4 with the 5 Black Hat SEO Techniques? :)
     
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    This shit is BlackHat indeed
     
  8. systematic

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    2 and 3 have no relevancy whatsoever.
     
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    1 (but for this there are better ways to do this) and 4 still work perfectly if done right.

    Cheers
     
  10. aka sam

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    welcome to 2014.
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  12. unknowingly

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    one of the methods is working great right now. thanks OP
     
  13. coolio10

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    Thanks for the compilation. Which one still works in 2014 though?
     
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    Well it is copied and pasted from a 2009 article, what do you think?
     
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    thanks For the Sharing ..
     
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    I feel like i traveled back in time after reading this post...for theirs sake, I hope those saying great posts are sarcastic
     
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  17. pradep89

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    is it still working ???? and can you tell me in details how to use first one give me details in PM...