As google changes their search engine algorithms, the effectiveness of the tools used by us black hatters also changes. This thread is meant as a continual assessment of those tools and their usefulness. At the moment, I myself don't have a whole lot to contribute other than what I've gained from lurking and endless usage of the search bar. This thread is meant to draw on the collective experiences of BHW. List the top few tools that you use, and make a second list of the ones that are dead and no longer useful, then a brief explanation of how you came to your conclusion. I'll start with what i know, but it's mostly from absorbing info from BHW and similar sites. Useful tools: AMR SENuke x scrapebox xrumer Article marketing is still useful. Web 2.0 properties give a decent boost in rankings, and with scrapebox, it's easy to compile targeted lists relating to your niche among other things. dead tools: not sure which ones are dead I'm a bit of a noob at the moment, so if my first list here needs to be revised, let me know, and it will be done.