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What is Blackhat?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by gbmack, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. gbmack

    gbmack Power Member

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    I look at blackhat and blackhat SEO as two different things.

    My Point of View:

    Blackhat: a deception deliberately practiced in order to secure unfair or unlawful gain


    Blackhat SEO: Auto generating sites and backlinks on a massive scale through automation.

    Fraud: deception made for personal gain.

    Fraud = Illegal.

    Many threads on BHW are about deceiving people and profiting (e-whoring, craigslist jobs, iframing, etc.)

    Is BHW a place for discussing illegal activity?

    What is your point of view on blackhat activities?

    Discuss.
     
  2. Jared255

    Jared255 Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Well I feel like a douche bag trying to get CC info out of people, because I know they will be billed ridiculous amounts and it will most likely be hard to cancel. Blackhat SEO is fine because the only person you are ripping off is Google... and not really.
     
  3. gbmack

    gbmack Power Member

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    From my point of view, blackhat is fraud.
    Well, fraud is breaking the law.

    It's just that what we are doing(let's say blackhat CPA), there is a 0.01% chance that we will receive any punishment other than a banned account.
     
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  4. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Generally speaking, Black Hat is simply a more "aggressive" way of marketing, and it's more economical. The big White Hat corporations can spend zillions on Adwords and other paid forms of promotion, but the Black Hat marketer is more resourceful and knows how to do things faster, cheaper and more effectively.

    Cheers! - "Wiz"
     
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