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What is difference between White Hat Directory Submission and Black Hat Directory..?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by keval007, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. keval007

    keval007 Junior Member

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    What is difference between White Hat Directory Submission and Black Hat Directory Submission?

    I am confused in both!
     
  2. MatthewWoodward

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    keval007 Junior Member

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    Sorry. I didn't get!!!
     
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    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Keval007,

    What MatthewWoodward is pointing out is that technically any kind of link building is against Google's guidelines because it is inherently deceptive. Google uses links to determine the popularity of a given website. The theory behind this is that people are linking to valuable content and that they are doing this because they want to share good content. A flaw with this system is that webmasters can create links to their websites making it appear that those sites are useful when they may not be.

    So in effect, submitting articles with links to a directory or submitting your website to a directory are technically both frowned upon by Google because they are not natural. So I wouldn't worry too much about it as long as you make it look natural and not deceptive.

    That being said, your main focus should be on creating great content and you would be wise to start now if you have long term aspirations for your website. It is becoming more clear that Google is trying to distance itself from using links as a ranking factor for good content. This is evidenced by its startup of Google Plus and Google Authorship programs. They are very close to finding a good way to tie quality content to the authors that produce it. Once they are able to do this consistently and effectively, things like backlink building will no longer be very effective, at least for Google.

    Check out this post on authorship,

    http://www.seomoz.org/blog/how-to-prepare-for-authorrank-and-get-the-jump-on-google

    Hope that answers your question,

    Shawn
     
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  5. skulquake

    skulquake Registered Member

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    Doing it manually vs. automated. To me it's just about working smarter not harder.
     
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  6. tymes90

    tymes90 Regular Member

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    I agree with skulquake, other than googles guidelines, it is considered to be white hat if you create these links manually, if you use a software it is considered black hat.

    Personally, I would rather use software and build links without wasting my time, as opposed to sitting in front of the computer all day building 20 to 30 links manually.
     
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  7. twilightofidols

    twilightofidols Power Member

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    Zing!!!! @ the OP don't worry about these silly semantics just worry about doing proper SEO
     
  8. upl8t

    upl8t Regular Member

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    In this case there is no difference. Except for the crap that some people spew who sell "white hat" seo services.
     
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  9. keval007

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    Finally I cleared my concept. Thanks a lot to all.