What is Gray Hat SEO ?

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  1. asianmartt

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    Hi everyone !! What is Gray Hat SEO ?
     
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    Not white, not black but in between.
     
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    Shit, all seo is black
     
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    Grey hat maybe refer sth (maybe not well known by all SEO people) of SEO related tactics which not regard as Black hat by Google though its not a traditional way to do things, maybe effective as blackhat methods and later maybe filter into black hat by Google someday.
     
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    Do you consider PBN a gray hat SEO? I saw this video on youtube explaining that although many webmasters consider it a black hat method, it is actuallly not.
     
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    PBN are black hat method
     
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    When you do SEO long enough, so it gets on your nerves so much, that your hair turns grey. That's grey hat SEO.
     
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    It's the equivalent of softcore porn.
     
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    Gray hat SEO is when you do 100% pure black hat. But you write blogs telling everyone how white hat you are.
     
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    SEO is SEO there is not any color in the SEO game :) Black/Gray/White/Pink/Blue/Yellow name it whatever you want :)
     
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    Something between black and white. White hat uses outreach, guest posts, infographics etc.
    Black hat uses sape, spam, negative seo, maybe even hacking sites to insert links.

    I consider Gray to be PBNs and Tiered link building
     
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    There is no grey hat SEO in my opinion. As a previous user stated here, there is ONLY blackhat SEO. Fuck, google doesn't really know if you built a link or not yourself. Let's say someone is doing negative SEO to your site, they don't know that. They will automatically say you did it and penalize you for it.

    Let's talk about content, over-optimisation is another problem, you might think you are all whitehat but in the end you check blackhat techniques to have a better on-page to game the system. My 2 cents
     
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    Gray hat SEO is also one of the SEO techniques and exactly, it is something in between the black hat and white hat SEO.

    It is not good to do Gray hat SEO because it may affect your site ranking a little bit.
     
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