What is the black Hat SEO?

plopza

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SEO in and of itself is blackhat IMO. You are purposely link building and building content for the purpose of ranking in the search engines. That is pretty much black hat. Now there are different degrees of blackhat. Formulating content to rank is a pretty low degree, buying links a bit higher of a degree, using xrumer or GSA to spam pretty high degree.
 

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I am a new please tell me
Any action you take aiming to do better on search engines. Ideally, you don't have to actually "try" to rank higher on search engines, you are supposed to ONLY create valuable content on a properly working website and leave showing it to people or not to algorithms. But, we, mortals, are stubborn creatures and do whatever it takes to manipulate and rank higher on search engines, and this very action is called "blackhat SEO".
 

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Black hat SEO consists of techniques for improving a web site's search engine rankings that are otherwise prohibited or discouraged by Webmasters, including spamdexing.

The most basic definition is keyword specific black hat methods that violate Google’s guidelines. For example, these include invisible text, cloaking and keyword stuffing. There are companies who have built entire businesses on solely employing black hat tactics to rank high in the SERPs and push their competition down.
 

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Blackhat SEO is doing what Google tells us not to do like building backlinks, publishing AI-generated content, creating doorway pages etc.
 

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If you buy lots of ads and pay affiliate commissions on SERPs, it's all white hat. Even if your site spams every search with AI-generated questions or auto-generated image boards.
 

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Unless you are a huge content generator and people uses your posts as references (backlinks), all purchased links (not earned) are BH.
 
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