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What is your reason for choosing White Hat SEO as opposed to Black Hat?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by whatis, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. whatis

    whatis Newbie

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    Other than some irrational fear of god or karma... :saint:
     
  2. member8200

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    I choose white even if im in the blackhat forums. Only reason is because we are building a brand and branding is not for black methods.

    If we built a rank and bank type of site then obviously the black methods the only way but be prepared to get kicked all the time and use your earned money for investments of a new sites eveytime you get hit by updates
     
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    my inner self makes me suffer if i do those stuff, buying food or whatever with black method doesnt make me feel good ( black method i mean everything including missleading visitor, lying, scam...)
     
  4. whatis

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    Is getting acct banned or website removes, etc., almost guaranteed or can that problem be bypassed somehow?
     
  5. whatis

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    :get_ready

    just kidding :lol:
     
  6. AdludumAndre

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    As member8200 said... it's just a matter of what website type we have. Is it a website that u just want to have ranked asap to bank from it over a short period or is it a website that's connected to a brand that should stay in a long term.

    Rank fast to bank: Black hat
    Quality ranking for the long term: White hat
     
  7. victorrex

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    This question has been asked lot many times ,

    Basically Blackhat method consist of using tools and bots, these methods help to rank any site in very less time, but as fast it goes up even with more speed it comes down too, chances of getting penalized are more.

    In whitehat method no tools or bots are used, all work of seo is done manually which is ethical too, manual work ofcourse is a tedious process and takes time and dedication which most of the seo agencies don't resort too for faster results without being concerned of long term loss of the site owner, so manual work is a concrete work and long lasting though this seo work takes time to rank but till the time in manual work blunders are not done there are bleak chances of getting penalized and site gets ranked for sure....

    Quote goes right for it" slow and steady wins the race "
     
  8. steroidjoe

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    Because of Google algorithm. When using black method, it can't last long. You think they accept those 1000 forums from GSA? It's more genuine now towards building authority.
     
  9. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I use "safer" SEO methods (a.k.a White hat SEO, but I like to think of all SEO as a spectrum of grey rather than deal with them in absolutes) because my primary website as well as my client websites are business websites. I usually reserve what you would refer to as "black hat tactics" such as link spam for my affiliate sites, test websites, and for parasite pages.
     
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    My reason is that I choose white hat over black hat is that I am focusing on human audience and not on search engines.
     
  11. mickyfu

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    I would rather build 20 black hat sites a year and make money, than wait several years for my white hat sites balls to drop.
     
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    i do both, i do more whitehat than blackhat but even building web 2.0s is blackhat or fuckign doing outreach to get guest post is blackhat so yeah pretty much really hard to avoid it but the answr is; to sleep like a baby at night wihtout worrying too much lol
     
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    hmm for me its kinda obvious because... blackhat method have lot of risk
     
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    I don't exactly follow any one rule or path, i take it as it goes, i start off whitehat then if i feel i need a little black hat i'll go for it, add in a little grey hat along the way, while keeping with the whitehat all along - does that even make sense.

    Im too impatient to stick with whitehat, but not desperate enough to go full on blackhat, so far ALL my sites are fairing well, i put that down to diversity. It doesn't matter what you do as long as you mix it up. Thats what i think at least.
     
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    all SEO is manipulation...rate of intrusiveness varies based on project/site...
     
  16. archon10

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    White hat SEOs are the clueless noobs who have no clue what they are talking about or doing. There is no such thing as a white hat backlink builder.

    I'll take a black hat any day, because at least they aren't so retarded as to sell something they are clueless about and tell people they are doing something that's within Google's guidelines. White hat SEOs are terrible and clueless.
     
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    Apricot Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Honestly, I think the terms white and black hat are outdated. You use what technique's most appropriate for the result you want to achieve.

    Having said that, black hatters are almost always more knowledgeable because they've experimented and played around more. There's certainly lots of knowledgeable white-hats around but all the really good ones are ex blackhatters or play around with it on the side.