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Why White Hat is Always Better

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by trooper, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. trooper

    trooper Regular Member

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    Not my article, but I found it interesting.

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    http://www.seomoz.org/blog/white-hat-seo-it-fing-works-12421
    What do you think? Do you agree or disagree?
     
  2. Dropdown

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    Summary: Instead of building BH links, spend time on looking for your audience and get them to your site.

    One word: BS. Why waste that much time? Nowadays it's 20 clicks with your mouse and a program starts building links automatically. Sure, you can do both, but don't understate BH
     
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  3. detinut77

    detinut77 Regular Member

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    disagree
     
  4. KlaAz0r

    KlaAz0r BANNED BANNED

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    I would say, depends on the website BH links can give you a nice boost : )
     
  5. lacy1978

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    I love the comments on all of Rand's posts. All love-stricken whitehatters...
     
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    This article was already shared on another thread :)
     
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    TheLinkGuy Power Member

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    Repost from another thread.

    SEOMoz sucks and so does there white hat philosophy. For as long as BHW methods work more efficiently, BH always reigns supreme.

    BH =/= being banned by Google. If you play the game smart, you'll always kick the white hats ass.
     
  8. kiladen

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    bh is better
     
  9. Longover

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    He has some points about content, but good BH sites have good content and know how to convert the visitor.

    But I look at BH as the way to compete with Google's stupid algo changes. Google clearly doesn't get it right even half the time. You'll see shit results ranking for just about every personal search that you make.

    The guy in the article is probably just mad because he got beat by a BH guy.
     
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    I firmly believe that every SEO professional, no matter how pious they act, has used black hat tactics on occasion. The real truth is that everyone is grey-hat.
     
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    I think its a mix of both :). You're at your own folly to completely discount each of the methods IMO.
     
  12. 1star

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    Agree if you plan to have your biz long term
     
  13. RandomPhantom

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    Whitehat for a longterm income.
    Blackhat for short term quick money.

    Both have it's good and bad sides.
     
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    It's a combination of both. I would never trade my black hat tools for anything. Will never go back to complete white hat practices. But you still need link building and white hat SEO as your foundation for any website.
     
  15. SEO Sage

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    Misinformation article imo. I believe as others have said before here... that mixing both is the way to go! Just don't overdo the BH lol!
     
  16. snwbrdstylee

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    I was once a white hat... that was before I started making money.

    Truth is, there is no reason at all to limit yourself to a "strict white hat code", it reminds me of those vegans who won't eat meat "because it's wrong"... meat wouldn't taste so good if it wasn't supposed to be eaten.

    Likewise, my SEO strategies wouldn't work so well if they weren't supposed to be used.

    Rand has his agenda selling his White Hat tools, it is in his best interest to denounce anything that isn't Cutts approved.
     
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    fluff like half the other stuff on that site. does anyone else think rand looks like ferris bueler with a beard?
     
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    WH was good 10 years ago when few people were into internet marketing. You now need BH to set you apart from thousands of competitors.
     
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    I've always believed you cannot even break the skin of blackhat marketing
    until you have mastered whitehat marketing.
    You can't cheat successfully unless you know the rules and can play the game.
     
  20. trooper

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    agree 100%