Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by blackhatting, Feb 13, 2011.
Good read about how black hat link building can bite back:
NY Times article
Good read...I can't believe how dump such a big company could be. Good job firing the SEO company...that sort of link building style is so 2006 and is dumb as crap.
good read thank you
Wow, good read
Nice read thanks man.
Think about if JC Penny truly wasn't behind the link building, rather a competitor built the spammy links then notified big G... reminds me of the competition flagging ads on CL
Interesting to think about...
Not a competitor, more likely a vested third party. Maybe a huge stockholder, or some JCP VP who got big bonus.
thanks for the read
i think ive herd bmw using blackhat at one time too. somewhere
Bah, WTF really is whitehat anyways? create a website and hope people come visit it? I think that's where most of us started right? How exactly did that work out for us? IDK, maybe I was the only poor bastard that simply believed if I created great content I was going to magically get this wonderful flow of traffic and gobs of money.
Exactly...If you were to really follow Google's advice, ANY type of seo is black hat.
Blackhat by name, whitehat by nature.
"There is no darkside in the moon, really.. As a matter of fact, it's all dark" - Pink Floyd
Thanks for the info, I will use it on my site
After SEVEN YEARS, I suddenly noticed that a whitehat site I made way-back-when was actually getting gobs of traffic with no particular efforts on my part.
I immediately slapped AdSense on it, and now it makes about $3/mo.
The same is true for a couple of other content sites I made of about the same age.
That's how it worked out for me.
Needless to say, I have no interest in making any more "great content" sites.
Article is nothing but media sensationalism. The media can't even define blackhat and the big G has no way to decipher the mass amounts of seemingly legit links blackhat programs drop (ie xrumer).
Internet marketing has become too competitive that you cannot just rely on your whitehat sites to succeed. You still need to employ various blackhat techniques to make sure those sites of yours bring money home. The real key to success is being able to perfectly cover your tracks. Remain invisible to the main search engines while you are visibly making money.
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