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Why whitehat is important

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by blackhatting, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. blackhatting

    blackhatting Regular Member Premium Member

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    Good read about how black hat link building can bite back:
    NY Times article
     
  2. sbw27

    sbw27 Regular Member

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    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.
     
  3. rover747

    rover747 Newbie

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    good read :) thank you
     
  4. shuichi85

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    Wow, good read :)
    Nice share.
     
  5. ash1ey

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    Nice read thanks man.
     
  6. blackhatting

    blackhatting Regular Member Premium Member

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    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 ;)
     
  7. flymethod

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    Interesting to think about...
     
  8. ivictus

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    Not a competitor, more likely a vested third party. Maybe a huge stockholder, or some JCP VP who got big bonus.
     
  9. clikityclankz

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    thanks for the read
     
  10. clikityclankz

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    i think ive herd bmw using blackhat at one time too. somewhere
     
  11. ┼blackrat┼

    ┼blackrat┼ Senior Member

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    So this is how things are going on whitehat seo section then...

    Ain´t it perfect how the media has to explain in every bit of detail what´s blackhat? Gives me the sensation that most people are still completely unaware of it and this is good news.
     
  12. hardinflash

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    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.
     
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  13. RightInTwo

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    Exactly...If you were to really follow Google's advice, ANY type of seo is black hat.
     
  14. Sprouts

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    Blackhat by name, whitehat by nature. :p
     
  15. Datalore

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    "There is no darkside in the moon, really.. As a matter of fact, it's all dark" - Pink Floyd
     
  16. oakley56fila

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    lol, interesting...
     
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    Thanks for the info, I will use it on my site
     
  18. Remington

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    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.
     
  19. theironlemming

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    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).
     
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    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.