Hey BHW, I'm a long-time reader who is finally giving black hat a try. Goal: To rank a newly built website for my family's business. Moz kw difficulty: 18-20 Resources: $1,500 USD, GSA Ser, FCS Networker, Captchasniper, (1) aged domain About me: I've read lots about black hat SEO, but I've never tried it. My family has a local small business that would benefit greatly if it could pull in some customers from Google. I've decided to use some black hat and white hat tactics to help my family out. Recently I lost my job, but thankfully I have money saved up. If I can succeed with this SEO project, then I would have learned a skill that can provide for me and my loved ones. Black hat strategy: Build a PBN network Create a tiered linking system Purchase social signals What I've done so far: About six weeks ago I built the base of the site, just to have some pages up and indexed. I've yet to add much written content and yet to do on-page optimization. About three weeks ago I ordered a link package from one of the marketplace providers. Without all the links being indexed yet and without yet doing on-page optimization, the website has gone from unlisted to page 9. I'm going to wait on the links to get indexed and then optimize the page before passing judgment on the service. I also applied to put my family's business on Google Local. I waited for them to send me something in the mail and I then verified the business, but I am yet to see it in Google's map. What's next: I'm interested in long-term success, not short-term victories. From reading BHW there are two factors in link-building that seem very important for those who want long-term investments: You want to have good, unique content on websites that look genuine, not like spam. This is so they can pass a manual review from Google (you don't want to get penalized). You want to have control over domains, because you don't want someone to come and take down your page or nofollow your links (like could happen to your web 2.0s). This is one reason people praise PBNs. With that said, I'm going to do most work in-house from now on to ensure quality. I'm going to apply for a no-interest credit card, just so I can have less pressure when making purchases. That means it may take a few weeks until I make any large purchases (like a PBN). For the time-being I'll start organizing for a tiered linking system. Tiered link building: Parasite sites and web 2.0 buffer sites It's time for me to do some research. Parasite sites In the past I've read parasite sites are a great way to add authority to your site (I'll have to re-read why that is a good thing - lol). Basically you open social media accounts for your money site (on Facebook, Youtube, About.me, etc). In each account you add a link to your money site. Then you blast those "parasite sites" with spam links. Web 2.0 buffer sites What should I do hear? FCS Networker is a service that builds Web 2.0s. I have access to this service, but I've heard that FCS Networker isn't any good. Does anybody have recent information on this? If I don't use FCS Networker, then I need to either build the web 2.0s manually or purchase them in the marketplace. Once I actually have web 2.0s built (and parasite sites), it's time to blast up... GSA Search Engine Ranker This is supposed to be the premier tiered link building software. Even though I have access to it, I don't really know much about it. Some have said I'll need to purchase Captchabreaker even though I already have Captchasniper. I believe I'll have to buy private proxies. I think I may need to get some spinning software. And I think I may need to get Scrapebox in order to find properties to build links on. Well, that's all for now. Next time to post I hope to share some of the information I've learned regarding tiered link building. If you've read this and have helpful information, I'd really appreciate it. Have a great day!