Four Shocking Black Hat SEO Secrets
Black Hat SEO, sounds like a crime doesn’t it? Well it might not be illegal, but within the Internet Marketing crowd, it’s always frowned upon. I just wanted to clear the air about Black Hat SEO and I wanted to tell you that’s it is in fact totally ok!
Yah, it turns out that it doesn’t actually damage your site’s reputation and most importantly rankings. Its shocking news I know. I’m just kidding, but it’s probably surprising to some of you. Seriously, what’s up with everyone thinking Black Hat SEO is unethical or something? It’s not, it’s the way forward and the future of search engine optimization. Well, more like the present but you understand.
So here are some shocking facts about Black Hat SEO that will absolutely stun you!
1. It doesn’t damage your rankings and or site reputation. (unless abused)
2. It absolutely CAN sky rocket your site’s rankings and traffic flow.
3. The only reason you’ve been deceived about it being unethical or potentially dangerous is so the SEO guru’s can dominate the damn Internet while the white hatters struggle and wonder why their traffic is stagnant.
4. BILLION dollar companies started using automated link building software WAY before us marketers even heard of the term black hat.
So, judging from those facts you should be able to understand exactly why you’d be stupid not to take advantage of this magically thing called Black Hat SEO. But first, what the heck is it? Well…
It’s usually referred to as an unethical way of cheating the search engines into ranking your website. Or otherwise referred to as spamming the Internet. When really, it’s just automated link building. It’s taking normal link building methods and using technology to automate them. I.e. Using software to automatically create accounts on websites, post unique content which links to your site and so on.
Anyway, the whole point is that I am sick and tired of people calling this an unethical way of building backlinks. When the truth is that almost ALL good marketers are using Black Hat SEO to build backlinks on a large scale. As it’s their only option if they want to compete among the millions of Internet Marketers out there.
(Quick sidenote: I know some of you will think some of this article is incorrect, but I’m speaking from experience here. With my 50+ websites all on page 1 for their keywords, I actually do know what I’m talking about when it comes to SEO. Manual SEO does work and it can be really effective. Manually writing and submitting content out there, creating link wheels, mini-nets and so on. I’ve tried it myself and done pretty well with manual SEO. The purpose of this article is to teach you that you can use technology to automate GOOD SEO that complies with search engine terms.)
So why is this relevant? Well because I still see people manually building backlinks to their content which results in page 5+ rankings and basically no traffic whatsoever. So if you’re one of those people, it’s time to change. It’s time to stop mucking around and start taking advantage of automation. Now there’s basically good Black Hat SEO & bad Black Hat SEO.
The bad is creating thousands of user accounts and spamming sites to death with duplicate content directly linking to your sites. That’s one approach some people take, and sometimes it seems to work. The whole thing about Black Hat SEO getting you banned from search engines is sort of crap. Yeah, there are people who’ve been “banned”, de-indexed and placed in the mythical sandbox. So is it all true?
To some degree. Sites getting banned, de-indexed and “sandboxed” actually happens often due to people abusing automation. As sure, if you take a brand new website and spam a billion blogs with comments all at once. That might get you temporarily sandboxed. But, what you have to realize is that you must leverage technology. Like there are tools out there that you can use to create user accounts on article directories, blogs, web2.0s, forums and more. The same tools allow you to submit content and links to those sites automatically.
For some weird reason, that automation is being called unethical and against the rules. Truth be told, it’s just smart marketing. Why do things by hand when you can literally programme software to do it for you?
Speechless? I hope so…
Anyway the point is that you can unleash the fury with a few tools. Just be careful about building too many links too quickly or putting bad quality content out there. The problem with Black Hat SEO is that it can be easily misused. Literally by stealing content, doing 1 click spins and submitting it to several thousand sites in one go. Then there’s the smart way…
Writing good content, manually spinning it and making it completely readable. Then slowly submitting it to directories, web2.0s, press release sites and so on over a period of time that looks natural. It’s not about gaming the system, it’s about cutting corners, saving time and getting better rankings a lot faster. I’m sure you’ll here SEO companies tell you different, that you’ll be banned from Google in a few months.
I’ve heard a ton of guys say that, but I also know SEO professionals who use every tool, software & blog network under the sun. Google has actually devalued countless black hat techniques. The reason being because idiots are taking major advantage of them to sky rocket their rankings. BUT, only for a short period of time before being penalized. Google is 100% on to black hat techniques, so I say use what’s allowed. White hat SEO companies manually write and submit articles to directories and web2.0s, they also strategically link them together creating a flow of link juice to your website. So there’s no reason not to use a few tools to legitimately, automate the process of GOOD SEO and building QUALITY backlinks.
I’m generally a white hatter, I do everything according to the rules as it would be stupid not to. BUT, search engines say you’re allowed to build links to your own sites. So why not speed up the process by leveraging a little something called technology?
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