SEO - BlackHat and WhiteHat

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i just started to work with a good rx affiliate program and im very happy with them.
but there are some things that i don't understand..

can someone please explain what's the difference between BlackHat SEO and WhiteHat SEO??
#blackhat #seo #whitehat
  • Profile picture of the author jordorules
    Originally Posted by lisacolins View Post

    can someone please explain what's the difference between BlackHat SEO and WhiteHat SEO??
    From my understanding it is that White Hat SEO are doing SEO the way Google and other SE want you to do it which is best for long term where as Black Hat SEO is doing SEO in a semi-acceptable or even unethical ways according to Google and the other SE. Black Hat is more short term and I understand people do it for fast lump cash as it couldn't last that long before the SE catch on.

    This link explains it well.

    Black Hat SEO vs White Hat SEO - Difference and Comparison | Diffen

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  • Profile picture of the author Ben West
    It's pretty much as jordorules said.

    To simplify things a bit more, this is all you need to know and consider.

    Black-hat is cheap and quick but has no long term future.

    White-hat is expensive and slow, but focuses on the long term.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave Kash
    Simply put

    Blackhat SEO: SEO that uses aggressive tactics which does not follow search engine rules.
    Examples of this include stuffing keywords, adding unrelated keywords to your page or aggressively spinning useless articles everywhere on the web.
    This is good if you want to make a quick buck, but in the long term it will hurt you. So I don't recommend this.

    Whitehat SEO: Opposite to Blackhat SEO.This is when you use SEO tactics that follow the search engine rules.
    In other words this is when you are doing the right thing.

    An example of this is producing quality content for your website visitors and regularly and consistently getting high PR backlinks to your website. I recommend this method because Google and other search engines are less likely to nail you and it is more likely that your website will stay o high in the rankings for a long time.

    Hope that helps
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    • Profile picture of the author sttbs
      Originally Posted by Dave Kash View Post

      Simply put

      Blackhat SEO: SEO that uses aggressive tactics which does not follow search engine rules.
      Examples of this include stuffing keywords, adding unrelated keywords to your page or aggressively spinning useless articles everywhere on the web.
      This is good if you want to make a quick buck, but in the long term it will hurt you. So I don't recommend this.

      Whitehat SEO: Opposite to Blackhat SEO.This is when you use SEO tactics that follow the search engine rules.
      In other words this is when you are doing the right thing.

      An example of this is producing quality content for your website visitors and regularly and consistently getting high PR backlinks to your website. I recommend this method because Google and other search engines are less likely to nail you and it is more likely that your website will stay o high in the rankings for a long time.

      Hope that helps
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  • Profile picture of the author kavyasharma561
    White hat SEO improve usability or accessibility of the site while it also improve SEO Factors.

    Black hat SEO potentially improve SEO factors, although it harms user experience in terms of human-computer interaction with a web resource or application.
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  • Profile picture of the author NilimaSarasvati
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    Here are the factors which are used to perform in Off-page SEO.
    1.) Black Hat SEO: Here all link-building task used to perform with the help of automation tool or else we can say that by using bot.
    2.) White Hat SEO: Here all the link-building task used to perform manually, it is very effective to increase the visibility of the site in SERP.
    3.) Gray Hat SEO: This is the combination of Black Hat SEO and White Hat SEO.

    Among this three the most effective process is White Hat SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yasin Rishad
    For long time white hat and for short time can be black hat
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  • Profile picture of the author chrisjohn93
    White hat SEO is to work on your website according to Google's Guidelines to get desire result.

    Black hat SEO is known as working against the rules and guidelines of Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author KylieSweet
    Originally Posted by lisacolins View Post

    can someone please explain what's the difference between BlackHat SEO and WhiteHat SEO??
    Black Hat SEO provides short-term duration of results and possible penalization from the search engines while White Hat SEO is giving quality results the builds reputation for the site.
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    • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
      Originally Posted by KylieSweet View Post

      Black Hat SEO provides short-term duration of results
      This is not necessarily true. There's different levels of risk associated with different tactics, and even how you proceed with them might make a huge difference. More advanced black hats can keep their stuff hidden for extensive periods of time, but they've probably paid their dues.

      In practice pure "white hat" is pretty rare. Our figurative hats are fifty shades of gray. Many are purchasing links, but several other forms of link building that you see casually tossed around on WF are against Google's TOS - or at least the spirit of it. For example, article directories and blog comments for backlinks are not something that Google would like to see.
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    Hi lisacolins

    The easy words:

    * WhiteHatSeo is a permissible practice that improves the performance of the search on the search engine;

    * BlackHatSeo is a practice that uses aggressive strategies of research, not just permitted.
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  • Profile picture of the author rosario1990
    Black is done by bot or a software and white hat is done manually. This the difference between the 2.
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    • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
      Originally Posted by rosario1990 View Post

      Black is done by bot or a software and white hat is done manually. This the difference between the 2.
      Not a good description. I know guys who run as much "white hat" operation as you can get, but they use tools such as Scrapebox. They're just not using the automation to spam.

      "Black hats" can get a lot of stuff done "manually", and some methods you see recommended on WF are basically manually posted spam.
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  • Profile picture of the author DavidFrank
    1.) Black Hat SEO: Here all link-building task used to perform with the help of automation tool or else we can say that by using bot.
    2.) White Hat SEO: Here all the link-building task used to perform manually, it is very effective to increase the visibility of the site in SERP.
    This is the correct differentiation between white and black hat SEO.
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    • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
      Originally Posted by DavidFrank View Post

      This is the correct differentiation between white and black hat SEO.
      You're right. If by correct you mean completely BS, that is.
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  • Profile picture of the author bryan2015
    Black hat seo not follow the search engine rules.On the other hand white hand seo always work with search engine rules.
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  • Since every possible definition and differences are discussed. I just want to convey the methods being used for blackhat and white hat. Comment spamming, email spamming, forced back links, URL cloaking are considered as blackhat techniques. On page optimization, relevant link building, content development, internal linking are considered as white hat techniques.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hemanth Malli
    Black hat SEO refers to techniques and strategies used to get higher search rankings, and breaking search engine rules.

    White hat SEO refers to the use of techniques and strategies that target a human audience opposed to a search engine.
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  • Profile picture of the author SureshHiten
    Black Hat SEO: Back-links created by using bot, it is not effective.
    White Hat SEO: Back-links created manually which is really good.
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      False. You can do 'white hat' with bots, as mentioned before. And, effective? That depends on your goals. If you want to make $1000 in the next week and you do it with black hat that cost you $50, it's quite effective. And some people can.

      And the week after, they start with another site and make themselves the money over again.

      And White Hat SEO is no SEO at all. Google doesn't like people doing any SEO, read their guidelines sometime.

      Originally Posted by SureshHiten View Post

      Black Hat SEO: Back-links created by using bot, it is not effective.
      White Hat SEO: Back-links created manually which is really good.
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  • Profile picture of the author andreajhon
    Black Hat SEO: There are some techniques, which violates search engine guideline to get higher search engine rankings in result pages. Its a manipulative technique but easy to get the result. Cloaking, Keyword stuffing are some of the examples.
    White Hat SEO : These are the techniques which obeys se guidelines, uses only ethical method to get results. such as social bookmarking, social media marketing, directory submission etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      You're right, except the ethical part. You can have black hat SEO and break no ethics rules, except Googles.

      What makes posting a crappy article on a number of directories more ethical than link cloaking?

      Originally Posted by andreajhon View Post

      Black Hat SEO: There are some techniques, which violates search engine guideline to get higher search engine rankings in result pages. Its a manipulative technique but easy to get the result. Cloaking, Keyword stuffing are some of the examples.
      White Hat SEO : These are the techniques which obeys se guidelines, uses only ethical method to get results. such as social bookmarking, social media marketing, directory submission etc.
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      • Profile picture of the author andreajhon
        Originally Posted by DABK View Post

        You're right, except the ethical part. You can have black hat SEO and break no ethics rules, except Googles.

        What makes posting a crappy article on a number of directories more ethical than link cloaking?
        Yes you are correct only except for googles.
        Posting crappy articles on a number of directories is not an ethical method, it would lead to content duplicity issue.
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        • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
          Originally Posted by andreajhon View Post

          Posting crappy articles on a number of directories is not an ethical method, it would lead to content duplicity issue.
          "Content duplicity" doesn't make sense. You may want to consult a dictionary.

          Are you trying to say that duplicate content is the thing that's unethical to you? For example newspapers get many of their stories from all sort of aggregators and agencies, and often they're basically posting the same article.

          In my opinion posting crap is somewhat unethical in the sense that you're littering internet for the rest of us who'd like to occasionally find something.
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          • Profile picture of the author andreajhon
            Originally Posted by DABK View Post

            You're right, except the ethical part. You can have black hat SEO and break no ethics rules, except Googles.

            What makes posting a crappy article on a number of directories more ethical than link cloaking?
            Originally Posted by nettiapina View Post

            "Content duplicity" doesn't make sense. You may want to consult a dictionary.

            Are you trying to say that duplicate content is the thing that's unethical to you? For example newspapers get many of their stories from all sort of aggregators and agencies, and often they're basically posting the same article.

            In my opinion posting crap is somewhat unethical in the sense that you're littering internet for the rest of us who'd like to occasionally find something.
            If you publish same content on different places without mentioning no index tag and source of the content that is unethical method.
            In case of news agencies, they will get information from same source but they publish that news in their own ways. Their target is content not seo.
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            • Profile picture of the author DABK
              Unethical how?

              If I publish my stuff on many sites, how is that unethical?

              If I am a crappy writer, how is that unethical?

              If I am a crappy writer and publish my stuff online, how is that unethical?

              If I am a crappy writer and publish my stuff on many sites, how is that unethical?

              What does no index tag have to do with anything ethical?

              Originally Posted by andreajhon View Post

              If you publish same content on different places without mentioning no index tag and source of the content that is unethical method.
              In case of news agencies, they will get information from same source but they publish that news in their own ways. Their target is content not seo.
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  • Profile picture of the author moneymagneto
    Here is an analogy - The Black Hat is the hookup buddy, the short term F-Buddy. The White Hat is Marriage material. But when you want a quick "Hookup" and short term satisfaction go Black Hat.

    LMAO
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  • Profile picture of the author SandraDLaurean
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    Black hat seo is a technique or strategies to rank high in search engine against the rules of search engine.It focuses only on search engine not on audience where as white hat seo is a technique & strategies mainly focused on audience & follow the rules of search engine.
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  • Profile picture of the author sanjay710
    Originally Posted by lisacolins View Post

    i just started to work with a good rx affiliate program and im very happy with them.
    but there are some things that i don't understand..

    can someone please explain what's the difference between BlackHat SEO and WhiteHat SEO??
    BLACK HAT SEO : Black hat seo techniques are used by any seo to get instant results without considering Google webmaster rules. Google doesn't like such techniques and They will punish us for these activites like spammy comments, mirror sites, expired domain, page hijacking, keyword stuffing etc.
    WHITE HAT SEO : These seo techniques follows Google's Webmaster Rules. If we'll do it in a proper way, we'll get 100% orangic SERPs without any Google hit. On page and Off page are two types of white hat seo
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  • Profile picture of the author heris charles
    White hat SEO means doing SEO Techniques conforming to the quality guidelines recommended by search engines.
    Black hat SEO is used by people trying to cheat search engines and soon or later they are penlized.
    So if you want your site to be ok in the future – don’t use Black Hat SEO.
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