what are some example of grey hat SEO?

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guys please do let me know about the grey hat SEO and give me some example of grey hat SEO.
if any one know the history behind the grey hat SEO then please share it with us.
#grey #hat #seo
  • Profile picture of the author enderZ
    I don't believe in "gray" it is white or black, in other words, will Google punish you if you would knock on their office doors and say "this is what I'm doing".

    Some people consider method that Google has no way to find out as "gray" (they are becoming rare).

    Btw, when the PBNs started they were considered by many as "gray" (e.g., "I'm allowed to create mini sites on related subjects to my niche and link from them to my sites, right?", well, not if you start using all kinds of tricks to deceive Google so it won't know these sites are yours...)
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    • Profile picture of the author relesol
      Originally Posted by enderZ View Post

      I don't believe in "gray" it is white or black, in other words, will Google punish you if you would knock on their office doors and say "this is what I'm doing".

      Some people consider method that Google has no way to find out as "gray" (they are becoming rare).

      Btw, when the PBNs started they were considered by many as "gray" (e.g., "I'm allowed to create mini sites on related subjects to my niche and link from them to my sites, right?", well, not if you start using all kinds of tricks to deceive Google so it won't know these sites are yours...)

      thank you for your kind reply and its been very appreciable to give the suggestion!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author BradVert2013
    What do you mean by "gray hat SEO?"
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  • Profile picture of the author DanielTony
    I don't believe in gray hat, pink hat, red hat or something else hat SEO's. SEO is not like being in the google's first page overnight. You have to do hard word for it. If you don't you can't.
    Focus on your ON Page SEO and OFF Page. Do promotions and build backlinks as much as possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author Curtis2011
    Black hat = explicitly prohibited and punished by Google.
    White hat = perfectly acceptable.
    Grey hat = slightly shady in nature but technically indistinguishable from white hat, ie harder for Google to punish.

    An example of grey hat SEO is paid guest blog posting. Google doesn't like people buying links and always wants you to use "nofollow" when you post a guest blog post that was paid for. But people don't use "nofollow" and pay for blog posts anyways, and unless they outright tell you that it was a paid blog post, there is no way for Google to know that it is paid and not 100% natural.
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  • Profile picture of the author ignaciosports
    In seo you will have to focus only on your work.Do not bother about Grey hat, black hat and white hat just focus on your goal to achieve high website rank in search engines.
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  • Profile picture of the author melons
    It's called grey hat because it's in a grey area of being on the shady side of SEO or on the "good" side.

    Classifications aren't important if you see results.
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  • Profile picture of the author Whintaked40
    It is what its name suggests It is somewhere inside the middle of white and black and if utilized by a expert, can nevertheless be powerful. However, it is safe to say that taking a gray hat approach is playing with hearth if you?Re now not one 100% positive of what you?Re doing and given that we?Re predominantly content material-led now, it?S now not something i might advocate.
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    It's unbelievable that so many people on this forum don't know where to ask their questions....
    Example, this belongs in the SEO forum, it's clear as day and yet members who have been here for years simply ignore the fact...

    Are you all blind or just dense....
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  • Profile picture of the author shazim00
    Gray hat seo is blackhat and white hat both mixe that is Gray hat seo.Grey Hat SEO is the practice of using technically legal methods to improve your site rankings, but which are ethically dubious, and could one day become black hat.
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  • Profile picture of the author addy80
    submitting article on web 2.0 sites also count in greay hat. your backlinks purpose should be to get traffic and your anchor text should be show user behaviour.
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