Black Hat SEO and White Hat SEO

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  1. mikeycane

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    How do you distinguish between Black Hat SEO and White Hat SEO?

    I think the black hat and white hat SEO discussion is just baseless. It is like discussing how black witchcraft is different from white witchcraft. In witchcraft, when you use a technique to manipulate the result of a situation, it is called black magic. The same applies to SEO. Any technique that is used to influence search engines is termed as ‘Black Hat SEO’. White Hat SEO is no different than Black Hat SEO in my opinion. It does almost the same thing so it is not any better than Black Hat SEO.

    Only when a particular SEO method, technique or tactic adheres to the search engine guidelines, it is known as white hat SEO method, technique or tactic. There is more to it than following guidelines. White SEO is also about making sure that the content indexed by search engines is the same content a user will see.

    In a nutshell, White Hat SEO is about content that appeals to the users. Though it is search engine friendly, it is mainly aimed at users. It is designed for users as opposed to manipulating results to one’s advantage.

    Black hat SEO uses illegal means and methods to improve search engine rankings. Such methods are not approved by search engines. A method that directs users to a page that is not the same as the page described in the search is referred to as Black Hat. Sites that make use of black hat methods had better beware! The consequences can be severe. Your ranking may be affected, you may be removed from listings, etc. Do not use such strategies if you don’t want to be punished by search engines.
     
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    Black hat SEO is the use of techniques that are unacceptable to search engines to boost a page's position in search results. The goal is to improve search engine result positions no matter what it takes to do it. White hat SEO is ethical SEO. It's SEO techniques that search engines accept. White hat SEO techniques are beneficial for site visitors as well as for search engines. Successful white hat SEO is slower than black hat SEO and is an ongoing process.
     
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    The simple difference is that white seo is legally done work and Black hat seo is not a legalized work.
     
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    Black hat SEO basically is a short-sighted solution to a long-term problem, which is creating a Web site that provides both a great user experience and all that goes with that. White hat SEO is consider as ethical SEO, as black hat SEO is consider as unethical SEO. White hat SEO techniques are beneficial for site visitors as well as for search engines.
     
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    Black hat SEO is search engine optimization that uses less than legitimate techniques to achieve results. White hat SEO is where rules are followed and approved techniques are used to improve a website search ranking. Black hat is where someone cheats to get the same result. White hat SEO is consider as ethical SEO, as black hat SEO is consider as unethical SEO.
     
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    Following are some of the expmales of balck hat SEO techniques

    Hidden text or links
    Misleading or repeated words
    Page does not match Google's description
    Cloaked page
    Deceptive redirects
    Doorway pages
    Duplicate site or pages.
     
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    its all about legalization. Depending on how they do the SEO. There are several techniques though..
     
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    Different methods utilized for SEO. One way to group these methods is with white hat SEO, black hat SEO, and gray hat SEO. White hat SEO is consider as ethical SEO, as black hat SEO is consider as unethical SEO. White hat SEO techniques are beneficial for site visitors as well as for search engines. Black Hat SEO goal is to improve search engine result positions no matter what it takes to do it.
     
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    White hat SEO is where you obey the search engine rules and do not use manipulative methods which would be against their TOS. Basically original content and natural links would be white hat.

    Black hat is where you disobey any rules which will be productive to your temporary search engine success. Black hats will use any means at their disposal to gain rankings and because of that they tend to get caught after a while.
     
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    Hi

    Interesting topic.

    Black hat is short-sighted. It destroys your business because it will get you banned by the search engines. And most, if not all, black hat methods get detected eventually.

    White hat helps your customers and the search engines. It grows your business.
     
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    White hat seo is where you obey the search engine rules and do not use manipulative methods which would be against their TOS. Basically original content and natural links would be white hat.

    Black hat is where you disobey any rules which will be productive to your temporary search engine success. Black hats will use any means at their disposal to gain rankings and because of that they tend to get caught after a while. That is why most good black hats recycle domains frequently and keep restarting new ones to keep the money flowing.

    The upside to white hat is long-term continued success. The up-side to black hat is short-term and perhaps faster success but which is limited. Black hat also takes some experience or you will get caught and banned before you make a dime
     
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    White HAT is the one in which Google or any other search engine dont have any objection but in Black Hat they have objection and can ban the IP or site. The search engine crawler are very conscious and alert for search things.
     
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    White hats tend to produce results that last a long time, whereas black hats anticipate that their sites may eventually be banned either temporarily or permanently once the search engines discover what they are doing.
     
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    What people need to understand is that your site will only ever be affect by blackhat methods is if search engines catch you. If they don't then you will not be affected. Of course those chances are slim, but I bet thousands of sites are ranking well due to blackhat methods.
     
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    White hat SEO is where rules are followed and approved techniques are used to improve a website search ranking. Black hat is where someone cheats to get the same result. White hat SEO is refer as ethical way and black hat SEO refer as unethical way.
     
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    This is great comparison information about the Black hat SEO and white hat SEO as these both techniques are used to get better ranking for the site. But Black Hat SEO consider as unethical SEO as it uses illegal ways. And White hat seo consider as ethical SEO as it make use of the some legal method to get higher ranking for the site.
     
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    The best thing to describe it is that if you use black hat SEO you are taking a big risk for your site to be penalized by search engines especially Google
     
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    There are various methods used for SEO. These are white hat SEO, black hat SEO, and gray hat SEO. White hat SEO is consider as ethical SEO, as black hat SEO is consider as unethical SEO. As white hat seo is acceptable by the search engines, and black hat seo is not acceptable by the search engine.
     
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    White hat SEO is the best safest technique to use for your search engine optimization for black and gray hat SEO are quite risky for your site
     
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    white hat SEO is safer but then some use black hat SEO. there are different techniques and methods that are actually used that are not actually shared to forums. strategies are not super open to the public.. but then, stick to white hat because it has a long lasting effect
     
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