Difference between Ethical and Natural SEO

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  1. jaysh4922

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    Can anyone explain to me the difference between Ethical and Natural SEO?
     
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    Actually, they are almost the same. When we say Natural SEO, it means that you do it manually or you don't use any automated software for your link building. Ethical SEO is doing SEO strategies conforming to the guidelines, rules and policies of search engines.
     
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    when we are natural then we behave like the users, as different users putting our links and every one has different anchors, placements etc and ethical means you don't go against the rules of Google & other search engines.
     
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    Ethical is the way of doing the age old SEO techniques of Link building (for example) abiding to the new generation updates.
    Natural SEO I feel is the trying to do the link building activity but more on the realistic way of getting links. Might be a blogger or an author can review you and include your product/service in his post and provide you a backlink in that post. This is very legitimate way as people are evaluating you and you have an edge in the market - the most natural way!
     
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    I would agree with this, hmmm, as far as these two terms are used, they seem to mean as appropriate way of doing SEO, which also means acquiring links where in it abides with the rules of Google.
     
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    As my point of view both are same, Natural SEO, means that you do submission manually or you don't use any automated software for link building, & in case of Ethical SEO makes your link building look natural to search engines.
     
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    Natural and ethical SEO, as pointed out above are similar but there is a difference. I won't go into 'unethical' and 'unnatural' SEO in too much detail but Bing gave a useful definition as a broad starting point a few months ago as 'if you knew the link was coming before you got it, then it probably wasn't natural'. Another way of looking at it is that if you controlled the link, wrote the article it's included in before providing it to someone to post, that's not natural.

    So having laid that brief bit of background, it is ethical to do things that aren't 'natural' in SEO. For example, it is totally ethical to make an amazing piece of content and then connect on social media, e-mail (if they invite contact on their site), press outreach, and so on, to get coverage of that content (and links to it). Those links aren't entirely 'natural', however as you actively took steps to get them directly.

    Fully natural SEO may/may not be possible in all niches but an idealistic example would be a blog writer who never asks anyone to link to his/her site but simply produces amazing content and shares it passively on social media etc. Eventually they build up an amazing reputation and people start naturally (without being asked or actively shown the content by the owner) linking to it.

    I'd say it's naive to expect that every time you try to naturally build an audience, that you'll be successful, so marketing your content (hence undertaking some ethical, but not natural SEO) to potential sharers and linkers is going to be essential for most. However, if the content you're producing doesn't ALSO get some natural exposure and links that you didn't ask for, then you have to consider whether your content is hitting the target audience, or if it's simply not good enough.
     
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    Ethical SEO can be defined as search engine marketing using only techniques and strategies that search engine consider to be acceptable. By adopting an ethical approach, you will ensure that your website will be optimized for both search engines and your users.
    Search engine optimization(SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine's unpaid results is called as natural, organic, and earned results.
     
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    First of all Ethical Seo means remaining in the rules and limitations set by the search engines to keep the things going Smooth by building links and Blogging etc.

    Natural Seo means your website gets promoted by your users for its good services you don't have to put much efforts the cycles goes on by itself.
     
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    Mainly Ethical SEO and Natural SEO are same when we do SEO manually without using any automated software and by following SEO protocalls this method is called Ethical SEO.
     
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    Ethical and natural seo's are both in the same meaning and that is positive or white hat seo.
     
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    Both it is the same what I personally feel like in natural seo all the links which is manually made by you for your particular web page. Ethical it mean doing manually, but instead of new techniques we used the old technique which very slow procedure.
     
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    Ethical SEO is something which you would be doing as per google's guidelines. You will be building the links of your own. But natural SEO is somewhat you would preferably gain a demanding set of link building from the public. I mean to say that public either directly or indirectly would do the link building for you. They will share your links in various ways. Only one thing is your products, services, content has to be extremely genuine and striking to pull out the public's attention.
     
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    I would like to thank you for explaining the difference between Ethical and Natural SEO so deeply. Previously I didn't know this difference. Thanks a lot.
     
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    I think no difference b/w ethical and natural link building, Right?
     
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    Ethical seo refers an seo practice, follow guidelines providing by Search Engines as well Natural SEO if your website got backlinks without any your efforts or others website will provide your reference naturally for some topic with your website back links comes under natural seo.
     
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    There is no ethics in SEO. No moral category at all. How could writing hundreds of 10-minute junk articles be more "ethical" than content cloaking or keywords stuffing? It simply IS NOT. It's simply a matter of what that self-proclaimed deity likes and what methods are more risky.
     
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    We can say both are same thing for search engine. Natural and Ethical both are perform to under the Google rules and guidelines. They make spam free link, that are acceptable for search engine.
     
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    Ideally both Ethical as well as natural SEO comes under one umbrella as both can be done only by following the Google webmasters guidelines and without spamming. Natural SEO counts as the process of getting natural and original links getting from various resources which can be reviews, feedback, and many other things. In ethical SEO, we try to do link building by following all the guidelines and does not spam as well as on high domain authority and reputed websites.
     
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    Unfortunately, because the type of behavior you describe has been going on since search engine marketing began, the SEO industry has developed, and in most cases it is well-deserved, a bad reputation. There are, however, a few ethical SEO firms and practitioners who are willing and able to do, as you call it, "what that self-proclaimed deity likes". Whether we like it or not, the "self-proclaimed deity" has become the most popular search engine in the world, and billions of people use it to find the information, products, and services they need. Instead of continuing to "paint us with the same brush", it would be more helpful to encourage those who wish to learn SEO to use the ethical methods, and to discourage those who continue to spread the unethical ones. For those who wish to hire an SEO firm, teach them how to find the ethical firms, and discourage them from hiring those who will tell them what they want to hear just to take their money.
     
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