October 11, 2011

Black Hat SEO and how to do it

There is this thing referred to as Black Hat SEO. The definition is always debated amongst search engine experts. In Wikipedia they define it as the deliberate manipulation of search engine indexes. If that was the case, then all SEO’s and companies wanting to advance in the search engines, would be black hat SEO employers.

I define Black Hat SEO as activities where you automatically steal, hack, generate filthy, link drowning content to support your greedy ambitions in the search engine result pages. Practices such as content scraping, cloaking, comment spamming, database mining, pingcrawl, auto submitters and naturally – hacking of exposed servers, falls into the category.

Beginning my Black Hat Tools journey

I have previously bought links. A practice I recognize as gray. I have never hacked a website, or employed automated link building tools to create serious link influxes to my websites. Yes I have actually automated social bookmarking, but not the nasty kind.

From today, that will all change. I am tired of not knowing, and will start a journey to research which of the tools out there work and which don’t. I have set a budget of $10,000 USD. My goal will be to purchase tools until that sum is spent. Here are my rules:

  • The majority of content on the website shall be auto generated
  • All back links shall be built automatically
  • I am allowed to engage with users in social media, but I am not allowed to generate the content myself
  • The domains have to be new
  • I am not allowed to break any laws

What tools shall I test?

I have a short list of approximately 10 tools including some I am going to order custom versions of. I suggest you send me an e-mail to jesper.joakim.astrom@gmail.com if you want me to try out your service or if you know of a service you think I should buy and test.

Why do I want to try Black Hat tactics?

First of all I want to know if they make any sense. Can you still spam your way to the top in Google? I want to learn every detail of executing them. I need to know. Then I want to share this knowledge. What works shall be put into the toolkit. What doesn’t work shall be told. If we are to progress, we need to research, investigate and examine.

Plus. I think it will be loads of fun.

Feedback. Anyone?

  • N!cklas, October 11, 2011 Reply

    When will this start and what tools are to be used? Any chance you'll be testing Fantomas Shadowmaker?

    Looking forward to learn about your results and compare to what I've learned myself. As you said:
    research, investigate and examine

    • Jesper Astrom, October 11, 2011 Reply

      Hey, the idea with the project is to test everything I can afford for 10 000 USD. So, I guess I'll try it out :)

  • Jonas Lejon, October 13, 2011 Reply

    But isn't like hacking illegal? I would not like to see you end up in jail Jesper :)

    • Jesper Astrom, October 14, 2011 Reply

      That is correct! Hacking is illegal, and I won't do illegal things. However... I have hacked one of my own wordpress installations... just to feel like neo in matrix :D

  • Seotjejen, November 1, 2011 Reply

    Interesting! I am not a huge supporter of these techniques myself, but I have to admit I have never really tried most of them, so I hope you blog about this afterwards.

  • JeremyQ, November 20, 2011 Reply

    Love this! Would be interested in seeing the results... especially since the test is using your $10K and not mine. LoL.

    By the way, "I want to learn every detail of executing them"... hilarious!

  • Riba, November 22, 2011 Reply

    Haaah, this is one of the better ideas I have ran across lately. :)
    While not a supporter of BH methods I've occasionally toyed with them but never had time or funds (and inclination!) to seriously consider them. If this goes through, I'll be following the results with interest.
    Keep us posted.

  • Andreas, February 7, 2012 Reply

    How does the test go? :)

    • Jesper Astrom, February 22, 2012 Reply

      I will probably not publish the results :) but if you want to we can go through them one on one...

      • Andreas, March 1, 2012 Reply

        Yeah, that would be awesome if we could do that :)

  • N!cklas, June 4, 2013 Reply

    What happened to this project? Did it run at all...?

    • Jesper Astrom, June 6, 2013 Reply

      Yes :D It is very much active indeed. But no need for a public eye. However, do you live in Stockholm?

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