Is Rand Fishkin really this uninformed about SEO?

Is Rand Fishkin really this uninformed about SEO?

In a turn towards the bizarre Rand Fishkin has revealed that he is not the credible source of SEO information that people often view him as. One of his latest tweets raises the question, how much does Rand Fishkin really know about SEO? After spending some time looking through BHU Forum he tweeted:   Sometimes, I get an urge to scour the underbelly of the black hat world & buy stuff like http://t.co/TQve8Xe66R just to see what happens — Rand Fishkin (@randfish) February 1, 2014   Now most of you already know that what he is talking about is the BST selling expired domains with [...]

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Its Time You Ditched Gmail, Chrome, WMT, GA

Its Time You Ditched Gmail, Chrome, WMT, GA

Pushing my protection agenda and policy for Blackhatters I thought I'd urge you to make an effort to protect your self and your property from the attacker which is Google. Our best asset is being one step ahead of Google and not taking chances by believing they cant do that. We've done this many times before, we said they cant manually review the SERPS, we said they cant take down private blogs networks and we said they cant penalize websites for building backlinks but yet here we are, in a situation where all the impossible things have become a reality. So lets not [...]

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A Special New Year Message From Agent Blackhat

A Special New Year Message From Agent Blackhat

As we begin a new year, I feel it is worthwhile to look back and reflect on the choices we have made during the previous year. I don't have to explain to you that life is precious but I think it is hard to describe the true value of your own life and the time you invest. Please bear with me and my philosophical moment. When you begin to search for your goal in life, when you first think about what ultimately matters, I can only assume you would think the same as me. I think about the day I will [...]

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This is what happens when you bait Matt Cutts into an attack

This is what happens when you bait Matt Cutts into an attack

As a prologue, this post is about discovering the true depths that Google will go to, about learning how their current capabilities and the reach Google spam team have currently. Having Matt Cutts target me directly, we got an insight into just how far the Google spam team will go once you're targeted. Later in the post I look at ways to protect our sites from an attack in the future and remain anonymous, these are things we will have to adapt to as Google becomes more aggressive. Click here to discuss this post. The importance of becoming anonymous to Google post [...]

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A Blackhatter’s Manifesto – By CCarter

A Blackhatter’s Manifesto – By CCarter

My existence pre-dates your comprehension of the digital world. I was in the murky darkness that was created before there was a Google, when Yahoo was still a young pup, and AOL WAS the internet. The younger generation refer to those of us that existed in the 'before times' as Ancients. We know the true ways of the internet, we know it's vastness, it's capabilities and it's potential. We've seen brands, web properties, and even search engines come and go. Every next generation of internet marketers may seem like an eternity to you, but it's just a simple blink of an [...]

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