One click away from the top SEO websites right on your Google homepage – Is this useful to you?

One click away from the top SEO websites right on your Google homepage – Is this useful to you?

If like me, you have bookmarks coming out of your ears and you find it difficult to organize them, you should enjoy what I recently stumbled upon! I found it while Googling my blog name to see who is citing me. Put simply, it is a replacement homepage for your Google.com search. The page is very concise and contains all of the most popular SEO/Blackhat related properties around the web. So instead of cluttering up your bookmark toolbar, you can now [...]

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Frustrated with Google’s new Keyword Planner Tool? This other little tool can make life easier!

Frustrated with Google’s new Keyword Planner Tool? This other little tool can make life easier!

I'm about to embark on a new blog series where I start again in affiliate marketing, documenting my journey as I go, using whatever I have available to turnover a profit through building sites, ranking them and converting visitors. I've already started this journey and have been researching and planning for some time, however there are always new challenges and hiccups ready to test us. Recently we saw Google go tits-up again and dismantle the Google Keyword Tool, replacing it with [...]

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One blackhat site to rule them all? A blackhat website that continues to rank through Google’s penalties

One blackhat site to rule them all? A blackhat website that continues to rank through Google’s penalties

A website which has continued to elude me in discovering its ability to rank so well is pill.adipexcart.com. I've been tracking this particular site in RankRanger since May 2013 and surprisingly it continues to rank for extremely hard keywords even today. Why surprisingly? Well because it ranks with pure spam of course and engages in some very dubious behaviour. It's not simply the fact that it ranks highly, it is the continued longevity of its ranking despite many glaring flaws which [...]

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Is the fat lady singing for PageRank?

Is the fat lady singing for PageRank?

As far as I can remember there has not been such a long period between PageRank updates. Matt Cutts has stated fairly recently that PageRank could be on its way out(at least from public view I think). At the time this video was released, davidsmithseo.com made a relevant post with some great points to consider about the usefulness of PageRank to users versus SEO specialists. PageRank is often used by link sellers and spammers as a gauge for how valuable a [...]

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A little hack that increases CTR by forcing Google to display review stars in search results

A little hack that increases CTR by forcing Google to display review stars in search results

Want to be the first to discover techniques like this? Then join the Blackhat Mastermind Forum! Click here for The Blackhat Mastermind Forum This is a neat little trick which will almost definitely boost click-through rates from Google SERPS. I'm not sure how long this will last but it is certainly something I've started using so hop on while you can. I recommend using this very sales focussed sites and ecommerce sites. I tested this trick recently and found it to work [...]

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Join The Blackhat Underground Community

Join The Blackhat Underground Community

This page is a little old now, but I'll leave it up for the sake of documenting and directing users. I feel we've outgrown the description on this page, we've become much more. We are very protective over the group and we don't let many people in because we want to ensure that the group is secure. If you'd like to apply to join then PM me on the forum, otherwise feel free to take part in our public section. [...]

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How to create solid ranking reports for SEO clients with RankRanger – Download a Free template!

How to create solid ranking reports for SEO clients with RankRanger – Download a Free template!

Tracking rankings in major search engines is one of the most crucial parts of SEO. Having the capability to see your current Search Engine positions is essential to being able to make intelligent decisions for your website.  If you want to provide accountability to clients as an SEO provider or progress smartly in business you need feedback on the current state of the website. Throughout the years I've tried all kinds of SEO rank checking tools in an attempt to find [...]

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This is what happened to 18 blackhat sites after Penguin 2.0

This is what happened to 18 blackhat sites after Penguin 2.0

According to Matt Cutts there was a data refresh and update to Penguin which Google is now internally referring to as Penguin 2.0. This new iteration Google admitted in a February webmaster hangout video that Penguin runs more regularly than stated, I believe it runs every one to two months judging by some of the videos from Google and events they speak at. You can find Matt Cutts post here. So what does this mean for SEO? Well first we should look [...]

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Understanding the current state of Google’s SERPs

Understanding the current state of Google’s SERPs

Up until just after the Caffeine update in 2009, launching a new website with the intention of gaining organic traffic was a difficult, but relatively simple exercise of creating the strongest website in your niche. It was a linear but very competitive climb to the top which often resulted in the sites with the most/best links hitting the top five positions in SERPS. The state of the SERPS was stable but in direct conflict with Google's anti-spam and PageRank manipulation [...]

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