Category "Digital Marketing"

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 [...]

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It’s Time You Ditched Gmail, Chrome, WMT, GA

It’s 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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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So you saw a case study of a site which passed Penguin 2.1 using only spam?

So you saw a case study of a site which passed Penguin 2.1 using only spam?

There is a destructive trend across the Blackhat world right now which is going to cause a lot of problems for people. Mixed signals on the causes of penalized sites and case studies on sites using Blackhat techniques which seemingly didn't get hit are challenging what we've learned from Penguin 2.1 so far. Don't fall into the trap, most of the sites that used spam to rank and seemingly passed by Penguin 2.1 were very young sites. I have young sites [...]

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Adapting to change and evolving around the predatory Penguin! – Are you ready to adapt to change?

Adapting to change and evolving around the predatory Penguin! – Are you ready to adapt to change?

Down to business, the recent updates have been a win for Google as many blackhat sites were penalized. Google's continued dedication to penalizing sites they believe are violating their TOS is starting to payoff if you discount the huge collateral damage. It was quite a sight to observe such widespread damage, I've not seen an update this hard hitting before, it was the web equivalent of the atomic bomb. So why am I so excited? Well, I'll let Jeff Goldblum explain... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkWeMvrNiOM In many [...]

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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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