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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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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How to easily bypass Google and reach position one for any keyword using the Blackhat 301 redirect method

How to easily bypass Google and reach position one for any keyword using the Blackhat 301 redirect method

At the time of writing, the 301 redirect technique is pure gold and can be exploited to no end. This I can promise you. Since 2009 I have been involved in a fairly small niche centered around a brand of homeopathic skin care products. It was at this time, I launched a typical affiliate blog around the brand and created twelve, six hundred word articles of decent enough quality. I designed the site myself and created some eye catching affiliate buttons [...]

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