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    Talking How Do I Avoid BlackHat SEO Providers?

    I would love your tips on how to spot/avoid blackhat SEO providers. Also what are the most common blackhat tactics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by faithfirst1001 View Post
    What are the most common blackhat tactics?
    Keyword Stuffing: trying to stuff as many keywords as possible in the meta tags of a document, and Hidden Text: text that is hidden from the visitors view but is readable by a search engine bot, are very common in the world of BlackHat SEO.

    Doorway pages: pages that are created specifically for search engine bots; these pages are also choked full of keywords and phrases to help rankings, and Page Cloaking (commonly used with Doorway Pages): this occurs when the webmaster creates two separate versions of his/her page, one for search engines and one for the normal visitors, are some other tactics that are used.

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    Do some research online about SEO provider and check if anybody has complaint about them.

    Review SEO provider OR SEO Company's employees profile on Linkedin/Google maps. Check the SEO provider website, if he/she is doing any black hat techniques.

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    Blackhat SEO is unethical, treading near the criminal in certain instances, and a topic we generally don't like to explore at SitePoint. We're family-friendly in more ways than one. Besides, if you do a forum search, I estimate you'll find approximately one quintillion posts on the subject. Thread closed.

    However, here's a Google search to get you started on the subject.


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