What does White Hat SEO means?

What is White Hat SEO? How many things or techniques are included in it? Can anyone tell me how it proves better for getting search engine result?
Guide me on this subject.

SEO techniques are classified by some into two broad categories: techniques that search engines recommend as part of good design, and those techniques that search engines do not approve of and attempt to minimize the effect of, referred to as spamdexing. Some industry commentators classify these methods, and the practitioners who employ them, as either white hat SEO, or black hat SEO.[39] White hats tend to produce results that last a long time, whereas black hats anticipate that their sites will eventually be banned once the search engines discover what they are doing.[40]
A SEO tactic, technique or method is considered white hat if it conforms to the search engines’ guidelines and involves no deception. As the search engine guidelines[26][27][28][41] are not written as a series of rules or commandments, this is an important distinction to note. White hat SEO is not just about following guidelines, but is about ensuring that the content a search engine indexes and subsequently ranks is the same content a user will see.
White hat advice is generally summed up as creating content for users, not for search engines, and then making that content easily accessible to the spiders, rather than attempting to game the algorithm. White hat SEO is in many ways similar to web development that promotes accessibility,[42] although the two are not identical.
White Hat SEO is merely effective marketing, making efforts to deliver quality content to an audience that has requested the quality content. Traditional marketing means have allowed this through transparency and exposure. A search engine’s algorithm takes this into account, such as Google’s PageRank.
Black hat SEO attempts to improve rankings in ways that are disapproved of by the search engines, or involve deception. One black hat technique uses text that is hidden, either as text colored similar to the background, in an invisible div, or positioned off screen. Another method gives a different page depending on whether the page is being requested by a human visitor or a search engine, a technique known as cloaking.
Search engines may penalize sites they discover using black hat methods, either by reducing their rankings or eliminating their listings from their databases altogether. Such penalties can be applied either automatically by the search engines’ algorithms, or by a manual site review. One infamous example was the February 2006 Google removal of both BMW Germany and Ricoh Germany for use of deceptive practices.[43] Both companies, however, quickly apologized, fixed the offending pages, and were restored to Google’s list
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dont buy links,
dont spam content

basically optimize your site according to visitors and you will see Google starts loving you

White hat seo means clean seo. Which dont contain any bad links and irrelevant links.

white hat seo are practices that are accepted to use in order to get better rankings, more traffic etc. these are techniques that are encouraged by the search engines. practices for both white and black hat seo including link building for example, but it is the way in which it’s done that makes it good or bad.

both techniques can get you results, but if you use black hat seo, you run the risk of your website being banned by the search engines. this can happen by using software submission tools for bookmarking sites and directory submissions. if better to do thing manually as you will not be seen as a spammer

hope this helps

means the seo tips are legal,you won’t get banned by using white hat

In simple word white hat SEO is the SEO who follows Google guidelines.

White hat SEO is the key to effective search engine optimization. If you’re not using white hat SEO methods, none of your SEO techniques will be effective. Creating content that attracts site visitors. A better use of page elements is to break up your page visually with SEO-friendly headings.

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