Bad SEO Strategies & Black Hat SEO
Following bad SEO strategies will give you no chance of ranking organically on Google and other search engines. By following bad SEO strategies you are cheating the system, and Google is extremely intelligent, and will not hesitate to black list your website.
Following bad SEO practices is known as Black Hat SEO, and this is basically the process of violating search engine policies in order to get your website ranked as high up as possible. Many years a go this was common practice and it took a lot of work from search engines, especially Google, to get their algorithms perfect so people cannot spam and violate policies.
White Hat, Good SEO Strategies
There are some great techniques and guidelines you can follow for good SEO purposes. We have compiled a comprehensive list of some great SEO techniques that work, and that will keep you out of trouble. Read the article here. White Hat SEO is the good side of the search engine optimisation world.
Listed below are the No No’s of SEO, and you should make sure your website does not have any of these practices in place. If Google finds out that you are abusing their system, they will blacklist you and ban your domain. Other search engines will do the same, as they are also up to speed these days.
- Duplicate content
- Broken links
- Too many outbound links
- Parked domains
- Links from bad websites
- Thin affiliate websites
- Guest posts
- Nofollow links (#)
- Having links to partners and sponsors
- 301 page redirects
- Links from forums
- Redirects and no indexing
- Reciprocal links
- Adverts above the fold of the page with no content
- Affiliate websites in general
- Meta tag stuffing
- Poorly written and spammy content
There are many more, but these are some of the more important, and not well known, forms of bad SEO strategies.