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  1. Search Engine Optimization Companies: Break Google's Rules to Get Top Rankings?

    This stands for Cross-Site Scripting; a well-known black hat tactic (it doesn't get any more black hat that this). Top SEO Company or Top Spam Company? Participate heavily in comment spam. It's mostly blog comment spam.

  2. 4 Recent Changes to Search That Make SEO Easy as Finding Hidden Treasure

    Many will put websites at risk with black hat or spammy practices. As the number of websites exploded, the search engines responded with increasingly complex algorithms to improve quality of search engine results in an attempt to create a level...

  3. SES San Francisco Keynote: Google's Matt Cutts & Patrick Thomas on Search Engine Censorship

    Should a search engine filter content such as violent images, pornography, malware, spam, personally identifiable information, hate content, hacking instructions, bomb-making instructions, pro-anorexia sites, Satanism and witchcraft, necrophilia...

  4. 3 Hard Lessons to Learn From Penguin: Be Relevant, Be Balanced, Keep it Real

    Jonathan Allen wrote an excellent post covering what happened to one small business site that for two years has been deriving its ranking by using mainly black hat SEO tactics – from article spinning, buying links, forced anchor text, to inbound...