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  1. 5 New SEO Mantras to Replace Old, Inefficient Thinking

    Old Thinking: But my competitors who outrank me are still doing [insert black hat tactic]. SEO has changed and evolved, definitely for the better. Unfortunately, tempting as it may sound, there are just no SEO shortcuts that work long-term.

  2. Google's Matt Cutts on SEO: A Retrospective (2011-2013)

    This was a change to all that in which we saw that he is affected by what's going on around him, that black hat is almost a personal attack. A good reminder that there's very little black and white in the realm of SEO, just common sense.

  3. Google's Matt Cutts on SEO: A Retrospective (2006-2010)

    Linkbaiting is essentially white hat SEO. If you closed your eyes and didn't know who was speaking you'd almost think he was a black hat during this part. SEO Emails and Other Pubcon Musings By this point, Google's Matt Cutts had plenty of...

  4. Why SEO is About Pull, Not Push

    Those who lean towards manipulating search rankings through grey-black hat practices open themselves up to exposure and penalization. The best advice for executing SEO in 2014 is to always be open to new ways of thinking about the industry.

  5. Google Penalizes Social Video Advertising Site Virool

    Alexander Debelov, co-founder after all, not very many people are going to hire a company that strictly does black hat SEO, unless it's for a churn and burn site. It's also yet another company that has been penalized based on the work of an SEO...

  6. Google Torches Yet Another 'Undetectable' Link Network

    Just a week prior to this, Anglo Rank, a popular link selling service on a black hat forum, was targeted by Google for their paid links. If Cutts did request sibling networks they should target, I suspect they will get quite a list from either...

  7. From Old School to New School: SEO in Transition

    These may have been closer to Google's Webmaster Quality Guidelines than what the "black hat" SEO crowd did, but for the most part, they were still tactics. Even the so-called "white hat" SEO practitioners were focused on a variety of tactics.

  8. Old Sites vs. New Sites: Which Will Win in SEO?

    A domain name can earn authority in the eyes of Google mainly by having attracted the right links over many years and not resorting to black hat tactics. Investing in sufficient SEO and link building is also getting harder, because conversions on...