Black hat SEO is the fastest way to get organic search traffic.
At least that’s what I used to say back in 2012. SEO used to be all about manipulating search engines, you know why?
Because it worked! in this article, I’m going to show you how I was making around $10k a month using black hat SEO techniques when I was 14!
The world has changed, Google got a lot smarter with their search engine algorithm. so most of the techniques I used, are now completely useless. be careful with using them, you might get yourself penalized!
What is Black
Black hat SEO is a branch of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) a number of unethical techniques and tactics that are widely used by website owners to improve website ranking without satisfying the searcher intent.
#1 Keyword Stuffing
(It’s the best way to get yourself banned by Google!)
#2 Buying/selling backlinks
(Widely used among small startups.)
#3 Hidden links/texts
(They’re mostly ignored by Google.)
#4 Auto-generated backlinks (GSA, SEnuke TNG)
(Very dangerous and not effective in 2019)
#5 Redirecting an expired domain to your main website
(My favorite strategy of all time 🙂 )
#6 Buying fake traffic (doesn’t affect Google Ranking directly)
(It doesn’t affect PageRank or Domain Authority but it’s widely used by a lot of Blackhat
#7 Sending Negative SEO to your Competitors
(low-quality spammy redirects or links from “bad” websites, or sneaky claims.)
#8 Blog Comments
(Linking to your website in blog comments)
#9 Creating Massive Duplicate Content
(Google usually doesn’t penalize for creating duplicate content, but expect a drop in your search engine ranking!)
#A Private Blog Networks (PBN’s)
(Building a network of blogs, and linking to your money site.)
#B Forum Link Building
(Linking from your forum post/profile to your main website.)
Manipulating Google Suggest (Google Instant)
(Yes, it’s possible!)
Buying Social Signals/Shares
It doesn’t affect ranking, but helps to look more
Buying Fake Google Traffic (CrowdSearch)
Are you wondering how I did it?
Ok, Let’s get started!
The first thing I did I searched for high-quality expiring domains all over the internet with some existing PageRank (+3). I was lucky enough to find a good one in less than an hour.
P.S: Google doesn’t update its PageRank publicly anymore.Good news: There are some other alternatives such as Moz DA, or Ahrefs DR
The reason behind doing that is, Google strongly prevents new websites from showing up in the first results of Google (Google Sandbox), and also expiring domains have some domain authority and link juice, which makes it a lot easier, and faster to rank!
Google doesn’t like new websites AT ALL!!! Trust me on this!
Do you need to find an expiring domain?
Don’t worry! I got this covered!
Expiring Domain Checklist:
#1 Is it Indexed in Google and Bing?
#2 DR (Ahrefs): +20
#3 TF (Majestic): +10
#4 Spam Score (Moz) : >2
#5 Age: +3
#6 Wayback Machine (NO ADULT CONTENT!)
#7 Any Spammy links/Anchor Text (Ahrefs)?
#8 Domain Relevancy : +
Let’s start with ExpiredDomains.Io:
(Because It’s free, right?)
Ok, let’s find an excellent expiring domain.
Select “Advanced Search” and this section pops up.
Choose the main keyword in your niche, “SEO” for example.
And now, we have to shortlist the domains by age and domain authority .
I recommend using the expiring domain checklist (click here).
Once I purchased the domain, I had to make sure that I have some valuable assets on my website because at the end of the day, ranking #1 on Google doesn’t mean anything, if your website doesn’t look trustworthy.
When you’re doing a pure Black hat SEO, You need to look natural, right?
Articles are one of the best ways to hide your shady tactics 🙂
I EXTREMELY suggest you write 10-15 unique articles, publish each of them once a week.
Tip 1: If you use
Web 2.0 Link Building Strategy
Right after I published the articles on my website, I bought 500 high-quality
Web 2.0 Backlinks are the links from Blogging Platforms such as Blogger or Tumblr and they used to be a very effective strategy when I started doing black hat SEO 7 years ago. They’re less important now and might get your website penalized. so be careful!
After 3 weeks, I observed a huge jump in my website ranking, I started getting 350-500 unique visitors daily.
How cool is that? That’s the power of black hat SEO 😉
GSA, SEnuke TNG Link Building Strategy
Warning: This is the most outdated, dangerous method that I can come up with in my black hat SEO campaigns!, it’s simply very dangerous in 2019, and I wouldn’t suggest it if you’re thinking long-term.
Once I reached 500 visitors a day, I started sending GSA links to my another website 301 redirecting it to my main website.
Guess what happened?
I built 61,100 GSA links and almost tripled my visitors in less than 2 months!!
Once I reached 7,500 visitors per day, I signed up with Amazon Affiliate and added some affiliate products on my website.
Guess what happened?
I waited for 2 months to grow more visitors, and improve my ranking but after all, I had a %1.1 conversion rate, which wasn’t considered great in my niche. I felt most of my visitors aren’t converting into actual customers.
That was a problem!
You know why?
I had to pay an insane amount of money to Hostgator for maintaining my website!
I was literally giving up, I knew I had to make a decision.
I contacted my friend Hans, he’s now a successful entrepreneur in Germany.
He suggested me to use Google AdSense to make some instant money. But at the end of the day, I knew I had to improve my conversion rate!
Using Black hat SEO tactics was my only strategy at that time, I was really bad at selling and marketing!
I stopped using GSA and black hat SEO tactics, instead, I started creating lead magnets.
I had to remove all of my affiliate products to make my website more user-friendly, and get more people into my email list.
Thanks to Email Marketing (and my Black Hat SEO skills :D) I was making around $7,000 EVERY MONTH!
Email Marketing is the most effective way to increase your ROI and conversion rate when you’re using affiliate marketing.
I started building links again to get more people into my website.
By the end of the sixth month, I reached $10k per month.
Can you really make money online by just spamming the web?
The answer is yes, but it doesn’t worth it in the long run!
I hope you enjoyed this article.
Do you think Black Hat SEO is a great way to grow an online business?
If so, Please let me know your thoughts and comments on this.