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Is black hat top search engine optimization legal?

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by Guru (32.5k points)
The name itself screams "unethical". Legality is ofcourse another matter as such tricks and stuff are definitely not addressed by law. The one thing that is generally agreed though is that they are considered harmful to your website.

more here: http://websearch.about.com/od/seononos/a/spamseo.htm
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by Regular (1.2k points)
This is a technique used by website/blog owners to increase their pagerank..but this is often temporary and not preferred as this is compared with a spamming technique.
It just aims in atrracting the crawling methods of google spider.Search engine avoids those sites with use this technique.
Techniques like keyword stuffing(just including the compony/service name in possible places without any definite meaning),unnatural backlinks(creating links by paying money/illegal method)
It only focuses on ranking and not on the end user...hence it is often like a mirage wherein if people access the site they will soon have an idea that the site is spam. Service providers like http://www.thewebpole.com/search-engine/seo-services.aspx?ci=1800&prog_id=447401 provide Search Engine Visibility Service through which they help the user to get the desired pagerank through their legal and ethical ways.
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