Help Me/Question What Is The Difference Between Black Hat, White Hat, And Grey Hat, Seo Method?

steve taylor

White Belt
I read about this topic when I am learning hacking technique where the meaning of the white hat hacker is authorized hacker which is work for organisation to detect hole in the system. Black hat hacker can hack any website for their personal benefit, where as grey hat hacker doing their work for get popularity in the market. Is these definitions also right for SEO methods.
 

dcristo

Content Writer
White Hat SEO refers to techniques that are in-line with Google's webmaster guidelines.

Black Hat SEO refers to aggressive techniques to gain higher search engine rankings, with no regard for the published guidelines.

Grey Hat SEO falls somewhere in-between White Hat and Black Hat SEO.
 

Manish Mishra

Content Writer
A white hat seo is a technique that stays for long, it takes a fairly well research work (on page & off page) on a website to carry out a good ranking in the search engines.
On the against, black hat is technique is like fooling search engines and gain a good ranking in search engine result in quick time. It takes less time because you use many black hat seo methods that SE's prefer not to keep in their concept such as, doorway pages, manual link building, cloaking, hidden links, etc,

Grey hat seo is a method that follows the most of the white hat technique but considers a few black hat as well considering it won't hurt the website ranking in coming times. It takes an average time but a good search position result.
 

dcristo

Content Writer
Manual link building isn't necessarily a black hat technique. It is frowned upon to pay for links, but you can manually build links, with it being obvious you paid for the link. Google might like to think they know everything, but they don't.
 

Manish Mishra

Content Writer
For me, if i were the search engine, i will welcome anything and everything that comes naturally. I believe, i am not biased if i have to deal with link building since i am not human and am only a set of programs or instructions or so called a Google algorithm.
 

dcristo

Content Writer
For me, if i were the search engine, i will welcome anything and everything that comes naturally. I believe, i am not biased if i have to deal with link building since i am not human and am only a set of programs or instructions or so called a Google algorithm.
Precisely. So as a good SEO, it is your responsibility to build links that look natural. Google's webmaster guidelines are exactly that, guidelines. But it should not be taken as gospel.
 

niranjan kumar

White Belt
  • Black hat
Black hat techniques is used for gaining quick visitor for site, but black hat is illegal in search engine optimization.
  • Gray hat
Gray hat is a well known search engine optimization technique. Some time they act as a black hat and some time they act as a gary hat.
  • White hat
Well education seo professional.
 

Zirkon Kalti

Content Writer
Black hat is an unethical SEO technique which search engines do not approve to use for helping one's site to get the desired ranking. Spammers hope that they can keep on using their black hat tactics until they are being detected by the search engine. If they get detected by the search engine, their sites will be banned, deindexed and removed from the search engine listing.

White hat refers to the SEO techniques recommended by search engines. White hat tactics are being outlined in the Google Webmaster and Bing Webmaster guidelines. White hat SEO is slow and takes a few years to help you achieve a high ranking for various keywords. You must get the links naturally instead of using shortcut ways such as buying them and consistently add fresh content into your site.

Grey hat is in between black hat and white hat, refers to techniques like keyword spamming and article spinning using close synonyms that make the article make sense, in hope to get away from the penalty of the search engine.However, you must keep in mind that the search engine is constantly updating their policy so what is considered as grey hat techniques may become black hat techniques ultimately.
 

Swati Mishra

Content Writer
A black hat is the technique to fool search engines and gain the results in quick time. A white hat is a process to achieve the search engines ranking that comes naturally and when the black hat and white hat, both the processes combines it becomes a grey hat seo.
 

bharath

Staff member
There is nothing difference unless you fool search engines, social media site by using bots. You can read more answers in this thread that has already discussed.
Help Me/Question - Black Hat Seo Vs. Grey Hat Seo Vs. White Hat Seo?
If you write your own content, build links in natural method then need to worry anything. If you consider to cheat system then it is called Black hat technique.
Black Hat is a type where you cheat everything.
Grey hat is middle like using both technique.
White Hat is purely on natural method.
 

VIVEK KUMAR

White Belt
Blake hat SEO is illegal but is produce the quick result. It does not follow the rules.
White hat SEO is legal and its follows the webmaster rules while applying the SEO technique.
Gray hat SEO, we can say that it is a mixture of both , It appear some time as white hat and some time as black hat.
 

webee

Well-Known Member
Black Hat: Disguising search engines to get page ranks with bogus practices
White Hat: Doing SEO things through genuine practices.
Gray Hat: Sometimes Black Hat and in sometimes White Hat practicing.
 

mouni

Active Member
Using agressive SEO strategies for ranking and gaining traffic is known as Black Hat SEO while the ethical ways and strategies is White Hat SEO
 

martindam

Well-Known Member
Black Hat SEO tactics are disapproved practices that increase page rankings in a SERP by going against that search engine’s terms of service.

White Hat SEO refers to any practice that improves search performance on a search engine results page (SERP) while adhering to that search engine’s policies.

Grey Hat SEO, on the other hand, is SEO practice that remains “ill-defined” and/or “ill-advised” by search engine published guidelines and which can be disagreeable.
 

saurabh mathur

Well-Known Member
  • Black hat SEO focuses on search engines and not so much a human audience. Some techniques in black hat SEO are blog content spamming, hidden text and links.

  • White hat SEO refers to the strategies such as keywords, keyword analysis, doing research, back-linking and link building.
  • Grey Hat SEO: It is a practice of technically legal methods to improve rankings but are ethically unclear.It consists of techniques like duplicating content,link buying and purchasing old domains.

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jeffscott

SEO Explorer
There are only black hat - an unethical way of optimization and white hat seo - a legit way to optimize the website pages according to Google's guidelines.
 
On page seo refers to the process that is followed on the website itself. Some of the tasks involved are:

Keyword research
Meta tags and title
Meta description
Robots.txt file
Sitemap generation
Content development
Image optimization
 

Ridhu Dhadwal

Well-Known Member
White Hat SEO refers to techniques that are in-line with Google's webmaster guidelines.

Black Hat SEO refers to aggressive techniques to gain higher search engine rankings, with no regard for the published guidelines.
 
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