White Hat Seo `Verses` Black Hat Seo - Interview and Discussion

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Short email dialogue between two opposing sides of the search engine optimization industry.

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During a conversation at SEOChat about the types of promotional methods that are acceptable to use, Earl Grey (aka Mick), a self-proclaimed professional Search engine spammer (and operator of the Black Hat Syndk8 forums), and I (randfish), a self-proclaimed professional white-hat SEO, decided to have a public debate over the pros, cons and issues surrounding white-hat vs. black-hat optimization.

What follows is the text of nine back and forth e-mail dialogues that touch on many of the most contentious and important issues surrounding the ethics, practicality and financial issues of the two different styles of optimization techniques.

Both of us attempted to approach this without hostility or preconceived notions of the others point of view, and in the end achieved a great rapport. I hope that this dialogue can serve as an example of how people with radically opposing viewpoints can converse openly and without contention.

Sections in this Report:

Mick - No Such Thing as Bad Publicity

Rand - The Risks of Spam

Mick - Profit & Traffic Numbers from a Spam Site & Chart of Spam Site Performance

Rand - How White Hat Pays Off in the Long Run

Mick - Money in the Bank is Better

Rand - White Hat vs. Black Hat is a Lifestyle Choice

Mick - What do You Want out of the Internet

Rand & Mick - Final Q+A on Ethics, Demographics & More

Read the rest of the discussion http://www.syndk8.com/interview_with_a_black_hat_seo.php

http://www.Syndk8.com is a forum and a support site for the growing number of `Black Hat Seo` and Seo Devients.

The site and forum was created to share ideas and to learn about the seo industry without all the flaming and abuse which normally happens towards black hat seo`s on the majority of commercial webmaster forums.

Earl Gray is a self-proclaimed search engine spammer and is originally from the UK but for the last few years has been living in East Buffalo, New York.

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