What is a black hat SEO technique?

Listed below is a list of black hat SEO techniques:
 
  • Trying to achieve ranking improvements that are disapproved by the search engine and/or involve deception
  • Redirecting users from a page that is built for search engines to a page that is more human friendly
  • Redirecting users to a page that is different from the page that was ranked by the search engine
  • Serving separate versions of a page for search engine spiders and human visitors. (Cloaking)
  • Putting in hidden or invisible text or with the page background color, with tiny font size or hiding them within the HTML code such as “no frame” sections. 
  • Repetitive use of keywords in metatags or using keywords that are irrelevant (metatag stuffing)
  • Deliberate placement of keywords on a page to increase the keyword count, variety, and density of the page. (keyword stuffing)
  • Adding web pages to the website that are of low quality, contain very little content, but are stuffed with similar keywords & phrases. (Doorway or Gateway Pages)
  • Mirror websites by hosting multiple websites – with similar content but different URLs
  • Building a cheap knockoff of a reputable website that shows similar content to the web crawler but redirects web surfers to unrelated malicious websites. (Page hijacking)
 

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