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FEATURED ARTICLE — February 12th, 2016

4 Black Hat SEO Tricks That Actually Work

Good versus bad. Right versus wrong. Dark versus light. This is how many people still view various avenues of life; the wild world of SEO is no different. But truthfully, there are a lot of grey areas in the world. In fact, most views of right and wrong are only perceptions, as the viewpoint really depends on which side of the fence you stand on.

When it comes to black hat SEO tactics, I’m not here to debate whether these are ethical, unethical, or should even be used or not; this is merely an honest analysis of if they still work in 2016. And frankly, the answer is yes. There will always be those who are looking to game the system and, as we all know, where there’s a will there’s a way.

For those who don’t know, black hat SEO is any tactic or method intended to boost
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Google Will Soon Remove Approved Right to Be Forgotten Links Globally

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Hackers Attack IRS in Attempt to Steal Tax Return Information

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Yahoo Lays Off 107 Employees at its California Headquarters

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SEO News


How Google Will Shift SEO in 2016

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How Nofollow Links Can Also Enhance Your Website

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4 Easy Tips to Improve Search Engine Optimization

Whether your company has a large digital marketing budget, or you’re a startup looking for ways to save, integrating search engine optimization strategies into your website functionality and copywriting is simple and costs nothing. Notching a spot […]

Social Media News


The Pitfalls of Guerrilla Marketing and Automatically Adding Friends to Facebook Groups

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Automated Captions Coming to Facebook Video Ads

Captioned video ads will soon be the new norm on Facebook. The social network is releasing a tool to make adding captions to video ads easier for advertisers. It is a method that Facebook is recommending marketers use to capture consumer attention. “Internal […]
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Twitter to Address Rules Limiting Interaction

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How to do a Successful Social Media Giveaway For Your Company

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Effects of Social Media on Teens

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