First, I don’t use Black Hat techniques. Now on to the post…
One of my blog posts was linked to in the Black Hat World forum: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/black-hat-seo/6113-ebay-cookie-stuffing-listing.html
The entire forum contains very interesting discussions on Black Hat techniques and scripts.
My blog got about 100 hits from BlackHatWorld.com. What’s noteworthy is the location of the visitors. A lot of visitors came from Eastern Europe and Asia. When I see Ukraine, Russia, Romania, Pakistan and India, I think “PHP developer”. That’s because when I need to outsource a programming job, that is where I look. I think the off-shore developers PM the forum contributors who need scripts written.
Black Hat World forum info:
- Threads: 7,232
- Posts: 55,910
- Active Members: 3,695
This is a pretty active group. Each member has posted 15 times on average.
And again, I’m purely into White Hat. I’ve always had a long term outlook. There’s nothing wrong with optimizing results if it’s within TOS (or in the grey zone).