SEOFixing the Broken Culture of SEO Metrics - SEOmoz. Read more ... » is an area sometime shrouded in mystery and many aren’t sure what is legit SEO and what is spam that can damage their rankings. This article (Confessions of a Google Spammer) doesn’t get too far into how to identify the difference but it does give you some insight into how the blackhat spammers work, live and their philosophies on what they are doing. Years ago (5+ years) I was involved in a few of the blackhat methods (actually more grayhat) and it was well before Google started the systematic “find and destroy” methods and algorithm changes that they have implemented. I always knew the writing was on the wall and thankfully had always had one foot in the whitehat world as I was an inbound marketer first and resorted to some greyhat when needed (which was rare).
An excerpt from the article that struck home:
Google provides clean search results for freeFacebook Ads Test for a Public Community. Read more ... », which truly benefits society. What does spamming the Internet provide for society? It helps two people: the spammer and his customer. Everyone else suffers.
Enjoy this read http://inbound.org/post/view/confessions-of-a-google-spammer and buyer beware of anyone that states they can get you page one rankings in a short period of time. Ask how they are going to do it.None found.