Before I became an inbound marketer, I once made $50,000 a month spamming Google. I worked a maximum of 10 hours a week. And I am telling you from the bottom of my heart: never, never ever follow in my footsteps.
This blog post will tell you exactly why...
My Mindset in 2009
I never wanted to spam the Internet. Google made me do it.
This is what I told myself back then.
If spamming is so wrong, I wondered, how come it always works so well? Most black hat SEOs think this way. They rationalize spamming Google’s index in so many ways:
- We’re helping Google improve their algorithm!
- Content is king?!? LOL! Links are the only content you need. Google’s lying to people. They deserve to get spammed.
- If we don’t do spam, our competitors will–and then they’ll beat us. We have to spam.
- We’re helping our customers–the little guy–win the battle against a big, bad, evil empire that wants to enslave them to paying PPC costs!