For quite some time I’ve known about SEO; I grew up around web design terminology. My father has been a self employed web designer, operating under the name CBS Creative, for about a decade now. In fact, he went to Davenport to learn how to do his work. However, I never really had a true understanding of the terms he used. Taking a class and really exploring these concepts is pretty exciting for me.
Today, I wanted to briefly share some of my research on SEO. My class at Davenport brought up the two different types of SEO: White hat and black hat. I decided to read more about these concepts. There is a black hat technique where you generate thousands of links to your website to artificially inflate your ranking. Being a curious and mischievous person, I started to wonder, “Could I do this to someone else’s website with the sole purpose of having them get caught? Shut them down and effectively eliminate my competition?” Thus I decided to research just that and found an online article. I discovered it’s a black hat technique called Google Bowling.
The article I ended up reading also shared many other easy techniques you could use to ruin someone’s online reputation. Some of the methods of Google bowling are as simple as clicking on their ad repeatedly! If you’re running a website, I’d recommend not getting on my bad side. Of course I say that in jest, or do I?