Robert_Charlton - 1:14 am on Jun 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
There are no shortcuts but there is no straight road either. I have seen on black hat sites how they have been hit but also how they are reorganizing themselves so why can't we mad-hatters do that too?
Black hatters use throwaway domains that they are willing to lose. They are also increasingly using more extreme tactics, including illegal ones like hacking sites to gain inbound link juice.
They take advantage of temporary openings... the way burglars might take advantage of unlocked doors. They also scrape content. I wouldn't look to black hat regroupings as any suggestion of a viable business model that you can apply to ongoing sites. IMO, it's an entirely different business.
Although there are some overlapping considerations about the algorithm, there's a very different focus, as the timelines are entirely different.