what is Gray Hat SEO?

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Three types SEO
white hat
grey hat
black hat

in simple words
white hat : without spaming
black hat : with spaming
gary : combination of white & black hat SEO

Grey Hat SEO = White Hat SEO + Blach Hat SEO

The combination White Hat SEO and Black Hat SEO is called Gray Hat SEO. White Hat SEO is the proficiency which is performed by following Webmaster Guidelines of Search Engines. The Black Hat SEO is straight opposite to White Hat SEO.

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SEO who uses both black and white techniques is known as grey hat SEO

Bouth .black and white seo method is called gray seo.

Well, gray hat SEO is combination of both white hat seo and black hat SEO.

But it would be good if you use only white hat SEO for better result.

well but with just following white hat techniques you cannot stay on top of google .you will need to do grey hat to rule google

Which is better of the 3 to use? White, black or gray?

The combination of black and white hat seo is called grey hat seo. White hat is the tachnique which is done by following search engine guidelines. Black hat is straight opposite to white hat seo.

Gray hat seo techniques is combations of both block and white seo techniques.

Combination of White-hat & Black-hat gives rise to Grey-hat SEO.
It is like violating the search engines rules & algorithms to some extent which are partially unethical.

The combination of white hat and black hat seo methods are called as grey hat SEO. Pink hat SEO is doing SEO on a different name mostly using a feminine name.

best to stick to white hat seo

Grey Hat SEO is black hat that has not been caught YET.
Grey hat will trip the algorithm eventually and the site will be delisted from the search engine with no hope of reentry.
It is practised by those who's interest is short term returns, those who promise Page one in Google within a month,
Once they have your money
They do not care what happens the next month when your site is bounced

even i agree almostbob gray hat seo is that technique which is unnoticeable by the google's updates

Various techniques are used for search engine optimization, or SEO. One way to group these techniques is with hat terminology: white hat SEO, black hat SEO, and gray hat SEO. White hat SEO is considered ethical SEO, while black hat SEO is considered unethical SEO. Gray hat SEO walks the line between the white and black hats of search engine optimization.

Gray hat SEO is SEO techniques that take more risks than white hat SEO techniques but aren't likely to get your site banned from search engines (although a search engine penality could result). They're questionable SEO techniques but not in the same category as black hat SEO techniques. However, what's considered gray hat SEO today might be black hat SEO next year.

Gray Hat SEO is all about risk versus reward. Some Gray Hat techniques may be frowned by the seek engines, but are not necessarily adjoin their rules, while other techniques may be more risky and should be used only after careful consideration.

if you did sametime black hat(spamming) and same time white hat. It's called gray hat SEO.

commented: you should know, being a forum spammer yourself... -3

well, there are only two types of SEO i.e. White hat SEO and Black hat SEO.


Gray hat SEO refers to look Engine improvement ways that fall in between Black Hat SEO and White Hat SEO. grey hat SEO techniques will be legitimate in some cases and illegitimate in others. Such techniques embrace entryway Pages, entryway Pages, Cloaking and duplicate content.

commented: all are black -3

Gray hat Seo is the hybrid version of Black hat and White Hat seo.It is bite risky but it give results much before white hat seo.

commented: results: de-listing, grey is black tomorrow -3

BlackHat : spam level >50%
GreyHat or Semantic SEO: In between BlackHat and WhiteHat
WhiteHat : spam level upto 20 to 30%

Gray Seo is a path between Black and White Hat SEO. it gives results more faster than white hat seo,through gray hatseo u may get warning but the site will not be banned direclty as in black hat seo .Gray hat is not completly bad as it consist of some white hat techniques

not a good idea ,obviously google has become capable enough to detect gray hat technique, so one should use white hat ways only

It is a combination of white hat and black hat.

Grey hat SEO doesn't exist. Either you're within the boundaries of what search engines find acceptable, or you're not. If you try to push the boundaries by trying to game the search engine in ways that haven't been ruled illegal yet, it's just a matter of time before your tactics do become ruled illegal and you're the first one to get caught and made an example of.

Well, yeah as per my skills and knowledge because i have been affiliated into this field for like more than 2 and half years. Grey hat is undoubtedly the mixture of both white hat as well as black hat. But this sort of technique's don't work much any more.

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