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How to Stay on the Right Side of Google

Written by Kurt Steinbrueck

video-45You need to avoid black hat SEO. Black Hat SEO is the name given for search engine optimization strategies Google and Bing have specifically warned people not to do. They are dangerous for your website and can get you penalized or banned from the search engines.

I’ve seen plenty of websites who were using black hat SEO techniques and didn’t even know it. They simply didn’t realize that what they were doing was against the guidelines of the search engines. Worse yet, I’ve seen plenty of SEO companies who use these techniques without their clients understanding of the risk to their site.

In this video we’ll discuss several black hat SEO techniques you need to avoid in order to make sure your site will not get penalized or banned.

“Hi, I’m Mark Steinbrueck, and this is Kurt Steinbrueck. We’re with, and on this video we’re going…” You can read the full transcript at: Black Hat SEO – Mortal Sins to Avoid in SEO

Check out other video posts in this series Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About SEO.

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  • What other black hat techniques do you think should be avoided?
  • Do you think black hat tactics are worth doing if they move you up in the rankings?

About the author

Kurt Steinbrueck

Kurt Steinbrueck is the Director of Marketing Services with OurChurch.Com. He also serves on the leadership of Family of Christ Lutheran Church in Tampa, FL. You can find him on Google+ as .


  • Kurt & Mark,
    Very informative!
    Very rarely do I watch a video over 3 minutes, but I learn a lot from you guys about what not to do. Thanks for the info and keep up the great work!…private blog networks….never heard of it, but I know not to get involve!
    I can always use some help as I try to help spread the gospel across the world…GB!

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