As a link exchange company, we often use black hat forums to keep up with the latest developments. But which forum is the best? To find out, we put five of the most popular forums to the test. We compared the features and performance of each forum and asked a simple question on which we could judge the quality of the replies. The forums chosen were; Black Hat World, Best Blackhat Forum, Black Hat Underground, Black Hat Team, and Black Hat Devil.
The table below gives a general idea of how popular each forum is and how busy.
|Black Hat Underground||★★||★||★|
|Black Hat Devil||★★★||★★★||★★★|
|Black Hat Team||★★★★||★★★||★★|
|Best Blackhat Forum||★★★★★||★★★★★||★★★★|
|Black Hat World||★★★★★||★★★★★||★★★★|
To test out the blackhat forums we asked a simple question to find out how good the replies were, and how long it took to get a reply.
Our question: Hi, I am completely new to SEO and black hat in general. My question is: Does Google approve of buying backlinks?
The table below shows how well the forums did answering our question.
|Forum||Replies||Length of answer||Speed of the answer|
|Black Hat Underground||★||★||★|
|Black Hat Devil||★★★★★||★★★★★||★★★|
|Black Hat Team||★★||★★||★★★★★|
|Best Blackhat Forum||★||★||★|
|Black Hat World||★★★★★||★★★★★||★★★★★|
Black Hat World
Black Hat World was the first forum we tried. In the beginning, we had some trouble with registration. However, we discovered that this forum actually provides a lot of useful information. We got 2 answers in less than 10 minutes after posting our questions. And in about several hours, we got 3 more.
Best Blackhat Forum
Best Blackhat Forum failed to live up to its name. We managed to ask a question in this forum though we found it quite confusing to use. So, we created a new thread in what we hoped was the right section but never received any answer to our question.
Black Hat Underground
Black Hat Underground was easy and straightforward to use though we never received any answer to our question.
Black Hat Team
Black Hat Team again was simple and easy to use. We did get an answer to our question though it was not really helpful in any way. However, It was the first reply we got and we got it the same day we posted our question.
Black Hat Devil
We liked Black Hat Devil a lot. It seems to have a great community and was simple and easy to use. Although it took over a week to get a reply, the answer was good advice.
We understand that it is perhaps a little premature to make a decision based on just one question, however, based on the general user experience we can still get a good idea of how these forums stack up. “Best Blackhat Forum” we would rule out straight away because it is just too complicated and unnecessarily difficult to understand. Talking about “Black Hat Underground” we wouldn’t also recommend this one, because the users don’t seem very active there.
That leaves us with the top three black hat forums which are: Black Hat World, Black Hat Devil, and Black Hat Team. We will continue to see how these forums perform in time. We would recommend any of the top three based on user experience alone. We think Black Hat World is currently the best blackhat forum online.