Archive for April, 2017

BEST BLACK HAT FORUMS

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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.

General performance

The table below gives a general idea of how popular each forum is and how busy.

Forum Posts Users Monthly traffic
Black Hat Underground ★★
Black Hat Devil ★★★ ★★★ ★★★
Black Hat Team ★★★★ ★★★ ★★
Best Blackhat Forum ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★
Black Hat World ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★

Forum test

To test out the forums we asked a simple question to find out how good the replies were, and how long it took to get a reply.
The question we asked was: Hi, I am completely new to SEO and black hat in general. My question is: Does Google approve of buying backlinks?

Results

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 and easily the most annoying. After taking the trouble to sign up we discovered that this forum will still not let you ask questions even after joining. As far as we can tell there is no way to get answers from this forum without paying.

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Best Blackhat Forum

Best Blackhat Forum failed to live up to it’s name. We managed to ask a question in this forum though we found it quite confusing to use. We created a new thread in what we hoped was the right section but never received any answer to our question.

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Black Hat Underground

Black Hat Underground was easy and straightforward to use though we never received any answer to our question.

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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. It was the first reply we got and we got it the same day we posted our question.

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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 just over a week to get a reply, the answer was good advice.

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Conclusion

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. The first two forums we would rule out straight away because the first one is not free, and the second one is just to complicated and unnecessarily difficult to understand.

That leaves us with the top three black hat forums which are: Black Hat Underground, Black Hat Team and Black Hat Devil. We will continue to see how these forums preform in time. We would recommend any of the top three based on user experience alone. We think Black Hat Devil is currently the best black hat forum online.