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BlackHatWorld.com Review

So we’re guessing that the BlackHatWorld.com forum site launched in 2005, at least that’s what the copyright on-site would have you think. The founder of the forum website is known by many names including Diamond Dave and Damien Trevatt, this man is a true mystery but his forum site is not. According to Alexa, BlackHatWorld.com global rank is 392 and in the USA its 470. It’s landed on the list of the world’s top 1000 websites. It also has great ability to compete with the likes of the highly rated Warrior Forum and SEO Forums. All of the websites have the same goals which include internet marketing success, but all three sites also have something unique to offer which we’ll get back to shortly.

Upon taking that first glance of BlackHatWorld.com, we’re able to see that the website is attractive, doesn’t look like a website someone placed a low budget on and had created from a backyard. True, forum websites never have to be glamorous, but often eye candy draws the crowd just as much as beneficial content. There’s tons of information within the forums and throughout the entire website, one could become stuck on the site for hours if not days. Black Hat has had its share of controversy due to scammers, but it’s came out on top and made great improvements to make its forum site a safe place for visitors and members. The website has a tremendous following, and in fact it’s been referenced as the site beginners to websites like “Warrior.com” end up on when they’ve progressed in skills. Is it true? It just might be!

 

The Product

Features

As you may have guessed, BlackHatWorld.com is another forum website built around the concept of smart SEO and money to be made online. It’s also the best source for Black Hat SEO techniques as you could really learn something new every day within the Black Hat community. Offering cutting edge type search engine optimization techniques and services like outsourcing, email marketing, blogging, Google AdSense and Adwords, along with internet marketing training does place Black Hat in the driver’s seat of being an authority website in these areas.

 

Target Group

BlackHatWorld.com we could say is not the best website for beginners to Marketing and SEO because the topics covered within the forums are more advanced than those of Warrior Forum. Although the Warrior forum has more of a following, it’s a basic introduction to those willing to learn. Warrior Forum attracts more newbies than advanced members. If you feel you have what it takes to play catch up in most areas, Black Hat would be an excellent starting point, but it’s also easy for the inexperienced to become lost.

Networking opportunities are allowed at Black Hat, members can also sell products, share tricks and tips on how they’re succeeding online. It’s a very welcoming community where rudeness and getting in the way of others reaching their goals would have one banned for life from the site. If you can keep up with other site users, have strategies of your own to share in internet marketing and SEO, and are as thirsty to succeed as the current members, guess you’d fit right in! But, if you’re the type who likes to start arguments in the forums and cause other types of problems, the forums and most any other sites you’re considering should be avoided.

 

Main Benefits

  • Welcoming community of experts in Internet Marketing and SEO

  • If beginners can keep up, they’d be in the right place to network and brainstorm ideas

  • All members share the same goals

 

Pricing

  • Basic membership is free

  • Marketplace thread $30 for 365 days

  • Premium membership is $97 for 1 year

  • CPM starts at $3.25 per 1K impressions

  • There are also other software’s, products, and services for purchase at various prices which seemingly aid individuals in reaching their goals

 

Customer Support

As with many forum sites, customer support is available in the form of a helpful FAQ section. BlackHatWorld.com does an excellent job in answering most frequently asked questions. Forum sites with hundreds of thousands in traffic are not expected to be able to answer personal calls from everyone with questions, but people should expect a long wait between question submissions and receiving a response. Perhaps it’s better to post your questions on the actual forum and maybe other members would be able to offer advice. But if it’s a technical question you need help for such as not being able to log into a membership, cancellation, hacking and things of that nature, yeah you may want to try to get in touch with the actual forum tech support.

 

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Helpful forum for SEO related topics, questions, and answers

  • Networking with members is fun and interesting

  • The site has changed a lot, ridding itself of scammers and others with none-good intentions

  • The community is exceptional for beginners to marketing and pros, but more fitting for pros

  • Members can purchase ad space and promote products or services

 

Cons

  • Sites like this tend to be filled with spam

  • Long wait for response to questions

  • Premium membership price might not be affordable to everyone

  • Some members might tire of constant ads

 

Overall Verdict: A

Often scammers and spammers will see forum sites like BlackHatWorld.com as a place where they can rack up innocent parties hard earned money, but BlackHatWorld has proven that they’d do everything in their power to prevent it from being their site. It falls along the ranks of Warrior Forum, whereas Warrior Forum is the most popular forum site but BlackHatWorld may indeed offer more. Both sites are highly competitive, and members will surely learn the tips and tricks of the trade when it comes to marketing and additional hot topics. We’d suggest choosing where you feel more comfortable, perhaps SEOForums.org might be a great site for you and it’s trafficked by only 86,772 users. Our point, simply when it comes to choosing forums you’d want to make sure they are educational and offer you more than what’s expected. Warrior, BlackHatWorld, SEO Forums, and others should have something amazing to offer in terms of education, otherwise what would be the point.

 

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Overall Verdict: A

Often scammers and spammers will see forum sites like BlackHatWorld.com as a place where they can rack up innocent parties hard earned money, but BlackHatWorld has proven that they’d do everything in their power to prevent it from being their site. It falls along the ranks of Warrior Forum, whereas Warrior Forum is the most popular forum site but BlackHatWorld may indeed offer more. Both sites are highly competitive, and members will surely learn the tips and tricks of the trade when it comes to marketing and additional hot topics. We’d suggest choosing where you feel more comfortable, perhaps SEOForums.org might be a great site for you and it’s trafficked by only 86,772 users. Our point, simply when it comes to choosing forums you’d want to make sure they are educational and offer you more than what’s expected. Warrior, BlackHatWorld, SEO Forums, and others should have something amazing to offer in terms of education, otherwise what would be the point.