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    Is this a form of blackhat?


    I noticed that one of our competitors has created a bunch of pages on their website that come up without the "www" in the url. these pages have loads of keywords that have links in them that then link back to their main website.

    is this considered black hat to create pages on the website that link back to the website with heavy anchor text and rich links?

    I would include a link, but I don't want it to show up in google and have them figure out that I am watching.
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    forgot to ask this-
    if it is blackhat, is there a way for me to report it to google?
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    Coming up without the www is not BL at all - you can do it on your site if you want (just a matter of preference). As far as the individual pages linking back I think we would probably need to see the site. However, if the content on those pages is good (not scrapped, not duplicate, etc.) and there are a few links back to the homepage its probably fine.

    I wouldn't worry about reporting them to Google - if it's really BL stuff G will eventually figure it out.
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    Doesn't sounds very black hat from what you've said, mostly because google will see it as an internal link rather than a backlink if its on the same domain.

    As for google you can submit a spam report if you think someone is abusing the system or not following Googles guidelines.

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