If you're familiar with SEO (search engine optimization) you probably already know that there is a "good" and "bad" approach to it. If not, let's start with a quick overview. The black hats are "bad" SEO, the white hats are "good" SEO. There's even such thing as a grey hat approach too! Grey hats use both types of tactics, but it still isn't acceptable in the eyes of Google. Even though black hat SEO is thought to be "dead" by a lot of people in the industry, it's still alive and kicking. In fact, it's even an unlikely source of inspiration for a lot of white hat SEOs.