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(Somebody using) optimization tricks that artificially boost search engines rankings, using methods that usually break the search engines' TOS.
Examples of blackhat techniques are cloaking, stuffing pages with keywords or links and using unnatural redirects.
The term was inspired by old western movies' villains always using a black cowboy hat.
by Blackhatknight May 30, 2005
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used in the SEO (Seach Engine Optimisation) industry as a way of describing players which in order to reach the goal of high rankings, participate in activities NOT liked by the Search Engines.
The only way to get high rankings in your industry is to employ a Black Hat SEO.
by Shak June 23, 2004
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Word up G, I just got m new copy of Black Hat to run on my ghetto 386, yo'.
by Shrike September 04, 2003
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An ultra-Orthodox or Haredi Jew, known for always having a big beard and a big black hat.
Those black hat Jews are crazy, they'll beat your ass if you disrespect in their neighborhood.
by Snake Fish April 08, 2009
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(Somebody using) optimization tricks that artificially boost search engines rankings, using methods that usually break the search engines' TOS.
Examples of blackhat techniques are cloaking, stuffing pages with keywords or links and using unnatural redirects.
The term was inspired by old western movies' villains always wearing a black cowboy hat.
by BlackHatKnight May 30, 2005
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A villian, a bad-guy, the guy who wears the black hat fighting the hero- not to be confused with that guy from RUN-DMC !
Man, Tyson was definitely the BLACK HAT in that fight !
by Rob Postuma September 14, 2003
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A fraternal order of highly skilled men who are charged with being the keepers of "The Knowledge".

A semi secret society.

Black hats are known for their courteous and tactful behavior, being well groomed and being well dressed. Black hats are often regarded as "Anti Heros" and members are commonly very successful in their personal lives.
The Black Hats are a growing fraternal order and are very selective of their members.
by Mr. BadHat August 01, 2016
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