Very intriguing question. I am an internet marketer and have been for many
years. I can tell you in the internet marketing circles I'm in, we go out of our
way to work within the rules of Google or any other entity we utilize to market
our products or services. We have learned that using black hat methods
might give you an immediate surge in traffic and/or sales, but these methods
will also give you a black eye in terms of being known as a spammer, and
a fly by night sort of marketer.
People who are making their living on the internet don't wish to risk this.
There are plenty of ways to make money on the internet without resorting
to questionable tactics. You also have to remember that for many people
selling anything period to make a profit, is questionable.
Many people don't want to think that you are profiting by selling a product.
For those people, they will have a problem with you trying to make an
income on the internet. These are not people who are going to be your customers, obviously.
It intrigues me that people can go to a job, and expect to get paid for what
they do, and would not like it at all if the employer thought they should do
their job for free, but at the same time many of those same people don't
think you should get paid for what you do on the internet.
My feeling is that for the person who is selling products and services
on the internet, which is giving them the ability to take care of themselves
and their family, is one less person standing in the unemployment line and
less people who are living on public assistance. I think these people should
be celebrated for their initiative and desire to be self sufficient, not vilified
and made to look suspect, however that is what is going on today in America.
We are supposed to feel sorry for people, not try to lift them up and
encourage them to do for themselves and celebrate those who are