Whitehat SEO versus Blackhat SEO
It’s really sad the lack of understanding of black-and-white hats in the SEO community. The big difference in white hat and black is that a black hat will automate what he’s doing while the white hat will do it by hand.
With Whitehat SEO you get something that was handwritten and submitted directly to a bookmarking site, directory, blog, or other social media site and with black hat you take one article written for one of the social media sites and submit it to 10,000 other social media sites.
The big difference is that the white hat doesn’t look like spam and fits into the community and black hat fits into some of the communities but there are a lot of communities it doesn’t fit into.
However in the same amount of time you can get one link using white hat methods, you can get 10,000 using black hat methods. Of course you have to take into account the number of people that you’ve made mad using the black hat methods.
Personally I’d rather take my time and use white hat methods and get traffic, links and make friends versus getting lots of links, enemies and banned from some of the communities.