Much has been written about what website owners should do when optimising, but, what about some specifics on what we definitely shouldn't do. The stuff which will definitely get us banned and what will probably get us banned.
E.g. I was told today that when putting a space between my graphics I should use a transparent .gif 1px x 1px, this will allow me to add text to an Alt Tag. This seems like something Google would hit me for if I did it.
In another thread, it was pointed out to me that I was probably overusing the "h1 tag" on a particular page, and that this may get me a red flag from Google. If that's the case, it was invaluable information
Would it be of benefit to the board for the experienced webmasters to list all the "black hat practices" they know so as the enthusiastic but relatively uneducated, like me, do not fall into the trap of getting banned unknowingly as I do rely 100% on my living from my website.
What would be very helpful is if you rated the "black hat practices" 1 - 10 with 10 being a definite ban.
Just a thought