We all have that problem as SEOs where we have been working for months trying to get first page rankings for certain keywords. Back in the “black-hat” days, we would just order thousands of links with a certain anchor-text, and boom! A first-class ticket to the first page of the SERPs.
Now…welcome to 2017 where Google has a strangle on all things search, and if you try any of that garbage, it will do way more harm than good. Doing the above-mentioned items will get you thrown into the Google Penalty