Hey guys, Since last year I've been focusing mainly on PBN SEO and I've managed to see a ton of shit both good and bad. I started out buying expired domains and built up almost 200 sites toward the end of last year. That's when Google started their rampage against PBNs. I lost 60 over the span of a few days. PBNs were probably the best thing to happen to my SEO game but when I lost 60 domains I was really depressed. That was about $5,000+ wiped out in one go. I knew it was my fault and I had nobody to blame. So I spoke to a few large scale PBN owners that had sites de-indexed and then I got to work, reverse engineering the common footprints across all the de-indexed sites. Close to 3,000 of em. I found 55 possible footprints. All I had to do after that was test 'em. It's been over 5 months since then and I haven't lost a single domain on the sites that I covered these footprints. Yeah, they're that effective. I couldn't copy paste my entire blog post here because it's uniquely formatted and over 4,000 words but I've listed 'em all out: 1. Duplicate SOA Records 2. Crawlers & Spiders Blocked on All Sites 3. Too Much Unrelated Content 4. Too Many CDN Hosts 5. No CDN Hosts 6. Poor Site Categorization 7. No Whois Privacy 8. Only Whois Privacy 9. Duplicate Nameservers 10. Duplicate WhoIs Domain Emails 11. Same Registration & Renewal Dates 12. No Hosting Diversity 13. Too Many Cheap Hosts 14. No TLD Variation 15. Only One Registrar 16. Don?t Use SEO Hosting! 17. Poor IP Diversity 18. Same Server Locations 19. Too Much Downtime 20. Only Using WordPress 21. Not Re-Creating Some Sites 22. Not Enough Theme Diversity 23. No Custom Logos 24. Duplicate Plugins on Entire Network 25. No Authenticity or Originality 26. No Linked Social Profiles 27. Same Name for Every Author 28. Not Deleting Sample Pages & Posts 29. Mystery "Admin" Authors 30. No Legal Pages 31. No Contact Page 32. No Communication Address 33. Majority Content Linking to Money Site 34. All Links Using Exact Match Anchors 35. No OBLs (Outbound Links) to Authority Sites 36. No Internal Linking 37. Don?t Interlink Your Network Sites! 38. Same Number of Links or Posts on Homepage 39. Same Number of Links in Each Post 40. Same Linking Mechanisms Each Time (i.e. contextual) 41. Not Enough Rich Media or Too Much Rich Media 42. Spun or Garbage Content 43. Duplicate Content 44. Duplicate Images 45. Duplicate Video 46. No Traffic or Interactions on Your PBN 47. Broken Posts or Code 48. Same Posting Dates & Times For All Posts 49. Identical Advertising Code 50. Identical Analytics Code 51. Identical Custom Application Code 52. PBN Management Software 53. Using Chrome & G Products for Your PBN Data 54. Limited Word Count Range 55. All Sites Displaying Full Posts on Homepage I've been keeping this list private for a long time but it's time to give back and stop being a leecher. After all, it's places like BHW where I learned to make real money. Did I miss any footprints? Reply and let me know. I go into detail on each footprint on the blog post so you can check it out if you'd like. Mods: Please let me know if this isn't the right section or if there are any problems with the thread.