Given recent changes, and looking forward I would like to give you PBN (public blog network) sellers out there a few things to think about. The following are some of the common problems that I am seeing in public networks, along with a few ideas for avoiding future penalties and giving your clients better value. 1) The content on public networks is lacking typically: 350 words is NOT enough frankly. I would access that the old metric of 450-650 (minimum) is what is needed for peak success and long-term safety. 2) Vary the article length more widely: Having an article length variation of a mere 50 words is a joke. Legnth should vary by as much as 30% (percent) meaning if your minimum size is 450 you need articles that are 650 in length to occur. And this is NOT a license to do 90% 450 word articles with the occasional 650. Mix it up evenly. And it would not hurt to throw up the occasional 1,200 article. 3) Not every single article in your network should have links: This is another huge footprint that cheap networks have. I'd prefer to see only 75% at max have links. 4) Stop using the same Wikipedia links as secondary authority outbound links: This is a huge footprint as well. I don't know who started this habit of wikipedia links, but it SEROUSLY needs to stop. 5) Pay for multiple years of hosting UP FRONT for your network: Advertise it's approximate lifetime length to your clients. Even if you charge a little bit more for the links clients would gladly pay for you to increase hosting longevity. 6) Make Social Network profiles for MOST your sites: As with anything, doing it 100% is a footprint, but I see too many cheap public links with either zero social pages built or them all having just FB and Twitter. Mix things up. 7) Beware home page posts: I know it is where the link juice is NOW... but be aware that a perminant homepage linked network is another huge footprint. 8: STOP advertising as handmade content and then giving spun content: This is obvious, and buyers are not dumb. It harms credability, and a long term relationship with buyers is more valuable than tricking a few people. 9: Don't be afraid to sell links for a few bucks more: If you do all of this, then say so. And if it's is costing you more then it makes sense to charge for it. I see FEW sellers giving an exceptional product, so if you have one then of course you should have the right to charge enough to make up the extra hosting/ect costs. 10: Avoid crappy penny hosts: Another huge footprint, and common knowledge. 11: Varry IP classes: All class c/b/a is going to eventually catch up with you. 12: Value backoink profile over PR: Smart buyers (and google) know that a fake high pr domain is junk. 13: Don't build all the same T2 links to every post like a robot.... 14: Beware whois: Google can see through private whois. If you use all the same person or all the same register you're screwed. 15: Beware free samples: Save a couple "fake" sites you never sell links to as sample sites. Never tell anyone your real sites unless you decide to give reports. 16: Forget about OBL: if your site is HQ enough or if you have enough non-link articles: OBL is only important in relation to site size. 1,000 links on a site that had 50,000 non-link articles on it is not as bad as a crappy 50 article site with a link in ever article. 17: Age is worth money: If your site has been up (as it is NOW) for a long time and constantly updated it is more valuable than an overnight PBN on an aged domain that will be gone in a year. This is why keeping sites alive with higher OBL is a good thing if you treat them right with enough non-link articles.