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All PBNs and no diversity make Jack a dull boy...

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ThopHayt, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    So I wanted to bring up a quick topic that may be of help for some of you newbies out there. After launching several new projects over this summer I've noticed something that I think a lot of people ignore in their link building strategy.

    You can't just build PBN links and forget about it.

    I've noted that between my sites, the ones that I take the time to build diversity to seem to rank better even if they don't have as many total PBN links. In particular having a good network of web2.0's, constant social signals, and a generalized smattering of random link types coming in seem to FAR outweigh simply slamming away with PBN links.

    My feeling is that if all you do is 95% PBN links to a domain, Google eventually catches on and doesn't reward you as much because it assumes its a less natural pattern of link types than if you had spend LESS money on PBNs alone and diversified a little. I have not yet nailed down an optimal mix... but it seems clear that mixing in some non-PBN links is clearly helpful for your link footprint.

    I don't know... simple premise, hope it helped someone here.

    -ThopHayt
     
  2. fc-dh

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    I have to disagree here, if you build your PBN right you already have link diversity, mix that with a couple of social signals to account for the links and you're done.
     
  3. asap1

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    True but i still see plenty of people ranking with just PBN links. This does depend on competition and PBN strength.

    A more diverse link profile is always good tho.
     
  4. Windmm

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    Totally agree with you. Mix things up!
     
  5. Finn

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    As far as I know PBN service will harm your site on the long run and only brings quick results.

    Mostly used for churn and burn sites unless you build your own PBN of course.

    Never forget: If the PBN goes down - Your sites goes down as well.
     
  6. LatteGrande

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    Agreed. Link diversity is one of important things to make your link profile looks natural in google's eye.
     
  7. magicherbs123

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    IMO, you already need to have some link diversity before you start pointing PBN links to your site. By diverse, I mean links from quality domains only. Not building a ton of forum links. How soon you rank is a different story altogether. But this strategy has worked for me.
     
  8. onlineonly

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    Safer to use just PBN's then some spam links some people recommend on this forum.
     
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  9. DigitalCon

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    Jack finds diversity in his own PBN.
    Jack Manages his PBN properly.
    Jack doesn't feel a need for anything else.
    Jack is Smart.
    Be like Jack.

    On a side note. You can have all the diversity you want only through your PBN.