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Anybody noticed decline in PBN link effectiveness lately?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ThopHayt, May 27, 2015.

  1. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I'm not sure if its the links themselves or the projects (maybe the sites problems), so I wanted to ask if anybody else here has noticed that PBN links have started to have less of an impact in the past month or so? Was there any algorithm change or other action on Google's part that has taken place which might effect PBNs? This is definitely a Google-only thing as well, as the PBN links I've build seem to really kill in Bing. Just not Google.
     
  2. 008Rohit

    008Rohit Regular Member

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    An aff site I worked on got a 50% traffic (up to 19K on SEMRush) increase after already built PBN links got indexed, so this doesn't seem to be the general case.
     
  3. alexthepbndude

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    It's not a 'PBN' thing my friend, it's a 'not-all-sites-rank' aka 'random-ranking-factor' thing ;)

    Alex
     
  4. percystokes

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    Not really. PBN Links are working amazing. But from last few weeks ranking takes time.
     
  5. derago21

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    I do not see any change with my PBN links so far, They all rank taking the same time as it used to be..
     
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    There was an algo update that started on May 3rd. Google confirmed it as changes to the core algo mainly regarding to quality signals.

    This can demote the value of the PBN links as well as your money site.
     
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    once again PBNs will die once backlinks wont be the major measuring factor when it comes to serp changes , simple as that

    and yeah of course SPAM is never welcome btw .
     
  8. antonjones

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    No decline for me because you can't tell my PBN sites are PBN sites. In Googles eyes they are just other sites that are linking to mine :)
     
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  9. bartosimpsonio

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    Perhaps you used the Chrome browser or Gmail account when building the PBN and they know it's yours?
     
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    This actually happens a lot more than you would think... might want to check on that OP!
     
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    The more you post on your network, the less value each link has. Check to make sure some of your domains didnt get deindexed or lost any links.
     
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    So if i removed a few links and left just a couple, would the link juice return back to those remaining links?
     
  13. accelerator_dd

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    It should, but you should also check if some of your domains have lost links lately - that can happen every now and then.
     
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    So what is going to be the next ranking factor in your eyes? Backlinks have been the mainstay of ranking factors since Google's inception, they were taken on by other search engines across the globe as the defacto ranking factor.

    Just how exactly will this change because there are other factors being added but the main one along with the actual content of the website is the links and any sane person will tell you this will be the case for the foreseeable future.
     
  15. ThopHayt

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    That is interesting. I'll have to look int that. Thx