Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by alexel, Aug 9, 2018 at 6:42 PM.
What are the best practices to hide your PBN?
I don't understand your title. What the fuck?
The best way I think is to hide in plain sight. Make your PBN look natural, can't go wrong with that. If Google thinks your site is real and not only there for the links, it's the best thing that can happen.
You don't want to noindex your site from Google or you'll end up with useless real estate.
It is ahrefs, SEMRush etc that you want to keep from crawling your sites.
In addition to @BassTrackerBoats ..
Most block majestic, moz, semrush crawlers.
I also suggest to block obscure crawlers. Such as serp stat, cognitive SEO, etc.
I find pbns with a gut feeling, a google search, or obscure link analysis sites like serp stat.
Block popular crawlers and obscure and you should be good.
The best way to "hide" PBN sites is to create "real" websites for real visitors. It will take much longer but It will be the best way to minimize the risk.
The title looks pretty clear to me? What is it that you don't understand?
can we use any specific plugin for this?
Plugin for what?
The original title was "NoIndex Google Bot For PBN", BTB edited it for clarity.
i host my pbn on my basement computer so the IP is different
Is it ok that my PBN previously hosted on a single IP and than I moved to PBN hosting?
Is it ok that my PBN uses one GA\GWT account?
One competitor can check the backlink status via tools such as Moz, Majestic etc. So you should block those crawlers to avoid show your links.
Perhaps the title lacks a question mark?
The only way to really hide your sites is only allowing all 10,000~ of Googles' IPs on your site.
Crawlers now are trying to be sneaky to bypass blocking their default useragents.
The best practice to hide your PBN is based upon your risk.
When I was doing PBNs more, I based my choices on risk.
If a keyword wasn't majorly competitive and had little IM interest, I wouldn't try to hide as hard. Not worrying about 1-5 pages, spun basic stuff.
If a keyword had a bit more of a competitive edge to it, I would make the site look legit. Pay for a theme, premium plugins, maybe ads(real or fake), all the stuff. Some I would hide from crawlers, some I would hide from some crawlers, some from none.
If you're outside a few select niches risk is low for a manual review
Block most of the crawlers from the main tools (ahrefs, moz, archive.org) to avoid any competitors to know your PBN links and how you are interconnected.
The preferred method is to block crawlers, from sites like Majestic, Moz, SEM Rush etc. by changing the robots.txt file or, better, the htaccess file.
However, as others have said, the BEST method is to create REAL websties for REAL visitors, which means these things now require so much effort that they are an utter waste of time.
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