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Big potential footprint for PBN sites - privacy policy plugins

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by davids355, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    This is one thing that I have noticed now from several different PBN site providers - the use of the same privacy policy which is obviously generated by a privacy policy plugin. The policy pages are identical with the exception of the name and URL for each individual site on the PBN.

    I know everyone says that you need the privacy policy page to comply with Google TOS but personally I have never used a privacy policy on any genuine site I have owned or built and I think the presence of one on its own is a big red flag to Google that it could be part of a network and then coupled with using the exact same template for every site (Even if it is a popular plugin used by lots of legitimate sites) is a really big footprint.

    What do you guys think?
     
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    Put it on a few. Out of every 10 pbns add it to 2 sites
     
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    I dont add it to any of my sites. And any other plugins I use - especially contact form plugins - I use different plugin providers for each site.

    What I am saying is that I have seen multiple PBN providers from BHW using the same privacy policy plugin for all blogs - and I think this is potentially a big footprint.
     
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    Ya that would be a footprint
     
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    I add it to all of my money sites. Not the plugin but the same page and change the site name.

    Google isn't dumb to use it at a flag. If this is true, then the hundreds of thousands websites using the plugin are in the same network :D
     
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    Take a screenshot of the privacy policy and put in your website as an image, problem solved
     
  7. redarrow

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    Your be suprised with the image reconition google got trust me.

    I suggest what i do just write your own that it.

    I write all me own all diffrent every website.

    Example (( cover my arse fully ))

    Legal
    Disclaimer
    Privacy policy
    Terms and conditions
    Dmca info

    On the pages i also use links to wiki to show any example of what i mean.

    I do this for every website i own, have never had one complaint to this day 15+ years in the game.
     
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  8. davids355

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    Yea I know where you are coming from. But its the same with a lot of things isnt it - using the same registrar, using private whois, using cloudflare etc etc etc. On their own each of those are not really footprints because so many sites use those services. But a couple of those together is potentially a big footprint isnt it?
     
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    Every single pbn needs all diffrent details/services and providers, to be safe , being lazy get your caught fullstop
     
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    I really believe you are giving google much more credit than they deserve. It's only a Bot for god sake. It's a written code ! It doesn't understand. All it does is Mathmatic operations. It's full of exploits and problems.

    Using the same server is easily discovered by any Bot. So, yes this is a huge footprint. Using the same theme is also isn't normal. But using the same host company, or the same CMS ! This can't be a footprint. When 60% of websites are wordpress, then it's legit that I have all my links from Wordpress websites. When hostgator has gazillion of hosted websites. Then It can't be used as a footprint. But when all of them in the IP ! This is not normal and this is a gr8 footprint.

    All I am saying just be reasonable, google is just an algorithm. But a damn good one
     
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