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Blog network setup: Hosting, software, all details

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by fel3232, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. fel3232

    fel3232 Regular Member

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    Hi

    I am looking to setup my own blog network. I know this can be a costly adventure, but finally decided to give it a go.

    So I need:

    1. Domains with solid real Page Rank of at least 3. Where can I buy these ( not the crap you would see on Dp) ?
    2. Hosting: need different A, B and C nameservers ( that's what I understand is needed these days). How do i go about this? I would hate to have to take on 25 different hosts, much rather be with one, if this is an option. Is it?
    3. Back end software. I want to be able to post from one dashboard, that would submit spinned articles to "x" amount of blogs that I pre select. This admin should have options to upgrade all domains within.

    Best recommendation( help) with the above will get a nice freebie from me:
    350 x web 2.0 with your links in it
    (unique article, spinned 100% unique)
    This posted on free domains. My accounts on these domains have at least 30-40 articles each and at least a month old.
    I monitor these on daily basis, I also promote them as if there were mine.
    Ranking power? Crazy...


    Thanks in advance and I look forward to hearing from you.

    Felix
     
  2. madoctopus

    madoctopus Supreme Member

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    1. Best is to get fresh domains (or aged but not developed) and grow them yourself over the next few months. While you can find PR domains chances they are good are slim. They may have PR, they may even have links but I never trust somebody who sells a site that seems to be good - it is a sign something is wrong with it.
    2. Shared hosting. There are many cheap hosts. You can also use SEO hosting but that is a footprint in itself. Best is to go with different shared hosts.
    3. None that is commercially available and good by my standards. I had to build my own and no I am not selling it. However, some I would recommend you to look into are:
    WP Manager DX (demo)
    xMarkPro (demo)
    FirePow - never checked it because couldn't find a demo, but might be similar to the above two
    WP Hive - not useful for what you need, but I'm mentioning it in case you ever need it

    Also, you may want to read my guides on blog networks. They are a bit outdated but the bulk of them and the strategy still stands and probably will always stand.

    Guide - How to Build a Link Network of Support Sites
    [Guide] Link Networks - Interlinking
     
  3. gullsinn

    gullsinn Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Agree With - madoctopus
     
  4. sammyd

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    As far as I know WPManagerDX is broken - needs update
     
  5. partymarty4870

    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    to manage posting a good alternative is just plain old AMR - it's what I use to manage a 100+ network.

    I'm sure most people have a dusty old copy laying around.

    I started with about 30 domains and add 1 or 2 a week consistently, that way you never seem to notice a big cash outlay.

    I use heaps of small hosts as well as some SEO Hosting. I personally wouldn't bother with the seo hosting again, it didn't really make anything easier or cheaper. Now I just google "cheapest web hosting" and find one that isn't in my roboform list.
     
  6. madoctopus

    madoctopus Supreme Member

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    @partymarty as far as i know AMR doesn't support randomization/drip feeding. I find that important.
     
  7. partymarty4870

    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    it supports drip feeding by letting you control the number of submits done every 1-168 hours and I randomise manually when I make the selections. I've got the thing set to post for the next 6 months for me.

    amr2.jpg

    (I did look at some custom managers and decided the monthly cost was too high to justify)
     
  8. Scritty

    Scritty Elite Member Premium Member

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    For under 25 then Windows Live Writer has a plugin that gets the job done quickly. BUt I don't really think that's the way to go. At some point your going to need decent cockpit software to control all this.

    ( For WLW You queue up the posts/pages (post date them rather than "publish now" It takes about 90 minutes a week for me to queue up say 150 posts across 25 sites. Not perfect, but you do get granular control of content/style/publishing time if you want it.)

    Adding your own sites to Articlewyz is another option (one I know several people here use) agaqin not ideal for control, and it's not "yours" same advice, at some point your going to need decent software, and that is likely to cost.

    Due to the way IP licensing is done, there is no real alternative to getting a lot of seperate hosting accounts.
    To make it quick, those that have MYSQL databases included in the hosting (not all do believe it or not) and allow one press script install save time. (do you want to be designing site layouts and FTP ing them all? I bloody well wouldn't)
    Manually installing a CMS on 25-50 sites, configuring databases and all that jazz takes forever.

    A tip I would have is to NOT buy them all at once. I have a 25 spoke private hosting set up (more or less 25) and put them up at a rate of one a week for 6 months. This let me spend time on each one, getting 20 good quality posts up then getting another. You could speed that up a lot (1 or 2 a day even). No need to rush this, it's a marathon not a sprint.

    Other considerations:


    • Be careful of using the same CMS on every node. It might become a big footprint
    • You need decent hosting with MYSQL and pref one click, but single site hosting is often enough, multi site packages (add-on domains) tend to cost a LOT more. Probably avoid that
    • There is little value in buying second hand domains. There should be..but there isn't.
    • Have a budget of say $60 per host per year and stick to it. There are plenty of $4.99 and $5.99 per month hosting packages out there, some are cheaper (though some of the cheap ones are crap)
    • To get the cheapest price you often have to commit to a year. When they say "$5.99 a month" that is only if you commit to either 12 or 24 months up front. It's often $7.99 or higher if you go for month by month payments HAVE THE CASH READY BEFOREHAND. (If you can't afford to stick to it - don't even start)
    • KNOW WHERE YOUR CONTENT IS COMING FROM. If you are having a staggered start (one a day, one a month) you can maybe write the premium front page content yourself, but at some point your going to have 20, 30, 50 or more sites all hungry for content. Have a plan before you start of how you are going to keep them fed
    • HAVE A LINKING PLAN BEFORE YOU START. My method is to start with a bookmarking service (Social Adr or similar) then use tools and subs. I never increase linking velocity. It's always slow. MAke sure you have a plan to do this before you start as well
    • HAVE RANK TRACKING SOFTWARE THAT WORKS. Every site will likely target a subset of your money sites keywords or whatever plan you want to follow with. Budget for good automated rank tracking. Managing 50+ sites with Samurai or Travis becomes a pain in the ass. Basstrackerboats here on BHW has Serpbuddy, there are others available, don't be a hero and try and keep track of all this yourself, likewise, don't be an idiot and think it doesn't matter. This is a big investment in time and cash. manage it properly
    • If you have more than 20 sites then get a dashboard manager for your empire, at that point WLW or articlewyz won't do. It's possible to script one in UBot pretty easily, (goto URL, log on, submit content, repeat till done..it's not rocket science)

    It's a great way to add value. Rushing it is not good, keep track on your hosting costs, content sourcing and rank tracking. Spend a week or so beforehand working out a plan for all of these. Crack open Excel and keep all you passwords for hosting and website publishing in one place (SECURE) - set out what keywords each site is going to attack. You can of course have several sites attacking the same words/phrases. Set aside some serious budget and a year to get real value. $2000 first year might well be a minimum cost ( I can't see you getting 25 sites bought and hosted, full of content and linked for less). If you are doing this seriously, have a lot more than 20 sites or are serious about long term content sourcing you might be looking at a fair bit more.

    Scritty
     
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  9. hotseo

    hotseo Newbie

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    Hi!

    I use Xmarkpro for blogs management. I recommend this script, Matt offer very good support!
     
  10. MarkWW

    MarkWW Regular Member UnGagged Attendee

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    I strongly disagree about #1 that was raised by a couple members. Godaddy auctions is a great place to buy expired domain names (a good share of them have a high PR) and also a great backlinks portfolio. If these aren't good, then what would be the reason behind auctions ending +$400 for a good PR4?


    As for web hosting, I am not sure if its the right choice but I once came across a web hosting provider that a few members here recommended. The website's first plan was 5 non-sequential private IP address along with private name servers. I'll try to find it.
     
  11. ritesh

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    1) Godaddy Auction but on an average you would be spending 40$+ per PR3+ domain you buy there. Its far cheaper in DP/namepros/dnsdforum. Although 90% of them are fake but there are many good ones available. Few days backa i bought 4 PR4 domains on DP for 100$ all genuine.

    2) Host on 1$/month hosts no issues. or wait for blackfriday there would be lots of deals that time.

    3) I have been using Senuke XCR for posting in my network.It as the option of drip feeding (wizard manager) include random flickcr image and video.

    If you want to run a successful network be sure to add posts with no links as well.I try to maintain the ratio of 4:1(4 posts without links: 1post with links).
    -For spinning use WordAI by far the best.
    -Set appropriate categories.
    -Vary the themes.(If your blog network consist of Pr3+ domains only then even 25 blog network is enough for personal use and there would be no need to mix CMS as it would be adding more trouble in posting content)

    And continue link building to the blog networks whenever you can.

    Let me know if you need some PR4's have few left.
     
  12. Dr. Hulu Zu Fred

    Dr. Hulu Zu Fred Newbie

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    you can check out this one:

    Code:
       blognetworkscript commercial tld  
    It is from a member here, as far as i know
     
  13. psytrance

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    1. exdomain is a very nice tool for that.

    2. no matter what you do, dont go for those c-class seo hosting. you have two options here:
    - buy VPS's from different companies and get 4-5 different IPs. this is the most cheaper if you want to build different networks, of course do not interlink those sites or leave any footprint to the same c class.
    - buy different shared hosting accounts from different companies. you can find cheap stuff like 1$ to 5$ a month.

    3. For wordpress you have this options:
    - managewp
    - ubertoolz

    Good luck buddy!
     
  14. psytrance

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    Just forget probably the most important. You can filter potential domains by PR, but after that check their backlinks...
     
  15. blackhacik

    blackhacik Junior Member

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    You can create many blogs automatically on free platforms like tumblr, wordpress.com, blogspot, webs.com, soup.io, jimdo, manio, posterous, onsugar, squidoo and 50 others just use Zenblog
     
  16. andly

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    it's xmarkpro