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Building & use PBNs for link building is a Black Hat SEO Technique. Is It A Myth or NOT?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Dev Warrior, Mar 28, 2016.

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Building & use PBNs for link building is a Black Hat SEO Technique. Is It A Myth or NOT?

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  1. Dev Warrior

    Dev Warrior Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Let's see the responses!

    I have built a 1-click software DDominator to find niche relevant high authority expired domains and will soon create a sales thread here on BHW as well. I just read somewhere on internet that Creating & using PBNs for backlinking your website is NOT a Black Hat Technique, so asking the question here to confirm that how correct that information is?
     
  2. fostdecile

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    SEO itself is "blackhat" anyways. A private blog network is taking advantage of the link juice from an expired domain for your own domain benefits, so what do you think?
     
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  3. Dev Warrior

    Dev Warrior Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I also think that PBNs are somehwat blackhat technique however on the other way around think that if you get some expired domains and get backlinks from these domains is NOT a balck hat technique!! :|
     
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    Yes. PBN Link building is blackhat SEO technique
     
  5. infoasian

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    That hat is grey.
     
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    Well, IMO, SEO world had cleared up a long, long time ago that the Black hat SEO label was reserved for those who hack websites, inject links and all sorts of other illegal tactics.

    Whether you agree with Google Guidelines or not, Black hat surely leads you to think that what people are doing would break the law. Of course, building your own PBN sites and linking to your own websites is not illegal by any stretch of the imagination. It may break Google guidelines, but Google are not the law. Hope you understand ! - BB
     
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  7. Dev Warrior

    Dev Warrior Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Agreed! Thanks for detailed explanation. I read the similar guidelines earlier that's why I launched my new software for finding expired domains with domain resurrection feature inbuilt specially building PBNs earlier this month. Search in google - DDominator!!
     
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    PBNs are always considered to be a strong link building technique as far as we are maintaining it properly. Naming it as Black Hat, who cares?

    Keeping our network very accurate and maintain them like our money site will fetch you desired results.
     
  9. Dev Warrior

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    Thanks for sharing your views on this topic!
     
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    This is merely a question of terminology. With PBN, you manipulate the SERP. How do you call this? Black hat? Green shoe? It's up to you. I don't think Google ever uses term Blackhat anywhere in their TOS. So... Decide yourself.
     
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  11. Dev Warrior

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    Correct! Thanks for this expert comment! :)
     
  12. zebrahat

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    All SEO is blackhat if the search engine ranking traffic is manipulated, above what it would have occurred from natural discovery of the site and its perceived value by its visitors. The only method that would be conceivably white hat is writing and publishing what you think is useful unique content for your niche, then letting the search engines index and rank it without further action on your side.

    Anything else is construed as 'unnatural' manipulation, be it onpage optimization, offpage backlinking or use of high-authority PBN domains, etc. Optimization equals unnatural manipulation, so the task of optimizers is to make their tactics not appear so transparent as to be recognized by the leading search engines.
     
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    Exactly what I told ;) but the way of explanation varied.

    Of course, Google won't use the term Backhat at anytime. Otherwise, it would be a burden to all SEO service providers. - BB

     
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    If they weren't blackhat, then having them reported to Google wouldn't be an issue, but since most pbn creators take pains to cover up their footprints, it leads me to believe whole heartedly that pbn use is a black hat method.
    The SEO (Nate) has a cool white hat pbn trick worth taking a look at.
     
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    Grey hat , not blackhat and not wight hat but just in the middle....

    you need google to register and auth the url , you need social websites to put on a
    Wordpress blog.

    Google needs to index it in the serps there not stupid.

    if it was blackhat it be tacken down or deindexed like youtube vids,
    it grey hat my opinion
     
  16. JokerSEO

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    +1 for this. Can we all agree to start calling blackhat links greenshoe links instead ?
     
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    Any type of backlinking strategy is blackhar for Google unless other webmasters are willingly creating backlinks towards your site, any other option is blackhat.
     
  18. Dev Warrior

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    Thanks for your replies and your time.. :)
     
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    If you go by google guideline then all of the so called "SEO" is blackhat.
    If you are paying money for links its against google guidelines. That makes everything blackhat.

    IMO, I consider anything illegal as blackhat. Rest, I can live with :)
     
  20. The Curator

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    LMAO, too funny that hatters here feel pbn's aren't blackhat, if that were the case, none of them would be private...