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Can someone explain what a PBN (Private Blog Network) is?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by bigBozz, Jun 11, 2015.

  1. bigBozz

    bigBozz Newbie

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    I didn't want to clog up a separate thread steering the conversation off topic, so I'm starting a new post...


    Posted here : BHW.../blackhat-seo/white-hat-seo/765911-how-guy-ranking.html


    Can someone explain what puts the "private" in a "private blog network". In that thread, it talks about not being able to find the backlinks, and therefore not understanding why a certain site shows up so high in the search results. I'm curious how you hide backlinks and/or how a PBN enables you to hide backlinks, etc.
     
  2. onlineonly

    onlineonly Power Member

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    What people mean when they say "hidden PBN" is they don't give bot's from known link-checker's access to crawl your site, like ahrefs, semrush, moz..etc..etc..which means your links wont show up when someone do a search for your site.
     
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  3. antonjones

    antonjones Regular Member

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    If somebody looked at your PBN and they weren't able to tell whether it was an information site providing genuine value or a PBN site set up for the links only then that's a good private blog network in my opinion. You don't have to hide your backlinks if your PBN is of good quality
     
  4. lilmasta

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    PBN stands for Private Blog Network. A network of sites which are owned by you which you only know about. They are some precautions like hosting them on different class IP's/hosting. Used different themes and on and on. There are many things you have to do make it secure.
     
  5. archon10

    archon10 BANNED BANNED

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    PBN is a new lame attempt at fooling bots when 99% of "white hat SEOs" throw up the same WP theme across several sites with junk links to every niche and its mother on it, making it completely transparent and lame.
     
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    Pretty simple..

    Ppl need links from good websites to rank. Instead of begging the owner for a backlink.. They buy the website and create back links for themselves

    All they care about is the domain ( this what backlink mention) so they buy expired domain.. Build website... And send a backlink for themselves

    Private means you didn't buy it from a seller.. But built it by yourself
     
  7. Alex Ma

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    Shiit, I totally missed the private part of PBNs. Seems I've been creating a Blog Network. How would you go about to hide the backlinks and make the blog network invisible for AHrefs/Majestic crawlers?