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Can someone go through and explain how to set up a BLOG NETWORK?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jake454, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. jake454

    jake454 Junior Member

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    I do not really understand how one goes about this.
    you buy multiple domains on different hosting accounts, make them into legit sites?
    then you have a static home page that links to each other and some of them link to your money site?

    if someone could just give me a guide on this or somewhere to read about this, id be very grateful. (I couldnt find anything searching)
     
  2. proweb

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    That's pretty much it, but it depends on your budget.

    I'm not at the point where I want to invest in a private blog network, but if I did, I would probably do something like:

    1) Buy 50% of the domains new (1-2 per week until I reached the number of domains I wanted). I would probably buy the domains at different registrars like name.com, and a few others.
    2) Buy 50% of the domains in auctions (godaddy) before they drop
    3) Buy domain privacy on all domains

    This would make sure all the domains had different ages (if you had 50 domains and they were all created the same day that would look weird).

    4) Then I would buy a hosting plan at each of the largest web hosts (godaddy, ipower, etc.) to make sure all IPs were different as well as nameservers and locations. I would host 2 domains per webhost account.

    5) I would probably install wordpress on all the blogs with custom themes to remove any coding footprints.

    6) Then, because I'm lazy, I would write 50 articles per domain/blog and would set it up so wordpress would post 1 article per week for 1 year.

    7) I wouldn't use webmaster tools, Google analytics, or anything for traffic tracking (including Piwik) besides awstats because I personally feel all analytic software leaves footprints that are too risky for an entire blog network to use to survive future algorithm updates.

    I probably missed a few things, but hopefully this will give you a general idea.
     
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    aStroke Regular Member

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    Proweb has it down. Only thing that is missing is a central hub to post to your blogs easily. Either you create your own software that suits your purposes or you use one of the few softwares on the market. I've never used AMR before but from what I can see, it is one of the most cost-effective solutions.
     
  4. NISEO

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    As someone who has built a couple of networks, and been close to a number that have been busted - "it's easy to make mistakes!" - but I've had the benefit of all the 'b*lls up' stories.

    Speak to a guy called 'Ed' at 'Undercover Octopus' - he is probably the best person I know on the subject and actually sets people up with their own networks (I would bet money that he is a member here).

    Here are a couple of "do's" & "dont's" to whet your appetite if you decide to 'DIY' it!

    Don't link them together!
    Don't build them all the same (20 posts / pages on each, etc.)

    Do MAKE THEM LOOK VERY DIFFERENT / authentic - your biggest threat is a competitor's SPAM report (other than doing something stupid like linking them together!)
    Do buy LOW QUANTITY, HIGH LINK VALUE DOMAINS ('expired' via auctions) rather than HIGH QUANTITY, LOW VALUE domains - the bigger the network, the more chance of making a pattern for an algorithm and being obvious for a competitor.
    (I'd 100% go for 10xGood PR4's at £150 each than 50xPR2's at £30 each - or indeed new ones!)

    DO SOOOO MUCH HOMEWORK BEFORE EMBARKING ON IT - quite a few pitfalls - but big benefits to be had!
     
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  5. jake454

    jake454 Junior Member

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    alright, makes sense. some questions I have though:
    if I do not link them together how would I link to my money site(s)? 5/50 link to moneysite?
    scraping articles then spinning them, is this too risky?
    id probably use this for personal use only, as I grow my business but what would the selling cost be worth to get links from me?(obviously this depends on the context I sell them)
     
  6. NISEO

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    There are lots of ways you could do it, but what I had in mind was linking them directly to your money site - just do a really good of making them look authentic! If you have 50 it gets a bit obvious what you're at.


    You could also restrict access to some spiders so as not to have some of them appear on the common link checkers.


    In terms of what to put on them - it is not necessary to put LOTS of content on them as you might assume. I would create a couple of made up 'clubs'/'private blogs' which have a dozen short posts on them about what 'Billy did at school today', 'I just bought a new [your product with link] today', etc. a longer one which has 5 x 100 word posts, etc. The more pages you have, the more the juice gets spread around and doesn't just go to your money site. I personally hate spun content and don't need to if it's only a few 1000 words for 5-10 sites - the better the content - the longer lasting.


    PRIVATE is the way to go - I turn down link offers all the time (people just found them individually as high PR sites) but it just isn't worth the risk. I know a guy who sells entire articles on his blog networks, but it just isn't worth it if you are risking your own network that is potentially doubling (or more) your own 'money site'.

    It does work (if you do it well) but it is certainly worth investing in a 'practice network' before risking an experiment on your money site - it can go very wrong.