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Cloudways Huge PBN network

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by kevin tan, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. kevin tan

    kevin tan Newbie

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    Check out the backlinks through ahrefs and you can see that a bunch of websites with the title PHP stack just linking to them.

    Here's a few examples

    http://personaldividends.com/
    http://www.greenpandatreehouse.com/
    https://www.casino-bonus.top/
    http://balancejunkie.com/

    They're all expired domains too if you check out those backlinks.
     
  2. jonnyah

    jonnyah Regular Member

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  3. kevin tan

    kevin tan Newbie

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    but then what's the point of wasting expired domains for it? Those domains have a lot of RDs and they're probably pretty expensive if they were to be auctioned (most likely are)
     
  4. jonnyah

    jonnyah Regular Member

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    Because people do weird shit on the internet. They're registered to this guy https://tomdrake.net/contact/. Pop him a message and ask? :)

    You can see his list of websites here: https://drakemedia.ca/

    It looks like he's copied cloudways on at least one.

    I doubt it has anything to do with cloudways.
     
  5. Chris.Roark

    Chris.Roark Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Maybe somebody is doing a negative SEO campaign.
     
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    youtube1001 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    He could also be an affiliate of cloudways and promoting them by having a very similar looking website.

    Old school.
     
  7. Alex M

    Alex M Registered Member

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    That's not his PBN or negative SEO, totally different sites.
    I think that's just some country level traffic filtering or account setup page. And this page links back to Cloudways(quite smart I think)
    When I search the sites via google site:xxxxx.com they all look normal, not related to cloudways.
     
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    gbugmenot Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    its just cloudways default page i guess. DNS pointing to cloudways nameservers.
     
  9. kevin tan

    kevin tan Newbie

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    Well if you check what cloudways keyword rankings are for, there is a lot of amazon affiliate products lol so i mean maybe some correlation?