Hey guys, I am a long-time reader of these forums, just decided to create an account recently to get more interactive since I'm trying to do some real work myself. With that said, I plan on creating a PBN by myself and while I read a lot of threads on what are the best practices, I still have some concerns and questions. I started creating the sites on a pretty low frequency, to avoid making mistakes and to consolidate each site (with content, looks etc). All the sites are WP and each on popular shared hosting providers (siteground, dreamhost..etc) - Each site is built in WP and has a premium theme installed. I know the general advice is to go to 1 unique theme per PBN but I figured since organically, premium themes are used by thousands, it will not hurt to use the same theme on 3-4 times, on different domains. I have at this moment 10 premium themes which I rotate. Is that a good practice? - Some say that using a 301 redirect plugin is advisable to redirect all those backlinks of the expired domain to the root domain...some say you should leave it as it is. I'm not sure what's the correct approach here. - I know the PBN sites must be "blasted" with some SEO and since I want the network to last, I can't throw any spam at them. Besides social signals, what do you guys recommend per PBN site? - I know this is a broad question and depends on many factors, but as a starter PBN network, how many sites do you think I should start with to have some impact on medium competition kw? I was thinking 20 but I fear the number is too low. - How often should I "refresh" a PBN site. My plan is to add a new article per week per PBN site. Is it too often (and more work) or should I add content bi-montly or less? - I know that it should be a backlink ratio towards the money site. I choose to go the safer-ish way, with 15-20% keyword, 20% naked, 20% brand etc. Do you guys use the PBN only for the kw and the rest from social signals, web 2.0 etc or do you do this ratio mainly from the PBN? - Do you think I should build a web 2.0 network also to link to the PBN sites? (or buy them) or it's not worth it? - Do you edit/create each PBN site with a VPN active or it doesn't matter? I don't have any analytics (evidently) and i'm not using Chrome or any Google services to avoid any footprints. - How do you guys check the health of the PBN? (since you don't add WMT or any analytics). - Lastly, how do you guys get your domains faster? I'm using Hammerhead (paid) and expireddomains but it's a hassle to find good domains weekly. I appologize for the long post but I prefer it like this than posting 10 threads with 10 different questions Also thanks in advance for any advice!