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Does Anyone Backlink Their PBN With GSA? + Anchor Text Dilemma

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by BreaknBrix, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. BreaknBrix

    BreaknBrix Power Member

    Mar 25, 2014
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    I've been working on ways to make my PBN sites stronger. Like unique ways of getting content done faster and faster. Which I'm getting pretty good at. But I've also been reading that quite a few guys backlink their networks. Which is something I've largely neglected up until now.

    So when I thought about doing it today, my brain completely locked up.

    This is exactly how my thoughts went...

    • I have lots of huge, extremely well done spintax's I've put together over the years. Several that have never been used.
    • The spun articles come out highly unique and readable and some are good for thousands of articles (they're HUGE).
    • So why not set up some restrictive campaigns in GSA and try boosting my network with contextual links?

    The problem is, the facts.

    Here are the facts:

    • These are expired domains I bought on here. They have very clean, virgin like backlink profiles and fairly good metrics.
    • Problem - I'm in an isolated niche so when I registered them I "forced relevancy" by posting relevant & unique (non-spun) articles about my niche.

    These sites have no blog comments, no web2.0, no pdf links... or any type of GSA links. Like 95% of the links are straight from .coms.

    So naturally I'm thinking about doing some restrictive, contextual GSA links. My goal is long term rankings here, no churn & burn shit. So I would do it as slow and natural as possible.

    Here is the problem:

    EVEN IF I don't use GSA (I wanna see what other marketers say).... I'm still confused as hell about >>>anchor text.

    Many of the links on these sites are 5+ years old. Since I forced relevancy the anchor text isn't relevant to the content anymore. Let me clarify. The primary anchor text for most the sites is branded anchor text. So in that regard the primary anchor text is still relevant to the sites. But there is still non-branded anchor text. And by "forcing relevancy" to the anchor text.... or building any new types of links..... I'm gonna wind up with 2 completely different sets of anchor text.

    Which leaves me with 2 questions.

    1) [General Question] Does anyone use GSA to boost their network sites?
    2) What do I do about the new anchor text? Common sense says, "make it relevant to the new content". But common sense also says, "you're gonna confuse the shit out of Google".

    Any feedback on this would be highly appreciated.
  2. MrKhiem

    MrKhiem Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Nov 16, 2013
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    Whenever I'm confused about what anchor text I should use, I do naked URLs because in my opinion a backlink is a reference, if you have your content perfect then a link out to a perfectly relevant website in a naked URL form is naturally legit, anybody on the net would just paste the URL they found (and of course doesn't need to masked it in the "anchor text" form) to "share" his knowledge/opinions with others. Just my personal case/opinion that naked URLs are performing very well for me (like 70% of anchor texts in my GSA projects). I'm not trying to outperform or beat the gurus here ;)
  3. rankjuice

    rankjuice Power Member

    Apr 1, 2012
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    just gonna bump this for you as I would love to here some view on this. I have split my pbn into 2 sections, one that will have no tier 2 links and one that I create tier 2's to the posts
  4. Zevoltai

    Zevoltai Senior Member

    Jul 29, 2013
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    The 20 site PBN I've been pumping has gone pretty steadily with some light contextual tier 3s (5-10/day/url) dripped through 20 tier 2 web 2.0s on the actual post. I've had it go for a year without any sign of being deindexed, dropping my rankings, or getting penalized. Although I've been pretty conservative about the anchor text by using only raw URL and branded links on all my web 2.0s and spam links, so I'm not quite sure if it's actually doing anything.
  5. myopic1

    myopic1 Regular Member

    Mar 24, 2014
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    This is an aptly timed post for me because it's something I've been implementing in a big way lately. My logic (and it is just that) is that my PBN domains haven't had links for 3-4 years, the anchor text is irrelevant and there's no social sharing, in essence it couldn't look any further from being a real site. A ticking time-bomb in my opinion.

    Like you, I completely repurpose my domains, so in-order to essentially fabricate a niche relevant PBN I've been building 4-5 Web 2.0's using the exact anchor text or the keyword I'm trying to rank my money site for. Each web 2.0 has 3-4 exact match anchor text links. I then hit these tier 1's with social links, mainly Twitter as they are the easiest to fabricate and automate for me.

    With regards to confusing Google, I believe it won't happen. Thinking about big sites that write articles on all manner of topics, they get links that have all kinds of crazy anchor text, by my logic as long as you have some links with relevant anchor text then your PBN sites should become niche relevant.

    The next part of my process may be overkill but I constantly find a lot of PBN sites that aren't quite up to the mark for use as tier 1, so I use them as tier 3. I've been using these to add weight to my tier 2 web 2.0 links, i.e getting link juice flowing through them and therefore my tier 1's. I throw up some spun content and hit the tier 2 with more exact anchor text. I am very careful to never use these tier 3 sites for more than one batch of tier 2's to avoid creating a link wheel effect.

    Oh and my tier 1 PBNs often have mixed niches and I don't see this as being a problem, the web 2.0 still offer 'fresh links'. What are your thoughts?
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2015
  6. christianbed

    christianbed Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Aug 17, 2011
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    My $.02 on just part of your dilemma...when I'm hitting the keywords hard onpage, I go light on the offpage anchors...generics, naked urls, and the like.