Took a gamble on a PBN of 20 sites, paid $15 for each of them off a seller, paid another $13 per domain to register, paid $50 monthly to get them hosted using a PBN SAAS provider. Lets do the math on this investment shall we? Well, I hosted the domains with that PBN hoster at $50 a month for 4 months - $200 I bought the domains from the seller + namecheap = $560 I bought some decent articles off a guy on oDesk $15 per 800 words Times 10 articles = $150 I bought a year's worth of WordAI = $300 (roughly I can't remember exactly the cost) I also put the niche based site on a small Hostwinds VPS at $33 a month Times 4 months = $132 This all comes out to $1,342, maybe give or take a hundred dollars. I managed to rank #11 - #19 for the past 2 months now and no amount of tweaking or adding anything will move my site. I even added a handful of tumblr blogs, wordpress blogs, added social signals every couple of weeks, bought reddit ads, bought Facebook ads. Now I get a consistent amount of traffic about 100 UV a day to this site. Maybe earn $1 - $5 a day. But what the fuck, I see competitors who buy bullshit PBNs off various BHW providers who don't even bother to block bots and they rank all fucking day #2-3-4-5 on the first fucking page. It's a churn and burn project, I understand this its apart of the game. So around the same time in july, I setup another site a wordpress based one with a custom theme. I added some spun content to it, threw some shitty blog comments at it, bought $100 worth of crap PBN posts from here on bhw. Well what do I know, its ranking #9 for its main keyword on the first page. Are these expired domains people are pushing utter bullshit? I feel like when I buy off these guys I'm being pushed some shit little pill that they promise will give me fucking rankings. I feel like I just bought some fucking Garcinia Cambogia or some ED pill that was made in someone's backyard. Is this whole PBN bullshit a pack of lies?