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Half of PBN deindexed

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by nametaken, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. nametaken

    nametaken Newbie

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    I have a site that is my only means of making a living.
    This site has a long history. A long time ago, when spam used to work, I used spam to rank it #1
    Then came panda and penguin and that dropped me to page 2.
    Then I read on various websites how private blog networks are the future. So I made a blog network of about 20 sites and that helped me rank #1 for my target keyword.

    I did everything humanly possible to minimize footprints. I even went as far as hand writing every article by myself, and I even made sure my themes weren't using google fonts. Everything possible to minimize footprints...EXCEPT I went with cheap hosting. For hosting, basically I went to webhostingtalk and selected the cheapest hosts, usually $1 per month.

    Now out of the 20 sites, 7 have been deindexed and I AM SCARED.

    My main site is still ranking which is something I don't understand. If they deindexed the PBN, why not deindex the main site too?

    Anyway, like I said, I AM SCARED. I feel like they will deindex my main site any day now :(

    1) why is my main site not deindexed or at least de-ranked?
    2) Should I move everything to expensive hosting?
     
  2. gb

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    Solid example of why should diversify your income stream and not "keep all the eggs in one basket"

    Try to save your site as best as you can, but if I were you I'd start working on another project asap just in case your main site gets deindexed or deranked
     
  3. Gyuman82

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    PBNs getting deindexed is just part of the game. Just build more and get back in it.

    On a side note, I doubt your main site will get de-indexed. Whether it will drop in rankings in the near future, well only time will tell.
     
  4. splishsplash

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    If you want to pm me I'd be happy to look at your sites in detail and see if I can spot any footprints. I'm in the process of starting my own PBN so I would really like to work out what the problem is so I can learn from it.

    I'm *highly* technical, so if a footprint exists I'll be able to find it. I can set up servers, networks, write software etc. I'm at least on a par with a Google engineer, so if anyone can find a footprint it's me.
     
  5. asap1

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    Did you update your PBN, did they only have 1 link pointing to your site? Did they have a lot of content? Did you host them all on one account with one IP?

    Its a lot of things that can trigger googles PBN hunting algo.

    You site should be fine but soon you might drop in rankings. Just purchase more PBN domains and that should fix the problem.
     
  6. uncguy4321

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    Im not sure what them being on cheap hosting has to do with anything? lots of people i see use cheap hosting from various hosting providers. Did you use cheap accounts from the SAME host?
     
  7. nametaken

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    Made one article of 600 words, 1 or 2 links to my main site, and 0, 1, or 2 links to authority sites. Never updated articlces because I figured 90% of sites online are never changed so that's not a footprint. Every site had a different IP.
     
  8. nametaken

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    cheap hosting makes it a lot easier to locate PBNs.
    I mean come on, who uses Weird $1 Hosting Company to host a real site? All sites on those IPs are PBNs.
     
  9. splishsplash

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    Plenty use cheap hosting. They wouldn't survive off PBNs alone.

    I know someone with a 2000+ PBN and he uses cheap hosting exclusively. He lost about 100 sites when google went after PBNs, but 1900 were still untouched. It's not that your hosting is cheap.
     
  10. mainceaft

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    I rank one of my website on cheap hosting . but one thing some hosting are scam and website on or could be very harmful to your site .I had website dropped hardly from 900 Visitors to 200 after i moved to cheap bitcoin host . that cost me alot .
     
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    Thats the problem. You had only one post, did not keep them updated and you linked to the site 2 times from 1 site.

    Only link to your moneysite 1 time per domain, post some articles with no links post some with authority links. Update the sites 1-2 times a month.

    Don't register all the domain names with one company and don't host them all with one company

    Also dont use the same themes/plugins on your PBN's

    Heres a list of http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/black-hat-seo/746088-55-tricky-footprints-killing-your-pbn.html
     
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  12. splishsplash

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    Yeah, 1 article per site is a huge footprint. Looks like a pbn from a mile away!
     
  13. BassTrackerBoats

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    In this industry you absolutely have to diversify your revenue streams... you'll end up losing otherwise 99% of the time.

    Cheap, or even free hosting, is absolutely fine and actually should be a part of your hosting options when building a PBN.

    Knowing those things, OP, deal with what you have and start making some adjustments going forward.
     
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