Here's why buying most PBN links is a total waste of money.

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Buying PBN (Private Blog Network) links! It's an absolute, unequivocal waste of money, and here's why.

First, people often fall for the idea that PBN links are a shortcut to boosting their website's authority. They think they're getting these magical links from PBN sites that have high-authority links on the second tier from sites like Forbes, CNN, or whatever big names the PBN provider claims to have referencing their PBN site. However, although it's true that this will give a good ranking boost, it's only temporary.

To most people who have no idea about how linking, metrics and SEO actually works. PBNs are like shiny lure dangling in front of them, and they bite the bait without realizing what a terrible decision they're making.

Sure, true and quality PBN links will give you a boost, but let's get real here. The whole idea behind the "power" of a PBN link is that it relies on the authority of these big-name sites on the second tier, right? Well, what they don't tell you is that this "power" is fleeting, like trying to catch a falling star. Once your content and the link inevitably rolls off the first page and into the dreaded blogroll, your link is essentially flushed down the digital toilet.

It's like investing in a beautiful sandcastle at the beach, only to watch it crumble and wash away with the next wave. That PBN link you paid good money for loses almost all of its value when it gets buried in the blogroll among countless other irrelevant links and other random content.

And let's not forget about the ever-present risk of Google's watchful eye. The search giant despises manipulative tactics like PBNs. They are constantly on the lookout for websites trying to game the system, and when they catch wind of your shady PBN links, they won't hesitate to drop the hammer – and trust me, it's a brutal one. Your website can end up in Google's penalty box, and climbing out of there is no walk in the park.

Also, if you have spent hundreds or even thousands of dollars at one PBN network, and that network gets busted. You can also say goodbye to cash and rankings.

But the worst part of buying PBN links is that it completely undermines the principles of organic growth and creating high-quality content. Instead of focusing on building a legitimate online presence, you're trying to cheat your way to the top, and it's only a matter of time before it all comes crashing down.


When is the only time a PBN link any good?

Well, this is simple. A good quality and legitimate PBN link is only permanently good if it's homepage sticky.

So, how do you get a homepage sticky PBN? Well, you are looking at paying about $30 per month every single month, for a single link! Tell me. do you really think that's financially viable for your small business. I guess it would be okay if you Jeff Bezo's You know, one of the richest men in the world who doesn't pay any tax?

So, if you're thinking about buying PBN links, I implore you to reconsider. It's a short-term, deceptive, and ultimately futile strategy that will cost you both time and money in the long run. Don't sell your website's soul for a temporary boost that will evaporate as soon as your link hits the dreaded blogroll.

The true sequence of a PBN link (Non-Homepage Sticky)

1. Buy The PBN Links
2. Your Rankings Will Start To Rise. (You are impressed)
3. The PBN Links Start To Roll Off The First Page After A Short Amount Of Time.
4. Your Ranking Increase Stalls
5. Your Rankings Begin To Drop
6. You Buy More PBNs. You "Might" Start To Rise Again (If the seller still has some good ones left) + You are impressed and relieved + Huh?
7. Your Ranking Increase Stalls
8. Your Rankings Begin To Drop
9. Rise and repeat 5 more times.
10. You are now at the mercy of a PBN sellers never ending hamster wheel.

Don't fall for those adverts and dramatic looking posters coupled with fancy charts and traffic metrics, they never show you the complete or full story.

Do the hard, legitimate work of building a strong online presence, and you'll be rewarded with lasting success.
 
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The whole idea behind the "power" of a PBN link is that it relies on the authority of these big-name sites on the second tier, right?
nope!

A PBN link is valuable only if it comes from the homepage of a site with high authority. You're paying for that site's authority, not for the authority of the sites linking to this site (which many times don't even exist)

Well, what they don't tell you is that this "power" is fleeting, like trying to catch a falling star. Once your content and the link inevitably rolls off the first page and into the dreaded blogroll, your link is essentially flushed down the digital toilet.
a good PBN is supposed to keep your link on the homepage for as long as you pay, there's no flushing or fleeting anything. I don't think you understand how PBNs work :)

And let's not forget about the ever-present risk of Google's watchful eye. The search giant despises manipulative tactics like PBNs...
... or guest posts, niche edits, web 2.0s, or any other type of backlink under the Sun. Yes, Google hates link builders, but they hate all link builders, not just PBN links. Not sure where you're trying to get with these arguments...

They are constantly on the lookout for websites trying to game the system, and when they catch wind of your shady PBN links, they won't hesitate to drop the hammer – and trust me, it's a brutal one.
true, true, and true. I fully agree with you on something :)

Anyway, make sure that you never get caught building / buying links, that's the whole point...

Your website can end up in Google's penalty box, and climbing out of there is no walk in the park.
um, yeah... that's why there are common sense rules and best practices to link building: to keep us safe from google's hammer :)

Also, if you have spent hundreds or even thousands of dollars at one PBN network, and that network gets busted. You can also say goodbye to cash and rankings.
same can happen to guest posts, niche edits, etc. You never know when that site gets tanked / busted for whatever reason (and, as you can see, there are more and more reasons lately with google's infinite core updates due to which many - even totally legit and white hat - sites get tanked, so it's not the PBN links' fault, it's a google thing)

Well, this is simple. A good quality and legitimate PBN link is only permanently good if it's homepage sticky.
ok, so you do understand how PBN links work then :)

So, how do you get a homepage sticky PBN? Well, you are looking at paying about $30 per month every single month, for a single link! Tell me. do you really think that's financially viable for your small business. I guess it would be okay if you Jeff Bezo's You know, one of the richest men in the world who doesn't pay any tax?
nope, it's not financially viable for me (or for most SEOs for that matter), that's one of the reasons for which I have actually stopped doing SEO (I can't afford it anymore). But that's not the sellers' fault, they're in this business like everyone else. If you want to blame someone blame google who devalue all links that are free and easy to get, these fuckers need to be punished, not the people who sell links

So, if you're thinking about buying PBN links, I implore you to reconsider. It's a short-term, deceptive, and ultimately futile strategy that will cost you both time and money in the long run. Don't sell your website's soul for a temporary boost that will evaporate as soon as your link hits the dreaded blogroll.
I don't think it's deceptive... or short term. And some people do have money to throw on this shit, just let them do whatever they want with their coin :)
 
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I don't think anyone has actually read anything in fine detail.

I am kind of giggling right now.

nope!

A PBN link is valuable only if it comes from the homepage of a site with high authority. You're paying for that site's authority, not for the authority of the sites linking to this site (which many times don't even exist)


a good PBN is supposed to keep your link on the homepage for as long as you pay, there's no flushing or fleeting anything. I don't think you understand how PBNs work :)


... or guest posts, niche edits, web 2.0s, or any other type of backlink under the Sun. Yes, Google hates link builders, but they hate all link builders, not just PBN links. Not sure where you're trying to get with these arguments...


true, true, and true. I fully agree with you on something :)

Anyway, make sure that you never get caught building / buying links, that's the whole point...


um, yeah... that's why there are common sense rules and best practices to link building: to keep us safe from google's hammer :)


same can happen to guest posts, niche edits, etc. You never know when that site gets tanked / busted for whatever reason (and, as you can see, there are more and more reasons lately with google's infinite core updates due to which many - even totally legit and white hat - sites get tanked, so it's not the PBN links' fault, it's a google thing)


ok, so you do understand how PBN links work then :)


nope, it's not financially viable for me (or for most SEOs for that matter), that's one of the reasons for which I have actually stopped doing SEO (I can't afford it anymore). But that's not the sellers' fault, they're in this business like everyone else. If you want to blame someone blame google who devalue all links that are free and easy to get, these fuckers need to be punished, not the people who sell links


I don't think it's deceptive... or short term. And some people do have money to throw on this shit, just let them do whatever they want with their coin :)
The problem is. People don't know what they are doing. Hence the education in this post

The sellers are simply not transparent. They don't tell you the truth about how PBNs really work and "Bank" on people's poor knowledge while using fancy charts, graphics and smoke and mirror's to draw you in.

The matter is simple folks.

When you buy a PBN link and it rolls off the homepage, that link is as good as dead.

PBN's = total waste of money. (Fact) If you have heaps of money, and simply want to donate it to someone who's not transparent and banks on poor consumer knowledge. Then. BUY SOME PBNs !!! + Pay someone to risk getting kicked off the search engines!

PBNs are awesome. Get some !
 
Well built PBN links are like any other links. Of course, the home page link is the most powerful, but even inner pages have power. If that weren't the case then why would people be buying guest posts and niche edits? those are all on inner pages. If the link profile of a PBN is good and it is built properly and not spammed to death with outgoing links, the link is good (inner or home page).
 
The problem is. People don't know what they are doing. Hence the education in this post
educating them is welcome, I do it too. But you seem pissed at PBN links... or maybe at PBN sellers??

The sellers are simply not transparent. They don't tell you the truth about how PBNs really work and "Bank" on people's poor knowledge while using fancy charts, graphics and smoke and mirror's to draw you in
HA! So it is the sellers then, I knew it :D

To be honest, man, it's not their job to educate us. Some 2 years ago I have thought exactly the same thing as you (and I still think they would benefit from educating buyers), but - analyzing things objectively - you will come to the same conclusion as me: it's not their job to educate people, they're just offering a service and that's it! You want their stuff, you buy it, you don't want it you move on.

The matter is simple folks.

When you buy a PBN link and it rolls off the homepage, that link is as good as dead.
yep!

PBN's = total waste of money. (Fact) If you have heaps of money, and simply want to donate it to someone who's not transparent and banks on poor consumer knowledge. Then. BUY SOME PBNs !!! + Pay someone to risk getting kicked off the search engines!
nope! They would be waste of money if they didn't deliver results, but if they make your site rank they're worth every penny you pay for them. Your hate towards some PBN sellers should not make you indiscriminately hate everyone who sells links :)
 
Well built PBN links are like any other links. Of course, the home page link is the most powerful, but even inner pages have power. If that weren't the case then why would people be buying guest posts and niche edits? those are all on inner pages. If the link profile of a PBN is good and it is built properly and not spammed to death with outgoing links, the link is good (inner or home page).
Not true at all.

Once a PBN rolls of the first page - It has lost 90% of its power, What remains is low value digital mention.

I've also helped over 20 of my own personal clients recover from penalties handed down from the use of PBNs from well hidden networks and so called well respected PBN sellers.

In my own personal labs. I have tested theories, statements and untrue announcements from some of the obvious known PBN sellers in the neighborhood.

In one test. with one seller who announces and claims on some YouTube videos that PBN's don't lose their power after rolling off the front page I was able to call him out as dishonest The same seller also flogs that buying social signals will help you rank up. (Not possible - The social signals, its total bogus

Anyways, after deploying a test bed, waiting for the sandbox period to be over, we first built some directory listings. then come citations, then hit the test bed site with a couple of good blog links from trusted "real blogs" not paid links blogs. We then waited for the scale to settle.

Then, after 3 three months, we hit out test bed with 40 of his PBNs, We found that the first set of 10 PBNs provided a very good push. However, after this, all remaining PBNs did not have as much SERP impact. It's obvious he gives you his best PBN links at the start to impress you and get you to buy more.

So the results. After the push of 40 of his PBNs we saw good SERP impact, then, the PBNs rolled off the first page after just a few days, the rankings held strong even after the links rolled off. However, it takes search engines such as Google to devalue link some time after it's lost. This turns out to be around two months. 2 months after the links rolled off the first page is when dramatic ranking loss was noted.

The test was fully isolated.

PBN's lose a "Majority " of there power when rolling off the first page. Hence, even though there is still a digital mention left over, in reality, you are left with a link that has a value of about $2 bucks on a site with totally random content and most of the time on a domain (name) that's not relevant to your niche. For example. You own a website about cyber security, and you now have a link on a website that once sold party ballons. eg partyballons .com

That sounds like money well spent and great SEO ey?


My guess, anyone advocating for PBNs here could be the same people who sell them? Just a hunch.
 
$30 per month is very practical for small business. If you cannot afford even then, leave business and do a job.
 
$30 per month is very practical for small business. If you cannot afford even then, leave business and do a job.
Incorrect.

Paying $30 per month for a single link to remain on a home page is a total waste of money. Lets do the math.

1 link is not going to move the needle. You are going to need heaps of links to rank up and compete. At least 40 PBNs is going to needed in order to get any kind of ROI.

40x30 home page link rentals - $1200! Thats a huge amount of money. Thats $14,000 per year!

If you are going to spend that kind of money, You are much better investing in an SEO agency that will get the job of ranking your website done without all the jibber jabber scams of other agencies.

Also, spending $1200 per month on silly little texy things on websites owned by people who don't tell you the truth about things, are breaches on most search engine polices and guidelines, Your money is better spent on the actual operation of your business. I don't care how cashed up you are, The smart and informed businessman always prioritizes ROI. regardless of how cashed up he is.

However, I will come back to. If you want to splash your cash on a single wave at the beach only to watch it eventually roll back out to sea. Please, be my guest!

Sorry if the truth if hurting to many people.

if you are going to use PBNs. Build your own network so they can stay on the home page and you are not paying stupid amounts of money for little texty things on bad neighborhood websites. Just make sure you build your PBNs right.

Dont pay some dude $30 per month for some text. Pfft. Keep ya cash for something useful.
 
the only real PBN is the one you create yourself and is only used by you. thats where the real power is and thats the whole idea of it. its a PRIVATE backlink network. all these public networks are just link farms and of course won't have the same effect.
 
the only real PBN is the one you create yourself and is only used by you. thats where the real power is and thats the whole idea of it. its a PRIVATE backlink network. all these public networks are just link farms and of course won't have the same effect.
Yes.

Thats exactly what I am talking about. Hence why I preach. "Why Most PBNs are a waste of money." - Just dont buy them from anyone!!!

Glad to finally come across someone on here who pays attention to detail and actually knows what he's talking about.
 
Yes.

Thats exactly what I am talking about. Hence why I preach. "Why Most PBNs are a waste of money." - Just dont buy them from anyone!!!

Glad to finally come across someone on here who pays attention to detail and actually knows what he's talking about.
yea i keep saying that for years. i do PBNs since over a decade for myself long before the term even came up, but even though there is so much info out there, people still don't get what a real PBN is. kudos to you :)
 
Well explained,
Such PBNs will be linking to 1000s of other websites and more over time,
And that's another reason why their "power" is decreasing by time and not really worth going after,

Not even the homepage sticky ones are really worth if they're linking to 20 total websites in each PBN homepage,
Not to mention the crappy content used as well as the poor design, hosting, etc...
A sticky homepage link as well as low stated OBL is a must if you really want a perfect spot for long lasting rankings,

A perfect case would be a niche relevant with extremely low OBL (1-5),
As well as proper unique design, quality content published frequently, decent hosting, proper SILO, etc...
And that's a link from a PBN you build yourself or get it from some limited number of sellers
 
The problem of building private BN is the cost. That's why people use public BN. Especially if you don't know how to calculate you ROI.

And... Not all public BN is bad as you said.

You just have to know which one to pick.

You need 40 links for public BN to have a punch? Not really. It depends on the network power and how it is managed.
 
The problem of building private BN is the cost. That's why people use public BN. Especially if you don't know how to calculate you ROI.

And... Not all public BN is bad as you said.

You just have to know which one to pick.

You need 40 links for public BN to have a punch? Not really. It depends on the network power and how it is managed.
Yep!

Building your own PBN sites is high cost.

1. Find a good domain (Buying a good domain can be pricy) unless you can scrape them yourself.
2. The hosting cost.
3. Using premium templates.
4. Maintaining the PBN site.
5. Reducing the footprint

Thats all for just 1 link!!!!

And yep. Even home page sticky PBNs can be very low ROI because the seller is cramming too many URLs on the first page causing a high OBL.


This brings me back to. PBNs are a waste of time and money. Just do SEO right. !!

Thinking of buying PBN links? Hope of you have changed your mind! These are the true facts all PBN sellers wont tell you.

Just don't buy them, The perfect PBN link that provides a good a ROI coupled with permanent SERP impact is almost impossible to find. (unless you have a good mate with his own personal network and he lends you one of his for free)
 
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Yep!

Building your own PBN sites is high cost.

1. Find a good domain (Buying a good domain can be pricy) unless you can scrape them yourself.
2. The hosting cost.
3. Using premium templates.
4. Maintaining the PBN site.
5. Reducing the footprint

Thats all for just 1 link!!!!

And yep. Even home page sticky PBNs can be very low ROI because the seller is cramming too many URLs on the first page causing a high OBL.


This brings me back to. PBNs are a waste of time and money. Just do SEO right. !!

Thinking of buying PBN links? Hope of you have changed your mind! These are the true facts all PBN sellers wont tell you.

Just don't buy them, The perfect PBN link that provides a good a ROI coupled with permanent SERP impact is almost impossible to find. (unless you have a good mate with his own personal network and he lends you one of his for free)

Sorry still disagree.

SEO is all about ROI. Just like any other businesses.
If i need power 100, why should i build/buy power 1000? Waste of resources.

Not all PBN or public BN created equal.
There are people who build PBN from expired domain and strong non drop domain. They build it with different purpose. Just like public BN.. There are good network and crap one. One time fee or rental. Sticky homepage or roll over.

That's why you should ask seller in detail where they will put your links.

What i want to tell you is.. bashing all public BN seller is not right. You should do your job as buyer before purchase them.
 
I don't think anyone has actually read anything in fine detail.

I am kind of giggling right now.
Incorrect.

Paying $30 per month for a single link to remain on a home page is a total waste of money. Lets do the math.

1 link is not going to move the needle. You are going to need heaps of links to rank up and compete. At least 40 PBNs is going to needed in order to get any kind of ROI.

40x30 home page link rentals - $1200! Thats a huge amount of money. Thats $14,000 per year!

If you are going to spend that kind of money, You are much better investing in an SEO agency that will get the job of ranking your website done without all the jibber jabber scams of other agencies.

Also, spending $1200 per month on silly little texy things on websites owned by people who don't tell you the truth about things, are breaches on most search engine polices and guidelines, Your money is better spent on the actual operation of your business. I don't care how cashed up you are, The smart and informed businessman always prioritizes ROI. regardless of how cashed up he is.

However, I will come back to. If you want to splash your cash on a single wave at the beach only to watch it eventually roll back out to sea. Please, be my guest!
Yep!

Building your own PBN sites is high cost.

1. Find a good domain (Buying a good domain can be pricy) unless you can scrape them yourself.
2. The hosting cost.
3. Using premium templates.
4. Maintaining the PBN site.
5. Reducing the footprint

Thats all for just 1 link!!!!

And yep. Even home page sticky PBNs can be very low ROI because the seller is cramming too many URLs on the first page causing a high OBL.


This brings me back to. PBNs are a waste of time and money. Just do SEO right. !!

Thinking of buying PBN links? Hope of you have changed your mind! These are the true facts all PBN sellers wont tell you.

Just don't buy them, The perfect PBN link that provides a good a ROI coupled with permanent SERP impact is almost impossible to find. (unless you have a good mate with his own personal network and he lends you one of his for free)
Yes.

Thats exactly what I am talking about. Hence why I preach. "Why Most PBNs are a waste of money." - Just dont buy them from anyone!!!

Glad to finally come across someone on here who pays attention to detail and actually knows what he's talking about.
Not true at all.

Once a PBN rolls of the first page - It has lost 90% of its power, What remains is low value digital mention.

I've also helped over 20 of my own personal clients recover from penalties handed down from the use of PBNs from well hidden networks and so called well respected PBN sellers.

In my own personal labs. I have tested theories, statements and untrue announcements from some of the obvious known PBN sellers in the neighborhood.

In one test. with one seller who announces and claims on some YouTube videos that PBN's don't lose their power after rolling off the front page I was able to call him out as dishonest The same seller also flogs that buying social signals will help you rank up. (Not possible - The social signals, its total bogus

Anyways, after deploying a test bed, waiting for the sandbox period to be over, we first built some directory listings. then come citations, then hit the test bed site with a couple of good blog links from trusted "real blogs" not paid links blogs. We then waited for the scale to settle.

Then, after 3 three months, we hit out test bed with 40 of his PBNs, We found that the first set of 10 PBNs provided a very good push. However, after this, all remaining PBNs did not have as much SERP impact. It's obvious he gives you his best PBN links at the start to impress you and get you to buy more.

So the results. After the push of 40 of his PBNs we saw good SERP impact, then, the PBNs rolled off the first page after just a few days, the rankings held strong even after the links rolled off. However, it takes search engines such as Google to devalue link some time after it's lost. This turns out to be around two months. 2 months after the links rolled off the first page is when dramatic ranking loss was noted.

The test was fully isolated.

PBN's lose a "Majority " of there power when rolling off the first page. Hence, even though there is still a digital mention left over, in reality, you are left with a link that has a value of about $2 bucks on a site with totally random content and most of the time on a domain (name) that's not relevant to your niche. For example. You own a website about cyber security, and you now have a link on a website that once sold party ballons. eg partyballons .com

That sounds like money well spent and great SEO ey?


My guess, anyone advocating for PBNs here could be the same people who sell them? Just a hunch.
Please use the multi-quote function if possible, as it makes the threads flow much easier. How to multi-quote can be found here Newbie Guide
 
Sorry still disagree.

SEO is all about ROI. Just like any other businesses.
If i need power 100, why should i build/buy power 1000? Waste of resources.

Not all PBN or public BN created equal.
There are people who build PBN from expired domain and strong non drop domain. They build it with different purpose. Just like public BN.. There are good network and crap one. One time fee or rental. Sticky homepage or roll over.

That's why you should ask seller in detail where they will put your links.

What i want to tell you is.. bashing all public BN seller is not right. You should do your job as buyer before purchase them.

You are incorrect buddy.

You see. PBN sellers prey on people who don't know about PBNs, they bank of the fact they don't know about technical SEO, and don't know how to ask the right questions.

Most people buying these PBNs are looking for fast and cheap ways to rank their website, and they are fooled by the dishonest advertising.

As an academic with 6 years of marketing education in three different universities and someone who has done SEO for his clients since the birth of the search engines. I can say. You sound like exactly one of the people who pray on sales that come from people with no knowledge, and then you blame the failure on the client instead of the dishonest salesman who is not transparent.

Yep. sounds like you're a typical dishonest seller yourself. Blaming the failure of buying bad PBNs on the people who buy them instead of the bad selfish people who sell them. Well done.!!

And you are? A professional right?
 
Yep!

Building your own PBN sites is high cost.

1. Find a good domain (Buying a good domain can be pricy) unless you can scrape them yourself.
2. The hosting cost.
3. Using premium templates.
4. Maintaining the PBN site.
5. Reducing the footprint

Thats all for just 1 link!!!!

And yep. Even home page sticky PBNs can be very low ROI because the seller is cramming too many URLs on the first page causing a high OBL.


This brings me back to. PBNs are a waste of time and money. Just do SEO right. !!

Thinking of buying PBN links? Hope of you have changed your mind! These are the true facts all PBN sellers wont tell you.

Just don't buy them, The perfect PBN link that provides a good a ROI coupled with permanent SERP impact is almost impossible to find. (unless you have a good mate with his own personal network and he lends you one of his for free)

Building and maintaining your own PBN (not public) is far less expensive than it once was. Yes, there may be higher upfront costs associated with it, but you own the asset. You can use them for years with different websites. You can make them niche-specific. You can monetize them..etc.. When done correctly this is one of the best long-term strategies for long-term organic growth.
 
You are incorrect buddy.

You see. PBN sellers prey on people who don't know about PBNs, they bank of the fact they don't know about technical SEO, and don't know how to ask the right questions.

Most people buying these PBNs are looking for fast and cheap ways to rank their website, and they are fooled by the dishonest advertising.

As an academic with 6 years of marketing education in three different universities and someone who has done SEO for his clients since the birth of the search engines. I can say. You sound like exactly one of the people who pray on sales that come from people with no knowledge, and then you blame the failure on the client instead of the dishonest salesman who is not transparent.

Yep. sounds like you're a typical dishonest seller yourself. Blaming the failure of buying bad PBNs on the people who buy them instead of the bad selfish people who sell them. Well done.!!

And you are? A professional right?
Lol i want to answer this until i read your last part reply.

Oh btw, do you see any my jr.vip badge?
No? Because i'm not a seller.

Good luck with your propaganda! I'm out.
 
Not true at all.

Once a PBN rolls of the first page - It has lost 90% of its power, What remains is low value digital mention.

I've also helped over 20 of my own personal clients recover from penalties handed down from the use of PBNs from well hidden networks and so called well respected PBN sellers.

In my own personal labs. I have tested theories, statements and untrue announcements from some of the obvious known PBN sellers in the neighborhood.

In one test. with one seller who announces and claims on some YouTube videos that PBN's don't lose their power after rolling off the front page I was able to call him out as dishonest The same seller also flogs that buying social signals will help you rank up. (Not possible - The social signals, its total bogus

Anyways, after deploying a test bed, waiting for the sandbox period to be over, we first built some directory listings. then come citations, then hit the test bed site with a couple of good blog links from trusted "real blogs" not paid links blogs. We then waited for the scale to settle.

Then, after 3 three months, we hit out test bed with 40 of his PBNs, We found that the first set of 10 PBNs provided a very good push. However, after this, all remaining PBNs did not have as much SERP impact. It's obvious he gives you his best PBN links at the start to impress you and get you to buy more.

So the results. After the push of 40 of his PBNs we saw good SERP impact, then, the PBNs rolled off the first page after just a few days, the rankings held strong even after the links rolled off. However, it takes search engines such as Google to devalue link some time after it's lost. This turns out to be around two months. 2 months after the links rolled off the first page is when dramatic ranking loss was noted.

The test was fully isolated.

PBN's lose a "Majority " of there power when rolling off the first page. Hence, even though there is still a digital mention left over, in reality, you are left with a link that has a value of about $2 bucks on a site with totally random content and most of the time on a domain (name) that's not relevant to your niche. For example. You own a website about cyber security, and you now have a link on a website that once sold party ballons. eg partyballons .com

That sounds like money well spent and great SEO ey?


My guess, anyone advocating for PBNs here could be the same people who sell them? Just a hunch.

Of course, the link loses power when it rolls off the first page, and the reason for that is the T2 links which are pointing towards the home page. This is true for any link regardless whether it is PBN or not. However, an inner page link on a PBN (not a shitty PBN from a bulk seller), is still going to have power. It is no different than having a guest post / niche edit from a good site.

If you're buying one off PBN links, then you're doing it wrong. If you are paying for PBN links, then the only way it works is if you subscribe to a monthly service. For me, this does not make sense in the long run because the cost is recurring.

For about $300 you can acquire a DR 30 domain with ~ 300 RD (if you know where to look) and build your network. $15K and you have 50 domains that you can use on 3 - 5 sites. It's a long-term investment but totally worth it if you know what you're doing. Finally, PBN links work best when combined with other types of links. If your entire link profile is just a ton of PBNs (all home page) then that is unnatural as fuck. Exercise common sense and blend these links in with legitimate ones.
 
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