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Hiding the PBNs with Robots.txt?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Skizzotrick16, May 10, 2017.

  1. Skizzotrick16

    Skizzotrick16 Newbie

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    Hello,
    i have a website which is ranking pretty good in G. There are about 20 PBNs linking to it.
    Should i hide them from Majestic, Ahrefs and other crawlers or is it ok to keep them visible?

    PS: Each site has unique content and a custom template so unless you look at them carefully you won't notice they are PBNs.
     
  2. hay706

    hay706 Junior Member

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    If they truly all look like real sites (good content, social media pages, linking out to many authoritative sites, high quality images) then don't.
    However most people don't put that much effort in. So you want to block via .htaccess
    As it can't be accessed to see if you are blocking common bots.
    Remember don't just copy/paste the same blocked bots, most likely a footprint.
     
  3. djp371

    djp371 Elite Member

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    I recommend you edit your .htaccess file to hide your PBN.