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How does Google find my PBN

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by frankstan, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. frankstan

    frankstan Regular Member

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    I have a 40 websites PBN, one of them got deindexed on October 12th, it got a "Pure Spam"manual penalty.
    I really don't know how Google find it, it has blocked ahfres/Maj/Moz bot, a-class ip, human written content,
    only one site deindexed so I don't think Google found the whole network, but I really want to know how Google find it
     
  2. mirrorer

    mirrorer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Well,they didn't found the whole network so you're fine.Just add another site .
    Now how did they find it,it could be many ways.Competitors report/user report/ random check etc. you will never know,you can just assume
     
  3. frankstan

    frankstan Regular Member

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    Yes, but if Google found you are using PBN, it can find other PBN easily as 99.99% PBN can't pass a manual check, I don't know why Google didn't deindex my other PBN, maybe he wants to FUCK me when I bought 100 domains. Suck!!!
     
  4. seosky

    seosky Power Member

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    You Might Left some Kind of Footprint which in Spam Filters Trigger it as PBN and you got Hit. Today was New Update and Many People saw Drops in Rankings which Only was Ranking with PBN's.
     
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  5. frankstan

    frankstan Regular Member

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    I didn't see any drops today, I will wait and see what will happen in next week
     
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    There are a ton of ways they can spot PBNs. I think the most common footprint PBN owners leave are:

    10 posts on the homepage
    1 or more links in each post
    Full content posts on the homepage versus excerpts.
    No internal linking outside of the navigation menu and maybe a "Recent Posts" type widget.

    You tie those four things together, and you probably have a PBN site.

    However, the biggest way they are finding PBNs right now, in my opinion, is hosting. They can easily infiltrate some of the larger, popular PBN link providers. Buy into them, get a few of their sites, and from there it is a piece of cake to unravel an entire network. Those kind of networks have a ton of overlap in the OBL profile.

    Then they take those sites and investigate the sites they are sharing hosting space with on shared servers. If anything even smells like a PBN, it gets the axe. That's why a lot of people with smaller, "private" PBNs were complaining about getting hit when No Hat Digital and Rank Hero went down. It gave the illusion that Google had some more automated way to track down these sites, but really it was just collateral damage.

    That is probably why you saw 1 site de-indexed and not the rest of your network.
     
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  7. frankstan

    frankstan Regular Member

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    I agreed with the part of hosting, when the domain got hit, I just add one post in the website, Google didn't give me any chance
     
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    andrewabd Registered Member

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    Are you hosting your PBN on cheap web hosts like $1 hosting services? Did you get more website with the same issue last week?
     
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    cupidon192 Newbie

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    I think there is a big problem as hosting, is domain. Always diversify your domain providers
     
  10. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    What host did you use?

    What domain provider did you buy through?

    Was it a dropped domain?

    How many pages was the site?

    Was it wordpress?

    ...this is a good start if you want answers.
     
  11. Xamox

    Xamox Newbie

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    Did you blocked all bots? notepad.cc/muvohu4
    If they shot you but only one site is out, for me it's a good news. It means that the rest of them is invisible and keeps fine, isn't it?
    Did you used different host/IP for each site?
    Did you hide domain's registrant data for all of them?
     
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    Don't use GWT? lol
     
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    In most cases big footprint with PBNs is left in whois data followed by file structure and content change when adding a domain to your PBN.