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How I Use Private Blog Networks to Rank Sites

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  1. BassTrackerBoats

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    This may not be earth shattering news but I figured it may help a few guys out.

    Private blog networks are all the rage these days for people trying to rank websites of various levels of difficulty. There are numerous ways to use a private blog network properly to rank your website and my method, is by no means, the only, nor what I consider it the best as I know there are others that know much more than I do that have private blog networks that use for ranking.

    But, for sure, my method does work, and works for some pretty competitive terms and keywords as I use it for my own personal sites, which are in business and finance, as well as many of my client sites.

    I?m not going to give you so much detail that you can go and replicate exactly what I do as that will only cause us both to have fail issues down the road due to us creating footprints. Hopefully though, you will get enough information from this to be able to build your own private blog network back link infrastructure and rank your sites in Google.

    Of course, the first thing you need are decent domains that have a back linking infrastructure from authority sites. They can be dropped domains or they can be domains you picked up along the way that were never dropped as I have not seen much difference in terms of quality based on whether they were dropped or not. The important thing you need to investigate is that the domain itself is a clean domain in terms of back linking as well as historical on-site content. I get almost all of my domains from accelerator_dd; I know him, trust him and know the process he uses to get domains.

    For back linking I use ahrefs as do millions of others; for historical on-site content I also follow the crowd and use the wayback machine. Both are sufficient in my mind and both do a pretty good job for the most part. Neither one is perfect but they are the best out there that I have seen in my investigations. One thing I?m looking for when I am choosing a domain for my private blog network, is, of course, authority site back links. I?m not overly concerned that the sites that are linking in are all of the same niche as I don?t see that, nor have I experienced that with the power of my networks, as overly important. What I like to see is a variety of generic type authority site links.

    For instance if I am building a site about gaming (which I would never do as it is outside my business model) I would be looking for any kind of back links that could be considered generic to gaming. Back links from CNN would work, back links from Bloomberg would

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    work, Forbes back links would work, and of course USA Today and the New York Times are acceptable as well. You could be hard-core and go after only back links from sites such as Gizmodo and Tech crunch but that will limit your opportunities and versatility for your private blog network. In addition to that I have never seen much difference in terms of private blog network power to rank the site when using niche specific back links.

    What I am and looking for when I investigate the back links is to make sure the site does not have any spammy links going to it nor any major issues as far as anchor text. Neither one is a win in my opinion and I would suggest you not overlook those factors when choosing your domains. As to historical on-site I like to make sure the site hasn?t been hacked with your typical Viagra, gambling, and other spammy content or outbound links.

    That is all pretty standard, and if you?re reading this, you probably know all that as well as how to host the domains to keep the search engines from seeing what you?re doing with your private blog network. So I?m going to bypass all those other particulars and details.

    The other thing that I do, that should be standard in any private blog network, is to go gentle on the outbound links. I may have five or six posts up on my sites and only have one, or maybe just two, outbound links total for all those posts. Content is still King and that doesn?t mean just a lot of content but also the proper use of it when it comes to links. I have seen many private blog networks who have not done that and the power of the network itself is diminished because they fail to take into account the content factor.

    Another thing that I do, that I have found to be a rarity with some of the people in the Internet marketing industry, is I build a proper back linking infrastructure to my private blog networks. I find it interesting that people will, all too often, buy their domains for a private blog network and just let them be as to off-site SEO to the private blog network domains themselves. I don?t see it as natural and I don?t see that as taking care of your domains and I don?t believe that Google sees that as natural either. If one is adding content to a site, and the site has value and reach, it is natural that they would be some back linking to the site.

    So what I do is build a solid back linking infrastructure to my private blog network inner pages and treat those sites just as if they were my money sites. By not treating my private blog network domains as orphans they maintain a strong solid presence in Google?s eyes and thus maintain the power of their link juice.

    Therefore what I do is build up a variety of content back links to the site with unique content on a variety of platforms. I will use all your typical and commonplace platforms such as Web 2.0s, Doc Share sites, parasite pages and the like and treat those back links just as I do for any of my money sites. That?s natural and it helps maintain the strength of the private blog network.

    On top of that I build tiered back links to those urls.

    I?m not overly concerned about ranking them but rather my concern is that they continue to get attention in the form of back links and that attention is seen by Google so that the private blog network remains relevant in the eyes of Google.

    On-site I add content on a semi regular basis to my private blog network sites. I use only unique content and I typically write the content myself although I have outsourced it from time to time. I don?t add content daily nor do I add it on a specific schedule but I do add it occasionally, periodically, randomly and chaotically. I treat the private blog network domains that I am using to rank my sites just as if it were a blog that I was updating like any other Joe Blow or Mary Bikini.

    The content I add is typically generic in nature so that I can use it for almost any niche I am trying to rank and I fashion it to that niche when it calls for those actions. To me the content is important and after a while the private blog network sites build even more authority in the eyes of the search engines and thus give you even more weight when you are trying to promote a money site.

    The processes and ideas I have for using a private blog network to rank my sites are not unique I?m sure. I do know though, that many people fail to take advantage of some of the simple, common sense SEO ideas I use when I am building my private blog networks. Take advantage of these ideas and build out your private blog network and I bet you see your sites ranking and ranking for the long-term.
     
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  2. luxurybuyer

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    Bookmarked ! Thank you for the great info.
     
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    I have to say Greg (I think it's Greg isn't it?) that I love your posts and actively seek them out on here and as we say in England, "I am not just saying that to blow wind up your arse". I added you as a friend before I realised that by doing that I get every single contribution you make on here in my activity feed. It's a lot!

    Good, sensible advice that is not prone to hyperbole and I for one really value your input so thank you again as what you have just written also makes perfect sense and as I too make 99% of my cash in financial services, I am paranoid about not f***ing G off.

    Cheers
     
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    BTB, I just started reading a couple of your threads and I am amazed at how closely our methods are. One thing that many will learn from reading our threads is that it takes time and patience to do things properly and get lasting results. Too many are just looking for push button solutions and wonder why they never get any results or at best lasting results. Churn & Burn may have its place, but slow and steady wins the race.
     
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  5. BassTrackerBoats

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    Without a doubt I can, and have, do the churn and burn, get fast cash but it is such a hassle as you have to do it over and over and over again.

    Give me the "I'll get there when I get there but I'll be there for a long time" option almost every time.
     
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    What btb said and silo them and your sites just skyrocket in serps!
     
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    What about IP Class and Whois info?
     
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    Good my PBN service is coming LOL
     
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    Nicely explained, definitely made me test this out with a couple of domains and see how it goes, i've mostly outsourced the PBN links though I think it's a lot better and of higher quality this way.
     
  10. BassTrackerBoats

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    I purposely did not address that in any specific way as there are a zillion posts about it but, in general, I use both private IPs and shared hosting accounts for my PBN sites.

    I'm sure you would supply a good service but I am one that would not outsource that; even the in house guys that work for me full time do not get their hands on that but for only 2 guys.

    You'll like the benefits and you'll sleep much better at night doing it on your own.
     
  11. Walt Heisenberg Jr

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    Another great thread.

    Here's another tip.

    Send ********, contextual spam links to the backlinks of your PBN... not to your PBN directly but to the backlinks of your PBN.

    So if one of your PBN sites has a backlink coming from CNN, send 1000 ******** contextual backlinks (with as much ip diversity as you can) to that CNN link.

    My PBN is ranking some seriously difficult terms because of this.

    (BTW, I love your threads man. You've got a fan here.)
     
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  12. Hatred

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    I actually bought a domain from Accelerator today based on your reply on his thread. I also just now found this thread after doing a bit of nightly BHW reading. I am bookmarking this thread so I can read the rest tomorrow.

    Thanks for sharing BassTracker.
     
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  13. goozleology

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    I'm guessing that the answer to my question is going to be "Yes" but is your method still working after the PBN targeting by Google? Did you have to change your strategy at all?

    Also, what do you think of Dory Friend's PBN building service, Personal Blog Networks? It seems to follow your strategy but I'm worried because of the $600 price tag.

    Thanks!
     
  14. BassTrackerBoats

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    I have no idea who Dory is so I can't answer that, sorry, but what I do with my PBNs is still working very well. I am not robotic in my approach as I don't do everything exactly the same for each domain/site but the process is essentially a solid and safe one.

     
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    Thanks. Just wondering how much you think you spend to set up a new PBN? I'm trying to help a friend that's an environmental consultant in San Diego so his business is pretty local but the #1 site in his niche is a PR5 so I know it might be tough.
     
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    Thanks for this man. I actually didn't do any backlinking to my PBN and I think that should help me a bit more to move my site up. Really, thanks.
     
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  17. BassTrackerBoats

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    My costs are going to be lower than most as I have some in-house people that do a lot of things for us as well as some tools that do a bunch of work for us.

    You would get a much more accurate answer by taking a look at the guys that are selling PBNs and those that are selling domains that most would use for a PBN.
     
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    Truly awesome...This info helps for my future porjects :)
     
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  19. Retraction

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    What do you mean by generic content? I think all content has a main idea. And I would think that Google doesn't like a blog that talks about phones and then fishing equipment.
     
  20. BassTrackerBoats

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    I'm pretty sure that Google has no issue with Wikipedia, Amazon and some of the other sites that have a huge diversity in their content. Also, one can fashion content to blend with almost any niche in a way that is natural as well as engaging if they just write that way.

    Using your example of phones and fishing equipment:

    One of the benefits of using the new iPhone is that it takes extraordinary pictures and can post them to your social media pages like Face Book, Instagram and Twitter so you can share with your friends. It is great for comparison shopping so that if you were in the market for any thing of interest to you, such as new fishing equipment, you could use it to access many of the major online shopping sites to see if what you were looking at in your local sporting goods store was priced as low as you could get online.

    That not only looks natural, it took me less than a minute to write.
     
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