How to check if a website uses PBN?

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  1. and5rey

    and5rey Regular Member

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    I wonder if there is any way to check if a certain website uses a PBN or not? I mean with some online free tool (not paid).

    I would need to know this, as I'm trying to do white-hat SEO only, so I want to stay away from getting links from websites that use a PBN.
     
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    Max0756 Junior Member

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    analyse their backlinks...then you recognize if they use PBNS
     
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    You have to check it from web archive way back machine. It is a free tool.
     
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    Funny thing is that sometimes you can even find out more links with small tools instead with big ones. One hefty little tool that @darulez mentioned I think is
    http://smallseotools.com/backlink-checker/ I've tested it a bit. It's hefty and does show something that Ahrefs does not. So it's neat. :)
     
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  5. Pinktoe

    Pinktoe Regular Member

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    Openlinkprofiler/seo profiler is another
     
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    darulez Elite Member

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    thanx. I like to share advice from the bad guys for the bad guys :)

    I got some other checkers too, but this one seems to be the least "not-blocked" ;)
     
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    Thanks for the sites guys was thinking about this the other day.
     
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    it is not that easy to tell if those backlinks come from PBN. Some people are good at hiding stuff from these backlink checkers.
     
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    Big_T Newbie

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    Just checking that out now. The free version looks quite good. Ive been using the free SEO Spyglass, but Open Link Profiler looks to be a bit more feature rich. I havnt compared results yet but the fact that I can sort and export data to .csv is really handy. Thanks for the heads up :)
     
  10. and5rey

    and5rey Regular Member

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    Thank you guys all for your advice.
     
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    I agree with this one here.. http://smallseotools.com/backlink-checker/ is by far the best for discovering those little links [usually the PBN ones] that show up multiple times on a link profile..

    Also, make sure to check whois.org to investigate what the site previously was.. if it was a completely non-related topic [within last 1-2 years], you can be 80% sure it's a PBN now.
     
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