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How to Hide PBN links if they rank on G?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Sizus, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. Sizus

    Sizus Registered Member

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    Hello,

    Many of my PBN posts are ranking from page 2 to 8 on G search for keywords I use for my money site.
    I read everywhere you should hide your PBN links so competitors can't know how you ranked. But my sites are everywhere on search so even I disabled backlinks crawlers like Ahrefs and others in my PBN's .htaccess my competitors still can see my backlinks if they just search money keywords.

    What would you recommend me to do? Do I need to de-rank these PBN posts to be more safe?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. bartosimpsonio

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    The fact that they're ranking on G is great news. They're quality links.

    You should probably block out the link checker crawlers if you want to avoid showing up for competitors. Others have discussed how to do this, just search The Google for "how to block X crawler" and you'll find tips
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    Isn't it great that you're ranking for your PBN sites and they're delivering you traffic as well? Even if your competitors discover your site, what can they do about it since it's not that easy to rank for any site, depends on the backlink strength of the PBN site and the content you've built.
     
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    Make your pbn looks so real that nobody know it is a pbn
     
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  5. Sizus

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    Good point! They do and I'll work on that even more to be better secured then.

    Thanks for replies! :)
     
  6. asap1

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    Nothing you can do to hide the site from ranking in google. Most people dont check there anyway. Just block the crawlers.
     
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    I've never hid my PBNs and my competitors don't really care much usually because their high authority sites. Shouldn't be an issue usually to block but there is a WP plugin to block crawlers.
     
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    The most important thing is to let your PBN sites look like real sites. It is a good thing that your PBN sites are ranking but this disables the possibility for you to hide them. But if they are looking like genuine sites competitors will pass them. The BIG exception is when you're blocking third party crawlers. Then competitors will get skeptical no matter how you're sites looking because the site owner has an interest to hide them. So I would NOT block third party crawlers if your sites are looking real and rank high.
     
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    Unless your PBN posts are ranking on page 1 for your main keywords and provided you have blocked the access to link crawlers, you should not worry.
    Checking levels deep into google search pages to explore competing links is a tedious method and i doubt anyone does it.
     
  11. redarrow

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    I gave all the codes away time ago use the search please

    There a thu ways.

    Htacces
    And code
     
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    He has the crawlers blocked already. Do you have a code that causes a site to not rank in google SERPs and still pass link juice ? ;)
     
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    Why would you do that? The fact that PBN site is ranking in Google is the best news you can possibly hope to get. You want it to do that! However, there is a slight risk if you target your main KW variations with those PBN articles. Even though you block them from crawlers, competition can easily find them on 4th - 5th page, since they rank by themselves. Positive is, that these links are strong as fuck, the negative... well... they can be found easily. So if your niche isn't full of pricks and you make your PBN sites look real, then what's there to worry about? You did a great job.
     
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    You didn't get my sarcasm, did you mate?
    Hint: Wink in the end of the post :)
     
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    Ah shit. Second time I did not get the sarcasm in the past few days. I'm losing it :/
     
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    You cant stop people from seeing your PBNs through ranking keywords but you can block crawlers. Plus it is rare for people to look for backlinks this way.
     
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    Oh, why do you have to hide that? If your competitor want to know your PBN, they will.
    Blocking ahrefs, moz and majestic bot is enough (though I still think it's not necessary)
    And congrat you to have very good PBNs, the PBN that rank is the one that can help rank your money sites :)
     
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    The internal links rank and the main domain is hidden from serps that it.
     
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    OK, and that means?