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How to leave no footprints when creating many sites?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Paulie W, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. Paulie W

    Paulie W Regular Member

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    I want to set up several affiliate sites. How can i avoid to leave any footprints?

    Of course i have purchased and enabled private whois and have a private proxy for each WP cpanel. Also, I am switching between different registrars and shared hosters. But do I need a new WP account and a new G analytics account, for example, for each site?
     
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    If you want to be as invisible as possible, be the most paranoid guy!
    Question everything and do your best to hide those 'vulnerabilities' ;)
    GL!
     
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    hello op, why you're hiding yourself? however, whois protection is fine to secure your website...
     
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    To keep any footprint not seen just use those booties that carpet installers use.
     
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    Royserpa pretty much summed it up... so if you're using the same affiliate ID on 2 sites... that's a footprint, same e-mail... that's a footprint, Google Analytics on 2 sites... you get the idea ;)
     
  6. Paulie W

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    Do I understand your answers right that the hassle to avoid any footprints is not worth it and almost impossible if you are new to IM, so I should not worry about it?


    Basicly I just want to avoid that once one of my sites get hit with a penalty bacause of a suspicious backlink profile, all my sites get hit. Id like to clarify, that these are not spam sites (no duplicate content etc.) and I just want to use high quality backlinks.
     
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  7. white_wolf

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    As long as you will not use Google's services (AdSense, Gmail, Analytics, Webmaster, Plus, etc) there's no way for them to connect the dots to you. Also, try not to use the same WP theme and/or plugins on all of your websites.

    You can use this for GA alternatives. :) http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/google-analytics-alternatives/

    Cheers,
    white_wolf
     
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    Thanks! Thats bad news regarding using different WP themes. Since I am using the thesis theme, I dont want to really use anything else. Of course I will use different colors, plugins etc. though
     
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    @OP

    Mix up your wordpress templates, its good enough.

    The only way footprints like that would ever be an issue is if Google is manually snooping you out, and if you're getting a manual snoop changing your theme up isn't going to save you. I've never known Google to out a blog network by algorithm, its always been evidence of manual snooping, competitor's ferreting our your link profile and submitting it to Google, etc.

    The amount of effort to install wordpress, drupal, and a number of different CMS's and different templates on each is just not worth the hassle. Make a token effort of it by using different wordpress themes and its good enough.
     
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    You try to mean, competitors do snoop manualy and then try to get them penalized?
    Thats really bad if you mean so, do you?


     
  11. white_wolf

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    I did not mention this because you're probably aware of it but here goes. Make sure that you do not interlink your sites. What I mean by this is to never add links to your other properties in a post or in the blog roll.

    You can build up a very successful network by interlinking sites within the network but it's rather difficult. You have to keep track of the IP classes for each website, link only from one class to another along the same niche and so on. It can be done, but you have to be prepared to burn a lot of domains/hosts while you are doing it.

    Regarding the WP themes, Thesis is a very good platform to build on but what I really had in mind was actually one of those 99 themes for $40 a year package - like WooThemes or Themify for example. You only need the theme so there's no point in buying the premium subscription package that offers you the PSDs and other mumbo jumbo.

    Still, adjusting your current Thesis setup for each site will do just fine. There's no point in spending more bucks on a new theme. You can always change the themes once you get it up and running.
     
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    Yeah, of course I will not interlink my sites.

    Regarding thesis, I just will be play around with the colors and create a custom headline graphic for each site. Regarding the plugins, I will just add 1 or 2 different plugins to my main 6 plugins for each site. I think this gets the work done.

    Thanks for all the answers guys!
     
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    Make sure you don't login to different GA from one PC. Use virtual machines. Don't use google chrome or any other google products. Connect to GA/GWT from fresh virtual machine AND via anonymous proxy AND using neutral browser such as Iron or Chromium.
    Chrome WILL send to google your real IP and whatever unique signature your PC/OS install has.
     
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    For no footprints you need to do the following:

    - Use different CMS for different sites at all possible.
    - Different host companies.
    - Different registrars.
     
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    Basically put yourself in different person's shoes. And do things differently like different people would. Some things can be the same but some will be different. Be random, look for alternative plugins, themes, etc.
     
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    whois guard just protect your site secure and private your information
     
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    Was going to say this, Affiliate ID is the one I've used time and again to skulk out a competing affiliate.

    Other things I'd take a look at are:

    1. Similar cookie cut page design.
    2. Affiliate ID or booking form.
    3. Merchant required pages eg: Privacy / Terms & Conditions with specific sentences added for legal purposes. (Very handy in the financial / claims sector)
    4. Whois information
    5. Similar host used for every site
    6. Similar style of SEO used on each site.
    7. Similar address and / or the same mailbox company used, just different regional address eg: Someone has different addresses but they used Regus or Mailboxetc for all of them.

    How "tin foil hat" you want to be depends on the niche and competition you're up against.

    In 99% of niches it doesn't matter too much. Then again I work in Lead Generation where people will do everything ​to figure out what keywords you're banking with and how your PPC is setup!