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How to make bulletproof PBNs without leaks - Do you kw how to do that?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by bugschaser, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. bugschaser

    bugschaser Registered Member

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    I like to open this new thread to have everything at one place: Starting with Wordpress first, what security plugins are a 'must have' to avoid footprints and unwanted visitors (especially bots). Are you using both .htaccess AND robot.txt or only one of them? Other security issues to be aware of?

    I like the following plugins:

    - a) For Security issues, BPS (BulletProof) Security & Wordfence
    - b) For Target 301 redirects, the 'REDIRECT' plugin
    - c) For General redirects of unknown URLs to home page, I do like the 'Backlinks Saver'. Eventually, one of them (b or c) is enough. Not sure.
    - d) For SPAM issues, 'WP-SpamShield' is nice.
    - e) ASKIMET can be discussed, too. Don't know if this plugin has footprints. Anyone knows?

    Not to forget:
    Bots blocking .htaccess codes AND/OR robot.txt

    What are you using?

    --RAINER --

    P.S. All mentioned plugins can be found at the Wordpress Org site
     
  2. mirrorer

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    Never use robots.txt to block bots on all your sites.It's huge footprint and everyone can read robots txt.

    Another plugin which I use on some of my websites is Hide My Wp (paid) Well worth the money. If you use it right,you can hide completely the fact that you're using WP.

    Why use Akismet at all? Just disable comments and you're set.
     
  3. karupoiss

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    I always use .htaccess to block bots and do redirects. Robots can be ignored and google can read robots and it can create a footprint. Akismet is the default plugin for all wp installs so it's up to you to activate it or not.. I just block comments.

    The biggest footprints are: allowing bots to crawl the sites and letting your competition to find them to report you, having the same whois data, having the same ip-s. Avoid these and you are pretty much covered. Oh, don't interlink the blogs also..
     
  4. Not Ste Hughes

    Not Ste Hughes BANNED BANNED

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    There is no 100% perfect PBN.
     
  5. bugschaser

    bugschaser Registered Member

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    Not Ste Hughes,
    We all know that there is no such thing as 100% security. It's all about reducing the risks. But there are so many tools out there and they can be easily be missed as a good alternative choice. Some suggestions in this regards?
    -- Rainer --
     
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    I am not quite sure if there is anything like a 100% foolproof/failproof/footprintproof PBNs. You are vulnerable at some point of time. It is just a catching up game, but i would ensure one thing that is control over the backlinks, so that in case you are hit you have the power to take down the links. Else it is just a cat and mouse game, eventually something will catch up with you even if it is not cat. But i still believe in PBNs because that is one thing with which you can still rank your sites.
     
  7. bugschaser

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    How fast and often does a PBN site or even a network goes down on average..or the other way around: How often needs a PBN site being replaced (on avrg)? Does anyone knows? PBN's are an investment, so how much must your moneysite come up with earnings + profits to make it worthwhile? Does anyone knows? I do believe in PBNs, still, as they do provide quickly the required 'POWER' links.
    -- RAINER --