How to start your own PBN and stay under G’s radar - part.1 Domains

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  1. seopsycho

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    Part.1: Finding, Choosing and Buying Domains.

    It is my time now to share something useful with BHW. First of all, I would like to ask you to excuse me for my bad English. Now let's get to the point. This series of posts aims to give you a jump-start on building, managing and benefiting from your PBN while keeping the costs as low as possible.

    I will provide my theories, my experiences and the outcomes of me trying these on my own sites. So you don’t have to do the same mistakes. I will also provide checklists for each task that is required to develop a PBN network.

    Why do I write for PBNs
    I chose to write on this topic because I have extensive experience building, managing and ranking websites with my PBN sites. First things first. PBN stands for Private Blog Network. Did you know it right?

    There is a huge difference on the PBN links that you can buy from BHW (Not saying that they are bad, these links actually can be really powerful) and the PBN links that you get from your own network. PBN links that are for sale on the public are not really private.

    My approach to PBN is that the PBN network is ONLY used by me to benefit me or my clients. No One knows about it and I do NOT advertise it.


    Starting:
    The first topic that I will cover is Finding, Choosing and buying domains for your PBN sites. In my opinion, domains are the most important factor of a PBN. The strength of your domain and what the domain used to be before you buy it is crucial for your success.


    The life cycle of a Domain:

    Active
    As the name implies, the domain is registered and active. You cannot buy this if you do not get touch with the owner of the domain. Domains can be registered for up to 10 years.
    Holding Period

    If a domain is not renewed before the expiration date is reached it the registrar holds it for up to 45 days. Each registrar has a different duration. For example, GoDaddy’s holding period lasts from two weeks to 30 days.

    At this point, the website stops working BUT anyone else than the owner cannot register the domain.

    Grace Period

    The grace period lasts for up to 30 days. The whois data is deleted. This is the last chance for the original owner to register the domain.

    Pending Delete
    The domain is now deleted from the ICANN but it cannot be purchased from anyone. This period lasts 5 days.

    Available
    After the domain is deleted from ICANN it is made available for registration from any registrar.

    Finding:
    You can spot a domain before it comes available (typically through auctions) But because buying domains from auctions are pricey I will skip this and get straight to the technique that I am using.

    Using Scrapebox to Scrape Expired domains.
    Scrapebox is one of my favorite tools and it can do A LOT of things. One of the uses of scrapebox is to search the web for dead ends (aka expired domains). Please note that you will need to purchase the Expired Domain Finder for this procedure (it costs approx $47 but it will save you a lot of money in the long term).


    The logic of scraping expired domains:

    You import a list of URLs on HIGH AUTHORITY websites like Wikipedia, CNN.com, NYTimes.com, BBC.co.uk, Huffingtonpost.com and scrapebox crawls these websites up to 25 levels and up to 250 threads (I think) to find domains that are available for registration.
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    The process is very simple:

    1. You chose a dozen of domains that you would potentially like to have backlinks from

    2. You search for relevant articles to your niche within this domain using the following search query: “site:examplesite.com keyword”

    3. You identify a dozen articles of different domains

    4. You load them to Expired Domain Finder

    5. You set the options as you wish (I use 150 threads and 10 levels of processing but I have scrapebox sitting on a very powerful remote machine).

    6. You choose the metrics that you would like to see on your screen:
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    1. You run the scraping. (It takes a lot of time for the scraping to finish. I just stop it after a day or two

    2. After the Scraping is finished you have to update Majestic metrics separately by clicking the MaJestic Metrics button.

    3. Once you finish with all these you may choose to filter to show only the .com, .net, .org, .co.uk, or any other TLD you want

    4. Finally, export the file to excel spreadsheet.

    Ideally, after a couple of days, you should have thousands of expired domains. I open the excel file and do the following:

    1. Remove all subdomains (we are only looking for expired domains)

    2. Change the layout of the excel file as you wish. I personally do it like this
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    1. Sort by Domain Authority

    2. (OPTIONAL) Add a new column with the following formula on every Cell =(*the column and cell of trust flow* x 1.25) Example: =(E2*1.25)

    3. (OPTIONAL) Name this New column to TFx1.25 and place it next to Citation flow. I will explain later why I am doing this

    When I finish these 5 steps I am starting looking at the domains manually following the steps below:

    • The Domain name can be connected to my niche. You have to be creative on this.

    • MOZ Domain Authority over 11

    • More than 10 referring domains in AHREFS

    • More than 33 Domain rating in AHREFS

    • Clean anchor texts in AHREFS. No Chinese/Japanese spam, not many exact match anchors and not any Porn related anchors.

    • The website used to have Organic Keywords AHREFS. I normally look for more than 10. Make sure you check both http and https versions

    • Trust flow is more than 5

    • CitationFlow/(TrustFlow*1.25) is as close to 0 as possible. We prefer higher TrustFlow rather than Citation flow.

    When I have a domain that is matching the steps that I mentioned I move with it to the next check which is:


    • I check the Domain with web archive https://web.archive.org/ to track changes. I want to avoid Domains that were obviously used for PBNs, counterfeits, illegal activities, hacked.
      • I start from the latest date available and check each archive till the beginning.
    • I check the Domain with http://www.screenshots.com/ to double check my first check

    • I need the backlink profile to be natural. I would avoid at any cost domains with weak backlink profile because if the backlinks of an expired domain are not strong then it means that the PBN is not going to offer much value.

    Congratulations. You finished everything. Most of the times I am able to identify only a handful of good domains after a lot of hours of manual work.


    THE NEXT PART IS VERY IMPORTANT:

    How to register your Domain:

    • Use different Registrars. Most of the Domains should be registered on GoDaddy since it is the most popular domain registrant.

    • Use WhoIs privacy at the maximum of 40% of your domains. NameCheap givers free domain privacy. Internet.bs, NameSilo, DomainMonster as well.

    • Use http://www.elfqrin.com/fakeid.php or something similar to generate fake whoIs data when you are not using WhoIs privacy.

    • Use different email providers. Most of the times gmail and then hotmail, outlook, aol, mail.com etc. You can buy bulk from the market.

    • Spread the dates of Registrations. I register max 1 domain per day.

    KEEP IN MIND:

    • GoDaddy will cancel your domains if you use the same payment method across many accounts. The solution to this is to keep a universal account but use fake different whoIs or privacy on the different domains

    • The first step you should take after buying a domain should be the verification of your domain. Please do not forget it or you are in danger of losing the domain.

    • Faking WhoIs is illegal. Use it at your own risk.

    I hope my guide is helpful for people that are thinking about starting a PBN network and who those who would like to save a few bucks on the processes of their PBNs
     
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    You picked a rough-competition week to release a PBN guide.

    EDIT: Solid guide, though. Thanks for your contribution!
     
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  3. cillo

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    I am using finder expired domain with scrapebox...but i don't get great results.
    I am using 10 semi dedicared proxies and I only can use 1 thread
    Do you use public proxies?
    What is your setup proxi/thread?

    Thanks i like your post!!
     
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    Nice share. Please any link to read more to understand what a backlink means and other terms. Specifically concerned about the advantages. Please do help a newbie
     
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    Yeah, this is great, scrapebox once again to the rescue.
     
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    But if the subdomain is offline, does it not mean the domain is usually expired?
     
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    Hi i want to know about scrapebox expired domain. Do you use public proxy or semi dedi proxy? I have sb expired domain too. But i always get failed or error when using public proxy. Do you get this problem too?
     
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    What do you mean by rough-comp week?
     
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    I use public proxies for this. I did a scrape today with 199 threads and everything was fine. (It was supposed to be 200 but i missed the last one). Do you get an error when you try to use more?
     
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    Thank you ;)
     
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    Every time a subdomain appears in my scraping list it is shitty. So I just get rid of them. And no usually the domains are live
     
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    I just use a lot of Google passed proxies. Over 400
     
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    Great article my friend!

    I am trying to get a sales thread open where I will scrape domains from any site upon request. I have tested and invented a new way without scrape box in 95% less the time.

    The domains I am finding are priceless!
     
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    how to get there 400 google passed proxies??...
    how long do they live?
     
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    What do you mean a universal account?
     
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    Good luck with it! Let me know once you are ready!

    I am using maximum threads and harvesting them in SB. Then I test and filter all that passed google test. I don't think that they live much time. (It is OK though for crawiling domains)

    An account under the same username that is used to purchase different domains with different whois info.
     
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    Just got it approved Yesterday :) PM me if yous looking for expired domains
     
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    Very good information. Thank you :)
     
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    Thanks for the details on the process. ;)
     
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