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Huge Budget for Rep Mgmt, expired domains not working. What would you do?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by albi7918, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. albi7918

    albi7918 Newbie

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    I have a client who I am doing reputation management for and he has given me a practically unlimited budget to make some news articles disappear from page 1. The keyword is his name and when you search it there are 3 negative news articles at the top of Google. The next 4 "good" results are two aged domains with his name in the URL, a linked in page and a facebook search results page.

    I spent a few thousand already and bought 15-20 HIGH quality expired domains to create a blog network with. All the expired domains were given fresh new content, each has a unique host, basically I've taken the steps necessary to make sure there is no footprint. I linked my network to my "good pages" (each one has 8-10 links from my expired domains) but have seen absolutely no movement for about 10 days.

    Does anyone have experience with using a private blog network for reputation management? I figured it would be easy because its a very unique name with no competition. The news articles are from established local newspapers, but an aged exact match URL should be able to outrank it with a private blog network right? Or at least it should cause SOME movement.

    I'm interested in what you guys think I may be doing wrong AND what you would do for reputation management if you had an unlimited budget.

    I was also thinking of using some of the linkbuilding packages here. Appreciate any recommendations.
     
  2. KELLOGGS

    KELLOGGS Supreme Member

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    Could it be argued as slander? If yes, then you may be able to have the posts removed from Google's index if you are an EU citizen.
     
  3. kacperp94

    kacperp94 Regular Member

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    If it is a public persona you may wish to create a wiki page for him and get some press releases from top websites.
     
  4. KELLOGGS

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    You're right. Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn can equally be used to outrank the negative information.
     
  5. albi7918

    albi7918 Newbie

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    Thanks for the input! I have already created a wikipedia page as well as social media profiles on facebook, twitter linkedin and others. My question is what kind of backlinking strategy would you use to rank these properties ahead of the negative articles if you had an unlimited budget. Private blog networks with expired domains seems to work for a lot of people, but in this case it hasn't accomplished anything
     
  6. M4XW3LL

    M4XW3LL Senior Member

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    Parasite SEO works best since the websites already have hight DA. You just put your client's name on them and build qualitative links to them. From my personal experience Vimeo worked best!
     
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    If your budget is unlimited, as you say, why don't you post articles on big news sites with his name (either in bio or the title or url). It can be done if you have a proper budget. Later, just easily rank these news site pages and that's it.
    Of course, I am the guy that can get you into these sites. (shameless plug)
     
  8. albi7918

    albi7918 Newbie

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    Private message sent
     
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    This is pretty much true. Just get news articles from sites with higher DA than the sites that are currently ranking. Than hit them with high quality links. LinkedIn "Companies" and "Groups" work well, as do YouTube Channels and Amazon pages. Easy hack: have him create an eBook or something, can be total bullshit. Make the title of the eBook contain his name. Then blast it with good links.
     
  10. Expertpeon

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    There's so much wrong with this post not sure where to start really. You're buying expired domains, and only got 15-20 for a few thousand dollars (note I built my PBN over approximately 2 years and spent less than $5000 on it in original reg fees, and it has ~700 blogs all with awesome stats).

    This is my first clue something is wrong. Secondly, you didn't indicate the authority of these news sites, but I'd consider this to be very important to make any sort of assessment on if this strategy would even work. Lastly, how exactly are you building out these domains? 15-20 blogs is nothing in the PBN space, or even in the rep management space. If this is a lawyer's site or something and the negative stuff is from authoritative news sites, there's much smarter ways to go about this.
     
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  11. Gyuman82

    Gyuman82 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yea it sounds like somethin isn't right with your PBN.

    You probably chose some bunk domains as a few thousand dollars worth of expired domains should easily accomplish what you are trying to do.
     
  12. albi7918

    albi7918 Newbie

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    I like the ebook idea... I have already purchased news articles on some High authority sites, I hadn't thought to use linkedin companies and groups as backlinks thanks for that.

    Thanks for contributing expertpeon..

    1) I would have loved to build a pbn the way you did it. Unfortunately its a time sensitive issue, so I had to start creating the pbn right away. I bought most of the expired domains through tbsolutions at 150-200 each. It's pricey but client values time over money at the moment so rather than scouring for great domains on my own he'd rather pay a domain broker. Even so, times have changed I think it'd be difficult if not impossible to create a quality 700 domain network w 5k or less like you could 2 years ago..

    2) Good point.. the articles are coming from the local versions of nbc and cbs and two local newspapers.. they range from PR 5 to 7, DA 70-90, TF 45-60.

    3) Maybe you're right 15-20 is nothing, I didn't expect that to blast the sites to the top per se but I thought it would be enough to see a little movement, enough to justify buying more expired domains. I'm setting them up on all different hosts, mostly wordpress some html/joomla, all unique fresh content 3-5 articles per site, redirecting all links from 404 pages to homepage, 1-3 links to money sites per site... Is there something crucial I should be doing? I've been following the guides from Jon at authoritywebsiteincome and some others.

    I would love to know some of the smarter ways to go about this that you speak of.. I'm banging my head against a wall, this shit is just not budging
     
  13. Expertpeon

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    All of my blogs have between 10-15 unique articles (though you could do the ultra spun articles I've done in the past, Google cannot tell the difference if you're building out a lot of content).

    In my opinion there's no such thing as fast SEO anymore for anything difficult, so managing expectations of your client needs to be done first. The sources these pages are from is going to make this a challenge, I would suggest you look at buying links on equally or even more authoritative sites and as doing so, continue to build out more sites as you can. NBC/CBS isn't going to move down easily.
     
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    Albi I am offering a private service (soon to be public) that will legally deindex sites that defame. Please PM me for more details pricing starts at 10k and results are guaranteed. In the end you look like a rockstar!