So people say that PBNs are safe as long as you do everything "right" and leave no footprints. But to make a PBN, you buy expired domains with pre-existing backlinks and put your own websites on them. When you do that, these things happen: - The WHOIS information changes - The hosting IP changes - The hosting provider changes (likely) - The website layout/CMS/theme changes - The website content changes For all practical purposes, this is a NEW website. I would think that if you're Google, then these things are pretty easy to spot and track. So I have two questions to all PBN builders: 1) Isn't it like a massive footprint when the bulk of the seemingly valuable links pointing to your moneysite match the criteria above? 2) Aren't you worried that Google will soon start discounting pre-existing links to your PBN sites? After all, Google should know that these links appeared before the website changed completely. I think if I were Google and it was technically feasible, then I wouldn't count these old links as "votes" anymore since they are pointing to a completely different website now. I'm a noob, so take it easy on me. Just looking for some intelligent answers to these questions. Thanks!