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is having your own private blog network really this expensive?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by theseodude, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. theseodude

    theseodude Regular Member

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    let's do some calculations.

    at the minimum, you need 100 authority domains. let's say you buy each one for $10. That's $1000 per year just for the domains.
    Then you will need 100 different hosting accounts. Let's say each one is $5/month. That's $500 per month or $6000 per year for hosting.

    so you are going to be spending $7000 a year? damn that's a lot.
    is my calculation wrong? is it possible to pay less somehow?
     
  2. Hinkys

    Hinkys Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    How about $2 / month per site for hosting? Then you're looking at $200 / month for hosting. And with domains, that's no more than $300 / month.

    If you can't make that back with the network then you have no business owning one imo.
     
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    mirajkadam Regular Member

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    U have very big mistake in calculations!
     
  4. Adam718

    Adam718 Senior Member

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    I don't have time to get into everything, but 100 is definitely not the minimum for a network. If you can find good enough domains then you can build a pretty decent one with just 20-50 domains.
     
  5. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    That sounds cheap. Plenty of people around here who have invested mid $XX,XXX and up into their own private blog networks.
     
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    $10 for authority domain? Good luck find those...
     
  7. seoguy99

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    If u know finding domains then $10 per domain is the one and only price.
    There are many sellers those sell dropped domains. They all register them for $10 per year only.
    I have registered many quality pr6 for $10 each. When i say quality domain then i mean it......
    For 100 hi pr network, expense would be something like this -->
    $1000 for domains.
    Hosting - if u choose crap seo hosting then $2 per month per ip.
    If u go with dedicated ips OR a vps and then multiple ips on it then $4 per month per ip atleast.

    For networks those i use solely for my sites, i host approx. 5-6 domains on one ip and i buy hosting from standard providers eg justhost, hostgator, bluehost....

    Those standard companies are not under google radar bcoz thousand of domains are blending on each ip.
    Also it really does not matter if u have links from different 10 ips or 30 ips. Atleast my experience says that. As long as domains are different, hosting 5-6 domains on one ip really does not matter..
     
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    Op, who said you will get authority domains just in $10. Normal domain for blog network cost from $30-$2000/per domain and you need C-class Ip's and a lot of other things also your blog network will not live for many years.
     
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    domainmadness Senior Member

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    I don't think you can get 100 authority domains with $1000, far from that.

    Running your own blog network can be really expensive, but you don't have to start with 100 domains. You can start with 5, 10, 25 or whatever is suitable for your budget. Better results with small quality network than big, spammy network.
     
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    So you mean there is no difference between the dropped/deleted ones which are available for anyone to register and the ones which are listed on godaddy auctions?

    and @OP..just google for $1 per month hosting and you will find many of them offering those..OR you could simply host them on free hosts like blogger, weebly and others..only problem here is that you risk on losing your content anytime but pretty cheap considering you are on tight budget
     
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    I'm trying to wrap my head around how someone could spend $2/mth per Class A host, but yeah, try free-$1/mth (if you know what you're doing)
     
  12. TheTK

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    Yeah meathead is right $7k/year would be nothing for a private network. There is a huge cost involved but there is also plenty to gain.
     
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    calculation goes like this for domains with PA/DA 20+, 3+ years old
    Auction price: $12-200 each PR 3+ domain
    1 year registration: $12 each
    whois privacy protection: ~$5 each
    hosting: $2-3 per month per IP: $200 for 100 domains
    Total: minimum $3100 - max $xx,xxx
     
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    There is difference.... Aged domains (gd auction aged domains) always matters a lot.... But one can go with dropped domains too... If anyone want to go with aged domains then pricing would be really high.....
     
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    My biggest concern about this thing is what if google totally drops PR ratings..As we can see they didnt update PR for some time now..What other metrics should we look into when building our own network
     
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    Domain of $10 is of no value, i can scream this till the roof of my apartment goes off.

    With this kind of strategy, it's going to be a wild goose chase.

    Just to ask, why blog network?
    Why not private network?

    Private network is more powerful, less expensive, more secured and much more.

    What's the PR of the $10 domain, n/a or PR0 i guess then worthless.

    Instead buy PR4+ authentic domains and convert to private networks.

    You really don't need that much to get on top 5, with a budget of $1,800 to $3000 a year per site you are done..
     
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    $10 can get you any pr domain. U just need to know to find them. I have bought 10+ PR6 domains and they were solid ones.
     
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    $1800-$3000 per site? Good lord, man.
     
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    axelldotcom Newbie

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    What do you guys mean by private network? I imagine you can still use web2.0 platforms like wordpress for the websites in your network. So what makes it private?
    Actualy what is a private network?
     
  20. nixonsmom

    nixonsmom Registered Member

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that they're saying a private network as in a privately hosted network. As in a VPN or VPS like Digital Ocean.