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Local seo/Pbn - Currently, is Google giving penalty only for Pbns or also linked domains ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by pirondi, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. pirondi

    pirondi Power Member

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    Hi guys, i am doing very well currently by selling Seo for local clients. So far all of my clients are small companys that previously from my work had 5k monthly visits max. But now i am starting to get a lot of referrals and some big brands started to appear. For example clients with more than 30k monthly visits already just from their own domain power and brand wanting me to rank them.


    What i am concerned is, what is the current google policy on Penalty for Pbns ? is only the pbn domains deindexed/penalized or is google also giving a penalty to the domains that were linked by it ?


    Has anyone here caught on the last deindexing wave that happened last year ? what happened with the linked domains ?


    I am not afraid of loosing an Pbn, i can easily explain the risk for a client. But if is 100% sure that google is giving penalty to linked domains also, them i would not take big brands to work with. I would continue with small companys, that would have return and agree with the work even with the risk of a domain penalty.
     
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    randybishop Elite Member

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    Would like to know this myself.
     
  3. BlueSteele

    BlueSteele Regular Member

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    My understanding is that this would be looked upon as manipulation, and the site the PBN links are pointed at, would get a penalty. I've found that even when you get a link penalty (where the linking sites are supposed to suffer), the site they point at suffers to some extent too. You're going to love the authority of those PBNs that got hit of course, but it's more than that.

    For clients, I'd just keep it clean. Not always easy, but we occasionally get a client that comes to us with a penalized site, and it's a pretty depressing process to remove them. Not fun for anyone.
     
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  4. SEO Power

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    How about not letting Google uncover your PBN? Isn't that more practical than worrying about whether Google penalises domains linked to from a penalised PBN (btw, the answer to that question is YES)? With a well-built PBN, you will never get caught. If you are still apprehensive, just skip the PBN for the big brands and use whitehat techniques only such as email outreach and guest posting.
     
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  5. cottonwolf

    cottonwolf Regular Member

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    Big sites don't get penalised for link schemes for long.
    So, we all have to build big sites in the future.
    And f*ck g00gle anyway.
     
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    diesel1 Senior Member

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    This sounds like advertising..
     
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    souleclipse Senior Member

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    Yes definitely. But for big brand they are usually more strong (Due to age and authority) and Google will not penalty them that easy. Juts do it slow and steady. Just don't spam them with shitty link you're fine. Anyway in SEO there is always the risk. But usually the return is far better then risk.

    It's good to find someone like me, we both do local seo. Marketing to Small company and slowly gaining on the big fish.