[METHOD] Create your own PBN for FREE (using Web 2.0s)

FBM

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Hi Guys,

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I hope you are all having a good morning/day so far?

I have been on the forum for a good while now and I feel like it's time I at least gave back something. I have learnt so much from this amazing forum so it's only right.

As the title suggests I am going to run through how to create your own PBN for free using powerful Web 2.0s. This method is perfect for:
  • Ranking low comp keywords like long tails,
  • Niche eCommerce products,
  • Local keywords etc etc
  • And if you have a low budget and want to save money.
  • Diversify link profile/anchors blablabla
Now there are many tools available to do this process fairly quickly but none that are (totally) free - that I have found anyway. @jamie3000 has a cool tool (Tumblr Hunter) that has a free 7 day trial, so definitely check that out.

Getting started

In order to get started you will need to first get the Check My Links (Chrome Extension), it's a life saver and really important for this method.

Once you have installed it go to your version of Google and scroll to the bottom and you should see Settings. Click on settings and then click Search settings. You will then see Results per page.

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Set this to 100. Once you have done this you are good to go.

Method

First search the following:
Code:
site:.tumblr.com + “Your Keyword”

I prefer to use Tumblr but you can use any you want. @nanavlad posted a very helpful list of Web 2.0s that you can use to make your own PBN.

You will get a long list of tumblr pages each (fairly) relevant to your keyword. Once you have this list click the Check my links button at the top right of your browser and it will start checking all the URLs, handy right?

We are looking for the red links which will look something like this (I searched Oreos :rolleyes:):

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Once you find a/some red(s), simply copy the URL(s) into Notepad. Repeat this process on each SERP, which in my case was 7.

You should hopefully have a handful of Tumblr accounts at this point.

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Once you do, copy them into a DA/PA checker to check their metrics. As we can see one of them is quite decent so we need to check if it is available.

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The easiest way to do this is to try and register it with Tumblr. But you need an email account right?

Registering and Creating your Tumblr account

I usually use a combination of either any of the big email providers or Temp Mail. It is a temporary email provider that also lets you receive email (and therefore confirm your email), which is very helpful.

Otherwise there are always giveaways on the forum giving out free emails and so on so keep a look out. I actually got some free email accounts from @krishnaverma's give away so will keep these for my next Tumblr accounts ;).

Or lastly you can of course create your own email accounts if you aren't lazy as hell like me...

Anyway use whichever email you have and try to register that/those Tumblr account(s). The "the-terrible-vegan" Tumblr account is actually available (at time of posting) so who ever wants it - go get it!

Once you have registered it quickly confirm your email just to keep Tumblr happy and get that out the way.

Now we have your Tumblr account(s) registered you want to make it look some what good. Tumblr love to delete your accounts especially if they look fake or are inactive (which we will get to shortly), so try to add a relevant profile picture, change the title to something relevant. I usually make this the same as the account name etc etc. Also look through your feed and repost stuff, like stuff and comment etc just to show that the account is real.

Some people will recommend adding a few pages but I never do and have had some of my Tumblr accounts for several year with no issues, so mehh.

Where to put your link

Underneath the title there is an area to type stuff - this is where you put your link. However you cannot copy a URL and paste it in, you have to type it out manually with the <a> tags and all. Also if you have/need/want to edit the profile again you will have to add the link again (annoying af I know).

@BassTrackerBoats actually made a helpful video on how to do this so be sure to check it out.

Keeping your Tumblr account alive

Once your link has been added make sure that you stay signed in. Open a new tab and go to IFTTT.com. I'm sure you have all heard of it - it's awesome. With the same email account from before, create an account and follow the steps until you are at the main screen.

Once you are there go to My Applets > New Applet. Now click on the "+this" in blue, you should get something like this:

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Next click on RSS Feed > New feed item which will ask you to put in a Feed URL.

In order to find a relevant feed, search on Google "keyword" RSS or something like that. Basically you just want a relevant blog's feed. If you are doing mobile/tech then you want mobile feeds or tech related ones etc.

Once you have put the Feed URL in, click Create trigger. Now click on "+that" and click Tumblr, which will then ask you to connect it.

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Since it is still logged in it will do this straight away. You will then get this screen:

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I usually go for Create a link post as it's quickest/easiest but you can choose whichever one you want.

You just want it to constantly have new content posted on it, so make sure you are picking an RSS feed that is regularly updated and fairly popular.

Managing your Accounts

I use a simple Excel spreadsheet to manage mine, something like this is fine:

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I tend to check my accounts every 6 months just to check they are still alive and kicking.

Recommendations/Twists
  • I found using the popular/mainstream email accounts (GMail, Outlook, Yahoo) reduces the chances of them being deleted.
    • I have an account with none of the above and just 5 words with my URL and it has lasted over 3 years whereas others using temporary email accounts with the same kind of set up were deleted.
  • You can also schedule regular posts using apps like Buffer and so on to make it even more secure. Here is a list of 16,000 tweets that you can use to copy straight into a bulk scheduler, if you're lazy.
  • For some projects I use Publicize (Jetpack) to auto post posts from the blog to my Tumblr accounts.
  • When searching for Tumblrs I will sometimes use this query (site:.tumblr.com.hypestat.com) and look for the ones that have "0 unique visitors and 0 unique ranked in world", written in the meta description, like this:
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  • This is GOLD and for some reason most accounts that I have found using this type of query have been much higher than 30 PA. If you think out site the box there are so many other queries you can use to find more accounts.
  • You can install MozBar (Chrome Extension) or something like that which checks the DA/PA of all the URLs on a SERP. This is handy if you find a potentially available account and saves you the trouble of having to manually use a checker.
  • If the above is too long for you to do then check out the market place, there are many great providers!
I think that is everything - if I remember anything else I will definitely post it here! If you guys have any extra tips/tricks/twists etc be sure to share them!

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This is a nice method, I've been using it for some time, but using Scrapebox for most parts.

TIP: if you want to update plenty of those, and not have to worry about proxies and direvtly loging in to Tumblr, you can set up Wordpress multisite, set your Web2.0s to update from those RSS feeds, and then automate updating your own WP subsites. It's a lot easier and you don't have to worry about automating postings to your tumblrs. RankerX, SENuke and other programs can spin and post automatically to these. IFTTT offers updating from RSS option for Wordpress, Weebly, Tumblr, Blogspot and Medium. And while you're at it, you can than automate few bookmarking accounts through IFTTT (diigo, pocket...) to give your Web2.0 posts some instant natural backlinks. You can go even further and create FB/Twitter/Other social accounts to give your post some instant social shares too :)
 

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Nice guide for those that have the time and want to do it manually.

One thing I don't really get is how people get to have their tumblrs banned. I use them for 4-5 years both for SEO and for traffic.
99.99% are still live even after 4 years. Even those used for adult links. ;)
I used to follow/like/post on the limit numbers. The most annoying thing was that they restricted those actions once I reached the limit.

Maybe the things that I do different in creating tumblrs is that:
I use any type of emails, except temporary ones
and most of the times I register and verify emails on them, then leave them for months to sit.
 

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Nice guide for those that have the time and want to do it manually.

One thing I don't really get is how people get to have their tumblrs banned. I use them for 4-5 years both for SEO and for traffic.
99.99% are still live even after 4 years. Even those used for adult links. ;)
I used to follow/like/post on the limit numbers. The most annoying thing was that they restricted those actions once I reached the limit.

Maybe the things that I do different in creating tumblrs is that:
I use any type of emails, except temporary ones
and most of the times I register and verify emails on them, then leave them for months to sit.

So you do nothing to them for a few months?

Also what type of ocntent do you add to them just random reblogs or also unique content?

What about proxies? if you're registering lets say 5-10 tumblrs?
 

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hmm gonna give it a try

Only thing is, this just check the HTTP status, not the actual availability of the account(s).

Great job Bro.
i have Some question. (1)what Every invalid Link is always available for re-registeration.(2) how much Expired tumblr are Enough for 30 KD OF kwfinder.(3)What these are best for Ranking(4) How i can index fast EXpired tumblr

1) No, as I explained in the post you have to check it. Unfortunately there is no solid tool that can actually 100% every time confirm this. (If someone finds one let me know!)
2) There are too many things that come into it mate, these best answer is after checking/copying/improving on what your competitor has done + trial and error.
3) I mentioned that above..
4) Lots of ways, best to check the forum

TIP: if you want to update plenty of those, and not have to worry about proxies and direvtly loging in to Tumblr, you can set up Wordpress multisite, set your Web2.0s to update from those RSS feeds, and then automate updating your own WP subsites. It's a lot easier and you don't have to worry about automating postings to your tumblrs. RankerX, SENuke and other programs can spin and post automatically to these. IFTTT offers updating from RSS option for Wordpress, Weebly, Tumblr, Blogspot and Medium. And while you're at it, you can than automate few bookmarking accounts through IFTTT (diigo, pocket...) to give your Web2.0 posts some instant natural backlinks. You can go even further and create FB/Twitter/Other social accounts to give your post some instant social shares too :)

Nice one! That's taking it to the next level. :cool:


A question OP if my tumblr blog is related to my ecommerce website, would it be good to set up on IFTTT to share my products on the tumblr blog or would result as spammy?

Probably would be a bit spammy, depending on how many you have and your niche. You could probably get some traffic and even sales this way though. If you configure the hashtags on the IFTTT and make the profiles look decent.

After 2 searches facing this issue http://prntscr.com/j5h9pf any solution?

Are you typing it in correctly?

Nice method op. Good way to get some decent links to your site, that you have full control over.

Thanks mate, yeah most definitely. I found some I have had for years and they were linking to an old project that I don't care about anymore so I simply edited them and pointed them to a newer site :).

Nice guide for those that have the time and want to do it manually.

One thing I don't really get is how people get to have their tumblrs banned. I use them for 4-5 years both for SEO and for traffic.
99.99% are still live even after 4 years. Even those used for adult links. ;)
I used to follow/like/post on the limit numbers. The most annoying thing was that they restricted those actions once I reached the limit.

Maybe the things that I do different in creating tumblrs is that:
I use any type of emails, except temporary ones
and most of the times I register and verify emails on them, then leave them for months to sit.

Cheers mate! And yeah it's crazy, I had a good amount that got deleted (some were also for adult projects) and the common theme was that the large majority were Temp Email accounts so I definitely think it doesn't help.

Maybe it's because they send lots of email notifications and probably get bounce backs. They then potentially run some kind of check to see if it looks spammy or inactive and just delete them. Who knows!
 
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