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Monetizing PBN? YES or NO for You?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by darulez, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. darulez

    darulez Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    ATM I am watching some "PBN Course" - don't laugh so loud, cause I been there while watching the course and shaking my head... But, as to freely Quote Tony Robbins "I every average stuff you watch there might be some hidden nugget"

    However, dudes recommending to put some affiliate stuff on ya PBN you make up for concurrent costs.

    As for me, that was always as far from thinking about it as Pluto is from Earth...

    But, what's your take on this? Are there some of you dudes that do it?

    I too, checked my "bad neighborhoood" of hosting, and NO ONE has any ad, adsense, amazon or wtf on it .....

    back to course now. at first, it made me laugh, then cringe, now just having to keep myself from banging the desk :/
     
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    I've had some success with monetizing Tier 1 sites. For example, going after the keyword "How to Buy Blue Shoes":
    • Make article on the money site with title "How to Buy Blue Shoes"
    • Make PBN (can also work decently with a web 2.0 depending on keyword, etc). Put up a quality article for "How to Buy Blue Shoes" or a variation on it. Point a link back to the money site's article.
    • PBN's actually well written article is vageuly positive toward the page that it is linking to on your money site.
    • Money site ranks #1 in the SERPs for the keyword
      • People who click on the money site in the SERPs buy blue shoes directly through your website
    • PBN ranks #2 in the SERPs. People who click on it read the real content that isn't complete garbage and either...
      • Click through to your money site through the article and buy blue shoes there or...
      • Go back to the SERPs, remember that your money site was mentioned in the article, and therefore are more likely to now click on the money site in the SERPs and will have a higher conversion rate if/when they do click on it.
    Haven't tried Adsense or so on for... anything really. Would rather just sell goods and services directly.

    Basically, rank PBNs for real keywords, include real content that is actually good and then link the readers to your money site.
     
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  3. tg01

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    Most natural websites linking to other sites have adverts, links and affiliate.. So to appear natural it seems and obvious idea, plus when mixing pbn / linked content with natural content, why not make the natural content rankable and interesting. So a mini money network site?
     
  4. aimndfire

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    Monetizing it is not a bad idea but it would leave a footprint. It will be same like earlier days when people used to interlink their network. When you place the same code (Adsense or amazon), it would be clear that its the same person who is holding 2 or more websites and it might not take a big thing for google to guess it. Isn't it
     
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    If links with traffic are worth more = go for it when u can.
    If they are not = no need.


    But I never bothered checking
     
  6. darulez

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    i totally agree..
     
  7. senzu

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    Wouldn't having advertisements, etc. make it look more natural? Real websites have ads, so isn't being ad free a foot print? Of course, don't use the same affiliate IDs, etc.

    Amazon allows you to have a bunch of different IDs to use in your affiliate link. Are there any risks to using a different ID specifically for the PBN site only? As far as I can tell, the ID is the only unique thing that can be used to link back to you, so an unique ID shouldn't be a problem. Someone please correct me if I'm making a huge mistake here.
     
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  8. MisterF

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    You can put on a couple of nice adverts in banners but they don't actually need to click through anywhere, just have them for decoration.
     
  9. I know SEO

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    I check a lot of PBNs and I've seen many people do this but I don't know why...... Surely it's a huge sign that the website is fishy.

    I'd much rather see email sign ups, social pages, free downloads to make a site look more legitimate than some crazy fake advert that does nothing.
     
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    Yes, I add Taboola and Content.Ad on like 20% of my PBNs. These widgets are native advertisements which makes the PBN look like it has more pages (even tough it does not). Avoid Adsense. Google can see that all Adsense widgets on the sites linking belong to your Adsense Account.
     
  11. Nam Hai

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    There is a competitor of mine that actually just buy domains where he can earn something from affiliate/adsense (for example: old artists unofficial/official websites where he put an affiliate link to sell the last work of this artists ). He write something like 3-4 articles about him (articles will rank pretty fast because of the niche relevancy and backlinks) and then write he an unrelated article where he link his money site.

    Honestly, even with ads his domains are clearly PBNs.
    And I'm not saying this just because he use the same theme for every PBNs domains and money site too.
     
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    I would be pretty careful with not leaving footprints. Definitely no Adsense or anything. Affiliate stuff maybe, but you would need different accounts ideally as not to leave footprints with your ref ID in URL and so on.
     
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    I'm not sure. Maybe 300 casino blogs pointing to one casino blog, 300 with no ads and one ram packed with ads looks fishy.
     
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    I take it one step further and redirect the fake banner to their page with a faked ref ID, i mean it looks real, and who know, might make some unlucky guy a buck.


    I did do that at one point, then switched to faking ref ID in the redirect of my fake ads, along with occasionally putting in ads from networks I am no longer interested in, I might make a buck or 3.