So... I've made my own PBN about 6 months ago. I have purchased expired domain, mostly through Godaddy auctions because by my logic - if they weren't dropped, they are still fresh and it's probably easier for Google to find dropped domains than those that weren't dropped. I have checked out the link profile + archive.org + other stats of all of them. I have paid about 80$ on average per domain. Different registrars, private whois. For hosting I have used cheap hosting providers (1-2$ per month for each). I have published about 10 articles on each one of them and only made a few links on each one. Contact, privacy, social profiles, premium WP themes, deleted the WP footprints... 30% of them got deindexed (1 of them didn't even have any outbound links yet, but it was banned after 2 months). My sites didn't move as much as they should. The average metrics of domains were: trust flow 15+, CF up to 20, DA/PA 15+/15+. Most of them were even from the same niches. Example: If I'd have a site selling furniture, I'd buy a domain that was owned by a home design blogger / furniture store / etc. I won't even go into the details how much time have I spent hunting for domains. What the hell have I done wrong? I think it's time for a PBN vol.2. Luckily I have a few sites making decent money, but I have ranked them the hard way and I don't want to do that any more. Any help appreciated.