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PBN building tip!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by tony_d, May 13, 2014.

  1. tony_d

    tony_d Elite Member

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    When you buy dropped domains, they often have incoming links to sub pages.
    The conventional approach has been to do a 301 from those sub-pages to your home page/posts. That's effective - but time consuming.

    Enter;

    PBN building time saving hack

    Edit the PHP code on the 404 error page, so that it does a 301 to your home page :)
    That way, link juice flows to your home page without having to create an individual redirect for each and every page.

    Step 1: In wordpress, go to Appearance > Editor
    Step 2: Select the 404.php template
    Step 3: Delete everything, and replace it with the code below

    Sample code
    PHP:
    <?php // Permanent 301 Redirect via PHP
        
    header("HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently");
        
    header("Location: http://www.YOURSITE.com/");
        exit();
    ?>
    NOTE: This is for WordPress, and it assumes that your WordPress template has a custom 404 page.
     
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  2. Penumbra

    Penumbra Power Member

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    Very nice tip. Thanks.
     
  3. SeanAustin

    SeanAustin Power Member

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    What a time saver. Nice.
     
  4. BuildMoreLinks

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    wow this is a nice sneaky little tip and this is surely going to juice up the homepage.
     
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    randybishop Senior Member

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    Nice!! Thanks for sharing a great tip! :D
     
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    Great share man

    Thanks!
     
  7. dlhere

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    Very useful, thanks for your sharing.
     
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    A friend of mine struggles finding the right domains for our project and i think this should come in really handy for us...
     
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    twilightofidols Power Member

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    I've been doing this since day 1 I had no idea you guys were 301ing individual pages that sounds like a nightmare. Good share for the board though OP.
     
  10. Aty

    Aty Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Thanks for sharing. I wonder if there is any risk involved since G might be able to discover your PBN sites using some sort of custom search based on this code.
     
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    Useful Tip indeed. Thanks for Sharing.
     
  12. hardcorebiker

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    Or simply use plugins like Link juice keeper or 404 redirection.

    Thanks for sharing :)
     
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    In order to make this work, do you need to host first the domain, isn't it?
     
  15. nichelinks

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    link Juice keeper plugin does the job if you are creating Network with wordpress.
     
  16. Cas87

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    Can't you just use a 404 301 redirect plugin? Don't they do the same thing?

    Thanks for the code
     
  17. SkyrocketSEO

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    @OP, not working for me. Anyone else tried it?
     
  18. hotantivirus

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    Not sure if this would be helpful, a 404 is a good thing to have, this would indeed transfer the link juice but not sure if it'd really be helpful in the longer run.
     
  19. tony_d

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    Indeed, a few have mentioned the plugin :p I wish I found that earlier!
     
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  20. Random101

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    Thanks for the tip Tony!

    Although I just use Link Juice Keeper. I think it is a good a idea to use both, to mix it up a bit. Just to be safe :p