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PBN -> Domain Registration Decision Tree & Checklist for Setup

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Final Infinity, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. Final Infinity

    Final Infinity Junior Member

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    I got a lot of requests to make a little checklist for choosing pbn Domains and their setup in response to my previous thread. As it took me a while to get the time to make it and I couldn't edit my old thread anymore I figured I'd make a new one. Please note, there are other methods to choosing domains, this is just one method. Other methods would require you to check backlinks for authority links more closely while the decison tree, if followed, will allow you to get domains that are 100% definitely good. Yes, you are missing out on some gems but at the same time it's a safe way to for beginners to start. At the end is also a little php code you can use to download wordpress to a hoster that has no 1-click installer. It's useful if you have a bad upload speed.

    Decision Tree for choosing Domains:

    Domain Decision Tree.jpg

    Checklist for setting up Domains in a safe way:

    Domain Setup.jpg

    Wp Download Script:

    Code:
    <?php
    #error_reporting(E_ALL);
    #ini_set('display_errors','On');
    
    $url = "https://wordpress.org/latest.zip";
    $file = "latest.zip";
    $src = dirname(__FILE__)."/wordpress/";
    
    if( file_put_contents('./'.$file,file_get_contents($url)) )
        echo "<p>Wordpress download success!</p>";
    else
        die('Fehler beim Download!');
    
    // Unzip
    $zip = new ZipArchive;
    if ($zip->open($file) === TRUE) {
        $zip->extractTo('.');
        $zip->close();
        echo '<p>Unzip Wordpress success!</p>';
    } else {
        die('<p>Error while unzip.</p>');
    }
    
    function recurse_copy($src,$dst) { 
        $dir = opendir($src); 
        @mkdir($dst); 
        while(false !== ( $file = readdir($dir)) ) { 
            if (( $file != '.' ) && ( $file != '..' )) { 
                if ( is_dir($src . '/' . $file) ) { 
                    recurse_copy($src . '/' . $file,$dst . '/' . $file); 
                } 
                else { 
                    copy($src . '/' . $file,$dst . '/' . $file); 
                } 
            } 
        } 
        closedir($dir); 
    } 
    recurse_copy($src, './');
    
    // Rename wp-config-sample.php
    rename("wp-config-sample.php", "wp-config.php");
    
    // Delete Files
     function rrmdir($dir) { 
       if (is_dir($dir)) { 
         $objects = scandir($dir); 
         foreach ($objects as $object) { 
           if ($object != "." && $object != "..") { 
             if (filetype($dir."/".$object) == "dir") rrmdir($dir."/".$object); else unlink($dir."/".$object); 
           } 
         } 
         reset($objects); 
         rmdir($dir); 
       } 
     }
    rrmdir($src);
    unlink($file);
    unlink('readme.html');
    unlink('license.txt');
    unlink(__FILE__);
    
    ?>
    To use this script copy and paste it into a text editor and save it as "load.php". Upload that file to your hoster and go to "domain.com/load.php". The script will download and unpack the latest Wp Version to your Hoster, you will only have to create the database and fill it in, just like you would have to when you upload the latest Wp (without 1 click installer) to your hosting. Simply a way to do it faster as your hosting almost certainly has a much faster download connection that you have as upload.

    I hope I didn't miss anything, if I did it's most likely in my other thread but please let me know so I can amend the decision tree and checklist. Also sorry for the small format of the images in the thread, I somehow couldn't manage to make them bigger in here. Just click on them to see them in big.
     
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  2. iproweb

    iproweb Power Member

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    Great thanks! I will surely take a check it!
     
  3. IceHD

    IceHD Power Member

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    But what is I find a domain that expired 2-3 years ago that obviously don't have any PR but could have retained some links that could have PR2-3, I should not register it ?
     
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    Good one,

    How many pages of content do you have on average on a website in you PBN? And also how many links do you push to your money site or tier site before you decide it is enough?
     
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    prab1996 Elite Member

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    There is a thing called Softaculous and it's free and all most of hosting sites have this. just few clicks and your wp will be installed.

    It's easy to make images bigger.use [​IMG]
     
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  6. Final Infinity

    Final Infinity Junior Member

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    Depends on whether the site is relevant to my money site or not. Some with 4-5 others with 5-7, always mixed up. If its relevant we do have some more content on it as we don't hide it from Bl Checkers so it appears for people to see.

    If it expired 2-3 years ago and wasn't registered this entire time the most likely chance is that google does not count the old links anymore and will treat it as a new domain. I certainly have never heard or seen anything contradictory to this.

    Edit: It seems that my information on this is wrong, we never register domains that have been dropped that long but apparently it works. You can never learn out in IM :)

    Thanks for the tip about making the images bigger, will try it out. About the script: I wrote right at the beginning: "At the end is also a little php code you can use to download wordpress to a hoster that has no 1-click installer". Depending on the countries and hosting companies you use there are some that don't have cpanel and / or any 1-click installer like softacolous at all.

    Sometimes it also happens that a hoster forgets to pay his softacolous license, at which state it becomes a trial version. In that you can't install Wordpress, so its faster to use the script than to message the hoster about the issue and to wait for him to fix it.
     
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  7. SteveWaller

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    These types of domains work perfectly well - assuming the backlinks are present, the juice still flows.

    Then you, my friend, haven't read all of the PBN threads here. I have said, and will say again, that domains that have been expired for years still carry the weight of their backlinks when you re-register them and they get indexed once more. I have bought such domains and they have regained toolbar PR so it is only safe to assume that these carry the same amount of power as any other site with the same PR.
     
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  8. coitza

    coitza Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Great tips that should help anyone starting with his first PBN, any tips on finding those domains in the first place? I've been using expireddomains.net but it's harder and harder to find anything decent as everybody is looking for them lately :)
     
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    This is 100% wrong.

    My expired domains during the last update when from n/a - 1/2/3/etc
     
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  10. Final Infinity

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    Interesting, we only ever register domains that are less than 4-6 months long deindexed. And yes, I haven't read all threads, that's true. What is the oldest you have tried this out with and seen results?

    How old were those domains? Same question as to SteveWaller. I simply haven't heard of a domain that was dropped for years and then worked like nothing has ever happened. I will correct my post above to reflect you guys information though.
     
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    Ranged from dropped 5 years ago - dropped 6 months pre-update.

    I also don't trust the metrics of tools 100%, ever since one of those expired domains had a trust flow of 4, and in the PR update when from n/a - pr3.
     
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    I can't say for certain but I've definitely got domains that have been expired for 5+ years although I wouldn't be surprised if I have some that are closer to 7-10 years expired.
     
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    I all the time use domains that have dropped years ago. Even 10+. If the links are good, they jump to index instantly. And from what I can see they gain much authority. Why not - the links are there!
     
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    Great Info but If the domain is not indexed and PR is 0 I will still register it if the domain is not previously dropped a couple of times, links are clean and TF/CF is great.
     
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    A good share but I would also recommend having a better backlink profile than having one domain with a PR1 link. I make sure the link profiles of domains I buy are amazing or I won't waste my time. The rest of your list is great and I follow a similar pattern.