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PBN Footprints

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by WeWontBeAlone, May 19, 2017.

  1. WeWontBeAlone

    WeWontBeAlone Regular Member

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    So I've just finished my first 5 PBN sites, I feel like I've left footprints because I've done nothing other than use different hosts/domain registers/privacy for websites. I heard there are ways to block bots like ahrefs, majestic, etc can anybody put me in a direction to hide the bots and also any other tips for hiding footprints etc?
     
  2. speter178

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    Well using different hosting/domain registration is a good one! I think there is more but
    I should:
    - use different themes per site
    - also vary plugins, don't use same plugins on every site.
    - Sometimes make wordpress site, sometimes html, php, sometimes php site. Or vary CMS(wordpress, joomla etc.)
    - don't link PBN to PBN
    - Don't 301 redirect on all sites to keep link juice
    - use a script to implement in .htacess file to prevent bots, look for it on BHW I've seen it here.

    I'm not an expert but this are some important things to keep in mind, let me know if there is more.
    Good luck with ranking with you PBN. cheers:)
     
  3. owaish1

    owaish1 Newbie

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    Exactly.
     
  4. Diplomat

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    You know, PHP outputs HTML, so basically there's no difference between them when you see those websites in the browser. What you could do instead is vary your URLs like:

    http://domain1.com/my-post.html
    http://domain2.com/my-post.php
    http://domain3.com/my-post

    Another thing what you should do is keep 1 money site domain per site to be totally sure.
     
  5. THUNDERELVI

    THUNDERELVI Elite Member

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    OP, take a look at the threads below, no point in re-writing everything that has been said already:

    Code:
    https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/pbn-q-a-ask-me-anything-about-how-i-build-manage-and-rank-with-pbns.697565/
    
    https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/55-tricky-footprints-that-are-killing-your-pbn.746088/
    
    https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/list-of-approx-200-bots-to-block-for-pbn.752005/
    
    https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/how-to-build-your-own-pbn-a-quick-guide-for-newbies.813358/
    
    https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/pbn-linking-method-case-study-in-progress.844895/
    These are some threads I could find in my old bookmarks. I remember a couple more that were discussing specifically about blocking bots, but can't find them right now sorry, maybe you will have better luck searching the forum on your own. However, regarding footprints, that's more than enough.
     
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  6. WeWontBeAlone

    WeWontBeAlone Regular Member

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    Ok thanks. Does anybody know where I can find a script to implement in .htacess file to prevent bots?
     
  7. WeWontBeAlone

    WeWontBeAlone Regular Member

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    Thanks bro I'll give them a look !
     
  8. speter178

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    Wouldn't using the same .htaccess on all your PBNs leave a footprint?
     
  10. Diplomat

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    Have you ever tried looking at someone's htaccess file?
     
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    Wordpress plugin Disable Google Fonts
     
  12. marios_521

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    I want to know about the crawlers block too...
     
  13. THUNDERELVI

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    One of the threads I linked above contains the script with most bots in the OP, so take a look at it.

    .htaccess file is private, no one except YOU and your host can see it, so it's impossible to inspect a website's .htaccess file. That means it doesn't create a footprint, those people that say it does have no idea what they are talking about. Remember, you are only blocking 3rd party bots from accessing your site, not the GoogleBot, so from Google's point of view, there is nothing wrong with your site.
     
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  14. WeWontBeAlone

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    How would google be able to index your site though if you block google bot?
     
  15. THUNDERELVI

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    Dude, read carefully what I said - you do NOT block the GoogleBot, just the 3rd party bots.
     
  16. WeWontBeAlone

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    Oh, sorry bro my bad
     
  17. Diplomat

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    That's why I posted that rhetorical question, but people like to be paranoid about everything.
     
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    Thanks for the answer man.
     
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    While its true that php gets executed in the server and never reaches the client, the problem may not be with php per sé, but applications built with it such as Wordpress, because such tools do leave footprints in the outputed HTML.
     
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    Impossible. The htaccess file is only available to the server. The requester or client doesn't have permission to view it.
     
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