Hey guys, so Im relatively new to the forms tho i've been lurking for years now. The reason for the post is that I think I may be getting penalized because of PBNs I have two money sites that are about 8 months old, and just two months ago i started building PBNs. Initially I only started with 10 and saw only a slight increase in rankings eventho my competitors only had about 50 PBNs of their own. So i decided to expand the network and got another 20 domains over the course of a month because i wasn't getting close to page 1 even for keywords that had around 200-300 searches per month. Every single PBN site was on a completely different IP, different host, and used WHOIS Privacy as well as hidden from bots using htaccess file. After adding the last 5 domains about a week ago, 4 days later I noticed that majority of my keywords that were ranking for the homepage completely disappeared to pages 20+. However, my money sites are still indexed (thank God). I then immediately started doing research on my PBN and noticed in the Web Archive that the domains I purchased for the PBN have been used as a PBN before and some of them had Chinese characters. Questions: 1. Do you think my site tanked because of the low quality domains i used as PBN, or simply the Google dance because of the recent new links? 2. Should i remove all the links from the PBN? 3. Should I use disvow tool, or will it trigger a manual review by Google? Any help is appreciated! Thanks!!!