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Private Blog Network Decay? (Observation/question)

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by blahblahblahusername, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. blahblahblahusername

    blahblahblahusername Newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I have a private blog network of about 30 sites. High trust flow to citation flow ratio, good links. Clean, non-spammed domains and sites are set up well.

    One thing I have noticed is that the sites lose (Majestic) trust flow over time, while gaining citation flow. They also seem to be less powerful as time goes on. What could be going on here?

    More importantly...what do you do to keep your network sites in good shape?

    Thanks..
     
  2. Andrew Scherer

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    Could it be just natural link loss over time?
     
  3. blahblahblahusername

    blahblahblahusername Newbie

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    Yeah definitely could be, especially since they are expired domains--referrers might be seeing that the content is different and removing links. You can only make them look so natural.
     
  4. Final Infinity

    Final Infinity Junior Member

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    That generally is just natural link loss. Links with high TF are often lost first because the website admins of those sites check their links more regularly.
     
  5. jak19

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    many are saying recently they are losing pbns
     
  6. Initial Effort

    Initial Effort Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    How long do you keep your links on the domain's homepage? With the few details you provided it's tough to pinpoint the answer, but just know that most PBNs lose TF over time.

    My next question would be how rapidly are they losing trust and what TF range do they have initially?
     
  7. xaviel

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    Hey Andrew,

    Another possibility could be that Majestic's spiders are not picking up your links anymore.

    You can juice a singular site in your PBN with by pointing another clean site (not in your PBN) to it. (no interlinking obviously)

    Cheers
     
  8. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Fuck majestic .
     
  9. SEO Power

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    To maintain the power of your PBN, you have to build links to it every now and then. Websites lose links all the time so it's a natural thing.
     
  10. nhgjob

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    Are your rankings dropping? That's all that really matters. Who cares if PR is 0 and all other metrics lower so long as ranking are good.

    But to answer your question...Keep updating the site with fresh content and quality links at least once a month.

    Managing a PBN is a pain!
     
  11. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yeah it is a pain. I had about 100 sites at one time all on different hosts. I paid someone to check the sites twice a week to see if they were down and there was always atleast a couple down.
     
  12. nikita12

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    Tworeasons why the TF/CF could be reducing and possible solutions.

    1. The metrics of the domains you purchased were artificially propped up by back links, which are not being removed (Yes. TF can also be manipulated, although not as easily)
    Solution: Be more careful while buying domains. Always check the back links to get a sense of whether they were naturally obtained or someone put them there. Sometimes you will end up buying a lemon (we all do). The best thing to do in this circumstance is to accept the loss and let go of the site.

    2. You have not put similar content on your PBN matching the url of the page with link. The webmaster gets a 404 from your site, checks your site out and sees that it is something different (especially if you building a site with a difference niche) and removes the link
    Solution: Create new pages on your website with the exact links (if not possible, then create 301 redirects to new page). The content on this page needs to be very similar to the content on the old page i.e. for the webmaster, his link still points to very similar content. Do not simply 301 redirect all links to your homepage.
     
  13. TwilightTigers

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    I think it may be happening because more and more people are learning to create their own websites and drawing traffic away from more established sites.