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Small PBNs and Footprints

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by reallife, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. reallife

    reallife Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Say you're starting out slowly and have a small PBN (say 5, 10 or 15 sites).

    Obviously you wouldn't want to link to all of the same money sites on all of the PBN blogs, because of the footprint that would create.

    But how would you balance your OBLs on the 5, 10 or 15 sites - how many PBN blogs would you use to link to each of your money sites, to avoid leaving a footprint?
     
  2. tony_d

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    I can't see you avoiding a footprint with a small collection like that. Best you can do is to make sure you don't link from ALL of them... so it's a balance between link juice and not giving the game away.
     
  3. danielgb123

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    One thing to consider is when starting out with a small PBN, it's very unlikely that your PBN will be found out.

    Whilst you don't want to do something stupid like interlinking PBN sites, as long as you maintain basic etiquette in managing your PBN domains, the only real way your network will be found out is by competitors reporting you.

    To answer your question, let's take a 15 domain PBN and 2 money sites.

    Sites 1-5 --> Money site #1
    Sites 6-10 --> Money site #2
    Sites 11-15 --> Money site #1 and #2

    That's just a basic example but should give you a pretty good idea of what you should be doing. Remember, point your most relevant PBN links to the according money site.
     
  4. D.A. Mokes

    D.A. Mokes Junior Member

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    I also try to diversify/dilute my outgoing PBN links. So, I link out to some authority sites and also to one or two niche sites that I don't own These sites would be related to the niche but not the niche itself. Example: if I am linking to my money site about Nursing Schools, then I might throw in a couple of links to sites that sell nursing shoes or books.
     
  5. reallife

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