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Starting private network of websites....your thoughts?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by mirrorer, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. mirrorer

    mirrorer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hello guys,
    I am starting my own network of websites for private use. I am thinking to build around 1k websites ,already have 10 live.
    I will use cheap web hosting for this,no seo hosting,for more ip diversity.

    Costs:
    40 average per year + 10 domain so 50$/year per website
    + unique content for each post,not spun articles

    I will use senuke,xrumer,scrapebox etc to build link to those,i don't care for ranking cause i need the pr only

    total expenses for all the websites will be about 60-70k$ but i think will be able to make that amount 3x times back .

    So what do you thing???
    I need your thoughts on this.
     
  2. Scripteen

    Scripteen Elite Member

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    Good luck managing websites on 1k different hosting accounts let alone billing them too. 990 to go....
     
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  3. mirrorer

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    I know will not be easy,i have 1 VA for this,will hire more.
     
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    SyZygy Senior Member

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    Less is more, Mirrorer.

    Rather focus on 300 sites then spread your focus on 1000 sites.

    After you build up the first 300 sites it's easier to grow it further.
     
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  5. mirrorer

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    Yes i know that bro.That's why i am starting to build them slowly,not 1k at once.
     
  6. jascoken

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    As an owner of several networks (both current and sold), I can vouch that as a long-term strategy this is the only way to go....

    But: it's expensive and can become labour/admin intensive, so establish your systems right from the word go - you don't want to be going back after 150 sites and changig everything because you didn't think it through.

    You REALLY need some management system as well. So consider that too. We have our own in-house proprietary software which builds/manages and feeds purpose-built networks. We don't use WordPress because at volume it can become a pain to manage - but there are WP managament systems as well.

    Build slowly and consistently, and make sure the sites are varied. You also need to consider exactly what you expect from these sites and set them up correctly from the start. Are you establishing them to give you future linking assets, or are they going to be monetised; and what method will that use - AdSense/CPA/Lead-gen? Each of these represents it's own particular problems at high volume! All this needs careful consideration if you want to avoid problems later.

    And BTW: 1000 sites is a LOT. It will take a LONG time. If you did 1 per day, then it would take 4 years. We built in blocks of 250.
     
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  7. bbrez1

    bbrez1 Power Member

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    You should automate the process (uploading). Also get a custom CMS coded and make one giant database for all of the websites and one admin for all of your sites. So simple to manage.
     
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  8. mirrorer

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    Very useful,thank you very much
    .That's my target,long term.I am going to use all kind of cms's for maximum diversity and less footprints.I will use those only for links.I will hire few VA and i know that the roi will be great if i get my target done.
    Can you tell me what do you use for hosting?SEO hosting or cheap hosting?
    Wouldn't this leave footprints?
     
  9. bbrez1

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    If you get someone that knows what the hell he is doing it shouldn't ;)
    You could still use WP or any other cms. Was just a suggestion.
     
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    Multi C Class for networks; we don't put more than 5-10 sites per IP. It depends on site niche/topic. Avoid having too similar niches on same IP. If you have a wide variety of niches (say 10 for example,) then having 10 sites per IP is fine, as they're all thematically different, and will have different inbound links and content.

    Don't register anything in any Google tool or account. Avoid ANY kind of Google footprint. If you use AdSense, then you need to be REAL careful, as although they don't mind people owning large networks, if they think you're building large MFA networks of low quality sites, they'll take you to the cleaners!

    Consider NOT using WordPress as well. WP is one of the biggest pointers to IM activity. I know I'll probably pee off WP lovers everywhere; and I'm not saying don't use it - but consider other options. Our own system builds and maintains clean/flat HTML/PHP sites - with no SQL, 3rd party CMS and plugins causing any other footprint etc. And we still have proper on-site SEO/sitemaps/RSS feeds/E-Book downloads/Contact pages and tracking etc. You don't HAVE to use WP.
     
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  11. delaney

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    Is there any software that one could use as a platform and customise further to achieve this?
     
  12. DiooDi

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    I'm thinking about this strategy too in a way distant future, maybe to retirement LOL because since I've just discovered my own path in SEO for instance I'm able now to read backlinking method's and make my own twist to improve or to reduce flaws like leaving huge footprints now I'm just climbing the mountain to consider myself in sucess because I dont have enough customers to sell my services

    looks very ambicious to achieve 1k websites it will be a real pain in the ass to manage and monitor all of them (check if some link is dead etc etc).

    what I would suggest you is to keep doing in the websites and updating them in a rate inside your confort zone caring about quality of the content (i'm talking about spinning articles but you already mentioned that, unique its good doesnt need to be a killer content) doesnt matter if you update once a week, once in 2 weeks or once a month at the same time this will guarantee you in long term good page rank to boost SERP's to any site you want or sell quality backlinks in blogrolls or to your own websites and eventually in fact someone would be interested in buying paid banners or you can flip some sites if they are ranking quite good to a site which you did no seo efforts making it worthy a shot to try rank then better...
    And yes I agree with all thoose comments who people said about not leaving footprints like many site under same ip and them being in similar niches and cms used try to diverse as many as possible and if you ever is going to use social bookmarking never let 1 account have backlinks to more than 1 site(your site, its ok if theres backlinks to other site wich are not yours), trust me its not a big footprint to google but In long term it will be since many people is doing this and google is aware and getting smarter (its a personal experience wich I had building some link pushes to customers and its a real pain in the ass when you get hit by doing this)
     
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  13. seoguru13

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    Good luck bro.. i just started my journey on building a blog network. I just purchased C class hosting from turnkeyinternet.net . They have 50% off, so you are getting 10 C classes for 12.5, and 20 for 25!

    @Jascoken and others.. thanks for the valuable inputs
     
  14. pirondi

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    There is a big difference between thinking and doing.

    Start with 10 sites,go to 50,go to 100 see the amount of work needed to manage/create the work,the eventual problems,the potential of profit and them after this you scale up.
     
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    I think you need a fair bit of money behind you to do this as you could build a network of 500 sites and then one day, Google somehow notices some footprints and deindexed the whole network and all your investment gone just like that.
     
  16. mirrorer

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    I have already start,10 sites done until now.
    Well,every business has it own risk so take the risk or leave.
     
  17. jacky8

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    I have to agree with the people who say 1,000 sites is really ambitious. Fair enough, ambition is always a good thing - but I would stress the "long term" aspect of this. Even with assistance, managing 1,000 sites is going to be a lot, especially as you will lose autonomy and your monitoring will only be as good as your worst assistant on a bad day.

    So you can think about maybe doing 1,000 long term, but don't consider it a failure to stop short of that. The bigger a project grows, the more oversight it needs.
     
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