Hey guys, I thought I'd share the results of an experiment I've run over the past couple of months... Here are the end results: 4 keywords were targeted with this specific method on one of my test websites. Those are the results. Keywords are between 15 and 45 KC on KWFinder - all of them 5000+ monthly searches. The site is not monetised and in truth I've barely seen any additional traffic from these queries... None of them are first page yet but as you can see the results are pretty decent and in my opinion worth sharing. 2 were new keywords, 2 were existing. So what did I do? I built a PBN, nothing new, nothing different except one thing... I used spammed/penalised domains that https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/wanted-penalised-high-spam-domains.927337/. Between this thread and my scraping I picked up 30 domains. Hosted them all on EBN (which is kind of crap... see future threads for a better/cheaper solution) and built out these domains into WordPress based websites using content from archive.org. I didn't want to spend too much time on this so I did everything I could to keep the previous sites URL structure and restored content only. All themes were just free random ones from wordpress.org All the sites were added to Search Console on dedicated accounts. Only 6 had penalties come up in there and only 4 of these would not index... These were ex-pills sites and had over 200k links in majestic so that was kind of expected. With the 6 remaining sites I let them age for 28 days while I decided what site I wanted to potentially nuke then I built my links. I used fiverr social shares to the new content pages containing the links and that was it. The results you see are live now from what I have seen as of right now. They might not be all that impressive to some, but as an experiment I think this is cool. I have a lot of respect for people like @Nargil who has made several threads pushing the "clean" approach to PBN's stating spam domains are not good... but I always never fully understood why. I know 100% that spam works, so why were people claiming spammed domains needed to be avoided? I don't think this particular PBN will last as long as a normal "clean" PBN. Of course not... I don't even think it's the right approach for 90% of people... But as you can see it works. For those who don't have $50+ to spend on domains when building out a PBN, this could be a solid option until you can do it "properly".