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these 7 mistakes will kill your PBN

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by xaviel, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. xaviel

    xaviel Newbie

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    In light of the recent events,

    Here is a 7 step checklist to make sure your PBN doesn?t get killed.

    1. Hosting


    Having a class C (and even a Class A) ip range doesn?t cut it anymore. You want to have diversified hosting. You want a mix of cheap hosting and premium hosting (GoDaddy, BigRock, Bluehost, etc). For cheap hosting, here is a list:


    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1189631
    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1189593
    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1189545
    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1189534
    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1189531
    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1189451
    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1189438


    My recommendation: 1 hosting account per pbn site.


    Pro tip: DON?T use SEO hosting companies. Its easy for google to wipe out their entire address block.


    2. Registration info


    You want a unique persona for each of your PBN site. AKA each site is owned by 1 unique person.


    Why? The reason is this: google will look at all this info and see that it all lines up. Sites get penalized because they were using all the same information on all their PBNs (Leaving a huge footprint)


    How?


    Step 1: Goto http://www.fakenamegenerator.com/ and generate a full profile.


    The info (name, address, etc) is what you will use to signup for the domain purchase, the hosting purchase AND the info on the ?About Us? page of your site.


    Step 2: Use a separate, but valid, email address for each persona. You can do this manually, or you can purchase email addresses(with their passwords) in bulk on fiver.


    What about payment & the fake info? Pay via paypal. Also, if you want to pay via credit card, most of the time the ?info section? of your fake persona is different than the payment section.


    Pro tip 1: Create a gravatar for your fake persona


    Pro tip 2: On word press (or whatever platform), make sure the author is not admin but the name of your persona. So when John Smith writes a post on his PBN site, it?s published as John Smith and not Admin.

    Pro tip 3: Don?t ever put Google Analytics on your PBN sites


    3. Do have internal links


    You want your blog post to link to other articles on your sites, and other pages. You don?t want your posts to only link to external sites.


    4. Link out to authority sites


    Link out to news sites, wikipedia etc and make sure its relevant to the content of your post.


    5. Have internal pages


    Make sure that you have internal pages such as: FAQ, About Us, Contact Us, Terms and Conditions, Legal pages


    6. Don?t link to de-indexed or shitty sites


    For example, if google tagged a site as bad (Deindexed, penalized) don?t link out to it. Its easy for google to look at any back links and tag any obvious PBNs as bad too.


    7. Change your SOA


    SOA stands for Start of Authority. By default, your host/domain provider will put your email as the SOA.

    So if you have multiple PBN sites, with all the same SOA email, its easy to uncover your entire PBN.

    To do a quick check on your SOA goto google and search for your email address. Replace the @ symbol with a dot. Use the brackets for the search. For example, if my email is johnsmith@hotmail.com, type ?johnsmith.hotmail.com? with the quotes. See what comes up.

    If nothing shows up, you?re in the clear. You should change it anyways.

    You need to change the email in two places.

    On the hosting side: In Cpanel there is an ?update contact? section where you can change it.
    On the domain side: Go in the Update DNS records section. There is a sub section for updating SOA

    Original article (totally my website) https://azimusinsights.com/#/pbn-checklist
     
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  2. nanavlad

    nanavlad Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Good advice with so many people using PBNs now
    Its become very expensive to set them up and maintain them
    No point in leaving a foot print for google to find, when the solution is just to take a little more cars
     
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    The SOA is interesting.
     
  4. jaselc

    jaselc Regular Member Premium Member

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    Cheers, people also need to remember that 'P' Is for private... not public!! Most of the recent hits have been for public networks!!
     
  5. smallhat

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    Nice post for sure. I have a question though. Do we need to do any kind of link building for our PBN too ? If yes what is best way for it ? Running automated softwares or anything else ?
     
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  7. xaviel

    xaviel Newbie

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    If you pick your domains correctly, the existing backlinks should carry it. (there is natural attrition over the years however).

    To boost them, I would do a WELL crafted, carefull GSA campaign:

    Unique Content
    High quality target sites with low OBLs
    Site was indexed
    Had a PR greater than 2, etc

    (Its a whole other post/topic :p )

     
  8. Whiningbaby

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    such an informative article, the writer is a guru not a newbie
     
  9. mirrorer

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    I wonder why you've bumped a 2 years old thread...