Hello BHW! It's been a long time since I started a thread here! This one is intended for people who are still struggling to rank their websites on Google. I've been seeing many people pay huge money for PBNs, guest posts, SAPE posts, and many other powerful links out there. They spend hundreds of dollars on links and hours optimizing their on-page, and all that is perfectly done, but they still can't get to the first page. The thing most people struggling to rank are missing is the fact that in link building, power is not the only important factor. There is also the diversification factor, or the "natural" factor. Take a huge website like Bodybuilding.com, which seems to rank for millions of keywords. If you examine its backlink profile, you will not see the same anchor text (or few anchor texts) such as "supplement store" or "bodybuilding forum" on all the links. Instead, you will see thousands of different anchor texts embedded in a natural way. You will also see that it not only has powerful links from powerful websites, it also has average links from your average blog. That's the natural link profile Google loves! Now I am not saying you should attempt getting natural links (no blackhatter does that of course!) nor am I saying you should get crappy links from average websites. What I am saying is that you should make your links look natural, by diversifying them. So the next time you purchase PBN links, don't use the same keyword anchor on all of them, but diversify a lot. And don't let one type of links consist your backlink profile. i.e., instead of only using PBN links, use PBN, blog comments, blog posts, guest posts, social signals... anything high quality that you can get your hands on. Remember: Power + Diversification = good links I hope I helped, have a nice day everyone! Peace.