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Why do PBN's seem to be favored over guest blogging?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by jamie3000, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. jamie3000

    jamie3000 Supreme Member

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    Its been many years since I've done any serious SEO and I'm just about to start on a new big SEO project (for myself). From what everyone seems to say on BHW PBN's seem to be the main ingredient in everyone's magic potion at the moment. But why is this? Surely its more cost effective and more natural looking just to buy guest posts? Am I missing something here?

    Advantages of guest blogging
    much more natural looking, with a PBN's your going to have tons of tiny 10-50 page websites with very low OBL pointing to your money site, plus lots of whois privacy pointing at your money site
    much more cost effective? Pay $50 for guest post, pay $500 for expired domain with same DA as guest post website.
    not having to pay for hosting and manage all the domains + hosting etc etc

    Advantages of PBN
    Control of link juice from website, so you could link to your own and a few authority sites only but this doesn't look natural?

    I'm sure I'm missing something here but what is it?
     
  2. IMTopgun

    IMTopgun Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I use both methods, but with guest posting you need to be careful where you are putting links and not place them on sites that are nothing but glorified link machines like so many of old "blog networks" were. Too easy for giggles to find and spank.
     
  3. jamie3000

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    Yeah seems to make sense to use both methods. Do you mind if I ask how many posts you put on each of your PBNs?
     
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    Im close to building my pbn, from most of what i have read i learned that if you acquire good quality expired domains with good metrics and non spammy backlinks then one post on each site in your pbn will suffice, then add a post to each site every month or so.



     
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    Personally, I use both methods, however, I have a few projects that managed to rank well only with guest posts. Sad thing is, after deindexation of myblogguest, many people stopped using this technique...
     
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    I think the PBNs that are helping you to rank better are the ones that allow only a limited number of posts, your post will remain on the main page with low overall OBLs. This way you get a lot of link juice, on the other hand guest posts will have the article buried deep in the archive quite fast...
     
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    Because PBN sites are your asset forever.

    You own them, you rule them.

    While any other site linking to you, also links to your competitors ans what not... And might delete the link once. You can not fully own this link.
     
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    They're faster and reusable.
     
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    You really think that Google makes difference between guest blogging and PBN links? Think a little. In eyes of Google it`s all the same - PBN, guest blogging, blog network - it`s all same link type so call whatever you want it. Most of guys here make creating their private blog network too complicated. It`s so easy to create PBN with hundreds of pages of content within minutes (it takes only time to find correct domains unless you buy those from brokers). There are guys who run 1000+ domains with 500+ pages per domain and paying $0 for content and are banking with those.

    Cheers
     
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    The big difference is that on ur Pbn u can link from homepage were all the link juice is...when doing guest posting u will link from an inner page with no links and link juice. Ideally u should mix both methods for good results.
     
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    Are u reffering to resurrected websites?

     
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    I continually posts to the PBNs, treating them almost like money sites. However, I am careful about the OBL. Not every post as an OBL.

     
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    Good information. I am following this to learn more. It seems many services companies are pushing PBNs.
     
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    Doesn't matter
    i have had more success with pbn links than with guest blogging but not to deny guest blogging looks more natural so if you are looking for a very long term business it is better to go with guest blogging ..
     
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    I would think that guest blogging is much safer. PBN's seem to get delisted a lot.
     
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  16. jamie3000

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    Yeah its long term. I was thinking of guest posting then pointing a few pbn sites at each guest post. So like teired link building in a safe/natural looking way. What do you think?
     
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    The big problem is that most guest posts you can land consistently for $50 are going to be nothing more than glorified PBNs anyways. Not all guest posts are created equal, just like not all PBNs are created equal.

    Also, if you're talking about a really legit guest post (and not one on a site that will just accept any article submitted), the approval process is not guaranteed and can require a bit of back and forth. You have no control over the process.

    Like some have suggested, this isn't an either-or proposition either. You can use both. PBNs give you an asset you can control, guest posting can strengthen your link profile and give you links from highly trusted domains + drive real traffic.
     
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  18. Mkhalidian8949

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    In my view, PBN & guest postings are Part of SEO. daily links & daily hard work for promoting site from all ways possible is simple SEO.
     
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    PBN links are more powerful than guest post.

    The only link juice you get from a guest post is leaching off the root domain, your better off making a web 2.0 and getting more link juice.
     
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    I prefer guest blogging on sites that might actually send some traffic. That way if they stick I get a link and traffic, which makes the harder work worth it.