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Why does he crosslink his PBNs??

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by aussiejack, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. aussiejack

    aussiejack Regular Member

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    My by faremost succesful competitor not only has blatantly obvious PBNs - he also crosslinks the individual PBN sites with each other. For me this looks stupid because you just need to find one site and you have his entire network then. But again: He has a lot of success. So there must be a reason for this crosslinking.

    What advantage does this bring him?
     
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    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    And leaves a footprint the size of Australia.
     
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    two things could happen. that guy is probably focussing on short term, so just Rank and Bank a lot. OR he hired someone from WF to build PBNs.
     
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    This is the most logical explanation! Those WF kids do love their wheels.

    PS: I tried to look at thread from WF the other day and my firewall blocked it because of "malware". I pretty much just laughed my ass off until the next day. After calming down from laughing my ass off for 12 hour straight, I made a website called 12 Hour Abs that pretty much redirects to WF.
     
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    ^ haha the size of Australia without doubt...
     
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    Actually i have also seen people doing this, in 90k MS terms.

    The irony is that both his money site and his PBN rank in top 5 as well.
     
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    That's google for you!
     
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    seen something similar in weight loss niche
     
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    Doesn't matter if it works short now or not. If you care about your money site avoid this tactic. And avoid wheel structures in general.
     
  10. Peter Ngo

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    ehhh... i am not really sure if i get you mean.
     
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    He means they miss slapping obvious tactics like crosslinked PBN's while attacking other less black links.
     
  12. aussiejack

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    He is doing this for 3 years now. Yes, his linkwheel-PBN is in place for 3 years now and google does not seem to care. I guess he banked A LOT
     
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    He is doing it because it works, just because he is using PBN, it does not mean he is arsed about getting hit.
     
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  14. aussiejack

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    yes obviously it works. Means for me that I will become more aggressive as well
     
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    He must be defiant and careless about the future.
     
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    At the end it's always a risk versus reward calculation, the footprint is certainly much higher, but it's not like a non-interlinked PBN would be a safe long-term solution.
     
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    If PBN site A is considered and authority in the niche, and PBN site B is considered an authority in the niche, and MS 1 is considered an authority on the niche, then why would linking to each other seem not natural?

    If it was combined with obvious footprints then it may look suspicious, but if they are hidden well and the links look in context and niche relevant, then from an algorithmic perspective, interlinking does not equal penalty or affiliation.

    Popular news sites often link to each other, but Google doesn't think they are part of some mega PBN.
     
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    Crossing swords is never a good idea.
     
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    I concur. If his PBN sites look like legit sites and they get their own search traffic and have some social shares as well, it wouldn't look unnatural if they linked to each other.
     
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    It's not a linkwheel, but it works. Better not discuss about it much.