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Why Spending on PBN when We can do Free?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by webhostingproviders, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. webhostingproviders

    webhostingproviders Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yes I have this question in my mind since long time, why should we spend hundreds of dollars in building and maintaining PBN when we can build it free.

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    Like if I buy or get 50 tumblr,weebly,yola etc... with TF/CF 20+ - do weekly posting = Tier1 Link Built
    Using different tool such as RankerX,GSA etc.. build Tier2,Tier 3 - send juice to Tier 1
    End result money site get boosted with high ranking and premium backlinks

    Can SEO experts give advice/comment - is it a right strategy and approach?
     
  2. davids355

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    I don't think there is anything wrong with that strategy. They are effectively the same thing as a PBN. I guess the only points to think about would be -

    1.PBN sites add diversity - so you wouldn't want ALL of your links coming from web 2.0 properties would you?
    2.You have a little less control over a web 2.0 so its a bit more risky - like your account could get blocked and thats it done.
    3.Bit more chance of the web 2.0 providers seeing your footprint if you end up having multiple sites per provider.
     
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  3. propipper

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    Mostly #1 and partly #2.

    You definitely want to add diversity to your referring domains and if they're all coming from Web 2.0 properties, your link profile won't be as diverse as your competitors. That could work in the short term but if this is a long-term money site, you may want to do this in addition to building your PBN with expired domains.

    Good luck.

     
  4. radiant13

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    Link juice from a blog in a PBN is much more powerfull than from a web 2.0
    How much more is hard to say, maybe someone who has tested it can chime in.
    Depending on the difficulty of the keyword, my guess is a PBN of web 2.0's may not achieve the same rank boost no matter how many web 2.0 properties are in the network.
     
  5. Nargil

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    Only web 2.0s will surely help to boost your ranking, that's not a question here.
    However, depending on the keyword, they will not provide a good enough push to get you to the top in most of the cases. Not without some guest posts or PBN links, which are valued more than web 2.0s, however boosted they are.
    Not to mention, that there would basically be zero diversity. You are not in control of your web 2.0s at all, they will get deleted and Google absolutely hates when backlinks get deleted way too often. There would be shittons of dancing after that.
     
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    50 links from the same source. It would be a different story if you had expired web 2.0's from 50 different platforms all with high metrics. If you can do that then it is a sound strategy. However, you can still get 100 expired tumblrs and use them as tier 2. Make 10 fresh web 2.0's at least 5 pages with About, Contact more articles and point 10 expired tumblrs to each property. And then link those properties to your website. This is a great strategy and I have tested it. However, I would still build a small PBN of 5 sites or you can buy links/Guest Posts to point to your website. All web 2.0's will work and they will rank a low to medium competition keyword but you would be left vulnerable. Don't depend on only web 2.0 links. It would be different if all your 2.0's were paid, then they won't get deleted. But then again, all your links are coming from a same platform. In case of a manual review you may have problems.
     
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    Niche pbns are the most powerful. Some of my competitors for example have a pbn made from an expired domain that was about wines for a real business which links to their wine affiliate site. PBN has hundreds of referring links, some from authority sites... and very high DA

    Web 2.0 will just have spam backlinks from crap site.
     
  8. Leith

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    Because even though the above will get you results, PBN's (when done right) are still going to yield better results at the end of the day.

    Why should you spend hundreds of dollars building/maintaining a PBN? Because when it comes to the harder niches, you're going to need it. Authority web 2.0s on their own just won't cut it anymore.
     
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    A PBN is stronger.
     
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    You could certainly do that as a way of experimenting with SEO rankings. My only suggestion would be that it may be hard to manage 50 or so Web 2.0 properties, especially if you plan on expanding your money site's reach and content.