Backlink is the name of the game. To get them you can either create great content and promote it or build backlink yourself. Today in this PBN SEO post, I’ll show you how to build a private blog network that will rank your site for any keywords. Stay Tune!
That’s why you need to know how to build a Private Blog Network (PBN).
Let’s start by having a look at what other SEO experts think of Private Blog Networks.
Brian Dean from Backlinko.com is an active user of PBNs:
And this is what Matthew Woodward from matthewwoodward.co.uk has to say on Private Blog Networks.
Now that you see that everybody is using it, you’re probably wondering how you can create your own.
How to build a Private Blog Network step by step and start ranking any site.
There are 3 three simple steps in setting up your own Private Blog Network.
- Step 1 Choose your domains
- Step 2 Pick a hosting provider
- Step 3 Create and publish your content
Rinse and repeat.
Let’s have a look at each step in more detail.
Step 1: choose your domains
The first step is to purchase an expired domain.
Why an expired domain?
Because you want all the authoritative juicethey have already built to be passed down to your money site!
To find these , just head over to www.ExpiredDomains.net .
Filter your results
There are millions of domains available on ExpiredDomains.net. We need to set some filters up. Select “Expired Domains,”and open the “show filter” option.
We only want to search through Deleted.com, Deleted.net, and Deleted.org domains.
Let’s narrow down our search by selecting the ones that have only been renewed in the last 24 hours. Make sure to click on “no,” “Fake PRs,” “no unsure,” “PRs,” and “no PageRank -1.”
Next, we are going to click on “Additional Filter,” select the language you are looking for, and obviously select “only available domains.”
Finally, click on Adwords & SEO Filter. We want a minimum of Moz Domain Authority (DA) (DA) of 10 and a Moz Page Authority(PA) of 10.
That’s pretty good. We had over 2 million domains to look through when we started and now we’ve narrowed it down to 528. That’s exactly what we want.
We don’t care too much about PR for now. What we are really looking for is a decent amount of backlinks coming from multiple domains. The more, the better. We also want a high TF/CF DA/PA.
In the picture below I sorted the website by DP (the number of backlinks from different domains) CaribBeAnnetConnect.com looks like a good pick. It’s an old domain, with over a 100 backlinks, and they are coming from 38 different domains. Let’s run some further analysis to see if we are going to pick this domain or not.
Analyse your domains
Head over to http://moz.com/researchtools/ and enter your URL. Make sure to test the www. version because it will return a different result. The DA is 26 and the PA is 38. There are 50 different domains pointing to our website. This looks great and it’s exactly what we want.
Now log in to http://www.majesticseo.com/ and open a free account so they won’t limit your daily search.
We want to make sure there are no spam links pointing to our site. We also want to check the anchor text diversity. The brand name is 63% of the anchor text., There is a little bit of diversity and it doesn’t look too spammy.
We don’t want any Chinese, porn, gambling, or any shady backlinks like that. Click on different links on the left to double check that those links are legit. Do the same on moz.com.
Head over to http://www.domaintools.com/ and enter the URL. It will pull out the history of the domain. You don’t want to see the domain drop more than 2 times.
Finally, you want to make sure it is indexed by Google. In the search bar type: site:domainname.com. In our case, the search doesn’t return any results and this site expired in the last 24 hours. This is not good, and trying to re-index a site can be really hard. This is not what we want to do, so we need to drop this domain at this point.
That’s all you need to do to analyze them. Usually, you’ll be able to find a few good domains every time you have a look. There are 100,000 domains that expire every day, so there’s plenty of choice. Just take your time.
Repeat the process with the .com, .net, and .org domains. You don’t need to get all of your domains at once. Get a few, build them up, and come back later to get some more.
If you want to see what the domain looked like before, go to https://archive.org/ and enter the domain URL. They take regular snapshots of all the webpages on the net and you’ll see exactly what the site looked like when it was online.
Register your domain
Head over to your favorite name registrar, search for the domain, and register it just like you would do normally for any domain name. Just make sure to get the WHOIS privacy. https://www.namecheap.com/ offers it for free on new domains and it is a good place to get started. i
Remember, we want to keep our footprint as low as possible, so use different registrars and different accounts to purchase your domain name.
Step 2: Pick a hosting provider
Go to: http://www.webhostingtalk.com/forumdisplay.php?f=4 you You can acquire very cheap hosting for about $5-$15/year per domain. Open a new account with a different provider for each of your domains to avoid a footprint.
Step 3: Create and publish your content
Your content needs to look as natural as possible:No spun content; only a well-written-unique article. On https://www.odesk.com/ you can get an article for bout $3-$5 per 500 words. Make sure the length varies between articles. Some are 200 words and some are 1000. It needs to look natural and no one writes blog posts of exactly 500 words.
If you need ten articles, get ten different people to write one article each. That way you can better compare quality and price between writers.
Get about five articles per website to start and add 1-3 one to three pictures per article and/or a YouTube video.
Link to your site
Link your money site to the first few sentences of your article so it hopefully shows up on the page blog excerpt.
Link to a non-competitive authoritative site in your niche two to three times per article. You don’t want a 500-word article with only one link to your money site because this could raise a red flag. But the main reason we are linking to an authoritative site is to add relevance and actually help us rank higher.
Don’t use the exact match keyword you are gunning for in your anchor text. If you are trying to rank for “coffee maker”, use a phrase that contextualizes the keyword but is not an exact match: Ex: : “Top 10 best coffee makers of 2014″
Diversify your anchor text. Use The URL and the brand name of your money site in the anchor text. Don’t worry., You’ll still get link juice passed down to your website and it will look even more natural.
Don’t point all your links to your homepage. Have at least 20% pointing to the inner page of your money site.
Make every site different
When someone lands on one of your sites, you don’t want them to think it is a Private Blog Network. They need to think it’s a genuine website with unique, high-quality content. To achieve that, you will need a few things:
- Insert a logo that looks professional (go on fiver to get one)
- Install some random plugins, like social sharing and side bar widgets.
- Install a different WordPress theme on each blog (having 20-11 installs on every site is a big no no.)
Randomize permalinks. Select a different setting for every website.
Create additional pages
Create an About page, a Contact Us page. Sometimes add a Privacy or a Terms and Conditions page to keep it random. (you can get a template for those pages if you Google it)
What types of plugins to install
The less, the better.
- Redirection (301 redirects broken links of old, deleted pages)
- askismet (keep your post free of spam comments )
- w3 total cache (speed up the site)
- yaost WordPress SEO (best SEO software)
- Yet Another Related Post Plugins (related post plugin)
Never interlink your blog network. Keep every blog separated from each other. Nothing must link them to one another.
Do not use spun content. You are creating a highquality website that you will use to rank your site again and again. Treat them like gold.
Create links from forums and blog comments pointing to your money site to diversify its backlink profile.
Build your empire gradually. Once you purchase a domain, apply a WordPress theme to it and add a few articles right away. Do not spread things too thin;slow and steady wins the race.
Put this string of code in your .htaccess file to block the backlink checker so competitors can’t report you.
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent .*rogerbot.* bad_bot
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent .*exabot.* bad_bot
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent .*mj12bot.* bad_bot
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent .*dotbot.* bad_bot
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent .*gigabot.* bad_bot
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent .*ahrefsbot.* bad_bot
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent .*sitebot.* bad_bot
<Limit GET POST HEAD>
Allow from all
Deny from env=bad_bot
Wrapping it up
There you have it. The complete guide to create your Private Blog Network.
Ready to get started?
Just remember to bookmark this page so you can come back to it later.
Oh, and one last thing: If anyone asks you how to rank a website in 2014, just link to this post!