Having a private blog network is not wishful thinking folks at all and if you are to conduct your own research, you will probably come to the follow conclusions that;
A private blog network can work if created in the right way i.e. how Google love it.
It is very important for you to own your blog network and it has to be a network of aged domains that fit a certain criteria. You surely don’t want to go down with the likes of once big shots like BMR, ALN or Linkavana and their poor clients.
Here I want you to pay closer attention to the second point. For it to work, you should own your blog network since only this can guarantee that the blogs and links you are getting are of high authority and relevance to your money site’s niche or industry.
While PR is still an integral part of Google’s algorithm, it is not regularly updated and can be faked. More accurate measurements of a domain’s authority is TF and CF of Majestic, DA and PA of Moz and the number of linking root domains.
In an interview with an ex-Google employee conducted by James Norquay, a former Google employee said that a backlink from a high PR page was valuable, but site’s relevance is of higher importance now. And this explains why most private blog networks crumbled.
- Their domains have good PageRank, but that’s it.
- The PA, DA, CF and TF of their pages suck.
- The blogs are not relevant to the sites they link to.
First of all, now you have to believe that private blog networks still work if you handpick the domains. I know building a private blog network can be a real painful task, so you have to go at a mild speed with persistence to create one for you.
- Firstly, you need to go domain hunting and you can use GoPBN for this purpose. You need to find and bid on the domains or sites that check the right boxes in Google’s eyes. This alone is labor intensive.
- In the next step, you need to buy the aged domains.
- Following that, you need to change the nameservers and registration details of the websites or domains.
- Now you need to set up hosting for the sites and build them, of course, one by one.
Once the bare basics are laid out, it’s time to customize the sites. This is the most
labor intensive step and involves the following;
- Diversify the websites’ platforms instead of putting all of them on just WordPress
- Pick and customize themes and templates for every website
- Add different sets of widgets, extensions and plugins
- Create important pages according to the industry
- And finally you are ready to add unique, relevant, and valuable content on every site.
Here I will present a quick look at the advantages of building a private blog network.
1 – Cheap and Affordable to Build
Interested parties can create their own PBN with limited effort and resources without spending a fortune in doing so. Otherwise, it is also possible to purchase expired domains, in essence, acquiring a PBN instead. Either option can prove beneficial and cost-effective for webmasters. Building out a private blog network from scratch does take some time and efforts. For acquired PBNs, the blogs already have some standing and ranking within search engines which can make everything easy. In simple terms, it is not hard to acquire a PBN through expired domains or create one from step one.
2 – Control Backlinks and Everything Else Too
When a person acquires a private blog network, he/she controls everything in the process. That individual controls existing or new backlinks, so it is possible to direct traffic wherever desired. Plus, search engines will pick up on these backlinks and treat them like quality content, which boosts search engine rankings for the website named in the backlinks. This includes the hypertext and the link itself. PBNs can be modified to suit a given person’s needs, and then the backlinks can throw traffic at a specified website.
With the ability to control everything, the owner of the PBN reaps even further benefits. He/She can send direct traffic to targeted sites, and then search engine traffic will increase as those legitimate backlinks boost search rankings. It is a win-win situation for the owner of the PBN in all cases. Of course, each webmaster should strive to customize the backlinks to his/her needs and then ensure that search engines pick up those backlinks as legitimate links and nothing less.
3 – Less Risky Than Other Backlinking Forms
The public blog networks have been crucified by the search engines, so they no longer bear fruits as they did. Backlinks from such sources simply won’t get picked up by search engines. A variety of other forms of backlinking exist today, and some of them come with certain risks. Typically, users of other backlinking methods run the risk of having their sites essentially blacklisted by search engines. Such a risk doesn’t exist with private blog networks, assuming owners know what they are doing here. Building a private blog network puts you in control of the backlinks and the success of your website. By targeting your money-producing websites with PBNs, you will see an immediate boost in traffic from direct and indirect sources. Search engines will crawl the PBNs and boost the rankings of your targeted websites. A bit of caution is necessary to make search engines consider your PBNs legitimate websites with legitimate backlinks, but the benefits PBNs speak for themselves.