Category: Private Blog Network

What is a Private Blog Network?

What is a Private Blog Network?

A Private Blog Network or PBN is a network of websites that are usually built from high authority expired domains. PBN’s are used for link building to money site in a controlled manner, as backlinks play the main role in increasing the authority of money site or main site, money sites achieve good ranking in Google if it has a good number of backlinks, more backlinks means good site ranking.

Why are PBNs so Powerful?

PBNs are tremendously powerful for link building because:

  1. As PBNs are built on expired domains that have a HIGH authority i.e. high Trust flow, Citation flow, good DA, and PA. Google love backlinks from high authority websites as more valuable than low authority websites. For example, a link from a high authority website like,, .gov and .edu have more value in Google’s search algorithm.
  2. Another advantage of PBNs is that they allow you to fully control the backlinks to your main site that you would like to rank. You can add link from PBN to your money site whenever you like, you can always increase the power of PBNs by web 2.0 properties, we going to discuss web 2.0 in another article but for now web 2.0 properties are at third tier and PBNs are on the 2nd tier, PBN network is built in three tier on tier one is the money site that you want to rank, PBNs are in the second tier and web 2.0’s are on the third tier, this approach is adopted to avoid footprints, moreover PBNs are hosted at different hosts to avoid footprints.
  3. As you know that there has been number in Google algorithm over the last few years, and Google can change the search algorithm at any time without any notice which can have a huge impact on your site ranking, moreover the owner of the website from where you are getting links to your money site can remove the backlink to your money site without any reason and in this situation your site ranking will drop and you have no choice left to get backlink again. If you have the ability to control your backlinks this can be a big advantage.
  4. TrustRank is a measure of how much value Google has for your money site, if you have a link from or any high authority .govt or .edu site that link is very valuable, people adopt many different methods to get a link from these type of high authority sites like some people offer educational sponsorships and request educational and govt organizations to place a sponsorship add with a do-follow link to the sponsoring website.

What is a Private Blog Network?


There are some risks that you must consider with PBNs.

  1. Your network could be detected by Google and if this happens your all network can be deindexed. Then, the authority of the backlinks to your money site will be lost.
  2. There are some tools e.g. ahrefs, majestic, Moz etc by which your competitor can look at the backlinks coming to your money sites. The competitor can also discover your other money sites, although it takes some effort at the competitors end to discover your money sites and PBNs there are solutions to avoid this and we will discuss them in more detail in an another.
  3. Google updates their algorithm to devalue any historical authority for expired domains but Google loves good contents and good designs because Google wants that high-value contents and good information can reach to people.

Other Considerations

There are additional tasks that are related to creating a PBN of your own.

  1. Time – It takes a considerable amount of time to start and maintain a PBN, people usually hire virtual assistants to save time and now virtual assistant is easily available on, fiver and other online hiring sites at a very cost.
  2. Costs – Similar to the time aspect there are several items to take into account for the cost of purchasing domains, purchasing hosting and buying good contents.
  3. Management – Managing a PBN is also not easy, you must be able to keep maintain records about each domain, it’s hosting, IP address, backlinks and other details.

What about the Benefits?

There are a number of benefits for maintaining PBNs, we have discussed few above and we are going to discuss more here.

  1. PBNs make your money site ranking very fast.
  2. You can control links coming to your money site.
  3. You can beat your competitors ranking in few weeks.
  4. No outreach relation building, you do not have to spend time asking another website owner to give you backlinks.
  5. More high converting traffic
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How to maintain and update PBNs

How to maintain and update PBNs

if you have big PBN network, Maintaining it can be a huge and time-consuming task but if you have a small network you can maintain it yourself but on any PBN you have to do the following tasks to keep them fresh and updated.

  1. Content
  2. Outsourcing
  3. Posting Frequency
  4. WordPress Updates, Comments, Plugins

In order to keep your PBNs fresh you need contents, you can write contents yourself or hire a VA who can write good contents for you, a good source of getting VA is and from these two platforms you can get good VA’s at cheap price, you can also use the services of and to get contents,  they charge $3 for 500 words articles with basic writing skills, these $3 articles quality is quite good for PBNs.

Posting Frequency

To keep your Private Blog Network fresh you need to post one article per month on each PBN site this will make your sites fresh and Google love fresh and unique contents which also help in boosting your site ranking. Each site on PBN network should have a different posting schedule, variation and randomness is a good idea for all aspects of a PBN.

WordPress Updates, Comments, Plugins

For security reasons WordPress is updated after every few months and you get a notice in your Wordless dashboard for updating WordPress, you must visit your PBN’s once a month to check for an update notification for WordPress and other Plugins and if updates are available you should update them, it takes just a few minutes to update WordPress and Plugins installed on PBN’s or you can assign this task to VA.

How to maintain and update Private Blog Network?

Blocking Comments

Comment can be very annoying when they are in bulk and they can consume your site’s bandwidth and can make your website load slowly in browsers, you can easily disable comments with plugins or manually in the setting sections.

Disable comments

You can use Akismet, Disqus, disable comments plugins etc to disable all comments on your PBN site, or you can just go to the settings–>Discussions and there you can disable comments.

Disabling back-link Crawler on your site

Google and other search engine send their crawler on the internet to search for PBNs so that they can deindex them but we have a solution for this, we can use .htaccess file to forbade these crawler on coming to our sites here is the code to do so that you can add to your .htaccess file

# BEGIN WordPress
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
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
Order Allow,Deny
Allow from all
Deny from env=bad_bot
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ – [L] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L] # END WordPress

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How to setup a PBN (Private Blog Networks) without Footprints

How to setup a PBN (Private Blog Networks) without Footprints

Many people who own a business or who want to boost their websites in a short span of time wants to build PBN sites but they are afraid of Google penalties, but if PBNs are done with few things in mind they can prove very useful for any business, in fact, many successful sites use PBNs to defeat competitors sites, if you complain consists of PBNs and real backlinks your money site will be boosted in a few days, PBN sites have many benefits for your SEO effort, firstly it boosts the ranking of your money site in a very short time, moreover you have a control on your backlinks. For a good PBN, you are going to need the following

  • Good Expired domain, which will cost you normally within 10$ to 100$, the cost of purchasing expired domain varies depending on the matrices of the expired domains, there are various methods of purchasing expired domains, you can use free online Software’s like for finding expired domains or you can use the paid software’s like for finding expired domains, paid software’s saves time in finding expired domains but you can find good expired domains by using free software, both work equally well.
  • Good Hosting, after you purchased the expired domain next step is to find the good host that can host your domain that has no downtime and good response rate, if you plan to build a network of expired domains then you will need to find host that can host your domains on different C-Class IP address and on different servers, there are number of companies that provide this service, some of the best are,, and many more.
  • Good Contents, it is always said that contents are the king, if you are not a writer or you do not have time to write contents for your PBNs, then there are different methods to get good contents like you can hire a VA who can write contents for you or you can use different services available online to get good contents like,, and many more, from these services you can get standard quality contents within the range of $3 to $5 depending on the quality of contents, if you want to quality contents you can get contents from these services but you have to pay more another option is to use spin contents for this you need the services of a VA who are specialized to the in spinning contents, if you want to spin contents you can do it yourself, there are many software’s bots paid and free which can help in spinning among free software is good, and among paid software will serve the purpose, there is another method by which you can get contents and many people are using this method successfully, and this method is recovering contents from the way back machine, we can talk about it in another post in detail at some other time.
  • Setting PBNs, today our main focus will be on this topic because many people make mistake in this area and leave footprints for Google algorithm, which results in their site deindexing, to avoid this you can always hire good Virtual Assistants, who are specialized in PBN setups, you can find one at, he is working on PBNs from the last 8 years and have a success rate of 100% and have earned over 100,000/$ just for setting Private Blog Networks for different clients.

How to setup a PBN (Private Blog Networks) without Footprints
How to setup a PBN (Private Blog Networks) without Footprints

Setting PBNs

People mainly use two types of PBNs, both have their benefits and drawbacks we are going to discuss both in detail below

  • HTML static sites
  • WordPress sites

HTML static sites

On these sites many people recover contents and layout from the keep records of all the contents that are posted on the web, there are different software’s available online with the help of which you can recover the whole site with contents and layouts from the, with the help of these software’s you can edit the old hyperlinks and can add your own new contents, the benefit of these HTML PBNs is that you can save a lot of money and time, moreover when you build a Private Blog Network that is mix of HTML and WordPress, this network will be difficult to be detected by Google, the drawback of HTML PBN’s is the only one that you have to know the CSS and HTML in order to edit and insert contents,  but you can always outsource these services to Virtual Assistant at a very low price, who can handle editing HTML site for you.

WordPress PBNs

WordPress sites are easy to handle and anyone with little knowledge of IT can start setting WordPress sites very easily, but setting WordPress Sites for PBN’s is little tricky, you need to understand these tricks before setting WordPress sites for PBNs, that is another topic, we are not going to discuss today, but you can read my post how to setup PBN sites at

For Private Blog Network, it is utmost important that you host your domains on different C class IP addresses, you can read more about C-Class IP address at, next important thing is that your every PBN should look different, you can achieve this by installing different themes and plugins, the most important thing is that you should install different plugins on your different PBNs, I have compiled a list of Plugins that you can use on your WordPress sites.

Here is the list of plugins that you can use on your PBNs randomly so that all your PBNs looks unique and amazing, I have arranged the PBNs in the group, each plugin in each group approximately serves the same purpose, so you can use one from each group randomly on your PBN sites.

How to setup a PBN

Plugins for redirecting (use one from among these)

Plugin for spam protection (use one from among these)

Plugin for Contact Us page (use one from among these)

  • Contact Form
  • Contact Form 7,
  • Fast Secure Contact Form,
  • Clean and Simple Contact Form,
  • Very Simple Contact Form [contact]
  • Contact Form by BestWebSoft
  • Quick Contact Form [qcf]
  • Contact Me [contact]
  • Custom Contact Forms
  • contact-bank
  • wpform ( can be used for email subscribe also)
  • Free & Simple Contact Form Plugin – Pirateforms

Plugin for related posts and pages (use one from among these)

  • Efficient Related Posts
  • IGIT Related Post With Thumb
  • Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP)
  • Contextual Related Posts
  • Relevant – Related, Featured, Latest, and Popular Posts by BestWebSoft

Plugin for sitemaps (use one from among these)

  • Google XML Sitemaps
  • Better WordPress Google XML Sitemaps
  • XML Sitemaps

Plugin for social sharing (use one from among these)

  • Socializer!
  • Sharebar
  • Tweet, Like, Google +1 and Share
  • Hupso Share Buttons for Twitter, Facebook & Google+
  • Digg Digg
  • Slick Social Share Buttons
  • Social Buttons Pack by BestWebSoft
  • Social Media Widget
  • Share Buttons by AddThis
  • Simple Share Buttons Adder
  • Social Media and Share Icons
  • Social Share Buttons by Supsystic
  • Sharify
  • Share Buttons
  • Sassy Social Share

Plugin for WordPress backups (use one from among these)

  • WordPress Database Backup
  • BackUpWordPress
  • BackWPup
  • CYAN Backup
  • Backup Scheduler
  • WP Backup Plugin
  • BackUpWordPress Backup Plugin
  • UpdraftPlus – Backup/Restore

Plugin for SEO (use one from among these)

  • WordPress SEO
  • Platinum SEO Pack
  • SEO Smart Links
  • HeadSpace2
  • SEO Ultimate
  • All in One SEO Pack
  • SEO Smart Links
  • SEO by Yoast ( always install this from this section)

Plugin for auto Privacy Policy generation (use one from among these)

  • Auto Terms of Service and Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Service & Privacy Policy Generator

The above plugins are not essential but you should install most of these plugins randomly on your PBN sites so that they look unique every time.

Setting sidebar

As you have seen on many real sites that people display some ads in the sidebars and also display some of their best performing posts in the sidebar for attracting user attention, you should also add some fake ads in the sidebar of your PBN’s with the no-follow links or you can add your money site link with do-follow link in the sidebars of your PBNs.

Setting site logo and favicon Icon

You know that every legitimate site has some type of logo and favicon icon on their websites, that represent their company identity, for your PBN’s to look legitimate, you should also design a simple logo for your website, you can use that logo as a favicon as well.

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