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What are Private Blog Networks?
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So what are Private Blog Networks, or PBNs?
- Do you use private blog networks?
- Do you like private blog networks?
- Did you see a benefit using private blog networks?
- Did you get banned into oblivion because you used a bad network?
The main reason for a private blog network is to funnel traffic and sales to your main money site.
Most of the time the blogs in the network don't provide any value to the search engines since they are focused mainly on funneling traffic/sales to your main site. People tend to go to extremes to acquire high PR domains that already have links aimed at them. This way they can get a domain that already has the work done to it and they just have to make a quick blog behind the domain and add some fresh relevant content.
What Actions Did Google Take In Order To Negate PBNs?
Some of the main actions Google has take are as follows:
- Managing thin content penalties to your money site if it's found pushing links through Private Blog Networks (PBNs).
- Removing the PBNs blogs from their index resulting in a drop in rankings of your money site and possible penalty.
In the end, Google is trying to cut down on PBNs in order to make their search results better. Penalizing PBNs will reduce the amount of people willing to set them up and that will naturally cut down on spammed rankings. Google claims to have made a big dent in these, but in reality there are still some big networks out there doing pretty well. These networks are managed daily and now make money on their own, so that's the main reason the link juice still flows.
Another theory is that Google keeps pushing for the https in order to lift the anonymity of the webmasters resulting in a cut down of PBNs. It's a good idea, but an SSL, or https, isn't required in order to have a website. Google now gives a slight boost to https websites since they are secure, but they can't force you to use it.