Once again, there are plenty of things to look forward to this year in the world of search engine optimization (SEO). Webmasters from all corners of the globe await the next big update from Google. There are also plenty of discussions going on about the best tactics to employ right now. With so much hype surrounding visual content and social signals, it’s a must that you do not forget about your link building efforts. And if you’re looking for the best place to start, then you should definitely look into building your own private blog network.
Where to get PBN domains?
If you’re completely new to the concept of a PBN, then it pays to learn where you can find domains to include in your network. Keep in mind that expired domains are what you should aim for, as you need to take advantage of their existing authority and relevance.
Domain Hunter Gatherer is an expired domains scraper initially released in 2015. It had three key components:
- Expired Domain Hunter, to find niche-relevant, expired domains
- Domain Auction Hunter, to snap high-quality domains from popular auction platforms
- Web 2.0 Account Hunter, to search aged web 2.0 sites primarily for tier 2 links
After its latest iteration, the software package is now made even more powerful with the introduction of Easy Expired Domains. This feature allows you to find brandable domain names. As you know, Google favors brands in the search listings these days. If you’ve tried creating a new website and your preferred domain name is already taken, you can rely on this tool to find similar brandable domains.
And to make the entire PBN building process even simpler, the DHG Pro Package also offers the DomRecovery tool. This is all you need to recover websites from the Wayback Machine, so you no longer have to think of what the design of the site should be and what content to publish. It’s the closest thing to a push-button expired domain set up.
Another incredible feature of the DHG is the ability to crawl authority websites. You can enter the name of the website you want to crawl and within minutes, you can find expired domains that are closely related to your niche. This proves immensely powerful as you have control over which websites you want to crawl. Gather a list of niche-relevant and authoritative websites and use DHG to crawl all of them to find valuable domains you can use for yourself.
DHG also offers three plans, with one being totally free. But if you want more power in your hands, then you should definitely consider going for DHG Premium or DHG Professional to access the different features of the tool. You’ll surely get your money’s worth as you can quickly search for expired domains and purchase them for only $10 or less. That’s much cheaper than buying from online vendors.
How powerful are PBN links?
If you have yet to build your own PBN, there’s a good chance that you’re using conventional link building techniques. These may involve building a network of web 2.0 sites, getting links from forums and blogs, and setting up accounts in various online directories. Backlinks from these sources still have their rightful place in your overall link building strategy. But without PBN links, you’ll find it extremely challenging to rank for your target keywords.
Search engines place more weight on links that come from actual websites. Preferably, your site must have contextual links from other websites in your niche. These can be hard to come by. Reaching out to webmasters and offering guest posts might help you, but going this route takes an enormous time investment.
You can take a shorter route by creating your own network of real websites. A PBN enables you to build links to all your online properties be it a website, online videos or social profiles.
The primary benefit of owning a PBN is that you have total control over the links. You can make adjustments as you see fit. For instance, you can change the anchor texts to ensure that not all of them contain your exact keyword, something that could get your site penalized.
Build your PBN now
If you’re looking to enhance your link building efforts this 2019, then you definitely want to start building your PBN. It could take quite a bit of time to find relevant expired domains in your niche that have high-quality backlinks, so begin your search as soon as possible.
By setting up your PBN domains correctly, you should be able to withstand any updates from Google. Links will always play a major role in ranking webpages, so make the most efficient use of your PBN to start dominating the first page of the search listings.