Selling guest posts on a private blog network?

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I've thought about starting a private blog network. My goal would be to build up the sites in hopes of selling guest posts. I would like to have a majority of my profits come from selling guest posts. Is there a big market for people looking to buy guest posts?
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  • Profile picture of the author onSubie
    There are gigs like his on fiverr do I assume there is a market.

    PBNs have been targeted by Google but I don't know that has dampened the market for backlinks.
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    • Profile picture of the author dana67
      I agree that this has been targeted by Google. It may ultimately hurt the ranking of your own site?
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
        This is the thing that Matt Cutts told everyone not to do with guest posts last year. You can probably find people who will pay to post on your site but my guess would be they would not pay much.
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        • Profile picture of the author nik0
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          The guest post selling market isn't so great at the moment, though it's still as efficient as always to rank so why don't you setup a network exclusively for yourself and rank your own affiliate sites?

          That's what I'm doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author edpudol1973
    When you offer it publicly your network, then that is not Private Blog Network anymore . That's a public blog network already.

    Maybe at start you will make some money from it, but the risk of getting hit by google is high.
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    • Profile picture of the author Electrical
      What's the difference between selling a guest post on your PBN and just selling a link?
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
    Originally Posted by Norveilex View Post

    I've thought about starting a private blog network. My goal would be to build up the sites in hopes of selling guest posts. I would like to have a majority of my profits come from selling guest posts. Is there a big market for people looking to buy guest posts?
    Overall you would be better learning SEO and using your PBN to rank your own sites and/or clients sites.

    Pay is better and its continuous. Taking guest posts from one timers will only end up making your PBN pretty spammy and higher risk to be deindexed.
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    • Profile picture of the author habibkhan01
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      Guest post doesn't works as well to rank your site high.
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      • Profile picture of the author Norveilex
        I've tried this before and it didn't work out for me very well. I'm not good at affiliate marketing. I have a decent understanding of SEO and can get traffic to a site. I just haven't figured out how to sell them anything. That's why I was thinking about selling guest posts. I've thought about selling the posts on Fiverr. I'm not sure what I will do. Maybe I'll give this a try and see if it works. I'm the type of person that's really interested in building sites... but selling stuff has never been a strength of mine.
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  • Profile picture of the author chrisv24
    A good SEO with white hat or even grey hat values won't touch private blog networks but there are still people out there who will pay for posts.

    There could be a market but with the big G cracking down on PBNs I wouldn't invest much of my time in them.
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    • Profile picture of the author Norveilex
      Originally Posted by chrisv24 View Post

      A good SEO with white hat or even grey hat values won't touch private blog networks but there are still people out there who will pay for posts.

      There could be a market but with the big G cracking down on PBNs I wouldn't invest much of my time in them.
      What I was thinking about doing is setting up a PBN where I buy traffic to the sites and maybe links. Not too sure on the links part yet. I wouldn't link the blogs together in any way. To make it so the search engines couldn't find a relationship between the blogs. I would have several posts without links and of course the sold posts would have links. I'd sell them on Fiverr as a means for people to get traffic and for branding. Not as much for SEO. I wouldn't accept affiliate links. Just links to other blogs/content sites.

      I don't know though. I've done just a little research on Fiverr and saw some people are selling them. I'm just not sure how profitable such an endeavour is. I also see some people here selling guest posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author jojogiuffra
    What is your opinion about Fiverr? There are some blogs with good reputations that you can pay.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mr Gone
      Originally Posted by jojogiuffra View Post

      What is your opinion about Fiverr? There are some blogs with good reputations that you can pay.
      I would not use fiver for any SEO stuff. And I am a fan of PBN. Like anything moderation is the key. They are just another tool in the tool box.

      The key is a lot of real links, social interaction and real traffic to the site. At that point its really nice to be able to sprinkle in some contextual links form a 40+ domain authority site.

      A site with a bunch of high domain authority links and no traffic at all will not last long. How can you have such great links if no one is going to the site?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Maguire
    Always asking for trouble unless you intimately know and trust the buyer. Might find some of your network sites on the latest disavow list. Then there's the link boosters, oh boy. Yes an Senuke 12 tier Cyclone will really help your PR5 homepage link. Well done..

    Might as well go all out public and add sitewide blogroll and footers.
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    • Profile picture of the author Norveilex
      Originally Posted by Kevin Maguire View Post

      Always asking for trouble unless you intimately know and trust the buyer. Might find some of your network sites on the latest disavow list. Then there's the link boosters, oh boy. Yes an Senuke 12 tier Cyclone will really help your PR5 homepage link. Well done..

      Might as well go all out public and add sitewide blogroll and footers.
      I never thought of this. Are you saying that if I were to link to a bad site... that it could affect my search engine rankings? What if I made the link no follow? Would that still put me at risk?

      I understand by saying "bad site" I'm not being technically accurate. I'm just not sure what else to call it.
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  • Profile picture of the author yong guoyin
    If your blogs are full of links, they are meaningless in SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoboyz01
    There will always be people who are laboring under the notion that paid backlinks (via guest blogs) is a good way to rank. For that reason, you have a chance to earn money. That doesn't mean the backlinks you are providing will actually benefit the customer. All you have to do is convince that person they will. Since the backlinks won't likely have much longterm benefit for your client, you will have to generate new clients on a regular basis.
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