Blog networks still worthwhile?

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So Google have openly admitted that they dislike blog networks and are actively seeking to deindex them all.

It is possible for the blog networks to be created in a way that leaves no footprint; if done smartly. However, I am now too scared to even consider the idea of using a blog network.

Of course there is the possibility of creating my own network and be smart to ensure i am not caught. But that could take a tremendous amount of time.

What do you guys think? is anybody still using a network that they feel won't ever be found by google?
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  • Profile picture of the author kayfrank
    Personally I would not use a blog network but I know some people still are. I think the important thing is to make sure you diversify your backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author hocuspocus32
    Why does anyone want to still use a Blog network and kill there own site, I dont think anyone who actually knows the real situation will use it again. But for new people who has no knowledge of what happened to BMR and all will surely fall into these networks.
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  • Profile picture of the author GeeWhiz1
    I don't use public blog networks. Private networks that are done right still work great.
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  • Profile picture of the author paul nicholls
    I did used to use a network of sites but it wasnt BMR

    Im creating my sites now with the emphasis on quality relevant links rather than the more is better

    I would rather have 50 highly relevant links with varied anchor text to my site than 5000 links from low quality sites which are not even relevant to my sites theme

    not only that you will rank better and your link building campaign is so much easier to maintain too

    paul
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  • Profile picture of the author CalSEO
    Build your own private blog network.
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    • Profile picture of the author warriorkay
      Originally Posted by CalSEO View Post

      Build your own private blog network.
      True that. "Public" blog networks are out... "Private" blog networks are IN,

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  • Profile picture of the author mosthost
    There's no profit in following last year's tactics. That's essentially what blog networks is.
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  • Profile picture of the author SuppaDave21
    It is still good to use blog networks...The public networks are going down because of the openness and genericness of them <===IDK if that a word lol

    Find a good private network that not too many know about, has good high PR domains, and low OBL.

    These networks will cost much more than your standard public networks, but the return is better in the long run.
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  • Profile picture of the author Assefseer
    blog networks still works for me...
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  • Profile picture of the author prbindia
    blog networks works good if used in good manner and with all other kind of backlinks.

    I think we should put more emphasis on Article Marketing
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  • Profile picture of the author dadamson
    Google has manually de-indexed the large public networks. This scared A LOT of people off of building their own networks because of their FEAR that they will compromise there website.

    I thought the other way, blog networks obviously play a HUGE role in rankings, which is why they manually targeted the big public ones.

    I built my own network which has absolutely no footprint, but it does provide high quality unique content to the public and is highly beneficial to real searchers.

    The result?

    Top rankings even for the most competitive phrases.

    It is truly worth the effort, the first few you build may leave a footprint but as you get smart about it you will be able to run a large network of blogs for your own personal SEO.

    After watching Googles reactions to blog networks, I can tell you that they will work for a long time to come.
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    • Profile picture of the author danblinman
      Hi Dadamson, roughly how long did it take you to build a blog network that is actually of worth to you? And have you got any examples of how it raised your SERPs? Any information you can give on creating your own private blog network would be great as i have little knowledge.

      Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author TopKat22
    Originally Posted by danblinman View Post

    So Google have openly admitted that they dislike blog networks and are actively seeking to deindex them all.

    It is possible for the blog networks to be created in a way that leaves no footprint; if done smartly. However, I am now too scared to even consider the idea of using a blog network.

    Of course there is the possibility of creating my own network and be smart to ensure i am not caught. But that could take a tremendous amount of time.

    What do you guys think? is anybody still using a network that they feel won't ever be found by google?
    My advice to build long term success is:

    1) Build your sites for real people.

    2) Don't try to "game" the system because they will eventually figure it out and de-index you.

    3) Create multiple ways to get targeted traffic to your site, do not rely on SEO or any one thing because things can and do change.

    4) Build a list so that you own that asset regardless of what happens.


    Rather than worry about blog networks or the like, guest blog for real, write articles, do social networking, post a video on video sites....offer real value to real people.
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  • Profile picture of the author simon15
    I some negative movement when they de-indexed the last lot, so I think it's a bit risky to soley rely on them.
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  • Profile picture of the author iwillbeontop
    Yes, they are still effective for real seo'ers..... I still use them for 2nd, 3rd and 4th tiers in my BL strategy... Never directly at my money site....
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  • Profile picture of the author adrixe
    Blog networks are still very effective and still give you tons of linkjuice and links. I think they will never die.
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