Now, I know the topic is a kind of topic that many people (and perhaps those who do run privet blog networks) are not comfortable discussing in the public, so I apologies for that. But since we do have lots of threads here and there and lots of people like myself with many unanswered questions, this all in one thread could serve as a resource for all of us.
For starter I will start by sharing what I have learned so far. I am a newbie in this field, so this is what I have learned so far from pros like mike and others on this forum (thank you guys).
Its advised to use a whole bunch of separate shared hosting accounts from different providers instead of using seo hosting. I mean, many so called seo hosting companies do provide separate IPs but then you get stuck using the same name server for all your domains and thats a dead giveaway.
Now I do know a few do actually provide different name servers for each IP as well. Non the less, I think its much better to be lost in the sea of thousands of other sites that are hosted on shared hosting accounts then paying more for a seo hosting.
Perhaps you could use both!
Quality of the sites
Build each one of your network sites as if they were real sites, so if by any chance any of them get a manual review, they can pass. Plus, building them with quality in mind, gives you a lot of great asset in the long run. You could perhaps target related (to money site) long term keywords for each site and rank for them as well.
Randomness is your friend
whether its your theme, plugins, widgets, anchor text or what have you, its believed randomizing things lowers your risks leaving foot prints.
until you start building your own network, you are not gonna know everything. Like most other things, a hands on experience is worth more than months of reading and learning. Of course, that doesn't mean you should not ask questions and jump int it blindly.
Now here is one question I have that I am hoping experienced warriors can answer.
1- Do you build backlinks to the sites in the network? If so, would it matter what kind (meaning would you use fiverr gigs since you are mostly trying to keep and perhaps raise PR and are not worried much about ranking)?
I really hope you guys will participate and share your experience and knowledge. I am sure many will be grateful. I sure am grateful to many warriors. Thank you all in advance.
All that said, if you guys dont think this is a good idea (having an all in one pbn building thread), I totally understand. We can just leave this thread alone or perhaps moderators can kindly delete the thread.