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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd December 2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Backlinks in the UK

Don't buy 100,000 backlinks for any money - just don't.

If you think SEO is so easy that a $5 bulk package from some seller on here is going to help you rank in a competitive industry like sex...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th December 2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,328
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Wikipedia backlinks

I swear I wrote a post on another thread about Wikipedia earlier today, but it seems to have gone AWOL...

Anyway, the crux of what I wrote was this: local inter-connectivity (an old patent) tells...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th December 2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 945
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: We need to talk about your social signals

The way I see Google incorporating social is not by the links themselves, but by the traffic that they send. Google has plenty of ways to track this (including sneaky ways if you believe that video...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th December 2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 996
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: PBN sites desindexed because of hosting

You're assumption that it was hosting related is probably correct - a few months ago I had a number of network sites deindexed and the clear link was hosting.

I haven't tried moving them to new...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th September 2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,135
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Costs Of Making a Private Blog Network Site Look Natural

I both agree and disagree. Yes, if those 10 sites are in completely different niches then it would look a smidge suspicious. However, if they were all in fairly similar industries then it's not a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th September 2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,867
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Google has been cracking down hard on Private Blog Networks

Google will almost certainly scare some people away from the PBN tactic with this crackdown but I haven't yet seen anything to indicate that it is a completely algorithmic change.

My guess is that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th September 2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,715
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Google Deindexed 60% Of My PBN

When a single network owner reports mass deindexation like this, to me it stinks of a competitor spam report. If it were anything more algorithmic, you'd see lots of others complaining of the same...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th September 2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 841
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Relavancy is the new PageRank

Relevancy has always been and will always be important when it comes to rankings and the impact of a backlink upon it's target (just go research some of the Google patents on the subject).

Has...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th September 2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,304
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Do deindexed links still pass juice? My results

I had a few of my network sites deindexed but only a small fraction so first off I'd like to send you commiserations for losing so many of yours.

Just as when links are first created, the effect...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th September 2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 943
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: How much a PR 5 Dofollow BBC link worth?

This isn't what I'm talking about - I have one or two people who ask me to get specific types of domains/backlinks. If it happens that this domain is related to sport and contains relevant sporting...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th September 2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 943
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: How much a PR 5 Dofollow BBC link worth?

I did say I'd have a lot of people disagreeing with me!

Look, I respect everyone's opinion on here. I'm not going to get into a slagging match because I think I'd lose (and by that I mean lose...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th September 2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 943
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: How much a PR 5 Dofollow BBC link worth?

In short it's worth what someone is willing to pay for it.

In truth, that BBC link is quite rare in the grand scheme of things and depending on the subject matter and/or keywords of the domain...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th September 2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Domain Authority For PBN Question

Not by any means. If you are lucky enough to have a money site with good metrics, there is no reason why you can't point links from domains with lower DA at it.

Plus, when you point plenty of PBN...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th September 2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Expired domains vs expiring domains

I'm talking about expired domains that are free to register through any domain registrar. They may have been expired for months or even years in some cases.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th September 2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: PBN Question, multiple feeder sites

I tend to opt for niche-specific network sites and it's working pretty well for me - there are various reasons for this but mostly because there are Google patents suggesting that links from relevant...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th September 2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Expired domains vs expiring domains

Expired domains are the backbone of my PBN so I can assure you they do work. Whether Google notices or not is another question - one day they might but as of now these domains are effective.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th August 2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,379
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Is there some where to buy a PBN network?

If you read the listing for that domain you'd see that the PR6 linking page has precisely 12 external links on it - not tons as you suggest. It also shows that I have checked the archive for that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th August 2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,379
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Is there some where to buy a PBN network?

You've got to go big these days - in the past week or so I've crawled just over 1.2 million pages and I've been holding back to be quite honest. It can be hit and miss with sites that you'd think...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th August 2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,379
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Is there some where to buy a PBN network?

There are still plenty of good domains to find by scraping these sorts of sites if you ask me - I've come across (and subsequently sold) a number of domains and I'm not talking about ones with links...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th July 2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 911
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: SEO Problems With My New Health Niche Micro Site

So you have thrown a site up, got a few backlinks pointing towards it (some that are pretty ineffective - profiles and comments) and written 14 articles? Why are you suddenly expecting to rank for...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th July 2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Audio Versions Of Articles A Boost To SEO?

Ummmm, thanks....I guess?! Is that a genuine comment or just spam to get your sig link seen? I'm not sure I understood it either way.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th July 2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Audio Versions Of Articles A Boost To SEO?

So you guys don't think that Google have something in their algorithm that asks "has this page got rich media on it?" and if yes, give a slight boost (talking very small here). I'm sure I've heard...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th July 2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By Steve Waller
Audio Versions Of Articles A Boost To SEO?

So I've been contemplating the importance of user experience in SEO recently and I had a thought that some of you might like to come in on...

We all know the benefits of transcribing a video or...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th July 2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,374
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Use this site as PBN or 301 redirect

As with nik0, I've tried 301ing some domains instead of using them for a PBN and I've not had much success. Building a PBN seems to be far more effective but that's probably not surprising given the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th July 2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Any SEO company/person doing this?

It could go one of two ways:

1. the potential client could be delighted and you agree a deal with little effort (as you hope for)
2. the client freaks out because he doesn't know what tactics...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th June 2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 609
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: pbn question

A flat file CMS is one that doesn't use a database to store the content. That's a very basic explanation but they are generally very small in size (some have less than 100 files total) and might use...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th June 2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 609
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: pbn question

Try looking up some flat file CMSs - they are generally VERY quick to setup and many are not too difficult to get to grips with. Some may take 30 minutes to master while others can take a couple of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th June 2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 771
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: how many words is that for guest blog?

If you're not prepared to work hard to generate a high quality backlink then you can stick to crappy sites that accept 300 word posts.

I have a guest post going live tomorrow that is around 1700...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th June 2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Content a Waste?

Get your backlinking right and you won't get penalised - that's the best way to approach things. Go for quality over quantity and your content (assuming it's based around what people search for and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th June 2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,157
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Organic traffic dropped 80% last two days

I wonder whether there was some sort of slight refresh that happened yesterday because one site of mine showed a huge upwards movement for no apparent reason at all.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th June 2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,258
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Panda-ized Expired Domains And PBNs

Yes.

Let's not pollute the OPs thread with this side topic though - if you have more questions start your own thread or PM me.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th June 2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,258
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Panda-ized Expired Domains And PBNs

Check one of the backlink tools such as Moz or Majestic for their "pages" or "top pages" report because it's not always the links that show spam but the pages that a spammer has created on the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th June 2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,258
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Panda-ized Expired Domains And PBNs

That's a no-brainer. Assuming it hasn't been bought by an SEO before and spammed in any way then you should buy it.

There is the risk that the domain will lose it's effectiveness should the footer...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th June 2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,258
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Panda-ized Expired Domains And PBNs

Buy it, put a site up with a few pages, give one of those pages a very uncompetitive long tail phrase as the title (+ H1, in meta description, etc), wait a few weeks, check to see if that page ranks...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd June 2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: PR network - Use Google Analytics? Has the new panda update hit the UK yet?

Why risk it? There are plenty of other free stats programs out there that you can use instead. Do you think that these dropped domains get much traffic given that they are dropped?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th May 2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Is changing anchor text too many times bad?

It's an interesting question. I've changed a handful of anchor texts before but I normally stagger the changes a little bit (whether this makes any difference or not I don't know).

It begs the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th May 2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,107
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: What is your favourite way to do keyword research?

I try to think outside the box, look for ideas in ways that don't necessarily involve going directly to a keyword tool for help.

I've written about it quite recently...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,201
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: A Few tips for buying expired/expiring Domains from a guy that has bought over a thousand

Sound advice their Mike and I'd definitely back you up on the not putting too much trust in metrics.

Sure I have my own preferences but all of these numbers are somewhat guesswork and subjective...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th May 2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: High PR Network Risks

The issue is that I work with a very limited number of unrelated money sites so it would be a large footprint to link to all of these from every PBN site.

Many people who wish to build a PBN are...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th May 2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,034
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Local domains for PBN for local SEO?

The main problem with many country level domain extensions is that they don't allow WHOIS privacy so you are left with the option of using fake registration details. I know this is popular among some...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th May 2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Spammy domain?

I doubt very much whether the domain was picked up coincidentally by a Japanese person only to be dropped later on. I typically avoid such a domain because it's not really worth the risk.

Since...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th May 2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: High PR Network Risks

I take a fairly similar approach and very rarely link out to more than one money site per PBN site and it works pretty well and, in my eyes at least, it reduces the risk of a network being spotted...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th May 2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,518
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Picked up domain for PBN: already used

Actually Mike, back in my advertorial selling days I had around 15 sites that were penalised for link selling on the day of the Interflora fiasco - they had their PRs dropped by around 3 points and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th May 2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,101
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Ever fired a client? What would you do with this?

I'd be curious to know what she is actually hoping this other company will do for her given that you say their website is sitting pretty at #1 and has been for the last 2 years.

Are there lots of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th May 2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: How can This domain have 52 DA AUTHORITY with all spam backlinks?

It can have a DA of 52 because I doubt Moz ignore/discount any backlinks that it finds unlike the search engines.

I typically prefer the MozTrust of the root domain as a metric but even that is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd May 2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Resurrecting dropped domains for SEO: valid in 2014?

Try to assess whether the backlinks are likely to remain indefinitely/for a long time - if you see the link is on a news page that is clearly dated then it's unlikely ever to be removed. Similarly if...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st May 2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,120
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Found this PR4 is it good for my PBN or not?

Regardless of whether they take the links down (which they almost certainly will), they are not natural so why would you want to buy the domain?

I wouldn't be surprised if it had some sort of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st May 2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,120
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Found this PR4 is it good for my PBN or not?

Have you actually looked at the linking pages themselves? This should always be you first action.

If you do then you'll see that these are most certainly NOT natural backlinks despite the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th April 2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Quick Simple Trick To Move Up In a Matter Of Days For Your Main Keyword

Interesting finding - I guess for small sites you are generally trying to rank the homepage so adding the main keywords in the page titles of inner pages isn't a bad idea.

For larger sites, I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th April 2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,305
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Keyword Reasearch Tool

I think the problem is that most people use the Google Keyword Planner in the wrong way. You have to be smart and use some of the filtering to really get what you want out of it but once you do then...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd April 2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Would a Javascript link like this pass pagerank?

Interesting...it's an HTML5 thing I see and according to this website (http://html5doctor.com/html5-custom-data-attributes/), it shouldn't in fact be crawlable:
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th April 2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,181
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: Been working on my PBN, looking to monetize

I think this highlights one of the key problems when it comes to PBNs - they aren't that cheap to setup so you really need to use them to promote sites that actually make money.

Sure you could...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd April 2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 35
PBN
Views: 1,421
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: PBN

While not strictly relevant to the question the OP was asking, I'll answer anyway.

Repurposing a carpet site to link to an apple site is fine because as you have already alluded to, finding...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd April 2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 35
PBN
Views: 1,421
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: PBN

I don't see why you'd not build one just because a bunch of other people already have. In fact, why do you think all those people have? Because it works.

So in answer to your question, yes it is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th March 2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,687
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: My Private BLog Network was penalised by Google

Well your PBN is clearly on Google's radar now so I'd be very surprised if you can use it again without suffering the same fate.

As a side note, can you please not quote somebody and then continue...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th March 2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,687
Posted By Steve Waller
Re: My Private BLog Network was penalised by Google

I was going to ask exactly the same thing - using a single network to link out to a small set of money sites leaves a fairly obvious footprint.

As you said, your network has a much larger (and...
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