It is very important to avoid all Personal Blog Network footprints because if your PBN gets detected, all your PBN sites will be de-indexed, then your PBN’s site will not pass the link juice to your money site.
Here is a list of footprints that should be avoided
- Registration Dates
- Registration Emails
- Ownership Details
- Whois Privacy
- Hosting/IP Address
- WordPress Username
- Spun Content
It is very important that you use different registrars while registering your domains, try to use big registrars, they have good technical support and offer WhoIs privacy protection at free, here is a list of registrars that you can use.
It is very important that you register your domain on different dates and on different registrars because registering a domain on the same date can be a big footprint and it can be avoided easily, this is also good practice to help prevent Private Blog Network detection. Try to register a domain by giving one week gap.
Ownership details can be a big footprint, solution for avoiding this footprint is to use different emails and different names for registering domains, you can use fakenamegenrator.com to create fake names and different email addresses by using different email service provider to create email or you can buy verified email accounts from fiver.com at a low price, after buying emails from the freelancers always remember to change password and security questions.
There is another solution some domain registrar provider offer free of cost and that is Whois privacy protection, you can use Whois privacy protection if it’s free or if your budget allows but remember to use a mix of both.
Domain Privacy: offers you the ability to completely mask your identity.
Fake Details: also offer you the ability to mask your identity
Combined: you have a network with no single recurring footprint.
Hosting & IP Addresses
Some big hosting companies offer you to mask your PBN network, however it can be expensive, and we also need different unique Class-C IP addresses so that each domain should be on different account with different Class-C IP address this can be achieved either by hosting domains on different host or you can use cheap hosts or big host according to your budget, you can also use reseller hosting accounts that offer this feature, people buy reseller hosting accounts for the purpose of re-selling hosting in small chunks to their customers, domain hosted on re-seller accounts helps in avoiding footprints because it gives the impression that domains bbelong to different customers.
WordPress username can be a big footprint if it is not unique, many people make a mistake of using same username and password on all there PBN sites because it is easy to remember but this little mistake can cost you a lot, always use different username and emails ID’s for each WordPress install, you cans use FakenameGenerator.com to make fake names for your WordPress install.
There are thousands of themes available for WordPress some are free and some are paid you can use a mix of both, but always remember that you use unique themes on your Personal Blog Network, this will help to avoid footprints, ensure you make a note of the themes used on your PBNs for each domain for maintaining uniqueness
Plugin can leave a big footprint on your Personal Blog Network if they are not handled properly, you should install random plugin on each PBN, few of the important plugins that you can install on your PBNs are Contact Form 7, easy contact form, Yoast SEO, all in one SEO, broken link checker, social media plugins etc. There are many plugins which serve the same purpose like Yoast SEO plugin and all in one SEO plugin serves the same purpose but they are from different developers, always use plugins that have high ranking, you can check ranking of plugins in WordPress dashboard, you should also plugins comments and choose the best for your needs.
Spun contents is another big footprint in terms of duplicate contents by the spun contents it means you take contents from another website and twist the contents with the help of spinning software’s, you can use the spun text on your PBN’s but there is method to do it and we will be discussing it in more detail in another post. A manual review of your website by Google or your competitors means a high risk of your PBN site being discovered along with your money site, but if proper linking method is adopted for making inbound and outbound links on your money site, it is very difficult to discover your money site, read more information about linking at https://drivingseo.com/pbn/make-linksbacklinks