This is the first in a short series of posts in which I talk about keeping your PBN sites healthy – in other words, to make sure that they continue to provide the ranking power that we bought them for.
I’m doing this series in video as it’s a bit too complex to show in text. First of all I have a short introductory video in which I explain how PBN sites die and my plan of attack for keeping them alive.
I’ve only published a single post in April. Every month I like to do a review of all my goals and kind of re-think where I’m going in every aspect of my life to make sure I’m on track. April has been a difficult month for personal reasons which I don’t like to really go into too much here as of course you’re here reading because you want to know how my SEO project is going.
I’ve had some personal issues over the last couple of weeks that have severely reduced the time I had available for work. I was conducting another sleep experiment in an attempt to reduce the amount of sleep I need but just as I was almost at the end of that, and on my final day, I had a call from my brother to say that my Mum was in hospital.
Spam Penalty Lifted
In the last update I talked about having 2 expired domains which I had purchased for my PBN that turned out to have a manual spam penalty on them. The first of these has been lifted :-) All I did was restore the site from an old version on Wayback machine and then submit a reconsideration request to Google and waited.
PBN Growth Is Slow
In the last update I had bought a PBN site which turned out to have a spam penalty. I restored the site and submitted a re-inclusion request to Google using a spare GWT account. I’m still waiting… And annoyingly, a second site that I bought now turns out to have a spam penalty *sigh*.
I have been the victim of a scam involving content which is sold as being “unique, original content guaranteed to pass Copyscape” that is actually complete garbage, provides no SEO benefit and can actually get you penalized in Google! Read on for the explanation of how this happened and how to avoid it yourself.