Since the large majority of daily deindexations we see on our platform would be easily avoided by following basic rules for PBNs, we’re thinking it’s a good time to refresh that knowledge. I categorized everything into two sections – footprints and issues. Footprints are something that can get your blogs deindexed immediately. Issues are something that raises flags and..
Let’s play a game – PBN blog or not? Since I’m looking at PBN blogs for days, I can recognize a PBN blog in a split second. You’re probably not any different. Which one is the PBN blog? One was taken from the first page of the SERPs, the other is a PBN blog. This isn’t a hard question..
Here are the last month’s tasks: Added hundreds of new IPs and decreased overlap between users. Server randomization measures taken to differentiate our servers. Automatic disabling of deindexed blogs for cleaner server neighborhood. Two third party audits done for footprints and security. Over 100 other minor issues resolved. Things in progress: New blog info page with blog analytics. New hosting providers..
Due to issues with similar plugins, we decided to create our own spider/crawler blocker plugin, called Spider Blocker. It’s completely free, open-source and without footprints. You can easily add it to each new blog in the Easy Blog Networks Add Blog form or download it from WordPress.org and install it. Set up Spider Blocker Plugin will block the most common..
One of the benefits of having a unified platform like EBN is that we can do analysis on a large number of PBN blogs. Because some users reported having more than just a few blogs deindexed in a sweep (later to be known as Panda 4.2), we did an analysis of all deindexed blogs and..
Last updated on 2020/09/11
by Dejan Murko
There are a lot of myths going around PBNs and footprints. Some give Google god-like powers (knowing your name when registering a hosting account), others assume it lacks basic common sense. I’ve written this blog post with the help of our expert developers and with SEO experts who bring hands-on experience to the table. First..
In the last 3 years or so, Google started penalizing Private Blog Networks. They’ve hit some known SEO bloggers but from the analysis of a lot of authority figures in SEO, the majority of deindexation comes from an algorithm penalty and is, therefore, a consequence of footprints in people’s networks. Based on people’s feedback we’ve..