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Why you shouldn’t use Hide My WP or similar plugins for your PBN

  Published: 2015/10/12

 Last updated: 2020/09/11

 By: Janez Troha

Plugins to hide WordPress footprints are commonly suggested when people want to have all-WordPress PBN but not have it seen as such. Unfortunately, there are major issues with using these plugins. Yes, you could hide WordPress completely. However, that is a very complex task that requires moving of wp-admin and wp-content folder and rewriting paths for..

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6 Footprints and 10 Issues That Can Get Your Blog Deindexed

  Published: 2015/09/07

 Last updated: 2021/11/24

 By: Dejan Murko

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..

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PBN Blog Or Not?

  Published: 2015/09/01

 Last updated: 2020/08/19

 By: Dejan Murko

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..

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Footprints: Server Headers

  Published: 2015/08/06

 Last updated: 2021/11/25

 By: Nejc Zupan

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Lately, there has been quite some debate in public and private channels and groups on the Server header and how it might pose a threat to PBNs due to footprints. This post aims to provide extensive information on what the Server header even is, what forms it takes in the majority of cases and what..

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Free Spider Blocker Plugin

  Published: 2015/08/04

 Last updated: 2021/11/24

 By: Dejan Murko

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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..

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Causes For PBN Blogs Deindexation (backed by data)

  Published: 2015/07/23

 Last updated: 2021/11/24

 By: Dejan Murko

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..

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Busting Myths About PBN Footprints

  Published: 2015/03/10

 Last updated: 2021/11/24

 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..

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Private Blog Networks Deindexation Aftermath

  Published: 2014/09/29

 Last updated: 2020/08/19

 By: Dejan Murko

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..

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