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Footprints: MX Records

  Published: 2016/05/23

 Last updated: 2021/11/29

 By: Nejc Zupan

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Last week we talked about how nameservers can be a huge footprint for your PBN. Today we have another DNS themed blog post. This time, we’ll talk about MX records. What are MX records? MX records are an optional part of your DNS (domain name system). They are similar to A records, which are required to..

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Why nameservers are more dangerous footprints than IPs

  Published: 2016/05/12

 Last updated: 2022/06/02

 By: Nejc Zupan

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This is another post in our series about advanced footprints. While we wouldn’t really count nameserver footprints as advanced, there are still people doing really basic mistakes with them so we wanted to shed some light on the topic. Nameservers are servers hosting your DNS zonefile, or in other words, your DNS records. Without them, your browser does not know to..

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Footprints: default server webpages

  Published: 2016/04/26

 Last updated: 2021/11/25

 By: Dejan Murko

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In this series of blog posts, we’ve been looking at various ways in which servers present information which can be used by search engines to uniquely identify them. That is, they leave footprints, often very obvious ones. Here at EBN we take quite a few steps to make sure that the servers hosting our WordPress..

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Footprints: ASN

  Published: 2015/12/21

 Last updated: 2021/11/29

 By: Nejc Zupan

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So far we’ve talked about a few different ways a website (or the server it’s running on) can be footprinted, but we’ve yet to talk about the most obvious – the server’s physical location. The internet is basically a huge, world-wide network, made up of numerous smaller networks. The technology behind it is way too..

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Footprints: X-Powered-By Headers

  Published: 2015/10/15

 Last updated: 2021/11/29

 By: Nejc Zupan

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In our last post, we talked about HTTP headers such as the Server Header and the typical values we can expect they carry for servers running WordPress. But as we hinted previously, the Server Header is not the only HTTP header that gives out important information about servers hosting the websites. This time around, we’ll..

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6 Footprints and 10 Issues That Can Get Your Blog Deindexed

  Published: 2015/09/07

 Last updated: 2022/07/27

 By: Dejan Murko

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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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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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Busting Myths About PBN Footprints

  Published: 2015/03/10

 Last updated: 2022/06/02

 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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Do You Need Domain Privacy for a PBN?

  Published: 2022/09/28

 Last updated: 2022/09/12

 By: EBN Blogger

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The general rule for WHOIS privacy, or any other potential footprint when creating a PBN is to assume it can give you away. PBNs get discovered and deindexed only when you take shortcuts creating them, so being thorough will always pay off. Figuring out how and where to register PBN domains–as well as places to […]

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How to Host a PBN Domain 

  Published: 2022/09/12

 By: EBN Blogger

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Choosing domain names and setting up a private blog network (PBN) is fairly easy–the real challenge begins when you start to build it. Building a PBN needs to be done carefully. If your hosting service leaves footprints, Google and other search engines can easily detect your clever search engine optimization (SEO) tactics and derank all […]

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