How to avoid footprints on Private Blog Network

How to avoid footprints on Private Blog Network

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

  • Registrars
  • Registration Dates
  • Registration Emails
  • Ownership Details
  • Whois Privacy
  • Hosting/IP Address
  • WordPress Username
  • Themes
  • Plugins
  • 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.

  • GoDaddy
  • NameCheap
  • BlueHost
  • HostGator

Registration Dates

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

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 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 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.

How to avoid footprints on Private Blog Network

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 Usernames

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 to make fake names for your WordPress install.

Theme Footprints

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 Footprints

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 Content

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

How to make Backlinks

How to make links from PBN to money site

How to get Backlinks

The ultimate goal of any PBN is to make links from PBN to money site or main website and if linking done properly it will serve the purpose of pbns i.e. main website boost in search results, there has been lot said about how to make links from pbns to the main website, but we are going to explain methods which are working for us since long, according to our experience you should make maximum 3 links to the main website from a single post and sometimes make only one or two, mix them up it will look natural.

Here is the strategy

Make a link to your main website 1 to 3 times per post. Make one link to the main page like Make 1 to 2 links to the inner pages of your main website like and

Make to 1 to 2 links to other high authority websites like that are not direct competitors to your business this linking strategy will look natural.

Make 1 link to PBN’s other posts and pages.

All good websites make 1 to 2 links to high authority sites this is called outbound linking, 1 or 2 links to inner pages of the same website this is called inbound linking and most PBNs inject 1 to 3 links (as explained above ) at appropriate places to their money site.


How to make links from PBN to money site


Remember the following rules about the anchor texts of the backlinks:

  • Limit the exact match keyword anchor text to 5% maximum.
  • Use a lot of synonyms like if the keyword is “dogs collar”, you can use best dogs collars, Maud dog collars, Choosing collars etc.
  • Focus on using different types of naked URL links, e.g.,,,, or

In each article, you should make diverse links

E.g. there should be links of different types on your PBN  like there should be naked links (, there should be normal links like Dogs Collars, and there should be general links like (read more information about dogs collars by clicking here).

For naked and general links always remember that these type of links must be followed by some meaningful sentence and must be used at the appropriate place like if the paragraph is talking about hockey sticks and you want to make an inbound or outbound link from that paragraph you can make links like this

  • if you want to read more information about hockey sticks brands click here
  • Read more information about hockey sticks brands at or,, mix them up.
  • I found an interesting article about hockey sticks at, and I found it very useful and it may be useful to you in your research.

Sometimes people make intentional mistakes on their PBN’s to make PBN look natural like we can write mestake and other typing errors.

If you have taken your contents from some high authority site and you would like to give credits to that website you can write something like

References and Sources etc.

How to maintain and Create a PBN

How to maintain and Create a PBN

With the introduction of WordPress, people started moving their sites to WordPress because it’s easy to use and maintain and anyone can use and learn it with little effort, it became the choice of bloggers and business  owners, now 30% sites on the web are using WordPress as a choice for displaying their business on the internet.

Many successful business owners are also using WordPress as a choice for building backlinks to their money sites to out beat their competitors, in this article we will be showing you how you can also use WordPress for link building and how you can avoid footprints.

Here are the steps we are going to explain in more detail:

  1. How to create Unique Email Addresses for each domain
  2. Register the Domain Name and attach the newly created email address
  3. Add newly purchased expired domain to the Hosting Account
  4. Install WordPress
  5. Adding random Theme & Plugins
  6. Creating essential pages
  7. Change Settings
  8. Tracking the PBN

1) How to create Unique Email Addresses for each domain

PBN creation cost money and time so it’s very important to avoid as many footprints as you can, registering domains with the same owner name and with the same email is a big footprint, to avoid this footprint we need to create new email ID’s as you will be pretending that all domains belong to different persons, you can create new emails yourself or you can buy them at in bulk of 15-20 for only $5 which will save your time and hassle.

How to maintain and Create a Private Blog Network

2) Register the Domain Name and attach the newly created email address

 After getting emails, search for good expired domain and register it, of course you will register your new domain with your credit card/PayPal or any other method, so you might be thinking that if I am registering a new domain with my credit card and paying the company with my credit card or PayPal account then that domain will be on my name so what is the need for creating new email ID’s but the truth is that you will be pretending as the manager of the site and its totally legal to buy domains on behalf of your customers.

The process is like this

You buy domain on behalf of your customer and after buying domain you will go to control panel and then domain management and there you will change domain profiles there is one shortcut also you can buy whois privacy which will hide domain ownership details but it will cost you little extra money, if still unclear you can contact me and I will try to answer your questions as soon as possible.

3) Add newly purchased expired domain to the Hosting Account

We have already covered how to purchase hosting from a cheaply shared hosting provider and purchasing hosting from the service provider who offers C-class IP hosting, if you have not read it till now, you can read it at

Goto the hosting dashboard add the newly purchased domain to the hosting account, every hosting company have slightly different method of adding domain to the hosting account, after you add the domain to the hosting account you need to set the DNS (Domain Name Servers) , every domain registrar have different DNS, when you register domain, domain registrar usually send you an email which includes DNS settings along with another setting, please check that email and hopefully you will find DNS setting in the email, fill them up and now you are ready to install WordPress.

4) Install WordPress

Most hosting providers offer script installs via the cPanel. Most of the time they use Softaculous and sometimes Fantastico it’s easy and fast, if the hosting provider does not provide these methods then you have to manually install WordPress via FTP, this is a little bit tricky and time-consuming, you have to make database and download WordPress from and upload it through FTP.

How to maintain and Create a PBN

5) Adding Theme & Plugins

Adding themes and plugin is easy but you have to be careful in selecting themes and plugin you need to install unique theme on every site, some PBN owner prefer to install full contents themes i.e. themes which display full contents on home page, they prefer this because they think it’s good for SEO and backlinking to money site.

There are few more consideration while installing plugins, every site should have the random plugin installed on it, few plugins that you must install on each domain are listed below

  1. SEO Yoast or Platinum SEO Pack or SEO Smart Links or SEO Ultimate or All in One SEO etc.
  2. Share Buttons by AddThis or Simple Share Buttons Adder or Social Media and Share Icons or Social Share Buttons by Supsystic or Sharify or Share Buttons etc
  3. Contact Form or Contact Form 7 or Fast Secure Contact Form or Clean and Simple Contact Form or Very Simple Contact Form or Contact Form by BestWebSoft etc.
  4. Bad Behavior or Brute Force Login Protection or Spider Blocker or Antispam Bee or Broken Link Checker or Advanced Invisible Anti-Spam etc.

In addition to the above, every site should have unique username; you can add this to user section through the dashboard.

One important thing is that you should make your site as legit as possible meaning that your site should look good and real. You can do all this yourself or hire VA through or through any other online hiring site, you can get cheap VA’s from Pakistan and Bangladesh.

6) Creating essential pages

Creating essential pages is a requirement from the Google and other search engines, here is a list of essential pages, which you can create through plugins and through online websites.

  1. About Us page ( you can create it manually)
  2. Contact Us page ( you can create it through the plugins mentioned above)
  3. Privacy Policy Page ( You can create it through plugins or by a website that offers to create Privacy Policy and Terms of services free)
  4. Terms of Services – TOS (Privacy Policy Page ( You can create it through plugins or by a website that offers to create Privacy Policy and Terms of services free)

7) Change Settings

There few more settings you should do while setting PBN, these are listed below

  1. Block all comments manually or through plugins
  2. Stop pingbacks and trackbacks
  3. A mixture of permalink structures
  4. A mix of full and excerpt blog posts

8) Tracking

You should record each and every detail about your PBN like Domain name, IP address and metrics, email, registrar and hosting details, Usernames, and passwords, domain Expiry dates, outbound links, content dates, money site details.

You can make an excel file or Google sheet to record all this information.

Best ways to avoid PBN Footprints

Best ways to avoid PBN Footprints

PBN hosting is one of the most important areas where you need to pay a lot of attention and time as well planned hosting helps you to avoid footprints and many people who want to rank their money sites usually make mistake in this area, and their mistake cost them loss of money and time, it is very important to host PBN on separate IP addresses moreover IP address should be of C-Class  because if all of your domains are on the same IP address it may means that all of the domains are owned by a single person and can be a big footprint. The most important role of the IP addresses is to minimize the footprint of any network.

It’s important for your PBN to have different IP address, if you host your PBNs on different hosts, read more information about PBN (Private Blog Network) at, there are fewer chances of your network to be detected, your domains should be hosted with different C Block IP address, let’s study this by example.

IP addresses have 4 blocks A, B, C, and D like


In the example above CCC is the block that you need different every time when you host the domain, there are hosting services like hostnine which allow you to host your domains on different C-Class IP addresses moreover they also give you the option to host your domains at different locations, for example, they give you the option to host your domain at a server placed at Singapore, New York, and few more locations.

Example of the Same C Block

These IP addresses are on the same C Block and this is NOT good for a PBN:

Example of Different C Block

These IP addresses are on different C Blocks and this is good for a PBN:

Best ways to avoid Private Blog Network Footprints

How to Obtain Unique C Block IPs

There are many options for obtaining C-class IP addresses, but you need to be extra careful because your network success will be dependent on this step, here are your main options:

      1. SEO Hosting – If you are thinking about taking hosting from companies which provide SEO hosting, do not think about getting hosting from these companies it’s really a Bad idea since SEO Hosting leaves a distinct footprint. SEO hosting may seem like a good choice to many people, but it is definitely the worst option. The SEO hosting companies target customers in the world of SEO.
      2. Cheap Hosting – it’s a better choice and can provide you C-class IP addresses but cheap hosting have very minimum backend support and if you stuck in certain problem they are not available, their servers are slow and you site loading and setup time can be slow also moreover when they become out of market they suffer loss and sometimes they cannot bear loss and closes there business and in this case you will lose your hard work and money. For small to medium sized PBNs Networks, cheap hosting can be the best option. It is actually cheap normally $1 – $2 per month per domain, there is no limit on buying minimum or a maximum number of domains. The downside is that setting up hosting can be time-consuming and you will also need some extra time for network management.
      3. Reseller Hosting Account – This is the Best option you can avail, re-seller hosting is usually bought by big companies, where the resell the hosting to millions of small individuals and organizations, so it’s difficult for Google and other search engines to guess whose domains are hosted on the servers, also on reseller hosting you can get different C-class IP addresses. With reseller hosting accounts you can :

a) Obtain unique IP addresses, usually on different C Blocks.

b) You often have the option install WordPress automatically.

c) Its fast as compared to cheap hosting, and good technical support.

d) It’s a great choice when you are planning to setup medium to large PBN network.

Then Which Hosting is the best

To summarize things

  1. Do NOT use SEO Hosting – it’s too risky.
  2. You can use cheap hosting ($1 – $2/month), especially for smaller networks but it has some drawbacks as explained above.
  3. The best choice is to mix the hosting accounts i.e. use reseller + cheap accounts for medium to large Private Blog Networks.

Sometime there are hosting companies offer hosting at a very low cost, these offers come on some special events like black Fridays etc. Here is the List of Cheap Hosting Companies that you can use


The above mentioned host are mostly between $1 – $2 per month.

Recommended Reseller Accounts

HostNine Reseller

  • $19 per month, up to 100 domains, 1-year contract
  • 6 locations, Many C Blocks per location

Sources for Findind Expired Domains

Sources for Find Expired Domains

Here are some brokers from where you can find good expired domains

Success of any PBN networks is mostly dependent on the quality of expired domains if you have a good quality expired domains PBN network then you can rank any site within few weeks, to make this process more easy for you, we have gathered some of the best resources from your you can get quality expired domains with little effort. is a great resource for finding quality expired domains for free, here you can find expired domains that are free to register, you just have to make a free accounts and then can start searching expired domains, on this network you can find expired domains that can be registered instantly, you can also find domains that are going to expire within few days in this case you can buy expiring domains at GoDaddy auctions.

With you can easily do the following

  • Filter out the Fake PageRanks & and can give PageRank number in the Common Filter tab.
  • You can filter out the expired domains by an authority by using the PA, DA criteria.

Pros: Its Free and have good filtering options.
Cons: It has some drawbacks like lots of spammy domains come in search results and its also time-consuming.

Sources for Finding Expired Domains is another great website for finding expired domains for free, this website provides a list of the domain names that will be expiring in the next 24 hours at GoDaddy Auctions. You can also see the domains that are available to “buy now.”

Here are the sorting criteria that you can perform in moonsy filtering options.

  • Sorting by DA
  • Sorting by Moz Backlinks which can be used for domains that have a good number of backlinks profiles are normally good domains and if you can filter domains by the number of backlinks it has then you can definitely some time in finding good expired domains.

Pros: With moonsy you have the ability to quickly sort the domains you can also see expired domains at auction sites and expired domains to buy now, and the list is updated several times a minute.

Cons: have few filtering options and it’s hard to find niche relevant

TB Solutions is a domain broker that specializes in providing high-quality domains but the quality comes with a price, expired domains at tbsolutions are costly but it’s one of the fastest ways to get domains and it’s also one of best ways to get high authority domains. It has some pros and cons too like

Pros: It can provide highest quality domains and also discount are available.
Cons: Barrier to entry, high prices.

Here are some more tools for finding expired domains that you can try.

  4. Domain ReAnimator
  5. Domcop