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What Is Multiple IP Hosting & How To Use Different Class IPs for PBN Setup

Let’s go over what is Multiple IP Hosting and how to use it for your Private Blog Setup Process. Using this method you will leave much less of a footprint behind for search engines to find.

What is a Private Blog Network

A private blog network is also known as a PBN is a private network of blogs you have created for the purpose of growing your main money site through creating quality backlinks. These backlinks will end up ranking the main money site higher and in turn send more traffic there. The reason we use it to boost one site is that the main money site is where the main income comes from.

Therefore making it very favourable to spend some money on building a PBN as the results of growing your main site outweigh the cost of running the PBN blog. Not only this you can use  PBVN for multiple purposes as well as to grow your main site.

Anything from making it an affiliate marketing site, connecting with google AdSense or even charging for guest posts. An important part of any PBN blog is purchasing expired domains. To find out more click here to read more about expired domains for PBN.

Difference Between WordPress and PBN Multiple IP Hosting

All WordPress or PBN hosting is done through IP’s. Basically, a way to identify your site and send traffic in the right direction of your domain. For example for my WordPress sites, I have one shared IP address. Which mean however many sites I create they will all use the same IP address. This makes them very easily identifiable as a network run by one entity. So sending a link from one site to another won’t hold much power and can easily be identified by search engines.

The difference is that PBN blog hosting with SeekaHost is set up differently from your WordPress packages. The key differences are that WordPress packages hold more memory so are tailored more for the main money site or general business sites or blogs. Where are PBN blogs are cheaper and have slightly less memory per blog. However, every PBN blog will hold a separate IP and Nameserver making each one completely unique.

This is why you can host anything from 10 to 70 PBN blogs with ease and not leaving behind any footprints that will show the search engines that you are one entity controlling the whole thing.

I can’t stress how important it is to not leave footprints for search engines as if your network is found to be a PBN. It can be shut down fairly easily by ranking all the sites badly. So for this reason we like to stay safe and host all our blogs on unique IP’s and nameservers.

What Are Footprints

Footprints are a bit of information you leave behind that will help search engines algorithms to realise you are running a PBN. As an example, the first picture below is of a private blog network using the same information on all its blogs. Having Multiple IP Hosting will eliminate a lot of these problems.

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For a search engine, this is extremely easy to figure out as a PBN blog and shut it down accordingly if they investigate it and the website is clearly a PBN. This is also why I always suggest building a proper website for your PBN so that if it is looked into too it has actual value as a stand-alone website. And won’t get it down to be a PBN straight away.

Another example below will show you how by changing a few details on each blog, you can make it look like it is all been hosted by different people making all the blogs look unique.

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Footprints can be many things that you leave behind whilst creating your site so ill leave a list of the main ones to apply whilst your designing your PBN.

  • Separate Blog IP address.
  • Separate Blog Nameservers.
  • Using different emails as the admin email.
  • Create Blogs with different themes and plugins.
  • Don’t overlink to your own sites, leave other outgoing links to other sites.
  • Include a number of pages for your blog to make it more authentic.
  • Do not overlink other sites. Link building sites don’t score well for SEO
  • Using servers located in different places.
  • Don’t keep using the same anchors for links.

Why It’s Important Not to Leave Footprints

As mentioned before, footprints are a way for search engines to realise you’re running a Private Blog Network. So for this reason it is important that we do not leave footprints along the way of creating the blog.

Search engines don’t like Private Blog Networks and will use the algorithms to find them out. This is where there is some confusion with whether PBN’s work anymore. The reason some say it doesn’t work is that they haven’t done the research, were lazy with leaving footprints behind or a lot of the time created a bad quality site simply to send links out of. This is the easiest way to get your network found out and then ranked bad enough for outgoing links to be useless.

This is why you should always research when it comes to building a blog network. And most importantly treat each individual blog as a proper website you want to grow. It doesn’t have to just be there to make an occasional link to your main site. PBN’s hold power and can be used in many other ways.

Creating a site that receives high traffic can also second up as a great affiliate selling site or even adding AdSense to it to start earning from adverts displayed on your site. Not only this you can charge for guest posts or even use it as part of a consultancy to grow other sites. And there is a good market for growing other online business.

So think of all the uses you can get out of each blog and use them to their full potential.

Easy to use Multiple IP Hosting for PBNs

If you are new to Private Blog Networks and you’re interested in getting started. You are in the right place, with plans starting at only £0.95 per blog you can start your first blog here with SeekaHost right now.

Simply create a PBN blog rather than a WordPress site from the dashboard and you will automatically get given a separate IP and name server for your blog. It is super easy and simple to use and is designed so anyone can create a blog without any previous experience.

Why You Need Expired Domains to Create a Private Blog Network

why use expired domains for Private Blog Network

Lets find out why you need to use Expired Domains to create a Private Blog Network. PBN’s are growing in popularity for their ability to grow your main money site so its vital that you know about expired domains.

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What Is a Expired Domain

Lets get started first with what is a expired domain. So a domain first of all is your www.mysite.com address to reach your website. If you have ever brought a domain before you will know that they have to be renewed every year.

So for this reason many domains simply dont get renewed by the original owner. This can be due to a variety of reasons including forgetting to renew, not having the money to keep paying for hosting or simply not wanting to maintain the site anymore.

The domain then will go through a series of stages. First it will wait for around 30 days for the owner to be able to claim it back and at this point it cant be sold or auctioned. After this it will eventually make its way back to a registrar by means of auction to be sold for a standard price again. Usually between $10 and $20 depending on the company.

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So at this point is where we come in and try to search for these expired domains. The reason for this is because it holds some value to us for a Private Blog Network due to its domain authority.

Domain authority is something a domain will build up as it gets traffic, backlinks and generally has been grown previously to a successful website. So essentially you are going to be using this domain to start your PBN blog with so that you have a good ranking with search engines before you even build the site. And a better ranking means that by creating a backlink to another site your going to be growing that sites score also by passing down some domain authority.

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How do Backlinks Help You Grow?

Backlinks are used to help sites grow as it is showing google that this site is being referred to so must hold some information worth sharing. For example if I tell you that getting your hair cut with my friend Tom down the road is way better than getting it down in town, your much more likely to go to Toms barber shop. This is because I have referred you so the likely hood of anyone that speaks to me going to Tom is now quite high.

The same happens with backlinks. If a website is leaving a link to your blog or site (a dofollow backlink) it is effectively recommending you to all its audience that might view there posts. Search engines also recognise this and will rank your site or blog accordingly. If search engines notice that you have 100 different websites leaving a link to you and content o your site it will rate it much higher and there for send more traffic your way as it can see that others have found your page useful.

How ever it isnt quite as easy as getting any old expired domain and linking through it. There are good domains and bad domains so lets go through what makes a good and bad domain in the next part of the article.

What To Look For in a Expired Domain

A good expired domain will consist of a few key features, it isnt easy to find them and does require some knowledge and time to sift through many domains untill you find one that is good to use.

The key features to look for in a Expired Domain are:

  • How much traffic did it receive previously.
    Using programs like SEMrush, Ahrefs or WayBackMachine you can easily show you the domains history.
  • How many referring domain backlinks has it got?
    These are backlinks from different IP’s rather than one IP sending all the links.
  • What is the Current DR (domain rating)?
    The higher the rating the better, typically anything over 20 is ok and if you can get over 30 then thats a fantastic find.
  • Where are the backlinks coming from?
    Always check the backlinks, there might be 50k backlinks but if you find they are all spammy your out of luck.
  • Are their government, news or educational backlinks coming to it?
    Link from these types of sites will also been seen as much better as the links coming to them are of good quality and from a high ranking other website
  • Where do the links link too?
    Its great having loads of good quality backlinks to an expired domain, how ever if you find they all go to sepperate posts or pages that arent there anymore. You either have a lost link or have to spend some time researching each page and re creating it to make the link work again. Expired domains with links to the homepage are best.
  • Do Follow Links
    DO follow links are important as they pass down some SEO power with them. If you have 100k links from no follow and 10 links as do follow it means that although you have a lot of backlinks. Most of the sites linking to you arent willing to pass down any power from their websites.

What Makes For Good Expired Domains

So lets go through what would make for a good expired domain. Using the list above you need to fine check all of these points. The domain should have been receiving a good amount of traffic to the site previously as a good DR is great but having actual traffic coming through the site will help your long-term goal of growing your money site.

Make sure it has a more equal balance of referring domain backlinks to backlinks. For instance if I had 300 backlinks but only 10 referring domains, It means that only 10 different websites have made of of them links. So aim for higher referring IP’s.

Of course if it does have a high DR this is great but not essentially everything. Make sure the quality of the backlinks are good as this makes a huge difference. Look for genuine links from websites that arent spammy, link building websites or websites that are completely un associated with your.

Find a domain that has many “dofollow” backlinks that as this means it will have been rated better especially if the “dofollow” backlinks are coming from ore authoritative sites.

What is a Bad Expired Domain

A bad domain can be one of many things. If it was used as a PBN before its usually not worth investing in. You can usually find this by checking its links or old posts and seeing if there is a lot of keyword stuffing through the titles and content. Or through the outgoing links it has made. Guest posting and other give away signs.

A major one to look out for is where the backlinks have come from. If you see a lot of Chinese looking backlinks with do follows. And you search them and they lead to a website in a different language with hundreds of links. Then stay far away. These are usually used to bring down websites ratings by linking to them with really bad rated sites.

So if I had a website that I just sent links on to to their websites, it would eventually get rated really bad as search engines would realise that it is just a link building site. How ever people can use this to their advantage by sending hundreds of links from these types of sites to a competitors website to bring down his search engine rating. Leading to less traffic.

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It isnt impossible to fix this as you can disavow links but it is more of a process than simply looking for another expired domain instead.

Where You Can Find Expired Domains

The best place to find them unfortunately are paid, places like Spazilla or Domcop. They will provide you with a detailed analysis of each expired domain so you can make a better informed decision o which one to buy for PBN blog.

There are other free alternatives but it will take some more time searching and that is www.expireddomains.net. Here you will find thousands of expired domains or ones for auction andusing the SeekaHost search bar you can easily buy them once you found your perfect expired domain.

Why You Need to Use Expired Domains

Now that we have gone through what expired domains are and what you need to look for. Lets go through exactly why you need to use them.

As we have spoke about through out the article expired domains come with some pre existing authority, ranking or traffic. So by using expired domains rather than brand new domains with 0 ranking you will have a big head start to building your PBN.

Private Blog Networks are created for the sole purpose of growing another site known often as a money site. So it is extremely important that the backlinks you are creating come from a domain with SEO power it can hand down to your main site.

By sending a link from a low ranked site, it does not have any power to pass and if it is ranked badly then that will reflect on the backlink it gives out too.

What is a Private Blog Network?

what is a pbn

So to answer the main question if you are new to this or simply want to brush up on some knowledge. A PBN is a number of blogs you hold in a network that independently link to your main money site. The reason for this is to pass down some of its domain authority. We do this by buying expired domains with some pre existing good backlinks that have already been ranked higher than a normal site due to its history.

A link provided by a site with more authority will give some of its authority over to the site it is linking to as long as it’s a “dofollow” link. This is why PBN’s are so popular as they can… click here to continue reading.


What is PBN SEO & How to Grow Your Money Site?

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Find out exactly what is PBN SEO and how you can use it to grow your main (money) site, using PBN backlinks from a good quality post from your blogs.

What is a PBN?

So to answer the main question if you are new to this or simply want to brush up on some knowledge. A PBN is a number of blogs you hold in a network that independently link to your main money site. The reason for this is to pass down some of its domain authority. We do this by buying expired domains with some pre existing good backlinks that have already been ranked higher than a normal site due to its history.

A link provided by a site with more authority will give some of its authority over to the site it is linking to as long as it’s a “dofollow” link. This is why PBN’s are so popular as they can really help to grow your main site.

What is the difference between a WordPress Site and PBN Blog?

With WordPress sites, you typically tend to use a shared IP address and shared name servers. For this reason, it is hard to link to each other as google and other search engines recognise this due to the footprints you have left behind. In this case, having the same IP and nameservers. Search engines try to stop people from linking to each other just to pass authority when it is one entity that owns it all so this is why PBN blogs are different.

PBN blogs with SeekaHost are hosted on a different IP address to start with. This creates much less of a footprint as search engines cant easily realise that they are part of the same network. Whereas on a WordPress site if you have 10 sites on one package linking to each other. The IP’s will all match and the search engines will notice this.

Another factor is the name servers your use. Again with SeekaHost, you get unique private name servers that match your domain rather than been shared one. Every blog you create will have a unique IP and a name server that matches your domain. For example, if my domain is blogfitness.com the 2 name servers would be ns1blogfitness.com and ns2blogfitness.com.

Now due to domains also being unique once you buy them this means your not going to have another site with the name server. And to finish it off our server are hosted all around the world leaving much less of a footprint than having all the servers hosted in one area.

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Cloudflare For PBN Blogs

Another feature you can use to your advantage is hosting with a Cloudflare account. It’s absolutely free and provides you with different IPs and name servers also. It works like a 3rd party between your domain and PBN hosting. This not only speeds up by optimizing your site but also increases security too.

Read: How to Cloudflare CDN in your WordPress PBN sites

Using Expired Domains for PBN SEO

As I mentioned at the start we use expired domains for Private Blog Networks due to them having some domain authority. By this meaning, they have had some past backlinks that have scored them well. Perhaps from government sites or just lots of do-follow links from other sites holding authority. If someone forgets to renew their domain hosting, it will then go through a process of holding for a certain amount of days and eventually turn expired and get sold back to Hosting providers.

If you find these on the market by doing some research about them you can then grab a domain for a cheap price that already might have the traffic coming to it. Or has a great score with the search engines due to previous content. Now by creating a site on this you keep a lot of the domain authority and can then use this to create backlinks to the sites you want to grow.

Grow Your Site With PBN Backlinks

Now that you have a site using an expired domain or one that you built up yourself. It’s time to use the power of backlinks to grow your main site or other sites in that niche.

By creating good content that isn’t stuffed with links, but is relative to what your linking to will score the site well. Using a “dofollow” link to the site you want to grow and by using separate anchors you can achieve a natural-looking link to the site you want to grow and Google will see this and score it better.

Of course, there are a lot of factors that can turn this into a bad backlink also. Some of these factors include:

Bad Backlinks

  • Links Stuffing
    Having way too many links to your own site, a site your want to grow or just too many links in general.
  • Un associated Sites
    Leaving links from a site known for health and beauty to a construction business would make this very irrelevant to the niche your linking to.
  • Using the Same Anchors
    Don’t use the same words to link your sites. If your main site is called Jays Flowers, try different variation’s when linking from different PBN blogs.

Good Backlinks

  • Well Placed Links
    Rather than stuffing every blog post full of links to your main site, try to find one great place in each blog to add it to.
  • Relevance
    Find a really relevant part of each PBN blog to link from. E.g. If you have an amazing long article about flowers and landscapes or anything about horticulture. Using that to link to a site you want to grow about gardening services would score well with search engines.
  • Different Anchors
    Having a spreadsheet showing you what anchors you used previously is the best method for this. Try and keep the words you link with varied. And make sure to keep linking from one site as one good link is better than 10 bad ones.

How to Find Good Expired Domains

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What is a PBN Video Tutorial

Now you should have a good understanding of PBN SEO and how to create private blogs using multiple IP hosting.

You can get started with your own PBN for SEO, with a cheap PBN Hosting plan today!

Private Blog Networks (PBNs) are the internet’s dark horse for search engine optimization (SEO). Loved and hated in equal measures, PBNs have split SEO experts on their efficacy for boosting SEO ranks.

Some SEO experts contest the ethics of using PBNs to achieve higher search result rankings. However, I have seen the endless possibilities that PBNs open. I also know that using PBNs is hugely prevalent in the digital marketing and SEO space. The catch is to use them smartly. You should avoid letting the search engine flag your PBN as a “blackhat” domain.

These are 10 PBN SEO techniques of going about SEO using PBNs


  1. Strategy for acquiring domains

There are two options before you – either build the network from the ground up with fresh domains or acquire expired domains. The former is an optimal tactic in the long run because you have complete control over these domains’ history.

Acquiring expired domains can be an expensive and somewhat exhaustive process. You have to clean up all the sites and ensure that none of them have a “track record” for blackhat SEO with search engines.

  1. Establishing credibility

The content on your PBNs should be quality content that can stand on its own. Remember, this is a commitment to a host of blogs that convey quality information regardless of their link-building functions.

Contract experienced copywriters and SEO strategists to develop easily replicable formats that do not compromise your blogs’ credibility.

  1. Work in WordPress

PBNs can be easy targets for hackers and bots. If your website is seen to be dormant for a long time, it is only a matter of time before it receives spam attacks.

I recommend using WordPress to create the blogs because of its vast plug-in capacity. You can set up plug-ins to regularly update the site specs like themes, layout and design, interactive elements, etc.


  1. Frequency of content updation

Scope out your competition. Dwell deep into the SEO practices of your top five competitors to get a lay of the land. If your competition has third-party blogs, you should consider including some in your network. If they work in the 3000 to 4000 word range, you should be operating in the same space. However, what matters is well written unique content. I would say from 800 words to 1000 words are sufficient.

Update the content on your PBNs from time to time to keep up with the trends.

  1. Build robust links

Embed your blogs with high-quality links that can direct traffic towards your money website. Be smart with your choice of keywords. Your anchor text should feel organic and not forced. Remember, if you try to stuff your content with meaningless keywords – it defeats the purpose of building a credible blog network.

  1. Maximum engagement content

Your overall goal with PBNs is to attract organic traffic to the blog and divert it to your money website. The best way to draw users to the blog is to curate valuable and relevant content.

Make it engaging by using lists, external references and links, and images. The ideal length of each blog should be around 1000 to 2000 words.

  1. Social media channels for blogs

Build credibility by creating social media channels for each of your blog sites. A LinkedIn or Facebook account only takes a few seconds to set up and could significantly boost how positively the search engine rates the site.

  1. Leverage your PBNs for additional revenue

PBNs are a long-term commitment, so why not find ways to make it profitable. Host sponsored ads and posts on the blogs to earn a side revenue while buffing your money site.

Seek contributors to publish paid blogs on your PBNs. This will generate more organic posting activity on your sites.

This will also help others visiting your site and sharing on their social channels which will bring in more interactions.

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  1. Find your niche

Some of the most popular industry niches for blog publishing are the medical technology and business management spheres.

Identify a segment that you can be successful in as a newcomer and get to the grind.

  1. Work on a long-term horizon basis

Remember, short-term gains can be deceptive and create a false sense of comfort. SEO is a fast-changing space and prone to disruptions. Be flexible with your goals and strategize on a long-term basis.

Above are the top 10 tips for PBN SEO, but let me tell you again, the strength of the private blog network relies on the quality the domain (expired domain with high quality backlinks) and how you host it using clean IP address (multiple IP hosting)