Risk vs Reward of Using Private Blog Networks – How to Not Let Fear Take Over

Private Blog Networks are dead! If you link to your site from a PBN Google will find you and punish you. The SEO sky is falling.

In today’s post I am going to share my thoughts on the risk vs reward decision we all need to make using PBN’s.

Plus I share how I like to think through my online business decisions using data and not let fear guide my actions. (more…)

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Update on Google PBN Deindexation

With over 1,000 sites I am happy to be able to share what I have seen over the last week and what changes I will be making to my processes.

This post will be broken down into 4 parts…

  1. What Happened?
  2. What Others are Saying
  3. How Have Sites I Have Built Been Affected?
  4. Theories
  5. 3 Changes Moving Forward

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August Income Report

Any income is great but like a lot of you I am sure passive income is the dream.

This month saw my passive income portfolio have a record month. With strong performance from my case study site and increased earnings from other sites it was a very solid month which was great to see!

UPDATE – Have my team create articles and publish them on my POWERFUL Private Blog Network!

But on the heels of last months expensive mistake I have made another which cost me $3k directly!

Gearing up for a very busy time period at my day job August was all about making sure my systems were running smoothly and I had the right team structure to carry on without my at times micro-managing presence.

This monthly report will share all the details about the different “divisions” of my business… (more…)

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Should You Build a Niche Site on an Expired Domain – Case Study Results

I firmly believe that SEO tricks, shortcuts and voo-doo can-not be relied on to build a solid online business… But, a healthy dose of creative SEO strategies that produce reliable results are great tools to deploy.

This post shows the initial results of a quick test I did building niche site either…

  1. on a relevant powerful expired domain
  2. on a fresh brandable domain but 301 redirecting a relevant powerful expired domain to the new domain

 

The Question

A logical question when it comes to expired domains is…

Can I shortcut the path to a profitable website using an expired domain to build a money site on and with the existing real links rank my new content more quickly than I would on a new domain?

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How Cheap Outsourcing Can Cost You More

After a couple months of trying to solve a productivity problem in one part of my team I have come to the realization that my “cheap” nature has cost me a lot of money recently!

cheap-vs-frugal-outsourcing

The problem was with my domain finding team. The idea with my team set up is that I was to use lower cost labour(Philippines, Bangladesh VA’s with weaker English) to do the main leg work finding domain while my more expensive team member(18$/hr) would complete the final QC checks.

This strategy seemed to work well for awhile however the set up ran into two limitations…

  1. Number of domain they were able to find capped out at 200/month
  2. For “difficult” niches the turnaround time was longer than promised for customers.

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