So, it’s been a while since I did my How to build a Private Network tutorial and since I get tons of questions in regards to people wanting to build their own networks. I thought I’d drop a post on some really cool advanced tips on managing, link building, hiding, protecting and all that good stuff on your own private blog network.
- Chapter 1 – Managing & Maintaining your Blog NetworkÂ
- 1.1 Posting with RankWyz
- 1.2 Manage your Networks Login Details
- Chapter 2 – Removing Footprints from your Blog Network
- 2.1 Anonymize your WordPress Blogs
- 2.2 Have Different IPs for each Site
- Chapter 3 – Link Building
- 3.1 Building Links with Link Emperor
- Chapter 4 – Building Content for your Network
- 4.1 Using iWriter for Cheap Manually Spun Posting
- Chapter 5 – Bonus Tips – 29th Of November Update
Managing & Maintaining your Network
I thought I’d start off with the first Chapter being all about actually maintaining your networks, this is a really vital part of building up a network and many people look over the fact when it comes to actually posting or looking after your network.
Posting to your Networks with RankWyz –
Now Jacob King did a truly EPIC Guide on RankWyz so I’ll let you guys read that if you’re interested in a tool to manage all your content needs and Tier 2 needs for your own blog networks.
Here’s my summary of what RankWyz is and how it can really help you maintain and manage your network –
RankWyz is a blogging automation tool, it posts to all types of different blogs through either generating content through it’s built in content generator (Which is awesome by the way) or through articles you upload.
Depending on your RW package you can post upto 300,000 different posts per month across your networks, though currently I’m only on the Wizard package as right now, I really don’t need much more to manage my sites.
Managing your Networks Login Details –
I have a set layout for my login spreadsheet which looks like this:
Then simply share the docs with any colleagues or partners via DropBox or just keep it on your desktop if you’re a 1 man band and you have all your details stacked into one. I also highly suggest having a separate password manager or spreadsheet for any domain & hosting accounts.
Chapter 2 – Removing your Footprints
A big part about having your blog network is hiding it from the prying eyes of Google, it can be really hard to do and people have their own various ways of hiding their own footprints. I thought I’d put together a few tips that I use to hide your blog network.
Remove all your WP Footprints
Hide my WP is a premium plugin on CodeCanyon, it means you can completely anonymize current WordPress sites. It includes features such as changing/removing WP files (such as the license.txt or readme.html file) and hiding the wp-login page as well as removing the WP code from your site.
Have a Different IP Address for each Site
A lot of people will buy dedicated IP addresses which can be super costly. Instead you can just signup for different Cloudflare accounts, it’s a CDN that changes your Nameservers and websites IP by going through one of it’s multiple datacenters across the world. Each account has different nameservers to update to, so make sure you have a few different accounts if you want different server IP addresses.
Chapter 3 – Link Building
A big point about blog networks is having the links behind a domain to push through link juice. I have a really simple method which I use to manage all my link building each month.
Use Link Emperor for Monthly Link Building –
I’ve been a massive fan of Link Emperor for a LONG time and have included it in multiple tutorials/guides now. I’ve attached my tutorial below and I suggest you use their Link Order Form every month to order brand new contextual links to your sites. I tend to only use Private Blog Networks, Web 2.0 Posts and Wikis, making all of my links contextual.
Chapter 4 – Content for your Network
A big downfall for most people is they just add content with links to their networks. I’d always suggest to add “Filler Content” which offers links to other authority sites such as Wikipedia or big news sites and make sure it’s completely readable.
Using iWriter as a Cheap way to Grab Content
I’ve always suggest using iWriter as it offers manually spun content really, really cheaply. This means you can simply fire your manually spun articles into iWriter and get a number of unique articles posted across your sites at a pretty cheap rate.
Thanks for Reading – Download Below!
I hope you enjoyed these advanced tips and it helps you dominate the SERPs with your own network of sites!
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Additional Tips! 29th of November Update
As I get so many questions via my email about this (No surprise people don’t want to ask via the comments section publicly) I thought I’d add on even more epic tips for all you guys and girls to check out!
Buying Cheap, NicheÂ RelatedÂ Aged Domains with NameCheap Marketplace –
This is a really underused service so I thought I’d do my own piece on it and how you can use it to pick up some aged domains really cheap!
NameCheap has a marketplace that not many SEOs know about. For example, right now there are 123,974 domains for sale! Not quite as many as the godaddy auction place has but these are domains people put for sale, not expired domains but domains that get transferred to you and keep their domain age.
I’ll show you a quick example –
I’m going to use the namecheap search function to look for SEO related domains, it’s pretty simple, I just input my keyword which in this case is “SEO” and I’m only looking for .com domains, so I select my extension as .com –
Now I get a list of 127 results, but some are a few $1,000 and I’m only looking for a couple cheap aged domains. So I’ll click the “Buy Now Price” blue text which will order them from the lowest price to the highest. Now I get a couple awesome results that look like this –
Great, so there’s a .com domain for $5 – Already cheaper than most .com providers. I’ll check it via Open Site Explorer and Moonsy’s domain age checker.
Moonsy says the domain is 9 months old and OSE says it’s got no links so it’s only a DA 1 domain, but we still get a .com domain, that’s 9 months old for a cheap $5 – A great start to either setup a blog network or make a micro-site that doesn’t look brand new for our seo agency!
How to Quickly Check Domains Info –
When buying a load of domains for your blog network, it can be pretty daunting trying to check to see the domain authority, age, citation flow etc… So here’s 3 tools that’ll help you bulk check all this info!
MozCheck requires you to have an account with them, so if you simply register and enter your domains into the big white box (Make sure it’s 1 domain per line) and click the big “Check links” button, you’ll be able to check out the DA, PA, Mozrank and the number of external links Open Site Explorer has indexed for those domains.
This is a pretty cool tool that, like MozCheck you just input all the domains you want to check the age of and it’ll give you a list of all the domains you asked for info on and their age, like this –
Matthew Barby did an excellet video for his blog Find my Blog Way which covered this entire tool’s suite in one. I’ll let him give you an idea of how to use it –