That's amazing man! I downloaded link-assistant. I had been looking for that software for a few days, I never remembered the name. Then I recognized in your screenshot.Use a crawler like Screaming Frog, Xenu Link Sleuth, Integrity (Mac), Ahrefs, etc. Most of those have a free version that will get you the info you need and spit out a spreadsheet, which you can add to manually from there. There's even ways to map out your internal linking in a graph:
That's cool to see how you're flowing your Page Rank but nobody is adding in external links yet to influence that flow. Ahrefs has the data, I wish they'd cook that up.
It's link-assistant.com software. More precisly it's the "website auditor" of their software. A very helpful tool. It shows me every internal anchor text.What tool is that?
Not from what I could find. A few days ago I was searching for that function for an hour with no success. With Link-assistant I found it after a minute.
Ah, I see, I was worried that would be the case. I'll try it anyway because I can put the banner in a prominent place above the fold, while my product links are less visible. So I'm hoping the increased visibility will outweigh the reduced conversion rate. I actually got two sales since adding the banner yesterday, but that's random luck lol.Nowhere near as good as text links and image links in your posts. It'll probably shake out about the same as Adsense would depending on where you place them, except you won't get paid on the click. You're far better off doing pre-sale work and sending the user to specific products than just shooting them to Amazon for a general category and hoping for the best.
Thanks!It's link-assistant.com software. More precisly it's the "website auditor" of their software. A very helpful tool. It shows me every internal anchor text.
Looks like it, I thought it was sitebulb for a moment. I had a trial of it a while ago when comparing it to Xenu/Gephi internal link maps.
You can do a vlookup formula on the table of 11k emails to check if they are in the table of 2k emailsI have 2 email lists:
2000 people who opted in after changing GDPR settings. They are now subscribed to a newsletter.
11000 people who opted in before GDPR, which was also mixed with the 2000 GDPR approved users.
Does anyone know of a simple (Google Sheets?) way to "subtract" the 2000 GDPR approved users from the 11000 person list?
I want to email the 9000 remaining people saying "if you want to opt back in, do x y and z", but don't want to fk up and confuse my 2000 good subscribers.
Thank you for an excellent post. Exactly what I was looking for! It sure did make me question if I should really build a PBN or not.@Olov, the risk surrounding PBN's is entirely around the footprints you leave that make it possible to map out the fact that it's a PBN. Whether you get to that point or not depends on what kind of stuff you do on-page in terms of linking patterns.
The thing to realize too is that all PBNs come crashing down, no exceptions, and sometimes they take your money site with them.
You need the PBNs to share common link targets beyond just your own site and that does not include link sales or multiples of your own sites. Think about it in terms of "sites 1-3 link to X, sites 2-4 link to Y, sites 3-5 link to Z, sites 4-6 link to A" and all kinds of rotations. The game isn't always to not have a footprint, because you will have some. The game is to blur the footprints and dilute them enough that they don't know who's to blame for the PBN. Is it created to support your site or the 20 other sites that all get linked across all the properties. Of course you mix in lots of single random targets.
But in terms of hosting there's a lot of footprints out there that people doom themselves with because they don't know about them. Do you know what a Start of Authority Record is and how it's generated and how to read them? 99% of PBN builders have no clue about that and are doomed when they start.
Yes, I would have them on separate IPs. No, I would not have them on the same nameservers. It's very unlikely that that batch of sites would all have the same nameservers and all link to your site. Do you know how to set up custom A Records and custom nameservers?
There's a LOT to doing this properly to the point where it's not really that time effective or cost effective. There's a lot of overhead to keeping a good PBN live. If you're doing it right, you don't even have a PBN. You have a collection of 4-6 more money sites that just so happen to link to your other money site once or twice.
There's a reason almost all PBNs result in being used for link sales. Recouping the investment becomes important and it becomes obvious that the quickest way to do it while maintaining a similar but higher risk is to sell links. That shortens the lifetime but at least you break even and likely make some money.
My recommendation is to NOT build a PBN. It's not worth the time or money, and it's not worth getting on Google's bad side.
What I recommend is thinking of the internet as your PBN. You want sites on different IP's with different owners and different nameservers and different out-bound link profiles? The internet can be your PBN and you don't even have to pay for nice domains, hosting, or content. You just have to do some clever marketing and outreach.
Olov, I think people don't quite know small markets like your swedish market. Google doesn't have the same reach, interest or ability to monitor PBNs there. Charles Floate said this in the most recent Authority Hacker podcast specifically about Scandinavia. I know that it's the defacto linkbuilding method in Sweden and similar, but I still agree with Ryu, that it's a bad idea.Thank you for an excellent post. Exactly what I was looking for! It sure did make me question if I should really build a PBN or not.
The thing is that I operate in a small country, where most of the competition are small and big companies. They have manpower, money and networks to push me down the hill. Don't get me wrong, I know the importance of keywords and competition analysis. I just decided to go against the fairly big/medium guys on a new project.
Unless you're doing local business sites, could you use multi-language as a way to rank them?You can then link from those to your main sites. I think @Ryuzaki is against this as well, but I think for our smaller markets, we have to do some different stuff cause it's much more difficult to get organic links here.
I do this.Unless you're doing local business sites, could you use multi-language as a way to rank them?
For instance, build it in Swedish, then translate the whole thing to English and run the site in both languages. Do some local swaps and building for the Swedish pages and then use the English pages to use the more traditional strategies?
I appreciate your input, Bernard. Very informative!Olov, I think people don't quite know small markets like your swedish market. Google doesn't have the same reach, interest or ability to monitor PBNs there. Charles Floate said this in the most recent Authority Hacker podcast specifically about Scandinavia. I know that it's the defacto linkbuilding method in Sweden and similar, but I still agree with Ryu, that it's a bad idea.
It simply consumes so much time, that could be better spent on your own site(s). I think, long term, it's a real shame to spend so much time on a time limited asset. I am not against using PBNs somewhere like Sweden, but I would only do it to go after highly luctrative niches like loands, internet providers and similar and only if I had an aged domain and only if I knew I could do it.
Instead, I suggest you use your expired domains to make various smaller money making sites. You can then link from those to your main sites. I think @Ryuzaki is against this as well, but I think for our smaller markets, we have to do some different stuff cause it's much more difficult to get organic links here.
I would wait the 60-90 days - leaning towards the full 90 days before doing anything else. This is Google testing whether you are doing SEO or something, if you disavow or change something further, you'll get dropped from the top 100.How long would you wait if you were in my situation?