So you’re looking to grow the traffic to your website?
Growing traffic to your site - especially if you’re running an ecommerce business, or earning from advertising or affiliate programs - is key to increasing your profit, getting more visitors, and hopefully - customers. To grow traffic to your website, you need better online visibility, which is achieved by improving your site’s ranking in Google’s (or any other search engine’s) results pages (SERPs).
If someone Googles your target keywords, you’ll want it popping up on the first page of Google, because as we all know too well, hardly any of us go past the first few results. In fact, 95% of web traffic goes to that coveted first page, and 67% to the top five listings.
Building a PBN, or Private Blog Network, is one of the best ways to improve your SEO rankings through targeted backlink building that you have complete control over. However, this method isn’t without risk, as whoever hosts your PBN should be tremendously wary of any potential footprints and keeping your PBN sites looking like regular web sites. Search engines aren’t too keen on PBNs, and they may penalize your money site if they figure out you’re using a PBN.
This is why it’s crucial to choose a PBN host that knows exactly what they’re doing. A host that offers great hosting at affordable prices, an easy-to-use interface, and is paranoid enough to keep your footprint as invisible as possible. Enter Bulk Buy Hosting and LaunchCDN. Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about PBNs, what they both offer as PBN hosting solutions, and how you can pair your PBN with a CDN (Content Delivery Network) to optimize your website’s performance and SEO.
What Is A PBN? How Will It Help Your Website Grow?
A Private Blog Network is a network of websites that are meant to improve the visibility and boost the SEO of your money site - or your main website.
Basically, a PBN is a network (or collection) of websites with expired domains that have built domain authority in the past and already hold some value in the SERPs. Once you’ve gathered enough domains in your PBN, you create content for them that contains links to your money site. This technique is known as link building or utilizing backlinks from high-authority websites to your main website.
Once you have enough backlinks from these high-authority domains, your main website will rank higher in SERPs. Backlinks are one of the main ways to boost your SEO. This is because the algorithms for Google and other popular search engines read backlinks as “votes” for a given website or page, so they consider it as a source of valuable and resourceful content. Backlinks result in higher organic SEO rankings, and thus a higher placement in the SERPs.
Considering the importance of backlinks for SEO optimization, PBNs are quite useful in growing your website’s traffic and improving its SEO ranking. Keep in mind that you can’t just use a regular web host for a PBN, because:
- It will cost you a lot more (what’s cheap hosting for a single page, will add up for fifty websites), and
- Regular web hosts don’t put much work into hiding your PBN’s footprint.
As we’ve already mentioned, if Google - or another search engine - figures out that you’re using a PBN, your money site may get penalized. This means it will drop in the SERPs and you’ll hardly be able to bring it back up the ladder again. You may end up having to purchase a new domain, build a new website, and deal with the whole SEO and link building headache again. That’s why it’s crucial to choose a PBN host that knows how to keep your footprint invisible.
What a Good PBN Hosting Provider Can Offer You
Bulk Buy Hosting and LaunchCDN invest time and effort into making sure bad things never happen to your money site. As a quality web host, we work to keep your PBN safe and secure, because there are some vulnerabilities you may not be aware of.
For instance, did you know that there shouldn’t be any recognizable link between your money site and the other websites in your PBN? If you register as the owner of all those websites, if you use the same IP address for them, or use the same design/template, you could easily get caught and penalized. Money and effort down the drain. Luckily, we’re here to make sure that doesn't happen.
Here are some of the features that you shoul look for in a PBN host:
- A user-friendly interface, that allows you to manage all your websites from one place
- Free SSL certificates
- Free migration (migrating your sites in from another host for free)
- Flexible scaling (you’ll be able to add websites and grow your PBN with ease)
- No PBN footprints (hosting your websites on different IPs and servers so that search engines don’t link the ownership of those websites back to you)
In a nutshell, you’ll have: a single control screen for all your websites; peace of mind when it comes to your PBN footprint; and lots of useful perks for a highly affordable price.
What is a CDN and How It Can Help Your PBN
A CDN (Content Delivery Network) is a network of proxy servers that are geographically distributed but work together to provide the fast loading of your website - i.e. of internet content. A lot of major websites use CDNs, including Upwork, Fiverr, Facebook, Netflix, and Amazon. This helps them provide users from all over the globe with quick and easy access to their content.
This network of servers replicates the content which is provided by the origin server in different global locations. So let’s say your website is originally hosted on a server in the US. If someone from another country tries to access your website, the loading would be slower due to the distance between the server and the user. After all, packets of data take longer to travel when the geographic distance is larger.
However, when you host your content over a CDN, there’s likely a copy of your website on a server that’s nearer to the visitor’s location. So when a user from the other end of the world is trying to visit your website, the website will load much more quickly, as it will retrieve the information from the nearby server rather than the origin server.
What you get, essentially, is faster loading time, better performance, and higher user satisfaction. A CDN will reduce the latency with which users can visit your website, thus also reducing page load times.
Another role of CDNs is to protect your main server from viruses, bot attacks, and hackers. Since users will have direct access only to the proxy servers, your main, or origin server, will remain secure.
Therefore, another perk of using a CDN is server security. The data on your origin server will serve only as a source for the proxy servers, and thus can’t be subjected to online attacks. When a user visits your website, they’d be going through the CDN’s servers, not the servers of the hosting company.
So, how does a CDN pair with a PBN? Well, CDNs can help you hide any footprint that your PBN may leave behind. In other words, in addition to boosting performance and improving site security, a CDN can help you solidify your SEO success by further hiding your footprint. This is because when Google sees your website, it will look the same as millions of others that are hosted on CDNs, allowing you to bypass suspicion.
For users looking for a complete Private Blog Network Hosting service that is also safe and optimized, we recommend LaunchCDN as another PBN hosting option. And it’s not just us who say it’s great - LaunchCDN is growing in popularity as one of the safest PBN hosting solutions available by industry experts.
Normally, combining a PBN with a CDN can be a bit tricky - especially if you lack the experience. But LaunchCDN makes it super easy, which enables you to host hundreds of your websites without leaving a footprint. In fact, we provide a broad range of popular CDNs you can choose from (including Cloudflare, Amazon, and StackPath). You can have different sites hosted on different CDNs.
At the same time, your websites will share the IP addresses, SOA records, and Name Servers with thousands of popular, high-authority domain websites which are, well, legitimate, so the sites in your PBN that are simply aimed at leading visitors to your money site (i.e. build backlinks) won’t stand out when an algorithm starts snooping.
Here are some of the most popular features from LaunchCDN:
- Your choice of CDNs (pick from a number of popular CDNs)
- No server footprints (our hosting setup is designed to leave no footprints that could lead to your money site getting penalized)
- Choose between WordPress or static HTML (we make it easy for WordPress and static HTML users alike)
- Free email forwarding
- Free SSL certificates
- 24/7 tech support
- One-click simplicity (managing a PBN is as easy as a click!)
Now, you may be wondering, do I need to invest in a CDN?
Truth is, if your network is still small and you’re just starting off, a cPanel shared hosting solution like Bulk Buy Hosting should suffice. In time, as your network of sites grow, a scalable solution like LaunchCDN is easier to manage and will allow you to build much larger networks of PBN sites.
A Few Final Words
A PBN is a smart and easy way to improve SEO, boost your SERPs rankings, and improve your money site’s visibility. However, to avoid getting penalized for using a PBN, you need to find a host that can help you leave no trace behind; that can help you get the benefits of a PBN without risking the dangers. Bulk Buy Hosting and LaunchCDN are two such PBN hosting providers.
If you’re running a larger network or looking to expand your business in different geographic regions, using a CDN solution is a great idea. A CDN will optimize your site’s speed and performance, no matter where your visitor is geographically located, as well as further hide your PBN from search engine algorithms.