Monthly Archives: September 2015

Free Manual Rewriting Plugin

This is one of our plugins that we used to sell but we’ve decided we’ll open source it and offer it for free.

Using WP Rewritely

There are many cases when you need to manually rewrite your blog posts: after article spinning, correcting mistakes after writers or manually rewriting your blog posts for better uniqueness.

With WP Rewritely you open the edit post page and below the regular editor you can find the rewriting window. Plugin breaks your paragraphs into sentences with field boxes for quick and easy rewriting.

It keeps the correct formatting of headings, listings and any other text styling.

WP Rewritely

Download WP Rewritely

Would you like to see more plugins?

Is there any other plugin you’d like to see us create? If there’s a plugin you commonly use but it causes issues or if it’s something you’d like to use but can’t find – let us know in the comments or contact us.

6 Footprints and 10 Issues That Can Get Your Blog Deindexed

Since the large majority of daily deindexations we see on our platform would be easily avoided by following basic rules for PBNs, we’re thinking it’s a good time to refresh that knowledge.

I categorized everything into two sections – footprints and issues. Footprints are something that can get your blogs deindexed immediately. Issues are something that raises flags and might cause deindexation if there’s more of them.

PBN Footprints

Footprints

Outbound link patterns. The easiest way to get your blogs deindexed – link from all your PBN blogs to all your money sites and never have any other links.

Whois information. Make sure to not use the same email or physical address on all your domains.

Unique plugins and themes. Don’t use the same combination of plugins on all your blogs. Don’t use the same custom theme on all your blogs.

Make sure your blog loads. You wouldn’t believe how many deindexations there are because of a broken theme and/or misconfigured plugin.

404 redirects to homepage. High number of 301 redirects to homepage from 404 pages will definitely cause deindexation. It does depend on the (crawler) traffic to those 404 pages but we highly recommend rebuilding subpages instead of redirecting.

Google Webmaster Tools, Analytics, Adsense or any other analytics and ad codes. This leaves a very obvious unique code on all your blogs, easily connecting them to one owner.

issues

Issues

Themes and plugins with different view for GoogleBot user agent. Google knows the standard response from WordPress themes and plugins. This is explicitly forbidden by Google so avoid it.

Registering domains. Use common registrars, don’t use privacy on more than 20% of all your blogs, don’t buy all domains on the same days or from the same marketplace (if auctions).

Using cheap hosting. Cheap hosting will cause issues with reliability, security and performance. If your blog gets hacked or is down when it gets crawled, it’s going to get deindexed very quickly.

No internal links. Like you see at the bottom of this blog post – link to other posts on your blog.

No social bookmarks, shares or links. Make sure to have at least a few Facebook likes and Retweets on each blog.

Posts only about commercial keywords. Don’t write articles just on commercial keywords you’re 9 . Make sure to have articles on broad topics.

Too few blog posts. Add at least 5 posts in the first week, then post weekly and later, after at least 20 published posts, you can post on a monthly basis.

Too plain blog posts. Don’t just post blocks of text but add images, videos and rich text (italic, bold, headings etc.). Most articles should have from 400 up to 1000 words.

No links to other websites. Not just authority websites but to relevant, small niche websites.

Obvious PBN blog. You know – nothing custom, just a random theme, 5 blocks of text, a few links and that’s it. Try to make someone look for at least 3 seconds before deciding if it’s a PBN blog or not.

Summary

These are currently the main footprints and issues we see when analyzing blogs on our platform. If new issues arise, we’ll be the first one to report them.

Additional reading:

PBN blog or not?

Let’s play a game – PBN blog or not? Since I’m looking at PBN blogs for days, I can recognize a PBN blog in a split second. You’re probably not any different.

Which one is the PBN blog?

PBN Blogs - 1

One was taken from the first page of the SERPs, the other is a PBN blog. This isn’t a hard question, right?

Obviously the right one is from the SERPs.

How about now?

Which blog is the PBN one?

PBN Blogs - 2

Again, one was taken from the first page of the SERPs, the other is one is our Done-For-You blog.

Harder? Definitely.

The left one is from the SERPs.

How do most deindexed blogs look?

Want to guess how the large majority of deindexed blogs look? Exactly like that Home Business Opportunities blog – plain, blocks of text, no images, no videos and no social anything. The more content the blog has and the better it looks, less likely it’s going to get deindexed.

So when building your next PBN blog – try to make yourself look twice before you categorize it as a PBN blog. Daryl at LionZeal has a great blog post on the topic – How To Structure Your PBN Sites To Pass Manual Reviews.