This is Don Carter, reporting live from the war zone. The highly fortified and last stance of the SEO’s, fort “PBN” has been breached. Not breached by the attacks, but for the fact that the leaders didn’t had the courage to keep going on! One of the leader of brigade “Hayden Miyamoto” is reportedly seriously wounded with 600 PBN domains de-indexed. Another guy “Spencer Haws” lost the courage after just the 1st attack and joined the enemy lines aka Google. It doesn’t end here… The other soldiers [SEO’s] are also reporting they are seriously wounded… but the war has just started and we will decide how and when it will end!
Really, the phrase “SEO is dead” & “PBN are dead” has been echoing in the corridors of SEO forums, blogs and other websites. The guys who should have become the beacons of light have not only gave up, they are now spreading the false information and trying to discourage the SEOs.
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The de-indexing of poorly built PBN was not that big of a loss, but the misinformation & fear spread across the board was 300X more damaging. Just imagine, what message are you giving to the new comers or those who follow you?
Slow clapping… Well done Google, you have fulfilled the assignment of spreading fear!
Take a look at the following reply on a Warriors Forum thread:
Google have been attacking different types of links one after the other. PBN’s seem to be the focus now. It is like one of the last few remaining forts left for SEO’ers after all the other forts fell one after another.
I was not expecting anything better from that place to be honest.
Now here’s my conclusion…
SEO is still alive and extremely profitable if done right. The guys who got their PBN’s de-indexed must have made some serious mistake in the process. I am not a big fan of PBN as GSA SER still do the job extremely well for me. I only had a small 50 domain PBN and it is all good. I left a comment on NoHatDigital about 2 domains getting de-indexing, but later found that it was the ScrapeBox which failed on me. All domains are still kicking and going strong.
Another thing I can think of is the latest PBN hype on the forums, training videos from every SEO blog and the over-hyped product “Cloud PBN”. The SEO gurus pushed that product really hard and tried their best to make the PBN main stream. The result was obvious.. Noobs rushing toward auctions, expired domains marketplace, setting up crappy PBN on SEO hosting and then whining about getting PBN’s de-indexed. Sure, there were some guys like Hayden who are a professional in the field of SEO. I am sure they did everything perfect, but still there must be a key of puzzle, that resulted in that huge loss for them. Maybe they did everything right & it was Google trying to make them an example.
This comment of Hayden have made me wondered that finally, Hayden is also falling for trap set by Google. This was Hayden’s comment on niche persuits:
“And I agree with you Spencer. Everyone always knew this was against Google’s TOS, and it certainly expedited rankings and made a lot of people money. That being said, the sandbox and now PBN targeting is making me steer clear of SEO for my portfolio”
The future is bright folks… Be the bearer of the light for those, lost in the SEA desperately waiting to see that small wave of light. Be the one which leads the others!
Note: To Spencer Haws, really disappointed from that blog post of yours.
Till the next time,