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… Wherever you land on the private blog network (PBN) argument, it always pays to have a plan in place for when you encounter a competitor’s network. For many, the adherence to Google’s policies on search ranking manipulation resembles that of a religious zealot. For others, a PBN is simply a component part of getting ahead of the game…
Now that the latest round of Panda updates has rolled out, it is obvious that the Private Blog Networks (PBN’s) downfall was baked into the latest Panda algorithm. When the PBN’s were first hit, they were the recipients of penalties in Google Webmaster Tools for having “thin content with little or no added value.
… other people that were hit with this new penalty, but I suspect many of them will never publicly address the issue. I don’t know if this is a new algorithmic update, but that seems to be the most logical change. Google appears to have updated their algorithm to detect PBNs and then is penalizing those sites receiving links from those PBNs. Like…