How to maintain and update PBNs

How to maintain and update PBNs

if you have big PBN network, Maintaining it can be a huge and time-consuming task but if you have a small network you can maintain it yourself but on any PBN you have to do the following tasks to keep them fresh and updated.

  1. Content
  2. Outsourcing
  3. Posting Frequency
  4. WordPress Updates, Comments, Plugins

In order to keep your PBNs fresh you need contents, you can write contents yourself or hire a VA who can write good contents for you, a good source of getting VA is and from these two platforms you can get good VA’s at cheap price, you can also use the services of and to get contents,  they charge $3 for 500 words articles with basic writing skills, these $3 articles quality is quite good for PBNs.

Posting Frequency

To keep your Private Blog Network fresh you need to post one article per month on each PBN site this will make your sites fresh and Google love fresh and unique contents which also help in boosting your site ranking. Each site on PBN network should have a different posting schedule, variation and randomness is a good idea for all aspects of a PBN.

WordPress Updates, Comments, Plugins

For security reasons WordPress is updated after every few months and you get a notice in your Wordless dashboard for updating WordPress, you must visit your PBN’s once a month to check for an update notification for WordPress and other Plugins and if updates are available you should update them, it takes just a few minutes to update WordPress and Plugins installed on PBN’s or you can assign this task to VA.

How to maintain and update Private Blog Network?

Blocking Comments

Comment can be very annoying when they are in bulk and they can consume your site’s bandwidth and can make your website load slowly in browsers, you can easily disable comments with plugins or manually in the setting sections.

Disable comments

You can use Akismet, Disqus, disable comments plugins etc to disable all comments on your PBN site, or you can just go to the settings–>Discussions and there you can disable comments.

Disabling back-link Crawler on your site

Google and other search engine send their crawler on the internet to search for PBNs so that they can deindex them but we have a solution for this, we can use .htaccess file to forbade these crawler on coming to our sites here is the code to do so that you can add to your .htaccess file

# BEGIN WordPress
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent .*rogerbot.* bad_bot
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent .*exabot.* bad_bot
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent .*mj12bot.* bad_bot
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent .*dotbot.* bad_bot
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent .*gigabot.* bad_bot
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent .*ahrefsbot.* bad_bot
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent .*sitebot.* bad_bot
Order Allow,Deny
Allow from all
Deny from env=bad_bot
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ – [L] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L] # END WordPress