Find an expired domain for private blog network

The most important thing to think about setting up blog network is how to choose domain. You win half of the battle if you have a good expired domain for your private blog network. If you have a good quality expired domain, you don’t start from scratch.

How do you find a good quality expired domain?

First what is a good quality expired domain? For those who know a little bit of this topic, they may have some idea but may not know what exactly. For example the terms DA, PA, TF, CF, etc. I will explain these terms one by one as following.

  1. Domain age – Some domain name has been registered since 1999 and has been changed owners since. From my experience, Google gives priority to old domain than new ones. However, you must be careful about the history of the domain whether they have done any spamming or not.
  2. Index number – I am interested in looking at the number of indexes such that this domain has been banned from Google before. I look for at least 1 index.
  3. DA value (Domain Authority) – This is an index that calculates and let you know the quality of a domain. It is calculated using many factors for example number of backlinks, domain age, PR and etc. Some may doubt if we could consider only DA value then. The answer is “Yes, partly.” Because sometimes information that take for calculation is not available. The number of backlinks may be lower than some big names like In later posts, I will write step-by-step for considering domain. This one, I only give you some basic theories.
  4. PA value (Page Authority) – This is also moz index. The same as DA value but calculate for specific page only.
  5. TF value (Trust flow) – Majestic collated many trusted seed sites based on a manual review of the web. This process forms the foundation of Majestic Trust Flow. Sites closely linked to a trusted seed site can see higher scores, whereas sites that may have some questionable links would see a much lower score.
  6. CF value (Citation flow) – Citation flow predicts how influential a URL might be based on how many sites link to it. Links are now not all created with equal weight – and because a strong link will have a relatively stronger influence on URLs, Citation Flow is based on stronger
  7. Number of backlinks – This information can be obtained from many sources. The most popular one is majestic and ahrefs. They can be either with charge or free of charge. If you pay, you can get unlimited information. More backlink generally mean better but you need to consider other factor too. Are those backlink from different domain/server location? Is that content related to domain? Do those backlink look like spam?

For all of the 7 factors I mentioned, I give higher priority to the amount and characteristic of backlinks of domain because they can identify if that domain is of a good quality or not.

Why private blog network is a good long-term investment

Hello my reader. You don’t have to know who I am. You don’t have to care where I come from. But what you will learn from this blog is making successful private blog network. You may have heard ‘bout private blog network can easily help boost your SEO ranking. The only problem you have is you don’t know how to do or even how to start!!!

We start from the basic. Let’s talk about what private blog network is.

Before going into what private blog network is, I like to tell you about the evolution of Google briefly. As Google main job is to deliver the best search result user wants to read. In the earlier, Google considers the number of links to web pages. The more links, the better ranks for those websites. These links are called backlinks. For example, we read this blog and find it useful, so we put a link to this blog on other website, we share it on facebook, we share it on related forum.

When those SEO specialists know that backlink is important in ranking webpages, they make use of it. They put thousands of backlinks onto a single website. Google must adapt their algorithm that backlinks will get points for ranking webpages must be only backlink from different websites, different places.

Implementing private blog network is making several different blogs on different hosts and put backlinks back to our main website. Now we are getting backlinks from various different websites.

For making private blog network, there are lots of details that we need to know. I will cover to many topic later in this blog.

At this point, there is a question, “Normally, I do SEO by posting on various web boards. Do I need to do private blog network?” If you want to control many different factors, you should do it. For example, if you post to web boards, you must follow their rules of posting. If not, they may delete your posts. However, if you have your own private blog network, you can do whatever you want. You may adjust your web so it suits to new algorithm. I 100% guarantee that it will not backfire you. If you do post on other web boards, you must find new web board and continue to do so indefinitely.

Why do I say that blog network is a good long-term investment?

We can configure our blog network as we like because it belongs to us. If we make it good, it will boost your ranking. When we make our web and want to increase our ranking on the search engine, we only need to place backlinks from our private blog network. By having blog network with expired domain, you will have the most valuable asset in the long term. Let’s compare the money you must spend in hiring other to do SEO. They charge you by keywords. The cost depends on the quality of the service providers. But the point is you must pay per keyword for rank. It can accumulate and costs you a lot comparing to making your blog network that we own to ourselves. In the long run, it is worth it as we can put as many keywords as we want. Unlimited. In addition, you can use your private blog network to generate your revenue in the future, for example by offering SEO service yourself.