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Creating a PBN or Private Blog Network is likely more difficult that just focusing on your content and the value it offers visitors. In this post we’ll examine what you need to have on the site and how it should be structured.

In previous posts we’ve discussed:

Creating A Private Blog Network: PBNs In 2019 For SEO

PBNs 2019 – Domain Detailing – Picking Expired Domains And 301 Redirects

Auto Posting Across Social Media Platforms – IFTTT – Buffer.com

Domain Name Register – PBNs In Mind – Namesilo.com

Every Site Needs A Backstory

Because every organic real site has one. If you decide before you create the site what it is and who made it then you’ll be able to create a site that will serve your PBN well. I’ve made site’s as if it were a school assignment in music and communication, or I’ve built a medical conference site that happened years ago but continues to update it’s site with follow up articles. I’ve built news magazine sites that promise to focus on local news that matters. Each site has an intended audience and justifies its existence.

Be creative and shake up the site’s purpose, play with the name. One site I had was aidusa.website I built a site seeking international aid for the USA because of the state of politics and our national debt. I noted our poverty levels, healthcare challenges and violence on the streets. It kinda made some sense after you look at it. That site could easily then harbor a backlink for a charity, healthcare site, legal site or a news site.

Regularly Updates

If you own one site and its this site your building you’re going to update it at least every month right? Its something you’re passionate about and you’ll find the regular updates will attract regular visits from search engines. This doesn’t scale well when we think about 10 sites or 100 sites … 1000 sites. You’ll need to read up on our Auto Blogging ideas in another article that we posted a while back.

Link Placement

Avoid … just don’t … place a link in the header or the footer or the sidebar of the site to another site. Your main “real” site doesn’t do that I bet. Why would this site? Keep money links to your target site in content. Define your site with anchor text that is relevant to the keywords you are pursuing.

Who’s Behind The Site And The Ability To Contact Them

I know what your favorite word is … or at least statistically speaking I do. It is your name. Humans love to talk about themselves and they like to take credit for something they’ve done. Websites aren’t much different.

So it looks odd when a site gives no information about the person or group behind it. The About Us section is important and just like on your money site or the important site … you need a means to contact the owner. A simple contact form or link to a twitter account is needed here. You don’t have to create email accounts on all the sites but you would be smart to create an email forwarder for the domain to one central account.

Social Media Presence

Your money site has the ability for people to share content on social media. It likely has 5, 6 maybe more social media accounts tied to it. Your PBN site likely should have something too. Use IFTTT or Buffer.com to automate the social media presence but make sure there is one.

Make a customized logo for each site.

Technical PBN Stuff Here

Dont setup a Google Analytics or Search Engine property on the same account that you use for your main account.

Have a seperate IP address or use a different host company for your various sites. Register your domain names on several registrar sites and use their nameservers or Cloudflare. It’s fine to build a template site with plugins and pages ready to be migrated onto a new domain and setup but make sure you vary them. Different themes, plugins, structure … experiment here and there, don’t install Yoast on everyone, use something different.

In the end patterns are what break us, or forgetting what we’d do if this was our only site. Be organic….and have a backstory.

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I wanna share a graphic I ran across online with you today.

According to this one if you want to impact your SEO standing all of the On Page Factors combined don’t reach even half the power of the Domains Backlinks and the Page’s Backlinks.

I often have clients who comb over their sites day after day tweaking the words on the page with bold or moving them to a header and if they spent 1/4 of that time trying to attract other sites to link to them they’d get 5 times the result.

Its one thing to say your the best, its a totally different thing if someone else says your the best. Or if someone says you’re the worst it really doesn’t matter how many times or ways you say you’re the best. It’s logical too…if you meet a person for the first time and they boldly proclaim how great they are to you, but someone else warns you that they’re full of it … what are you going to think?

We’ve discussed this a few times in other articles but when looking over the Upwork SEO projects its evident that few people understand this concept. Your page is defined by the link that lead Google to you. Sure working on the headers and img alt tags are useful, but only to support what your backlinks are saying.

Anchor text is the real keyword of search engines. This link to the best upwork SEO profile is more important than anything I put on that page.

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Rambelles softball is one of the teams open to the new DWC graduate assistantships.Rambelles softball is one of the teams open to the new DWC graduate assistantships.The DWC graduate assistantships offer a distinct opportunity for women interested in coaching to complete a CSRF master’s degree while also engaging as a graduate assistant coach with one of the ASU women’s collegiate athletic teams. Nine positions are available, one each for Rambelles basketball, cross county, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and strength and conditioning.

Katie ScottKatie Scott“The DWC graduate assistantship program offers a great opportunity for coaches to gain experience in the highly competitive women’s athletic programs at Angelo State,” said Katie Scott, associate head softball coach. “We look forward to the opportunity to work with future women coaches, as they too will be a valuable asset to our athletic programs.”

To be eligible for a DWC graduate assistantship, applicants must be accepted into the CSRF master’s degree program. Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree with at least a 2.75 grade point average, as well as at least one year of coaching experience, two years of competing in collegiate athletics, or a demonstrated knowledge of the sport requested for the assistantship. Applicants will be selected based on their credentials, compatibility with one of the ASU women’s athletic teams, passion to become a collegiate coach, and recommendations.

Once approved for a DWC graduate assistantship, students will be required to attend classes for two fall and two spring semesters and the two summer sessions in between. They will also attend two week-long summer symposiums on women in sport (one each summer), and complete 300 hours of supervised coaching, including 50 hours in athletic administration, during each fall and spring semester (1,200 total).

Dr. Veronica SnowDr. Veronica Snow“Experience is a vital part of education,” said Dr. Veronica Snow, DWC assistantships coordinator. “Our goal is to increase opportunities for women in the collegiate coaching environment. The combination of assisting the high-quality ASU athletic teams and the education received through the CSRF program allows students to leave ASU primed for success in a collegiate coaching setting. We are excited to have both the CSRF program and Athletics Department work together to achieve this goal.”

Applicants accepted into the CSRF degree program will automatically be considered for Carr Academic Graduate Scholarships. The nine DWC graduate assistantships will include a tuition-and-fee waiver and a $2,200 stipend for each fall and spring semester. Students who stick to the degree plan will be eligible for free summer housing in an ASU residence hall, if needed.

Review of applicants will begin June 10 to start the CSRF degree program with a DWC graduate assistantship in the fall 2019 semester. Graduate students may also enroll in the CSRF degree program without a DWC graduate assistantship.

More details on the DWC graduate assistantships are available at www.angelo.edu/dwc.

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The 2019-20 Military Spouse Friendly® Schools list honors the top U.S. colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military spouses as students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom and after graduation. Angelo State is one of only 196 institutions recognized nationally and one of only three public universities in Texas on this year’s list.

Dr. Brian J. MayDr. Brian J. May“We understand that the spouses of military personnel are also serving our country,” said ASU President Brian J. May. “They provide the home and family support to the soldiers, sailors and airmen who ensure our national safety and security, and we take pride in honoring them by providing the academic programs and campus support services they need to get a quality ASU education. They are an important part of the Ram Family.”

To be considered for the Military Spouse Friendly® School designation, institutions must first be named a Military Friendly® School by Victory Media. Angelo State earned that designation in January for the 11th straight year and received a Top 10 Gold Award for ranking in the top 10 of the 76 institutions in the Large Public University category.

Final ratings are determined by combining each institution’s scores on the annual Military Friendly® survey with an assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence and loan default rates for all students – and specifically for student veterans and their families.

“The Military Spouse Friendly Schools designation helps military spouses select schools that will support them in their education journey by meeting their unique needs as a part of a military family,” said Brian Hucik, Military Friendly® national program manager. “Schools that are selected for the list are at the forefront of supporting the goals of military spouses.”

ASU’s programs for military and veteran students and their families are overseen by the Office of Affiliated Military and Veteran Services, which is housed in the Veterans Educational and Transitional Services (VETS) Center in the Houston Harte University Center.

The complete list of Military Spouse Friendly® Schools is available with school profiles on the Military Friendly® website and the Military Spouse magazine website. It will also be published in the September issue of Military Spouse magazine. The only other Texas public universities to make the 2019-20 list are Texas A&M University-Central Texas and the University of Texas at Arlington.

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