Originally Posted by jeffscott
Public blog networking is still effective in terms of SEO but still depending on the implementation in which focuses on related interesting content.
The question is, is that worth doing with all the hassles? Does the benefit outweigh the effort?
I'm thinking why don't SEOs just guest blogging on quality and relevant sites? The result is the same: getting contextual backlinks, but just without doing all the hassles like the PBN does.
Originally Posted by jamesjennifer
I think If you are using in manual way with quality content that will be helpful for traffic.
I'm wondering if it's possible to maintain, let's say, 5 PBNs in manual way and with quality content. Not to mention maintaining and nurturing the PBNs themselves, which leads to another time-consuming tasks
Originally Posted by bhartzer
Brands don't need to resort to doing something like put up PBNs to gain rankings--they're spending their time building their brand and getting natural links.
Personally, I'd rather spend my time building my brand and creating great content rather than continuing to chase the algorithm. PBNs are a way, essentially, that you're chasing the algorithm. I did that for years and just got tired of it.
I agree with your strategy, that's what Google preaches us to do every time: create quality content, do branding, and gain natural links.
The problem is, too many times I've seen many websites that rank higher (and faster) using chasing-the-algorithm strategy like PBNs, outranking websites that implement SEO techniques that imply Google's guidelines.
Sometimes, that has just made me tempted to switch to PBNs as my link building strategy, but still not sure if that's all that worth.