On July 14th, 2014, I purchased a hosting plan for my first Private Blog Network website. GoDaddy.com has been my choice for domains and hosting however building a private blog network involves building websites on unique IP addresses, so I’m hosting my first site through HostGator.com.
Using different hosting providers will allow me to follow these 3 important criteria’s…
- Each website will have a different IP addresses
- Completely different hosting accounts (username and password)
- Location when registering, easily done using HideMyAss.com
It’s important to have this system in place since each network will consist of 5-6 websites. Registering with several hosting providers will keep us under the radar with Google as our network begins to grow.
You need to purchase an expired domain before hosting so you can point the domain name servers to your hosting plan. A domain name can be purchased several times through the same provider because the IP address applied to your domain will be that of your hosting plan. (Check bottom of post to find out how to change name servers)
Changing IP Addresses
Registering through different IP addresses will become more important as we grow our network. It keeps us under the radar allowing us to control each website as a separate user or blog owner. Flip flopping between different IP addresses across the world can be done using HideMyAss.com.
Here’s a location chart to follow…
- PBN 1 – United States (Dallas)
- PBN 2 – Europe (United Kingdom)
- PBN 3 – Norway
- PBN 4 – United States (Arizona)
- PBN 5 – Italy (Milan)
- Keep building changing locations.
Simply register and download the desktop application from within your control panel.
Check all this illustration of all the servers they have across the world.
When the application opens, you can login with your username and password than select protocol (default: OpenVPN). Finally, use the drop down box to select the server and click on “Connect to VPV”. It’ll take a few seconds to connect however you’ll see a checkmark when completed.
Register New Email Address
It’s important when registering a new email address that it’s done from a different location. HideMyAss.com is perfect for registering several different email addresses since you simply need to switch your IP address. You can obviously mix it up each time, for example, first register within United States, then United Kingdom, etc.
You can register through any email provider but MAKE SURE you use a different IP address each time which is different than your current location. When setting up a new email address, follow this criterion.
- Each email addresses should have different username and password
- Each time switch between providers: Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc
- Switch IP addresses each time to change the registration location
- Do NOT link any of them to your main email address
You’ll be mixing up hosting providers each time you setup a website. Purchase a shared hosting plan which shouldn’t cost you more than $3.99/mo. Choosing a hosting provider when creating a website shouldn’t be a problem since you have several options. Here are the most popular hosting providers from the top of my head…
The new email address should be used during the checkout process. When purchasing your hosting make sure you are logged into your proxy using the same IP addresses as the one used when setting up your new email address. It’s important to stayed logged into you’re proxy until you’ve completed the checkout process. There’s NO proof that hosting companies “mark” your IP address when registering however it’s better to be safe.
Once the checkout process is completed, you’ll be emailed the login details to your hosting. Write them down on a piece of paper so you don’t have to keep logging into your email address to get the username and password.
Wrapping Things Up…
Let’s outline the important points we covered…
1) Before purchasing hosting use a proxy to change your IP address. Using a different location when registering will keep you anonymous while building your private blog network. Stay connected to a proxy during your registration process.
2) Register a new email address which you’ll use to create you’re website and purchase hosting. Each website should be created using a different IP address and email. (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL, etc)
3) Setup website on different IP addresses which can be done by purchasing hosting plans through different providers. You have several options like GoDaddy.com, HostGator.com, BlueHost.com, Dot5Hosting.com, etc.
I’m glad I was able to keep this tutorial short since my first “3” case study posts were easily over 2,000 words. I’m going to increase the amount of steps required during the case study so the content can be kept to a maximum of 1,200-1,500 words. Moving forward we’ll get into the exciting stuff which will produce some serious results by increasing my keyword rankings. So, what’s next…
First, I’ll be customizing my website by installing a theme, essential plugins, menus and categories. After, I’ll publish content every 1-2 weeks on my website. I’ll create content for article directory’s which I’ll be publishing next month. I have some extra time so will get things ready now instead of doing it later on.
It’s important to proceed at your pace. It’s normal to build websites every couple of months and write content once every month. The good news is you have a complete blueprint to refer to as you build your private blog network.