I enjoy testing out the various tools and products that are offered by SEOs to see if I can boost my online income from my niche sites. We all know that gaming Google is a short-lived thing, but it is still a fun game to play. In fact, I signed up for RankHero back when it was first announced and enjoyed almost a year of sweet profits from one of my sites thanks to the links that I got from it. I knew that it was only a matter of time before Google penalized sites using links from RankHero, but it was almost a full years of epic earnings for me before RankHero and other public PBNs were penalized.
As soon as that happened, I started looking for services that did not get hit so that I could test them out. Only one of them stood out among the rest – Private Inc. from Glen at ViperChill. I’ve followed that blog for a few years and always thought that Glen was a decent guy delivering real value when most other gurus in IM deliver shit stacked upon shit that is glossed over with sugar and puppies.You see, Glen claimed that only a teensy portion of the Private Inc network was hit. Needless to say, I couldn’t wait to part with my $300 to give it a test drive.
Honestly, I wish that I had better things to say about this experience. Sadly, it didn’t take long for the sugar and puppies to fade away and reveal the tower of shit that is Private Inc. But, let me break down the good and bad about this service so that you can decide if you want to give it a try or not. Before you read ahead, know that this is all my personal opinion and it is based on paying for this service and actually seeing some of the sites that my links were placed on. How did I see the sites? They showed up in my GWT account under sites linking to the site. Since I’d built no other links to the site, and my requested anchor text was used, it was easy to concluded that I was seeing Private Inc. sites. And about 10 minutes in Google and ahrefs led me to hundreds of other sites that seem to be Private Inc. sites. That being said, the information below is based only on the sites that were linking to my money site.
The good: your backlinks come from sites that average around DA25, the links are powerful and I was able to quickly gain page one rankings, customer service is good if you have any questions for them. Basically – the links work as advertised.
The bad: several of the sites linking to my money site were actually deindexed, many of the domains were things like “oxy735.com” or foreign language words (with a foreign language history on the domain), the sites were painfully obvious that they were PBN sites, not niche-relevant sites, easily identifiable footprint as all the sites linked to the same people’s money sites and all sites had the same number of posts and all on WordPress. Basically – not exactly as advertised and very easy for Google to find/know it is a PBN site.
Conclusion: I don’t think this is worth the cost if you want to use it on a money site that you intend to keep and nurture. If you’re looking to do a churn and burn niche site, then this is a great buy as the links are quite effective. For me though, the footprint and large number of deindexed sites are just not worth the price when it’s a site that I want to earn from for a while. It’s too bad too cause I’d have no problem with the $300 recurring monthly fee if the links were rock solid from high quality sites that were niche relevant (or close to it) with no obvious footprint and not all on WordPress.
This is based on my experience, so know that yours might not be the same. Just something for you to consider if you’re weighing the pros and cons of spending this kind of money on backlinks for your money site that may or may not be questionable.