The Private Network is a private network (duh!) of about 500 sites in size at the time of this writing… and growing
The domains are mostly PRr 2-4s, with some plans for some PR 5s and PR6s.
This is NOT your typical Homepage backlinks network with decent PR.
If you’re familiar with Build My Rank, then it would make sense to call it a Homepage backlinks service with Build My Rank thrown in for free.
Here’s some things to think about since I ‘m posting this review rather early on in the testing phase, and it’s something I want you (dear Reader ) to take into consideration…
Build My Rank works, and works well still and probably will continue to do so. But BMR doesn’t offer up homepage backlinks with PR as part of its offering so maybe that’s part of the reason why it still works well. Maybe I’m paranoid, but if something works you don’t mess with it. BMR could easily offer up a premium version of its offering and add HomePage backlinks to its offering but he probably has good reasons for not doing so, who knows..
The main reason is that it seems to be working after only 2-3 weeks into it ( when I first posted this draft review ). I know that these kinds of links work best nowadays, but most importantly… they offer something called a keyword exclusivity feature.
What this means is that if/when you join them… if your competitors or someone in same niche as you joins TPN, then they (your competitors for that keyword) won’t be able to use TPN for the same keywords. ( sorry for the ADHD digression…)
What’s The Private Network got for us?
- Network is 500 sites and growing
- Mostly Pr2s and Pr 4s as was aforementioned
- Allows for article posting to the network. 1 article is equivalent to 1 link
- They have an outsourcing option in place for posting articles and it’s cheaper than Build My Rank’s outsourcing option (by half!)
- 100 for 97
- 200 for 190
- 300 for 270
Testing out The Private Network, The Private Network Review
I got comped a review copy of this service in exchange for a review, but since I only tested out 1 url and 2 kws, I decided to ask some other people to join this service, and to privately give me their feedback…
Overall, there were about 6 urls tested, if we include the sites that are NOT mine nor in my TPN account…
8 urls tested… for the Premium High Page Rank Backlinks
- 3 did well, saw improvements
- 5 saw no movement and sometimes even drops in rankings
The 3 that did well:
(URL #1, tested 2 Keywords) Current rankings #3, #4 – This url was dropping rapidly in SERPs and has improved significantly and maintained rankings for 3 months…
UPDATE POST-PANDA 3.3- URL is #3 for both Kws now, impressive
(URLs #2 and #3) #6, #7 Page 1 of Google – Previously was ranked lower on Page 1, and was getting about 20 high pr backlinks each
The 5 sites that didn’t do well…
Site/url 1- I think this one had some sort of over-anchor text usage penalty, or just didn’t respond well due to shoddy link building methods employed on it, to it…in the past
NOTE: This url made it to #8 of Page 1 for the main kw tested for this site, and has dropped to #14 since the links were removed, so it had some effect…just not what I had hoped, for such an old domain with 30 pages of content with the main kw in the domain name (but not an exact match domain)
Sites/urls 2 and 3- didn’t move at all, no bounces, no Google dancing, nothing, had zero effect, which is very weird…
Sites/urls 4 and 5- dropped in rankings, basically these were abandoned sites, or more accurately…sites not posted to in a while..
Verdict/Opinion on the high pr backlinks A.K.A. Premium Links from The Private Network?
Well, knowing what I know about the sites involved, it’s worth a shot, and the success rates are about average for this kind of service. These links don’t always work, and they’re not magic bullets…
You get a lot of PR backlinks for a pretty low price here, which is good, but in order to satisfy their obligations, they have to roll these links out quicker than I’d like to see them rolled out.
If you take a site with very little link juice and age and fresh content, then throw 100 PR links at it, you can’t really expect miracles to occur, although miracles DO occur sometimes with backlinks like this.
Get TPN? Yes, but only use it on one/some of your best sites.
Quick Note: I speak to ADU from TPN every now and then on Skype and he sent me RankTracker screenshots of some his his current clients’ sites, rankings etc… and they all showed upward movement within their 30-60-day time period of link rollouts.
Part 2 of this review on The Private Network has to do with their Regular Links, which are basically like backlinks you’d get from BMR, whereby your posts will hit the home page of the high pr sites, then roll off the front page after a while, as should be expected…
I tested out about 100 Regular Links on 1 url and for 2 different keywords and got 1 keyword/search phrase to Page 1, and the other one didn’t fare so well.
A Skype buddy and reader of this blog told me that the Regular Links are working really well for him and he’s seeing improvements in rankings using both types of links from TPN (Premium and Regular). (he’s a reader of this blog so he must be smart, right? )
I think this is a good service, with lots of potential in the right hands and if used towards the correct kinds of sites (good sites with age content and no penalties…)
Before you go ahead and check this out, here’s my thoughts on this service, and something I’m doing now…
Use TPN for just the home page high pr backlinks and use Backlink Banzai for all your inner linking needs, so as you deep link to inner urls with Backlink Banzai, that alone will boost your home page rankings, but adding a horde of high pr Premium Links form TPB should seal the deal, too.
I generally don’t like to provide too much minutiae and detail on exactly how you should link up your sites, but I want to see you do well as I feel responsible for your results, success, failures, etc… so…
Use TPN Premium high PR links on your home page for a keyword or phrase you might have reasonable chances of ranking for.
Skip using the Regular Links from them and use Backlink Banzai to link up the inner urls of your site
The combination of both should be pretty effective…
Check out the Backlink Banzai post here
And please use this affiliate link of mine if you go ahead and order The Private Network service. Get TPN
Additional note: There seemed to have been some delays getting login/access details after people signed up to TPN and I’m not sure if that’s been resolved yet by them, but they’re still a fairly new “kid on the block” as far as link building services go, and are adding in some thing to improve the overall customer experience, support-wise, interface-wise, and also… to improve the juice behind the Regular Links, which didn’t seem very powerful (judging form the 100 or so Regular Links I ordered from them).
Best use of this service in my opinion is to use the high PR Premium Links, and use a service like Backlink Banzai for linking up as many of your inner urls as possible.