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Easy Blog Networks Review: My Experience

Easy Blog Networks is an amazing choice for hosting PBNs. I am saying from my own experience. Let me explain why.

Easy Blog Networks (EBN) is a company that offers a hosting solution designed specifically for PBNs. While building it, the guys kept in mind all possible issues and difficulties PBN webmasters experience including a protection against a possible Google de-indexing.

Under the hood, Easy Blog Networks resells third-party hosting services and this is how they describe it on their website:

Your blogs are hosted on different A-, B- & C-Block IPs, in different data centers and by different hosting companies. This way your private blog network profile looks completely natural. We currently use a selection of 16 hosting providers with a total of 81 data centers. We’re adding new hosting providers and servers on a monthly basis.

However, they are not just selling the services – they add a new intermediate layer containing PBN managing tools. Very good tools, I have to say!

 

Sounds interesting? Let’s dive in deep!

Easy Blog Networks Pros

This is why I like EBN so much:

  • all PBN blog management is done from one place;
  • designed specifically for PBNs to solve de-indexing issues:
    • unique IP addresses per blog;
    • unique nameservers;
  • thanks to that, blogs have a natural hosting profile;
  • many useful built-in tools that save time while managing a PBN:
    • blog health;
    • convenient WP login;
    • grouping by blog niches;
  • auto updated stats:
    • DA;
    • Majestic info;
    • number of backlinks;
  • easy setup:
    • WordPress and plugins by one click;
    • a possibility to select a WP theme randomly;
    • each new blog get a random auto generated admin username and password;
    • and more settings to make a blog unique;
  • a great customer support;
  • a great blog to follow, in which the guys talk about the latest findings of the battle of Google vs PBN.

If you want to try it out, you can register using my link. For now, the EBN creates new accounts on the invite-only basis.

Even if you do not plan to host your blogs with EBN, I still recommend you to follow their blog. It is an extremely valuable source of the latest info about the battle Google vs. PBN. Also, the EBN guys keep developing new WP plugins that help to maintain / manage PBNs and they publish them for free 🙂 They write about them in the blog.

Easy Blog Networks Cons

And, of course, EBN has its cons:

  • this is a hosting that has pretty much only PBN blogs hosted; if Google somehow cracks it down, it will probably de-index all the blogs hosted there;
  • not suitable for mini-PBNs since the minimal number of blogs to host is 10 and it is priced accordingly;
  • since this is a new thing on the market, its tools still may have some glitches, though not critical.

Some examples of the glitches that upset me the most:

  • the metric updates are slow; from my observations, the lag is a few days or so;
  • sometimes the metrics get reset to 1;
  • the system can report a wrong indexed status
    It means that a blog shows up as indexed when in fact, it is not.
    I “fix” it by checking a website with site:<url> in Google Search; however, if the “site” check shows that the blog is not indexed but EBN shows it does, it means that doing extra steps for indexing will highly likely make your domain indexed.

What’s Beneath The EBN Cover

Let’s take a look how the blog management is done in Easy Blog Networks.

Dashboard

On the dashboard, you can see a table with your blogs and their important metrics:

  • status of the blog – deploying, deployed, etc;
  • a network each blog is on (a network is like a niche);
  • IP address;
  • index status of each blog: check pending, indexed, de-indexed, etc;
  • blog health;
  • DA, TF;
  • the date when each blog was added;
  • Login button for the WordPress login;
  • Info button to see a page with the detailed blog info.

You can sort the table by any field and perform a search.

Easy Blog Network review - Dashboard

Blog Information

If you click on a blog URL or on the Info button, you will get on the blog info page.

In addition to the info you can see on the Dashboard, you also see:

  • blog info including the blog admin username and password for WordPress;
  • DNS info;
  • detailed SEO metrics;
  • detailed blog health info;
  • backup status;
  • notes;
  • activity log.

The SEO Metrics section also shows you how many backlinks the blog has as well as the number of referring IPs. It is convenient to monitor the backlink health quickly without checking each blog manually in Majestic.

Easy Blog Network review - Blog Info I

On the right side, you can see a button “Import Content” that allows you to import a content from an external blog to your EBN one. If you want to import a content from a blog already hosted on EBN, you need to submit a customer request, and the EBN guys will do it for you. You can read more about it below in the Free Blog Import section of the post.

You can also delete a blog anytime.

Blog Health

One of the new features recently added to the EBN is Blog Health.

I think it is awesome and very convenient!

It is also available on the dashboard but here on this page, you can see all the metrics used to calculate it.

What areas of the blog you need to work on? When was the last post published? How many pages & posts does the blog have, is it enough? Does the blog have any not found indexed pages? The Blog Health gives answers to all these questions.

Having a blog looking like a normal natural one is an essential requirement to avoid penalization – and the blog health helps with it tremendously.

Easy Blog Network review - Blog Info II

Every blog is backed up and you can download the backup files anytime you want.

Also, you can add notes to any of your blogs as well as see their individual activity log. The log contains all the actions that were done with the blog: metric updates, changes, etc.

Adding a New Blog

To add a new blog, press a green button on the right top corner of the blog table in the Dashboard.

You will get to the Add Blog page where you can set up the settings of your blog.

Blog Settings

In this section, you set up the domain name of the blog, the blog network, and the blog title that stands for the WP “Site Title” field.

Blog Network is a cool feature that allows you to group your blogs based on your niches. Blogs in the same network will never be put on the same server. If you want to add more blog networks, you can do it on the Settings page.

Easy Blog Network review - Add Blog

WordPress Settings

This section allows you to tune up the WordPress setup of your new blog.

You can set up the blog tagline, choose a theme (or keep it random), allow-disallow comments and pings, add pages and make other changes.

This section also allows you to choose what plugins to install right away. It is, of course, possible to install other plugins manually later but having an ability to do it with the WP install reduces the manual time you spend on a blog.

Easy Blog Network review - Add Blog - WP Section

After Adding a Blog

After you add a blog, EBN will deploy the initial software package including WP and plugins you chose.

The status of your blog will be Deploying.

Your blog will get a unique IP address as well as DNS servers. Now you need to go to your domain registrar and change the nameservers there.

Easy Blog Network review - Add Blog - Deploying - Top Section

You can see all these activities in the Activity Log section of the blog.

Easy Blog Network review - Add Blog - Deploying - Activity Log

The Index status of your new blog will be Check pending. The system will be periodically checking the index status and once your blog gets indexed, this will be changed to Indexed.

The system will also check whether your nameservers are set up properly. Once it happens, the blog status will change from Deploying to Up.

Activity Log

In the top menu right next to the Blogs, you can see the Activity menu.

This is the place where all the notifications appear. Everything that happens to your blogs – DA update, Majestic update, indexation, etc will appear here.

I do not use it that much but sometimes it is convenient to check the log to see what has been happening.

Easy Blog Network review - Activity Log

Free Blog Import

If you want to bring your existing blogs to EBN, it is easy to do.

You import content into an existing blog by clicking on the button “Import Content” on the right side of the blog info page.

You can do it automatically by providing the URL of the old blog (it has to be alive) and login credentials.

You can also do it manually and in this case, you will need to install a Clone plugin by EBN and do a copy through it. Then you can separately upload the blog database and the blog medias.

If all above did not work for some reason – or you need many blogs to be imported – you can ask the EBN guys to do it.

Just press the button “Free Import Blog” on the left and follow the instructions.

If you want to import a content from a blog that is already hosted by EBN, you need to make a request to the customer support – and the guys will do it for you.

Other Easy Blog Networks Services

Easy Blog Networks also provide other services:

  • Content Module
    This is a service that creates PBN content for you. All you need to provide is keywords, posting frequency and spinning quality. The content will be published as often as you ordered.
  • Done-For-You PBN
    Basically, they build a PBN for you. It will include domains for DA of 10+ that are manually checked for spam and custom blogs that look completely natural. If you have any custom requests, they can be fulfilled, too.
  • Done-For-You Blogs
    This is the blog part of the service above: Custom blogs that are manually setup and look totally natural. The offer includes creating a unique author persona with a Google+ account. Apart from that, you will get one unique article, 4 pages, and a great design. You will only need to add more articles.

I have not tried any of them yet so I do not have any opinion. If you have, you are very welcome to share your experience in the comments!

Want To Try It?

If you want to try it out, you can register using my link. For now, the EBN creates new accounts on the invite-only basis.

The more blogs you host, the cheaper the price will be per blog. This makes the EBN price competitive with the one dollar hosting – if, of course, you need at least 10 blogs. 

Register now

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Some of the links in this income report are affiliate links. I will receive a small fee if you choose to buy after clicking on any of these links. Thank you if you do!

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