So, welcome to my first post on Costa PBN!

“Wait… It’s just an affiliate promo!”

Ok, way too much gif action going on here. I apologize. Basically, we just haven’t had the time to put together proper content for all of you, but Matthew Woodward from MatthewWoodward.co.uk reach out to me early this month about his updated launch of Marketer Seal’s PBN course, and I had to look into it. His blog is awesome, so I really wanted to make sure I went through the entire course, before even promoting anything.

I promise to come up with “proper” content for you guys soon!

WATCH THE FREE VIDEO SERIES: They are all being launched this week! BONUS: we’re offering 2 Premium PBN Setups for everyone who buys the course through our link.

The Free Series

Now, before I even go through the course review, I definitely think you should check out the free series that he has put together. The first video is out already, and the second one is going live tomorrow.

If you’re still getting into PBNs, this video series will definitely help you out.

Here’s what to expect from the series:

  • Matthew getting into Google Analytics and Search Console showing you a $16 million e-commerce case study
  • Overview of his PBN strategy, benefits, risks, and why Google hates PBNs
  • Gets into PBN setups, how to build PBNs, common mistakes, staying under the radar, and so on…
  • Building long-term SEO assets, taking control over your linking strategy and avoiding footprints.

The videos are very well put together and go into a lot of detail about his overall PBN strategy. So again, even if you’re not interested in the course, you’ll still get a ton of valuable information!

Why Am I Promoting It?

To be honest, the only reason I even considered it was because Matthew reached out to me. We talked about our Premium PBN Setup, which is also recommended in his course, and when I went through all of the videos, I was really impressed.

I obviously knew about his awesome blog, but I when it comes to promoting other people’s products to our clients, I’m always super careful.

Especially because we’re talking about PBNs…

WATCH THE FREE VIDEO SERIES: They are all being launched this week! BONUS: we’re offering 2 Premium PBN Setups for everyone who buys the course through our link.

So Let’s Get Into It

Let me get straight into the course…

Course Structure

The course has 10 different modules, with a total of 53 different lessons. Some of the modules have super simple quizzes for you to go over, and make sure you’re understanding the training.

Here’s are all the modules:

At the end, you have a large quiz that gets you the final PBN certification.

The course content is a mix between text, images, videos, and resources. Matthew has put together a ton of resources for each module to help you out throughout the whole process.

What’s Great About It?

So why should you even consider buying it? Here’s what’s great about Marketer Seal.

#1 – In-Depth Training

Matthew goes over every single part of building and managing your PBN. From understanding the overall PBN strategy to finding the right domains and hosting, building the PBN, and managing as efficiently as possible.

The training is full of great videos, with transcripts, cheat sheets, quizzes and more. To really make sure you stay on top of everything.

If you’re using PBNs as an important link building strategy in your SEO campaigns, and you want to save time going from post to post online (a lot of them outdated) to learn everything there is to know about PBNs, then do yourself a favor and check this course out, even if it’s just the free video series!

This doesn’t mean that you’re going to do everything by yourself, but it’s going to give you a full understanding of what it takes to build and manage a PBN, the right way, without cutting corners, and most important of all, minimizing your risk as much as possible.

#2 – “Hacks”

One of the things I like the most about the course is the fact that it provides you with “hacks” to do pretty much everything the course teaches.

One thing is knowing how to find the domains, and in my opinion, it’s super important that you know how to do it. But let’s be honest, once you know how to do it, don’t you prefer paying someone to find them for you?

Of course, you do…

So, for virtually every module, Matthew teaches you how to do everything by yourself, and then gives you different options to actually do those tasks, if you want to outsource it and save time.

#3 – Resources, Cheat Sheets, and Lists

This is also super useful. It’s great to learn how to do everything in a video and written format, but there’s nothing like having full cheat cheats, checklists, lists of hosts, management spreadsheets, htaccess file samples, and so much more… All done for you.

#4 – Community, Comments, and Facebook Group

As a Marketer Seal’s student, you’ll have access to a private Facebook group. It’s great place to discuss details about the course and meet some of the other students.

In addition, Matthew has also created a discussion board for each lesson that allows you to ask questions related to the specific lesson, suggest improvements, help other SEOs and make sure you’re understanding everything for each lesson. This is a great place to ask all of your questions to Matthew, he replies to every single comment.

#5 – View on PBNs

This is one of the things I appreciated the most about the course. Some people see PBNs as the devil, his approach to it is a rather pragmatic one. Using PBNs as a link building strategy is a pure risk management play, and that’s exactly what he discusses in Marketer Seal.

PBNs are just a tool, a powerful one if used correctly, but it’s simply a tool that you can use. You have to be careful with the way you use it, but again, it’s just about risk management.

He doesn’t pretend like PBNs are a white strategy that Google loves (that would have been ridiculous), but he doesn’t promote it as the set and forget strategy either. It’s a very important part of your toolbox, but that’s what it is, a part of it.

WATCH THE FREE VIDEO SERIES: They are all being launched this week! BONUS: we’re offering 2 Premium PBN Setups for everyone who buys the course through our link.

Is There Anything Missing?

Yes and no. In terms of looking at the overall strategy, understanding how to build, manage and use your PBNs, the course has it all. There’s really nothing else that you need to know about it. At the end of the course, you’ll know exactly how to build and manage a large PBN, something that you can use to scale and grow your SEO assets.

But what’s missing then?

I’d like to see live case studies. I’m a huge fan of case studies, where people can refer to it again and again as a guide for what they need to do.

This doesn’t mean that you won’t get any actionable advice, that couldn’t be further from the truth. And although he’ll go over a ton of case studies, they are all private ones, you won’t get to see the URLs or PBNs behind them.

The sites he uses as case studies have thousands and thousands of visitors, with multi-million dollar businesses behind them, so those would obviously not qualify as a “public” case-study.

Even if it was just a small site, with some rankings and earnings, it would be good to have a complete case-study that everyone could see and dissect.

Final Verdict – Should Your Buy It?

The answer is, it depends.

If you fall into one of these 3 you should definitely consider buying it:

  1. You’re just getting into SEO and you want to use PBNs as one of your main link building strategies. If you’re new to PBNs, I really don’t see the point in wasting countless hours finding the right and most up-to-date on Private Blog Networks. Yes, you’ll have to invest in your education, but if you have the money and value your time, I really think you’ll get a ton of value from it.
  2. If you’re already using PBNs, but are struggling to keep up with everything, from domains to hosting, building, managing and using PBNs. The course is really well structured, and will most likely fill in a lot of gaps for you. It will help you not only have a better understanding of the entire process but also give you the necessary knowledge to take the most out of your investment in PBNs.
  3. If you’re an established SEO that understands how SEO works, but haven’t used PBNs before. This is great for people who are already working in organic search marketing, and what to start using PBNs.
WATCH THE FREE VIDEO SERIES: They are all being launched this week! BONUS: we’re offering 2 Premium PBN Setups for everyone who buys the course through our link.

Again, this is not going to be for everyone, but I really think you’ll get a ton of value from Marketer Seal. If you have the money and are serious about using PBNs as an important SEO asset, you should definitely consider buying this course and saving a ton of time.

Not to mention that by going through the course and really getting a high-level understanding on how PBNs work, you’ll prevent a ton of mistakes that you’re either making right now or will probably make in the future.

These can be very costly, especially if you’re doing “basic” mistakes that can easily be prevented.

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