How To Build A Web 2.0 Private Blog Network To Increase Rankings

We’ve all seen it time and time again, epic content ranking for awesome search terms.

How does it get there?

Great content and promotion play a big part when trying to bring in the top spots now. Social sharing, natural backlinks. After all, this is what google wants to see right?

What about those of us who want to rank Amazon, Adsense or any type of affiliate website for that matter?

The natural backlinks don’t come easy and in most cases they don’t come at all. Would you link to a site like that?

Probably not because chances are you haven’t even heard of it. The truth is sites like that are made to collect commissions and that’s it… Rank and Bank.

This is one of the methods I use to make an income, the 3 step income method involves keyword research, a website and backlink building.

The 3rd step can be the hardest, building links and ranking on the first page.

So let me introduce you to a simple link building method that’s perfect for these little sites.

What You Will Learn

  • How to build a strong private blog network with web 2.0 sites
  • How to setup expired Tumblrs within minutes
  • How to scrape expired web 2.0 sites
  • How to create as many powerful web 2.0 backlinks as you want
  • Why this works so well and gets results

My Web 2.0 Sites Private Blog Network Results

After many late nights and energy drinks, I’ve pumped out some great results by using web 2.0 sites to build a private blog network.

This all came down to testing and tweaking this method until I found my own sweet spot. I was shown this strategy from a buddy of mine and it works really well for both of us.

This one here is a fresh two week old page that I used for a recent test (more on that test soon).

I’ve already seen some great results considering the competition is pretty strong.

web 2.0 sites private blog network ranking improvements

keyword research

Some more current stable rankings from the same website I’m working on at the moment-

building high power web 2.0 backlinks

the tumblr redirect

What about some bigger search terms?

This is an old keyword I no longer track, it now sits pretty at 3rd. Here is my last recording from last year, ranked with nothing more than expired web 2.0s.

ranking report

So What’s This All About?

I’m talking about building a high authority expired web 2.0 network to your money site.

high pr backlinks

I buy or scrape expired sites like the ones in the image then point them to my main websites.

Sounds good right?… juiced up web 2.0s ready to go.

We have some great advantages when doing this…

  • They already have natural backlinks
  • They are aged
  • Have good page authority, usually 30+
  • Ready to drop links and send juice

If I was to build a fresh network it would take some time before the power started to kick in. I would have to use something like this gsa search engine ranker tutorial to power them up.

You can expect an increase in rankings within 24 hours sometimes. It really is instant clean juice right to your website.

Although not as strong, this is just like a private blog network but with web 2.0 blogs that are free to use with full control over your links.

How To Build Your Deadly Web 2.0 Private Blog Network

When starting a new network I base my start point on a standard number of expired blogs. I start with 24 then let it sit for two weeks once finished to see the full impact.

Sometimes more is needed or that could be enough to get me what I want. I use loads of Tumblr blogs and that’s because I can set up so many in a short amount of time.

You should be able to get yourself stable on the second page with ease. The first page is also very possible depending on the competition.

Let’s get this bad boy started.

Step One: Finding The Expired Blogs

This really comes down to how much time you have. When I first started I would purchase them but of course, there are some advantages to this and some disadvantages.

Buying them can be good to save time, you can pay the seller extra to get them all signed up for you ready to go. The disadvantage is you don’t really have control over what you get sent…. The quality isn’t always the best.

When buying you can use websites likes Source Market or Fiverr. Something like this works great.

expired tumblr

Not many people sell Weebly or Over-blog.com.

However, if you ask them to do a custom scrape for you, they usually will.

There is also a seller on Affiliate Hustle who sells all 3 if you ask him.

Scraping Them Yourself

This is by far the best way however, it takes the longest. If you don’t have time to sort through them when done this might not be the best option.

But you can expect to find gems like this….

tumblr links


What You Need To Scrape Them Yourself

I use Scrapebox so I’ll give you a rundown on the process I go through to find nice juicy expired blogs.

Just use the default settings to start with, they work fine when starting out.

First you need to gather some proxies, it’s important to use private proxies to get the best results. Go with 10 and load them into the proxy section. Click “Use Proxies” if it’s not checked already.

You will need to upload some keywords. You can find some general large keyword list online by doing a Google search or give this old 100k list a try. Scrapebox also has an in-house scraper if you want to scrape some keywords right from the software.

In the top custom footprint bar is where you enter the site you want to scrape, For example, I’ve entered “site:tumblr.com”

Next Click “Start Harvesting”.


When the harvester pops up choose the engines you would like to use from the left. The ones I’ve ticked below work great.

At the bottom double check that you are using server proxies, you want to save your own proxies for the next steps.


Now start harvesting, I leave mine going for 24 hours and that’s enough time to collect a large amount of URLs.

Once the harvest is done you should have millions of URLs, it’s time to trim things down.

First you want to click “Trim” and a drop down menu will show up then click “Trim To Root”

The same goes for removing duplicates, click “RemoveFilter” then “Remove Duplicates”.

Now in the top menu click “Addons” Then “Show Available Addons”. You want to install “Scrapebox Alive Check” then open it up.


You should now see the alive checker window popup.

You can then import the URLs from the harvester in the bottom left corner. Also, make sure you tick “Use Proxies” because now we need our private proxies to keep things running smooth.

The last thing to do is click “Setup” and delete whatever’s in there then enter “404”. Now click “Ok” then “Start”

easy vps 4

Once finished click “Export” on the bottom right then “Save All Alive To Harvester”.

easy vps 2

You should have a list of expired web 2.0s you can use as backlinks to your websites. There is one more step and that’s finding the most powerful ones. I do this by checking the Page Rank.

As we know Page Rank is dead now but it’s still a good filtering system. The higher the page rank the older they are and the chance of finding ones with awesome backlinks is higher.

Click “Check Pagerank” then “Check URL Pagerank”

Once you have done that you can then export them to a text file by clicking “Export URL List”

checking tumblrs urls

You should have a decent list of URLs to go through once done. It’s time to sort through them and find the available ones.

Step Two: Claiming Those Gems

Before we get into this, not every Tumblr is going to be free. Scrapebox checks for 404s however, most of the time Tumblr still won’t let you sign up to them.

There is really no way around this unless you create or find a bot that checks real 404s. Scrapebox is good but it does lack in this department.

Find yourself a website that checks Page Authority. I go with 99Webtools, because it can check 50 at a time for us.

You might need to grab yourself some extra e-mail addresses to register the blog if you don’t have any already. I purchased 1000 from these guys about 6 months ago and I still have plenty left.

This next step is very important!

You should use a different IP each time you sign up a new account.

You can stretch it out to 3 accounts per IP max, if you use the same IP to sign up a large amount of Tumblr blogs they will soon start banning them.

I’ve made this mistake before, I got lazy made 10+ accounts then when I checked them a month later they were all gone.

You can use a program called IP Vanish for VPN access, so you can change IP with the click of a button.

Once you have a VPN setup, open up Tumblr and have your URLs ready in the page authority checker. All you need to do now is take the username and try to sign up with it.

Keep doing this until you find the free accounts.

tumblr 2


Step Three: Dropping The Web 2.0 Backlinks

This is by far the easiest part, this is why expired web 2.0 network builders like to use Tumblr to drop links to their money sites.

You don’t need fancy articles, all you need is a picture and a few lines of text. Tumblr is an image platform so it makes sense just to roll with it.

expired tumblr blog

Easy right?

Just like that, web 2.0 backlinks are created in seconds, sure it takes a while to scrape them but it’s worth it!

If you want to buy them then that’s fine they work just as well, you will usually need more of them to get more juice that’s all.

The only other thing I do is upload an avatar and I might change the themes on some of them every now and then.

When it comes to the Weebly or Over-blog.com blogs you will need to upload an article, this is why I don’t do as many when starting out. I want to see what the Tumblr’s will do first.

Step Four: Keyword Ratios

Branding plays a decent part in ranking now so getting the right ratios can make or break your rankings. I’ve had rankings drop off the radar within 24 hours just because I used my exact match keyword 1 to many times.

I use the expired web 2.0 networks for branding and keyword variations. I save the big pushes with exact match keywords for my private blog network with strong domains if I need to.

What I typically do is sort my expired web2.0s from weakest to strongest. I’ll use the weak ones for naked URLs and branding anchor text, with the stronger ones I’ll use keyword variations.

I head over to LSI Graph to get some variations to use.

To finish it off for good measure I’ll add a few exact match anchor text on my strongest web 2.0s just in case Google wants to give it that extra push for me.

And that’s how you create an epic web 2.0 network…. It’s not over yet though, there are some issues to address.

What Have Tumblr And Weebly Changed Recently?

Nothing really…..

They have changed a few things over the last few months or so but it hasn’t had any negative effects. In reality, it become a blessing in disguise making it easier to find better blogs

Let’s start with Weebly and the “we won’t index you saga”.

weebly index

As you could imagine this became a problem, Weebly is telling us our free account won’t index the blog.

This is really just a good business move on their part forcing free users onto a paid account, well……

We can force things as well!

All we need to do is run a force index with the Google Url Submitter, this ignores the robots.txt and crawls the site anyway.

add url

Tumblr’s Sneaky Little Redirects

This recently just happened over a month ago and now a lot of network builders have come to the conclusion that Tumblr is useless for link building.

Instead of just linking out to your money site link, Tumblr has a new redirect in place like this href=”http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z” + your URL.

I just had to test this for myself to see if the juice still flowed, after all Tumblr plays a big part in this strategy.

Two weeks ago I ran a test with 42 expired Tumblr blogs and these are the results…


This was a fresh page so these jumps are very good especially the bottom one.

Then a week later the rankings have increased even more. You might notice these from the start of this article, the bottom keyword is sitting at 16 with a keyword competition of 41… not bad at all.

new ranks

So, Tumblr still passes juice and Weebly will still index. Everything is all good!

Why Do These Work So Well?

This really comes down to age and the backlinks they have.

You build private blog networks with expired domains because they’re aged with backlinks, It’s the same concept.

In most SEO campaigns you will find web 2.0s being used and for good reasons. They work for all types of scenarios like diversity or pushing ranks.

The difference when using new ones is they’re fresh and take time to power up with the other tiered links you need to build to them.

Using expired web 2.0s to get me stable on the second page for my keywords then pushing them the rest of the way with my own personal private blog network works really well.

web 2.0 backlink strategy

Remember, Google want’s to see that Authority.

Wrapping It Up

If you want a quick and easy way to grab some good web 2.0 backlinks then buying Tumblr’s and throwing up those links is a fast way to do it.

You can build massive private blog networks with web 2.0 sites ready for links to existing or new websites you might create.

It’s up to you if you want to use these web 2.0s for one site or multiple sites. I link out to 2-4 websites max so I don’t have too many outbound links spreading the juice around.

When scraping the sub domains this video from Dillon who has helped me a lot in the past with this will explain the scraping if you have trouble or you prefer videos.

You don’t need to limit yourself to the web 2.0 sites mentioned above, that’s just what I prefer to use. There are many footprints you can input into the scraper to build your own private blog network.

Feel free to leave any questions in the comments below and I’ll see you at the top of Google!

355 Responses

  1. Manuel

    Great guide Franklin, i haven’t test it yet but look promising. I will try it now and give you an update after. Again thank you for a great guide!

  2. Lewis Ogden

    Great guide Franklin, I was thinking about the Tumblr new redirects the other day and came across your blog and the post you made about it.

    I was pretty glad to see you had already done some testing as I have a ton of Tumblr sites I had gathered and wanted to use them – so I will be putting them to good use.

    Thanks for doing the research on this I’m glad they still work as web 2.0’s re a great way to build a “cheaper” PBN.

    – Lewis

  3. Itai

    Excellent article, very informative and actionable as usual

  4. Matthew Woodward

    Glad you enjoyed it!

  5. Matthew Woodward

    Please come back and let us know how you get on!

  6. Matthew Woodward

    Hey Lewis,

    Long time no speak – how goes it?

  7. Lewis Ogden

    Going well thanks buddy, I’m always here in the background watching what’s going on! Hope things are going well your end?

  8. Ashutosh

    Great article Matt and Franklin, I have been following you guys very closely and to that weebly thing yeah that not indexing made me worry a little. That Google add URL uses the webmaster to index the links do you suggest to use them on main account or create a dummy one and use that.
    Also I used a premium indexer to check if weebly getting indexed or not but I got no results. Let’s see if it get indexed soon.

  9. Franklin Hatchett

    No problem glad you enjoyed it. Yea web 2.0s are a great way to move those rankings up then finishes them off with a few PBN post if needed.

  10. Franklin Hatchett

    No worries definitely give it a go. You will see some nice improvements once you have a decent amount o expired web 2.0s pointing to your main money site.

  11. Danny

    Nice post, I use this strategy too. For scraping I use domain hunter gatherer, it works very well and save some time. I found a lot 40+ PA tumblrs with it. Good news is with weeblys I stopped scrapin them and with your little trick…..Thanks! I’m going to scrape some weeblys! Just a question… Do you have a list of Web 2.0 which moved to nofollow links from their site?

  12. Ted Gray

    How long do you think these methods will be viable?

  13. Nacho

    Hi Matthew, nice post.

    [[sorry for my English]]

    I wonder about some noob questions:

    1. If you only use tumblr subdomains, you are linking only from tumblr. Is that a problem?
    2. Do you only link from tumblr and weebly or use other web 2.0?
    3. When you look for the other web 2.0, do you use the same footprint (site:domain.com) or another?
    4. For example, for weebly do you use site:weebly.com?

    And now i have a question that breaks my head…

    5. Do you still use GSA? Which is your favorite technique for linkbuilding today? (please don’t take into account the seriousness of the project, just think, for example, you wanna rank an Amazon affiliate microniche, specially long tails that start with “buy” or “best”)

    Thank you!!!

  14. Gurjit Singh

    Thanks Franklin for the last bonus tips. But you lied man….in your newsletter :P

  15. Kate Walls

    Hey Matthew, you write awesome as always.
    I’ve just one small doubt, can we get weebly accounts too like tumblr?
    Sorry, I’m newbie in SEO.

  16. Anisul

    Nice article. But what’s the possibility of finding a free subdomain to register? Does it work for other web2.0’s like hubpages, wordpress etc?

  17. Moses

    I could have sworn I’ve seen gigs offering this on fiverr : P

    Did you try ranking amazon product pages or youtube videos? Perhaps rank some lucky random person’s product page (sriracha keychain bottle) as a case study lol.

  18. Mayank

    Hey Matthew Woodward
    we can use this process on long-term blog its safe or risk?

  19. Humayun

    Great details as usual…

  20. Matthias

    Hey Franklin!

    Why do you only use tumblr, weebly and over-blog? What about other Web 2.0 platforms?

  21. Swadhin Agrawal

    Informative one Franklin,
    I am surprised how you can get good heck of gems using sites like fiverr. I am yet to try anything grey or black hat (I have till now only banked on white hat simple power of content) but I think its time to give it a rolling baby.


  22. Dave

    Good guide. My question is with the force crawling the Weebly pages. This means you would need to create a new GMail account for every Weebly (Im assuming the obvious here and say this should not be the same GMail address as you have the money site WMTools on)?

  23. Nathan

    Hey Matthew! Great article man!

    I’ve come from Franklin blog, and I’m using this strategy for the last month. I’ve ranked a keyword with competition of 14 on the 4th place of google in one month.

    This page which i”ve ranked is my homepage. I’m trying to rank other for pages for the same site… They should be the same difficult to rank or the home is easier??

    Franklin also wrote in his blog that he starts with 10 tumblrs and wait for 2 weeks… You start with 24 tumblrs, is it safe??

    Thanks man! Aewsome work here!!

  24. Michael

    Nice Article and thank you for that. But I would respectfully disagree with just putting a few lines on web 2.0 and linking out. I suggest putting atleast a 500 word article so that tumblr won’t ban you. Also, What about getting them indexed faster? Any tip?

  25. victor

    As usual, you dropped yet another epic article. Boys at webprofits (aus) mentioned you as one of the top cats to follow his blog, glad i did

  26. Bogdan

    Good tutorial. I have been using this technique in the past but will get back to it soon. I have my own method of scraping and using more then just SB. There is only so much we can do in a day.

  27. Shohel Rana

    I just run a new project and also thinking to use expired web 2.0 methods.As I already have owned old web 2.o which has good PA and DA.Will back soon with my testing result.Thanks for awesome guideline .

  28. Michael Curry

    Thanks for the Weebly indexing tip. I use the indexer all the time but didn’t think to try it with Weebly.

  29. taufiq

    how many articles per web 2.0 we need? do you use only 1 article per web 2.0?

  30. Lee

    I am using tumblr too but when when i check google mastertool , no backlink from tumblr, nothing :(

  31. Dave

    Regarding the Weebly Google URL submissions, I assume you would need to do it from unique Gmail addresses and not the one linked to the money site?

  32. Dave

    ignore previous comment :) im just eager!!

  33. Harrison Maina

    Great tutorial, this sounds great. Can’t wait to try.

    Regards from Africa.

  34. Tanvir Zafar

    Fabulous Article Matthew (y)
    What if i use this technique to rank any post (moderate Competition) of my long term blog?
    Hope this will work more fast there.
    What is your views at this @Matthew ?

  35. Jon R

    Surely if they are expired all the links will then just be 404 pages, is there anyway to redirect these using tumblr ?

  36. Nayeem

    Hey ,

    Thanks for your very informational post…

    How many Tumblr blogs required to rank a site which has a keyword difficulty of 25 in LTP according to you? And to how many money sites I can link 1 tumblr blog ?


  37. Ashish Singla

    Just a quick question:
    Is it ok if we put our site link on number of Tumblr different blog. Because it is not going to increase referring domains in Backlinks.
    Is it effective?

  38. Alex

    Any suggestions on what thew tumblr should look like, I mean do you just stick a relevant article on with a link? What type of link, does it matter. How many from each tumblr? does it need to be at home page on tumblr or can you do other posts with other links? Can you scrape for weebly with scrapebox had it long time ago and might jump in again?

  39. Purwanto

    Mintilihir (awesome)! Thank you Franklin, I will try it!

  40. Mpyquickidea

    How many links we can give from one tumbler site to our money site?

  41. Gaurav

    wow. this was so nice !

    sounds a very legitimate idea to me..
    Thanks a lottt !!

  42. Alex

    Hey Matt,
    Great piece there. Thanks for the info.

  43. Jim Swan

    Hey Franklin, thanks for the great guide…

    “All we need to do is run a force index with the Google Url Submitter, this ignores the robots.txt and crawls the site anyway.”

    Are you creating a new Google account to sign in with when submitting the Weebly Url? A new account for every new Url?


  44. Ashish

    Great guide, would love to try this. Currently I am in the middle of your PBN course at marketerseal.com. Bit confused, should i buy scrapebox and try this simultaneously or concentrate on PBN first. Please advice.

  45. Jason

    Pretty cool guide I was wondering if these were still effective :)

    First post on here Matt been following your site for a while

  46. David

    I am totally new to this technique and it is terrific. Do I get the dedicated or the semi-dedicated proxies? Thanks.

  47. Ryder

    Is it good to scrap from any niche or just related to our money website?

  48. Donald

    Thank you for sharing this great article Frank. Just wanted to say that you can also check the PA using Scrapebox Page Authority Checker, just need to add moz api keys

  49. Edgar

    Vowww!!..superb!!.. excelente info…!
    this guy Knows more than Matt Cutts :)

    Thxs Matthew

  50. Charlie

    What tool were you using that showed the keyword difficulty?

  51. Ian Hamshaw

    Fantastic actionable article.

    Scrapebox running.


    – “You should use a different IP each time you sign up a new account.”

    Do I need to access the accounts using a different IP after I have signed up and want to return to change/add links?

    – “You don’t need to limit yourself to the web 2.0s mentioned above, that’s just what I prefer to use. There are many footprints you can input into the scraper.”




    Most importantly I cannot find where to add my pretty face so you can see who is writing this! lol

  52. asjad

    Do I need relevant niche tumblers or general tumbler works fine?, actually I am building niche site which has keyword competitiveness 30, therefore I want to create this network

  53. ken

    I have used your method to fore google to index Weebly, but it seems that something unexpected happened, just like this: A description for this result is not available because of this site’s robots.txt – learn more.
    how about the weebly blog?

  54. سئو سایت

    good tnx this post is one way secret seo nice !!!!

  55. Shay

    Nice post Franklin,
    But here’s something to think about when building out those weebly’s.
    Even after doing a force index on them, they’re not really indexed.

    If you do a search for a phrase or a sentence in quotes from their articles you will see that it’s not showing up on google.
    This puts the whole concept of building links from weebly in doubt as we don’t know if those links are credited.

    Have you gone ahead and actually tested whether those links actually move ranks?

  56. Myrna

    I’m trying to register netgear,niknak79 but tumblr saying ( That’s a good one, but it’s taken. ) ,But when I access the subdomain then this message appeared > There’s nothing here.

  57. Eva

    Do the tumblr blogs need to have relevant content and backlinks on them. It cld be an old college girl’s blog, and then we set them up for fishing tips links back to money site.

  58. Michael Curry

    Thanks for the Weebly indexing tip – never thought to try that.
    Is there a way to manually find these pages like a search string?

  59. Nathan

    Do you guys have any kind of explanation or strategy for what to do with the gems that are unregisterable? Such a shame every time I find a PR5 PA50 with hot links and the platform shoots me down on registration. Do you keep going back and checking?

  60. nusadua

    Isn’t Weebly free version become disallow in the robots.txt file?
    Or am I wrong?

  61. Den

    Hi Matt,

    I’ve got 60 Tumblr sites ready to role – do you recommend a gradual deployment of links or just go for it?

    Is it not an issue that previously the Tumblr page would have been on a different topic (like we check for on a re-purposed PBN sites)?

    Also is this actually safe for a Money Site? Wouldn’t say, a 100 links all from the Tumblr domain to your money site be a big ol footprint?


  62. Onehalf AU

    Well-written guide on how to use expired wen 2.0 sites to build a powerful ranking networking!

  63. Charles Anderson

    What is the max number of posts on each web 2.0 would you recommend?

  64. Clint Butler

    Hey Franklin,

    We tested the work around for Weebly and it doesn’t work.

    Google bot’s can’t read the pages at all and any link on the Weebly’s is not counting.

    Check it out for yourself.

    Add your new found Weebly into Search Console and “Fetch as Google Bot” and you’ll see that it’s blocked. And that system is essentially the same as “Google URL Submit”.

  65. geomink

    Just a few points:

    a) Yes, with Google addurl the weebly page is indexed; but Google will “see” the link anyway if the robots.txt is set as disallow?

    b) What about put the link into the Tumblr description (link with no redirect) instead of inside the text (link with redirect)?

    c) The great problem is if a competitor discovers the link and tells it to Google; what about this issue?

  66. Harry

    Great post, love the method and currently giving it a shot myself, and just found 1 real doozy PA 31 71 root domains linking in!

    However it seems that the thing that takes the time is checking if they are alive or not.

    Is there any way you know of to increase the speed of this process? I am currently using 10 proxies with 20 threads.

  67. Juan

    really good stuff as always matthew, but how do we do the prospecting for expired blogs for the over-blog and weebly? do we follow exactly the same steps than with tumblr? because I can’t seem to recall we can claim expired domains in overblog o weebly. Also running a quick scrape there seems to be very few available in those two domains, Im talking like 1 in 500 ratio.

  68. David

    about “I purchased 1000 from these guys about 6 months ago and I still have plenty left.”

    Should I buy hotmail,gmail or…?

  69. Ian Hamshaw


    Scraped 250k+ links

    556 links met the criteria

    Used http://www.checkmoz.com/ to check PA and DA – it takes 100 at a time

    Used the affiliate links for the emails and proxy both quick sign ups, but you have to verify your pay pal with the emails before you can buy…Anyway from 250k scraped I found 3 accounts I was able to sign up to with the following metrics:

    PA MOZ Backlinks
    27.85 0 29
    35.96 4.27 1815
    28.12 0 2

    Now running a second scrape and going to let it run until it burns out the VPN and all the proxies. Whilst that is running I will set up the Tumblr sites. The one with strongest metrics is a ‘smoking’ related site so perhaps there is some dollars to be hoovered up on that..?

    Will follow up with traffic results in due course.

  70. NDC

    Thank you very much for your guide, Matthew. It’s a great post. But the very problem I face when doing this method is usually web 2.0 links index very slowly. Do you agree with this opinion and do you have any solutions to this? I would really appreciate if you answer this question, thank you.

  71. Ivan

    Very useful … I’ll have to try be sure….

  72. Peter Walker

    Brilliant guide, I immediately went on to Fiverr to buy some Tumblr and Weebly expired blogs and then fired up Scrapebox as well (I know I’m greedy).

    Couple of quick questions:

    1. Am I right in assuming that to find Weebly expired blogs you follow the same process in scrapebox as Tumblr?

    2. When sending links to my site, do you recommend 20 separate links to the chosen landing page(s); or, one link to the money site and then reblog the link on your other Tumblr blogs?

    Thank you again.

  73. Tyler

    99 webtools doesnt work at all Matt. Checked a few sites and all it gave me was:

    Website Domain Authority Page Authority Backlinks
    undefined undefined undefined undefined
    undefined undefined undefined undefined

  74. Matthew Woodward

    Strange its working here =

  75. Matthew Woodward

    No problem Peter, I will allow our resident expert to answer your questions regarding weebly and tunblr :)

  76. Matthew Woodward

    No problem Ivan, please let us know how you get on!

  77. Matthew Woodward

    I wouldn’t worry about it, they will reindex naturally in time! Otherwise you could use https://www.matthewwoodward.co.uk/experiments/index-backlinks-easily-revealing-case-study-results/

  78. Matthew Woodward

    Good job on taking action Ian, I wish all my readers were like you =D

  79. Matthew Woodward

    Whatever you want!

  80. Matthew Woodward

    Wow that is a great find, good job Harry!

    You can always add more threads!

  81. Matthew Woodward

    I can’t take credit for this one :)

  82. Matthew Woodward

    No problem :)

  83. Matthew Woodward

    Hahaha its possible :)

  84. Matthew Woodward

    Personally I always use the semi dedicated ones from BuyProxies

  85. Matthew Woodward

    They sure are :)

    Don’t be a stranger Jason!

  86. Matthew Woodward

    Don’t get distracted, but you can certainly use both in conjunction with each other :)

  87. Matthew Woodward

    No problem although I can’t take the credit for this one :)

  88. Matthew Woodward

    Let us know how you get on Gaurav!

  89. Matthew Woodward

    I will let Franklin answer that for you :)

  90. Matthew Woodward

    Thanks Harrison :)

  91. Matthew Woodward

    Please come back and let us know how you do!

  92. Matthew Woodward

    What is your method?

  93. Matthew Woodward

    Thanks for coming over Victor :) Do you have a link for webprofits?

  94. Matthew Woodward

    Well, Franklin wrote this as well :)

  95. Matthew Woodward

    No problem sir :)

  96. Matthew Woodward

    That wouldn’t be a bad shout!

  97. Matthew Woodward

    It’ just time and elbow grease!

  98. Matthew Woodward

    Actually I didn’t write this :)

  99. Matthew Woodward

    Probably until they stop working

  100. Matthew Woodward

    Great extra tip Danny :)

  101. Matthew Woodward

    Mwahaha sneaky :P

    I have no complaints although it’s been a rocky start to the year, onwards and upwards though!

  102. Greg

    Great post and deffo something I need to start doing.
    Can I just ask about the Tumblr re-direct – Is there anything that I would need to do?
    Instead of just linking out to your money site link, Tumblr has a new redirect in place like this href=”http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z” + your URL.

    Does Tumblr automatically do this?

    sorry might be a dumb question.

  103. Franklin

    Make sure you use the “site:” command in google to check indexing. That’s the only way to see if it’s truly indexed :).

  104. Franklin


    1. It wouldn’t be a good idea to just use Tumblr that’s why I use the other two as well. You can also use other web 2.0s those are just the ones I use the most.

    2. You can use others.

    3. yea you use the url as the footprint when scraping.

    5. Don’t use GSA on your money site. Use them for juice up buffer sites like web 2.0s. The point of this expired method though is to just use the already juiced up web 2.0s

  105. Franklin

    Lied about what?

  106. Franklin

    Probably not a good idea to links web 2.0s. Some people do it but I’ve never seen any reason to.

  107. Franklin

    This is fine for long term. These is only a risk if it’s not done correctly but with web 2.0s it’s pretty easy to get it done right :)

  108. Franklin

    Tumblr because It’s easy to just drop a link (don’t need articles) and the others because they take the least time for me to find good ones.

  109. Franklin

    I don’t create one for every Weebly. To be honest I’m pretty lazy when it comes to that.Hhowever I’ve never had any issues. Google generally don’t go chasing around people who have web 2.0s networks. A web 2.0 is just a sub domain from the main site so it’s a lot different than linking from a pbn domain.

  110. Franklin

    The home page is no different to any of the other pages, it depends on what you are trying to rank. if you have your homepage at 4th then I would now look at trying to rank your other pages and try some interlinking to get the juice running through the site. Do you have your homepage as an actual post? I usually put my hardest keywords on a large article on the homepage for my affiliate websites.

  111. Franklin

    It’s really a waste of time putting a 500 word articles on Tumblr since it’s an image platform. I was only referring to Tumblr for that. Any other web 2.0s I use articles.

  112. Franklin

    Depends on my mood, If I’m lazy I just do 1 article and see where that puts me. Sometimes I will do two articles first then 2 weeks later place another article with the link. There is no wrong way or right way it all depends on your project.

  113. Franklin

    Make sure they are indexed. Are you talking about the webmasters tool? It sometimes takes a while to show them.

  114. Franklin

    I use this method on my own blog and rank for some nice terms so yeah it works ;). I wouldn’t say you could rank any post because it always depends on a lot of factors. However, I’ve had good success with it on my own.

  115. Franklin

    Correct…. until they are registered again by us then used for backlinks.

  116. Franklin

    No idea how many tumblrs you would need for a 25 because it depends on so many other factors. You can use a Tumblr to link to multiple sites if you like but I usually do a network per sites.

  117. Franklin

    Tumblr is a reblogging service and some websites get million of backlinks from Tumblr alone and it works out great for them. It’s all about how powerful the specific Tumblr blog is that you’re link is on.

  118. Franklin

    I don’t put articles on the tumblrs since it’s an image platform. I put an image with a few lines of text, an avatar and I sometimes change the theme. Not sure what you mean by what type of link sorry. You can scrape any web 2.0 with scrapebox. All links should be on the homepage if the power is there etc.

  119. Franklin

    There is really no limit and it comes down to testing. I only do 4 max.

  120. Franklin

    I don’t use a separate account per Weebly I don’t really see the need to as I’ve never had any issues. I’ve even used my money site account before on an old site I’ve had up for a long time now with no issues. All it’s doing is telling google to crawl a site, I’ve never seen any evidence of Google using that to penalise sites etc.

  121. Franklin

    Hey Ashish, like Matt said don’t get distracted. I also use PBNs to push my sites to the top giving them that extra boost. I use this web 2.0 method and I use PBNs to give them that final push. PBNs are a very important part of ranking websites at the moment because they work so well.

  122. Franklin

    I don’t do relevancy with this method. I’m purely just looking for the strongest web 2.0s

  123. Franklin

    Yea I find it quite slow though for me but yea that also works if people prefer to use that etc.

  124. Franklin

    Keyword revealer but I also use long tail pro.

  125. Franklin

    I don’t do niche relevancy with this method I just look for the strongest web 2.0s I can find :).

  126. Franklin

    All that means is there is no meta description for the SERPs results. As long as the Weebly is indexed and you have an article on it with your link then all is good.

  127. Franklin

    Hey, yea I test everything I do and if something doesn’t work I don’t use it. In fact some of my strong Weebly blogs have given me the biggest boost on some of my rankings 24 hours after force indexing. I’ll be using them until they don’t move ranks anymore. I’ll know when they become obsolete because quite a few of my sites will drop in rankings.

  128. Franklin

    That’s because someone has already registered it :)

  129. Franklin

    As long as it;s not a p*** related tumblr then you are fine. The goal is to find strong tumblrs

  130. Franklin

    I just keep scraping and trying different keyword list.

  131. Franklin

    As mentioned in the article you can force index the Weebly accounts :)

  132. Franklin

    Hey, Tumblr is pretty safe considering it’s a reblog platform and some sites get 1000s of backlinks within hours sometimes from viral reblogs. Anyhow I do 3-5 a day when rolling out Tumblr links. As for tumblr topics that really isn’t going to be an issue because it’s the power we want, sure niche relevance might help with tumblrs but I’ve never noticed any difference.

  133. Franklin

    Hey, I do between 2-4 and sometimes use filler content :)

  134. Franklin

    Hey, works for me and nothing is blocked. There was issues in the past with Weebly strongly blocking specific countries but that would have nothing to do with it anyways.The Weebly I force index are getting indexed and moving ranks. I usually start a new affiliate site every month and use Weebly blogs and they are still working well for me and a couple of my mates who still use them.

  135. Franklin


    a) I’ve tested this many times and the Weebly blogs are still working and moving ranks.

    b) Yeah you can do this if you like

    c) That’s not really a problem, if that was the case and Google followed everyone using web 2.0s for ranking then they would be penalising 1000s a day for it.

  136. Franklin

    Hey, It works just the same and if you are having issues finding them then you need a bigger more unique keyword list :)

  137. Franklin

    Hey peter, Yip finding Weebly blogs etc works the same way. I also don’t really mess with reblogs I find it easier to just make separate tumblrs and do a unique post for each one. On the other hand, I’ve never tried reblogs so I’m not sure how effective they are.

  138. Adanza

    Great Guide. Been using this on all my rankings! PBN + this = Rank! Too bad blogspot always gets removed

  139. David

    and it will work well without any problems in registering Expired web2 ?
    Thank Matthew

  140. Matthew Woodward

    Kaching :P

  141. Alex

    So I got an account at IPA and have started posting with a batch of tumblrs I had for some time but never used. So far so good just had one tumblr acting strange as in accepts my content but just will not post it just sits there. So on with the rest and see if we can get some results.

    How do we know when the links are being counted?

  142. Ian Hamshaw

    The three test web 2.0s have all lost their juice. A complete reset.

    PA01 and Backlinks 0

    Followed the procedure to the letter. What is the likely culprit here for this reset?


  143. Attila

    Hi Matthew. I have two questions. The first is that after I signed up for different ips after can I submit posts from the same ip? And you submit posts manually or with a software?

  144. Leo Golan

    Great guide. I’ve been using this technique for years, always add many nice web2.0’s to all my networks on dropped domains. Gives a nice diversity – and always good results!

  145. leonardo

    hello matthew, only a basic question, how many Money website you usually put in the same pbn?

  146. Edy

    Hi, nice post you got there.

    I have one question.

    If i found 1 no-competition long tails keyword with the website that rank #1 on google has no description, title, heading and url related to that keyword.

    Then, I use that keyword on my 1-month old website follow by backlink technique mention above.

    How long does it take to see the results?


  147. Sune

    Hey Franklin – great stuff!
    I did a bunch of tumblrs a few days ago. Unfortunately I did the lazy version :-( I put 20 tumblrs on one account on 10 on another.. Regrets… Do you know if there is a way to export the blogs to new accounts? – so I can right my wrongs…

  148. Matthew Woodward

    You would seem them fairly quickly

  149. Matthew Woodward

    I build site specific PBN’s, eg 1 domain in my PBN only links to the money site once

  150. Matthew Woodward

    Did you check the backlink profile still exists?

  151. Ian Hamshaw

    The only way to approach this is with honesty. If you work too late and get too tired you makes mistakes.

    tumblr.com/mysite – never lost its juice at all!

    mysite.tumblr.com – has no juice

    So the switching of the site name depends…

    So is one url a sub and one a..?

    Anyway they are still working.

    Lost the last two scrapes with Powerup Hosting VPS at the Alive/Dead check stage so part two of the experiment has not started yet.

    In SB threads are governed by ratio to proxy?

    So I use 30 proxies and 8 threads. The scraping uses CPU power and bandwidth, yes?

    Alive or dead check (do I need use proxies) and this check uses up the RAM power. yes?

    On to stage two as soon as have sorted out Powered Up Hosting

  152. leonardo

    yes, only link one time for the same money site. But my doubt is how many different sites to money I can put in 1 pbn? 2, 3, 4. Typically you set up how many?

  153. Neeraj Pandey

    This post has boosted my knowledge. I am surely now going to see some rankings.

  154. Abdul Haseeb

    Your article is really awesome and killer!

    I have 2 questions.

    Can we use this method to build a powerful PBN? and
    What is the Google’s view on this method of building backlinks?

  155. Snow Stephan


    I really enjoyed while reading your article. I have one question.
    My tumblrs are already indexed in Google, but not showing up on Ahrefs, GWT and Majestic as backlinks.

    Is it because the new “redirect” algo of tumblr?

  156. Tui

    Hello! Thanks for the post.

    Some days ago, I tried registered an expired Tumblr. But it warned an error and I didn’t get it.

    How to registry this Tumblrs?

  157. John Shea

    I just wanted to say that I discovered Franklin’s blog about a month ago and his posts reminded me of this blog in terms of value and advice. Cool to a guest post here!

    I put a free method into action Franklin shared and I’m sitting on the 1st page for “product name review” with a few days left prior to a launch.

    This looks fairly straight forward with the right tools, might give it a shot.

  158. Matthew Woodward

    Good job on taking action John :)

  159. Matthew Woodward

    Google’s view on building any backlinks using any method is it is against their guidelines.

  160. Matthew Woodward

    I hope you put it to good use :)

  161. Matthew Woodward

    The more you put, the higher your risk is because each site in your PBN will end up having a very similar external link profile

  162. Herschel

    Thanks for a great article Franklin.
    Just a quick question.

    Can I use this method to rank local keywords such as dallas plumber, phoenix pool resurfacing, atlanta cosmetic dentist, etc etc?


  163. Franklin

    I would suggest reading the post again. You need to go through them until you find working ones.

  164. Franklin

    Ahrefs and Majestic have never been reliable on picking up links like this. As for webmasters, I found it doesn’t show them all. However they still improve my rankings. I don’t worry too much about that’s showing my backlinks. I get my backlinks indexed then move on to my next project etc.

  165. Franklin

    It’s best to always just login and post with different I.Ps, saves you getting banned. Do everything manually :)

  166. Franklin

    It’s not a matter of when it’s counted it’s a matter of is it strong enough to make a difference. Get them indexed then let the power do the rest :)

  167. Franklin

    This was talked about in the post and you can find a case study link there. The redirects haven’t had any effect so far.

  168. Tomislav

    Hi Matthew,

    I’ve got tumblr acc with PA 31; 84 root domains and 143 total links according to MOZ, but once i entered link in majestic explorer i v got these numbers:

    EB: 8.957 ; REF DOM: 5.419; REF IP: 407; REF Subnets: 318. No idea if this could be spammy or good one. Also a question, does TF/CF counts anything here or we should overlook it? Thanks!

  169. George

    I dropped links on five expired tumblrs there is no change on my kw,after 3 days when tumblrs got indexed.

    keyword – 28 low competition.

    I know this will not booost my rankings in couple days but i’m just waiting for little change.

    And last question : Do you search niche relevant tumblrs ?

  170. Matthew Woodward

    You need a little more patience :)

  171. Matthew Woodward

    Well Majestic have a bigger/better database than Moz so I tend to trust Majestic over Moz

  172. Matthew Woodward
  173. Kathy

    So far so good just had one tumblr acting strange as in accepts my content but just will not post it just sits there.

  174. Anil

    How effective is this for Local site ranking?
    Example: Washington Roofers
    Lets assume that, that local keyword is having an EMD available.

  175. Matthew Woodward

    Honestly my local seo knowledge is very weak and I would look at https://www.matthewwoodward.co.uk/tutorials/local-seo-guide/ first

  176. Mick

    Great post, I will be following, I am just starting out with pbn’s, I have also just bought scrape box for my tumblr sites and FCS networker for posting to my Web 2.0

    As you say tumbler is a image platform would it hurt to have the image link to your money site and also have a normal link to your money site?

  177. Franklin

    As discussed in the article I would start with 20+ Tumblrs. 5 isn’t really enough to do anything unless they are super powerful.

  178. Ian

    Hi Matthew,

    If I have 30 expired tumblrs would I need 10 VPNs or would the one Franklin mentioned above be enough ?.

  179. Manny Gaser

    Another great resource for link building technique, best regards!

  180. Matthew Woodward

    No problem Manny :)

  181. greg platt

    Hi ,
    Thank you so much for this amazing tutoriel.
    I have some questions please :

    1-are 20-30 tumblr blogs are enough or i must add other web 2.0?
    2-can i send GSA to those tumblr sites ?

    Thank you in advance ,i’am a little seo hhh

  182. Bob

    Hello , Matt

    I have 10 Tumblr all index But Backlink is still not showing up in ahrefs or any other tool is been about 2 month now is this normal?

    Also how may post should I do on those expired Tumblr?


  183. Ian Hamshaw

    Do we manually index the backlinks created by the Tumblrs?

    The Tumblrs help create the diversity this is why we do not use exact match keywords when creating the backlink.

    Do we need to send these backlinks to a link indexer?

    We can buy these diversity links on Fiverr, so the same question. We buy 50 web 2.0 backlinks. Do we send these backlinks to a link indexer?

    Or have I just spent too long looking at the computer? lol

  184. Ian Hamshaw

    Ha ha! Best answer ever. I will start using that =)

  185. Alex

    Hi Matthew

    Indeed great article. I’m using this strategy for the last month. I’ve ranked a keyword with competition of 10 on the 5th place of google in one month. It really works !!

  186. Kaya

    Thanks Matthew!

    Found some +45 PA Tumblr blogs with strong gov and edu BL’s.

    99Webtools doesnt work properly, i recommend the free tool netpeak


  187. Sunny

    I have a Question, IF i can manage to get 20 high PA tumblr, when will be the reaction from SEs because all will come from same IP…..

  188. Matthew Woodward

    Good job Kaya =D

  189. Matthew Woodward

    Great job Alex, I hope that brings you some traffic!

  190. Brendan Martin

    Just bought ScrapeBox and been scraping nonstop the past few days. I tried scraping WordPress blogs, and after a few hours found you can’t reregister them haha.

    For Tumblr, you might already know this, but you can bypass the redirect URL by using the post’s HTML editor instead to leave your link.

  191. Matthew Woodward

    Ahh that’s a great tip thanks!

  192. Franklin

    Doesn’t matter, sites get shared and reblogged by 1000s of tumbles everyday

  193. Franklin

    This is really up to you there is no harm is indexing them or leaving them to index without help

  194. Franklin

    Most tools won’t show the link as most of the tools are inaccurate anyways. Doesn’t matter how many post just keep them on the homepage

  195. Franklin

    you need more than just tumblr and there is no point in doing GSA to them because they should already have links. You can do what you like thought GSA can be used

  196. Franklin

    the one above works fine :)

  197. Franklin

    Can do what you like sometimes I do both. There is no specific blueprint here it’s all about testing

  198. Paul

    Hi Matthew,

    Thank you for all this information. I love your site.

    Maybe i just didnt see it but i couldnt find the information which programm you use to track the rankings? For example in the first screenshot of this post you can see it.

  199. Angeline Hollyn

    Cant seem to get that to turn out without the redirect thingy.

  200. Hendrik

    Great guide! If I set up a tumblr web 2.0, how many different deeplinks do you recommend putting at once on one tumblr? Let’s say I got 3 different articles on my moneysite I’d like to push in serps. Can I just put the 3 links on one tumblr or should I create a single one for every link?

  201. Stuart Gamblen

    Hi Matthew,

    Thanks for the great article…

    What ratio would you advise to keep the anchor text to?

  202. Victor Onokpasah

    Nice one can you make a video tutorial on this method? I will appreciate it.

  203. Matthew Woodward

    For what purpose?

  204. Matthew Woodward

    Take a look at your competitors that are currently ranking

  205. Fernando DLn

    Hi Mat! I got this now.
    1.- scrapebox to get the web 2.0
    2.- check the PA (I’m going to use majestic and ahrefs to check TF and spammy links)
    3.- register blogs with VPN – question: each tumblr with different email?
    4.- post litle articles – question: more articles posted before?
    5.- force index on google… but If we use the ADD URL option to force index… we need to use our google credentials. It doesn’t leave footprints?

    amazing post man!! amazing!!

  206. Franklin


  207. Franklin

    You can do multiple links per tumblr but just remember the more link you have on 1 tumblr the more the juice is diluted.

  208. Richard Kearsey

    Hello Matthew,

    It is really great article and worth to read it.I just want to ask you Is utilizing web 2.0 blogging to create and maintain backlinks for your money sites and niche revenue builders even worth it in the long run?

    Thank you

  209. nandu web

    Great article..Thanks for sharing!!

    Is there any way you know of to increase the speed of this process? I am currently using 10 proxies with 20 threads.

  210. Mp3 Mans

    I’ve got tumblr acc with PA 31; 84 root domains and 143 total links according to MOZ.. can u please help…?

  211. Matt C

    Great idea!
    Thanks for tips!
    I will try it.

  212. Matthew Woodward

    Please let us know how you get on!

  213. Matthew Woodward

    Help with what?

  214. Matthew Woodward

    You could try more proxies and more threads!

  215. Rogelio Alcantara

    Google needs update cached to Subdomain.tumblr.com?

  216. Boris

    Thank you for that weebly trick , i will put it to good use :)

  217. Matthew Woodward

    No problem Boris :)

  218. Matthew Woodward

    Eventually, yes!

  219. Rogelio Alcantara

    If a large number of the url is deleted, PA disappear?

  220. A.

    How many expired 2.0’s do you usually build before you see results? And do you build them all at the same time, I built 2 expired tumblrs to a site currently ranked 14-16 for a month now, and it went up to 13 and then down to 14-15 right now.

    Best Regards,

  221. Matthew Woodward

    Only if the backlinks are deleted

  222. Mohd Bilal

    Will this work for a new site which has no backlinks at all and which one is better for a new site a redirect or link building on tumblr blog.

  223. Sanu Dutta

    So, the Tumblr blogs are still passing juice. I thought they are now worthless after seeing those redirects.
    And withdrawn links from it, I think I need to empower them again. Thanks Mat!

  224. Matthew Woodward

    I can’t take credit for that Sanu :)

  225. Matthew Woodward

    Yes it’s a great way to leverage some early authority

  226. Sanu Dutta

    Oh! my bad. Thanks Franklin :)

    One more query for you…Doesn’t Google sees multiple Web 2.0 as a ONE site? Like if we create 2 different Tumblr blogs, and link out to money site. Google give priority to only one Tumblr blog (Skeptical).

  227. Franklin

    They still pass juice I’ve tested it a few times now, As for the other question Tumblr is a site when other sites and post go viral everyday getting 1000s of reblogs. There is nothing suspicious about getting multiple links from Tumblr.

  228. Franklin

    You need more than 2. I do 20 before I see any real movement :).

  229. Franklin

    I currently have affiliate sites ranked making me over $100 a day each and they have been for months. It’s worth it ;) This type of backlinking really the only way to get affiliate sites ranked because whitehat is pretty much dead for scrappy affiliate sites.

  230. Franklin

    The whole Google leaving footprints in force Url is a myth, well I think so anyways since I’ve tested it many times. You are on the right track. You don;t need to post any articles before.

  231. Travis

    Hello Franklin and Matt,

    Thank you for the tutorial!

    I have followed the tutorial and have used Scrapebox to find some expired Tumblr accounts, the problem I am having is with the emails to sign up the Tumblrs with.

    I bought two different email types from buyaccs.com, but the first ones where Gmail.com USA PVA lasted about 5 days, then they where all band. I was using a VPN no more than 3 per IP and clearing cache and cookies every time. The second batch are Mail.ru I used PIA VPN and no more then 2 per IP and clearing cache and cookies and all I get is needing phone verification.

    Am I doing something wrong? Do you have a best practice to keep them alive longer than a few days after there guarantee is past?

  232. Mani

    Hi, Matthew, Thanks for great article .

    I would like to know , How to index these Tumblr blogs ?
    How many links can i create per day on tumblr blogs ?


  233. A.

    Thanks for replying. Can I ask, over how long a period do you make those? And once you’ve made them, does it take another week or so before the results? Thanks.

  234. Franklin Hatchett

    I use mail.ru myself and yea I’ve come across this. when the phone verification comes up it should have a country code. Type it in Google then find out what county it is then change your I.P to that country and try again :)

  235. Franklin Hatchett

    Just let them sit they will index, if they don;t then force them with the Google URL submitter. As for the other question just test and see what works for you. I do 5 max a day.

  236. muhammad fajar husein

    hi, how much artikel for one web 2.0 you set??

  237. Matthew Woodward

    It depends, but you can buy them from 99CentArticles

  238. Honey

    Suddenly moz is showing every tumblr page authority 94, It’s strange. What’s the cause?

  239. Matthew Woodward

    Are you looking at the root domain rather than the sub domain?

  240. Honey

    all tumblr subdomains page authority is 94.

  241. Matthew Woodward
  242. Honey

    Showing same result to me, but tumblr subdomain authority not showing

  243. John

    I confirm: all tumblr subdomains (eg: xyz.tumblr.com) page authority is 94.

  244. Bo F

    Hey Matthew.
    Great article here.
    So do you seriously just post a picture and then a few lines? Is that enough? How would it work if I posted a unique article on my branded Tumblr, and then reblogged it out on the expired tumblr’s I have registered?

    I have 50-60 Tumblr accounts (PA 31-38… some with TF 2, 4 or 5) that I have been setting up, changed apperance, reblogged etc. to make them look alive.

    I have reblogged somewhere between 10-23 things on my Tumblr’s – is that a good or bad thing. Should I just leave them be “empty” and start adding links to my site?

    I want to use them to rank low keyword difficulty blog posts.
    How many Tumblr’s should I use to start ranking a keyword with 30-40 in difficulty (from kwfinder.com or keywordrevealer.com).

    Could I use my 50+ Tumblr’s to rank 20+ links on my domain before getting more?

  245. Simon

    I get the same as John. All tumblr subdomains showing as PA94. The subdomains are in this format (xyz.tumblr.com), as shown in the example. Any idea why this is happening? And how to check the PA of the sub-domain?

  246. Matthew Woodward

    Perhaps a bug in an OSE update?

  247. Honey
  248. Matthew Woodward

    Kapow =D

  249. Qasim

    Please describe that how can we find best tumblr subdomains with majestic, like Trust Flow & Citation Flow as in PA we need 30+, Thank You.

  250. Takagi Eichiro

    Hi Matt…
    I tried to “force” google to crawl the website…
    Yes, it is indexed in google, but it’s written in the description
    “A description for this result is not available because of this site’s robots.txt”

    It’s still ok??

    *Sorry if my English so bad…

  251. Franklin

    It wi be fixed soon they have told us it needs to wait until the next refresh

  252. Franklin

    No offence but to many questions. You will get the replies you are looking for if you just go test. I wrote this article and all I did was start testing with tumblrs. I just did it and noted down what worked and what didn’t. Yes a picture is fine its a image sharing site and yes an article is fine. Juice is juice and tumblr will give it to you no matter how you place the link

  253. Rich

    Great Article Frankling and Thanks for Sharing Matthew!

  254. Matthew Woodward

    No problem Rich :)

  255. Matthew Woodward

    Did you even read the article?

  256. Atif Qazi

    Awesome guide. You know I am actually doing this for one of my sites right now. I have a few questions: how many tumblr blogs can you register per 1 email address?

    I am currently BUYING high PA tumblr accounts. I have seen two kinds of services. One that gives you the username and password of the entire account, the other in which you have sign up the url with your own email address. So yeah, I already have about 10 accounts on one email address.

    Also, should CF or TF matter. I have a few accounts with amazing CF and TF and their ratio, others have 0. Albeit they all have 30+ PA.

  257. Atif Qazi

    Yep happening to me too

  258. Atif Qazi

    Just want to add something else.

    I have heard the most powerful link from a tumblr blog comes from the blog description because it does not have a redirect? Is that true?

    Also would you rather prefer a tumblr blog that has a high PA over a blog that has 0 PA but 100s of RD and Backlinks?

    Sorry for asking so many questions XD.

  259. Seo Palermo

    You are my star Matthew! A very actionable post.

  260. Matthew Woodward

    No problem =D

  261. Johnny

    Weebly is block google now with a free version. Is it good anymore? Thanks

  262. Edgar

    Thank G**, I was worried that maybe Tumblr had found out about our techniques and was blocking the Moz crawler on the subdomains

  263. Muneeb Dogar


    Such a wonderful post. I was having a bad time when it came to expire web 2.0 . But, But! After reading out this article, I am pretty sure that I can now rank on SERP.

    Thanks a lot Matthew <3 You are the Real Hero.

  264. Matthew Woodward

    NO problem Muneeb, although I can’t take credit for this article!

  265. Andy

    Most sellers on Fiverr, Source Market etc. are selling tumblr accounts with high PA but with TF 0. Are these accounts worthless?

  266. Franklin

    Not really worthless it all depends on what backlinks it has :)

  267. Franklin

    In the article is shows you how to get it indexed.

  268. Franklin

    Check your webmaster account and if it shows up as a backlink you are find. They always show up as backlinks for me.

  269. FernandoDLn

    Hi man!

    I have this question.Is it bad for SEO if all backlinks to my moneysite come from tumblr’s? I red that you got good results with 41 tumblrs. But is it good to have only tumblr backlinks?

  270. Muhammad Ali Silat

    I followed this article and scrapped near about 1500 expired tumblr blogs.
    But, when I tried to check it PA and DA it showing me same PA, DA and backlinks for all. I check at 99webtool and Moz. How could I find the actual PA and DA of that expired domain.

  271. Matthew Woodward

    Seems like you are scraping the data for the domain rather than the subdomain

  272. Muhammad Ali Silat

    No, I scraped data for subdomain, I did the same setups as shown in the above article. I read the article 6 times.
    Actually, Moz showing the statistics of Tumblr instead of its sub domain.

  273. Waqar Mughal

    Hi Dear,

    I can’t find metrics, since january moz showing me tumblr’s metrics, please show me any other site in which i can see metrics or give me a trick

  274. Jason

    Great article!

    When I use the 99webtool site to check backlinks for tumblrs it always says there is 2942914 backlinks.

    Do you know why this is?

  275. Matthew Woodward

    Because it is checking the root domain and not the sub domain

  276. David

    Hi Mathhew,
    i did not see Mywebsearch in Scrapebox 2. Do you know why?
    or i have to re-download the latest Sbox?

  277. David

    Hi Matthew
    i have a few questions:
    “You can stretch it out to 3 accounts per IP max, if you use the same IP to sign up a large amount of Tumblr blogs they will soon start banning them.”

    If I sign up a expired Tumblr from Paris IP, then a few days i sign in with US IP, this can lead to banned account?

    I ask this thing because I worry if i buy Expired Tumblr accounts (or other expired web2 account) from source-wave, then I logged in at a different country IP, my account will be banned soon.

    hope you will give me a clear answer!

  278. Antonio

    Ok, I scraped around 3million tumblr sites and plenty of them are 404s. But when I go ahead to check PA I get eithher ‘undefined’ or 94.5PA for all of them. This is sort of a new tumblr trick or what?

  279. techology guide

    great blog franklin, I have also heard about web 2.0 blogs, but what exactly means web 2.0 , please tell me.

  280. Paulo

    I have a blog with five article, I will test rank 3 articles in the same pbn. I do several pbn’s 3 keywords each.

  281. Austin

    G** I’m such a slow mover – I started my first PBN in 2011 and now I’m ready to start using web 2.0’s… I should have done that years ago!

    Anyway great article! And you got a commision from sourcemarket from me ;)

  282. manish

    Thanks for this great guide.. i now started focusing on web 2.o links and also found some good PA tumblr blogs.. thanks

  283. Commerce notes

    Hello Brother.

    Thanks For Sharing This information.

    i was looking for this article.

    One Question – I have Blogspot Blogs 3 Years Old. Can i use that for PBN??

  284. Chris Johnson

    Hello Travis,
    i use PureVPN for all these purposes.

  285. Daniel

    I just bought 20 registered tumblrs, all pa 30 plus but little trust flow and they’ve been registered on only 2 emails(10per email)… My question is do we need to use a proxy for Every post, or just when we register? Obviously posting these manually thru a proxy is quite a tedious task so my follow up question is can we load these accounts into only wire and post that way… Or perhaps only wire thru a proxy?? We gonna get accounts banned doing that??

  286. Alan

    Hey Matthew,

    I have a quick question, for emails that you sign up with on tumblr & weebly, I see that you purchased a bulk load of mail.ru. My only question is would having to verify accounts be an issue since we won’t be able to go into the email accounts?

    I’ve read from somewhere that you need to verify new accounts or the links won’t take into effect.

    And also if you do verify the accounts, how do you access emails you’ve bought from bulk? I only ask because I signed up a few on yahoo accounts I bought but I’m not able to access my yahoo account for some reason (Probably a noob move i’m not doing)


  287. Matthew Woodward

    Does it have any authority with majestic or ahrefs?

  288. Matthew Woodward

    Thanks Austin :) Although real PBNs > Web 2.0s anyday :)

  289. Matthew Woodward

    Please let us know how you get on Paulo!

  290. Ant

    Hello both Matt & Franklin,

    Thanks for posting the article first of all!

    I have a quick question in regards to this: It’s up to you if you want to use these web 2.0s for one site or multiple sites. I link out to 2-4 websites max so I don’t have too many outbound links spreading the juice around.

    Lets say I have a category of web 2.0s. The category contains 10 web 2.0s consisting of tumblr, weebly & wordpress. The PA is 30+.

    Lets take one of my tumblr blogs for instance with 350 unique articles on. Around 150 of these posts (so not all of them) link out to completely separate sites. Does this mean the link juice will not be as strong as opposed to only 1 of the 350 blogs linked to just 1 site.

    The other 9 web 2.0s also have a similar amount of unique content on them (not spun). Some of which link to the same websites as the previous one.

    Are you saying the more your link OUT from your web 2.0 the less it becomes an authority link and juice is less?

    Thanks, I hope this makes sense!

  291. Abdurrahman

    Dear all brother and sister, would you like to describing about baclink in alexa.com?

    this is my web:

    when i check on alexa, there is only 2 website linking to my website office. even though, I’ve a lot to create an account in discussion forums. so how long it can be linking to my wesite office. thank you for you kindness.

  292. Konstantinos Kreouzis

    Is it true that it that’s a year for a username to be available again for re-registration on tumblr (according to the following article) ?


  293. Matthew Woodward
  294. Gopi

    Hi Matthew,

    Nice Guide thanks for sharing. I have doubt?

    While finding web 2 do we have to look how its related to our niche? or we can add content related to our niche? Please guide


  295. Jamie

    Hey Matt,

    Another fantastic post. I actually wrote a free little tool (no catches, sign up) to find expired Tumblrs I think you/readers would be interested in it. You just enter your niche keywords and it does the rest, also checks to see if you can actually register them too! Won’t let me post the link but its on my website :-)

  296. Naser

    Hi Franklin,

    I have found 200 worth registering tumblrs with PA above 30 from 50k harvested URLs. My question is : Do we need to spam check (and check archive for abuse by an SEO) those tumblrs just like we do for expired domains for building our PBN?


  297. randy james

    Super cool Matt!! I jut purchased scrapebox, and the proxys, got myself some really good web 2.0s right now. Prettyc ool I never did any backlink before this just I found a site keyword s****** is cool to get a list for SB. I tried adwords, still not that good. generic lists got me a lot of high pa tumblrs but I checked the backlinks and alot are p*** related. So I think its a matter of checking each one before registering it. or at least thats what Im doing. Thought of a neat fiverr gig sell a few of these for five bucks, would be cool . Thanks for taking the time to make this post. I have found the add on vanity name checker works pretty good to within SB

  298. Matthew Woodward

    Great tool Jamie, what code base are you using for your tools?

  299. John Wick

    I have a little confusion, I have heard that while making backlinks, If you take 1 backlink or 100 from a single blog like hugpages, wordpress, it will only give you the benefit of 1 backlink because the IP of all the accounts of that platform is same. Why does it not happen with tumblr?

    Also, do we have to give social signals to the backlinks that we make from tumblr?

  300. Mohammad

    thanks for the tip.

  301. Matthew Woodward

    Yes I tend to only focus on getting 1 backlink per domain

    No you don’t have to give social signals, but it can’t hurt.

  302. Kevin

    This is one of the most helpful link-building articles I’ve ever read–thanks!!

    Just to clarify, you create the link in Tumblr (one or two at the most), then just change the theme or something every once in a while to keep the account/page from expiring. Correct?

  303. Andrey

    Hello, Greate Article and Thanks for Sharing this Awsome Tutorial! But i have a question, after scrape this tumblr with high PA, didnt we should check if they aren’t Spammy Links, because some of them maybe had been spam in the past, and so, will they not warm your main website? If so could you recommend some ways to identifie this bad links? Thanks and Keep the Good job

  304. Kazi Aminul Islam

    Hi Guys,
    Thanks for your informative article but Tumblr registration process is not working as per your description.I watched lots of youtube video, but I can’t register any Tumblr expired domain. I am confused Tumblr expired domain registration is possible nowadays?

  305. Gopi

    i also have the same question, Relevancy and archive, @Matt if you could answer this question it would be more helpful..


  306. meet pat

    your great, very effective way
    thanks for sharing..

  307. Matthew Woodward

    No problem!

  308. Aqib Nazir

    Thank you for this amazing tutorial. I’ve just purchased Scrapebox and going ahead to buy proxies as well. I’ve a question please. I recently purchased a gig on fiverr and the expired tumblr blogs vendor supplied were not indexed in google when I queried using site://.
    Is it natural and I’ve to force index them? Or is there something I am missing?
    Any help would be appreciated.

  309. Matthew Woodward

    When you rebuild the sites they should reindex fine

  310. Aqib Nazir

    Alright. So some of the blogs had some pages indexed in Google. I’ve registered those under my account and made some posts. I think I will have to wait some time until my new posts are indexed. Is there a way to de-index old posts from Google?

    Appreciate your kind response.

  311. Talha

    Hi, i am reading you blog for more than a month . I have found some good tumblr too. but i am not getting this line

    href=”http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z” + your URL.
    href=”http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z” +talhaanwar.com

    how to write this. i am not getting this

  312. chris

    Great tutorial, I have a question. What version of scrapebox is ok to do this? The $47 version will do? or should I buy the $97 one? Thanks!

  313. Matthew Woodward

    Buy it from this super secret link http://www.scrapebox.com/bhw which is the cheapest way to get it

  314. Hrannar

    Hi Matt

    I scraped some tumblr accounts before, registered them, and posted one article most were above 30 PA but now when I check it on Moz, It says PA 1. Is this method still working? or is Moz broken?

    Hope you have some answer because now I am wondering if I am waisting my time with this, or if I can you something else then Moz to check PA.

    best regards

  315. Mrsheikh

    Excellent article, very informative and actionable as usual

  316. Matthew Woodward

    I hope you put it to good use!

  317. alex

    I like your post and my question is when i checked a tumblr site that i found, it has a huge spam score on moz, how does this affect my money site if i use this tumblr account?

  318. Mayank Sharma

    Hey Matthew great article bud as you are claiming that PA 30+ are good but when we search those domains CF/TF they are not that good even some of them are CF: 30+ but TF: 1 seems spammy to me!
    So what you recommend for WEB 2.0 CF/TF which are best one which will workout!


  319. Dmitriy

    Thank you very much for such informative post! I have one question. You said that such links still works fine with redirect, that`s good, but I see that I can put a link in source field, then the link become as usual link, am I right? I understand that I can`t put anchor, but I think “Source: example.com” is also good for deversity. What do you think?

  320. Bhati

    i tried to rank one of my page who already ranked ranked on 4th to 5th page for few main keyword ( Low Competition). I tried with 10 expired tumblr with 35 to 42 PA. All tumblr have 200 words article with images and videos. Since i need fast ranking tha’ts why i submit to 3 GWT accounts for indexing after one day of putting article on tumblr Blog. After indexing the links the page ranking losses and now ( after 8 days) the page ranked on 6- 10th page. I used main keyword and keyword variation to linking the money site. can you confirm that am i doing any mistakes.
    According to me the reason behind for ranking drop.
    1. main Keyword and variation used to linking.
    2. 3 tumble used for Indexing in GWT.
    3. Index after one day of putting article on tumble.
    have you any suggestion.

  321. Hasnathan

    that’s a great articles Franklin, can you answer my question
    1. For every 1 tumblr max 2-4 link to moneysite. is ok to linked 4 article in the same moneysite. Or should use it for diferent moneysite?
    2. Should i built tier2 for those expired web 2.0?
    3. I make 2 link( in homepage and article in the same moneysite) in my tmblr post is good or bad? or should i separate them in each post

    thanks for answer

  322. Doraemon

    Oh thanks so much and I like this!

  323. Matthew Woodward

    No problem :)

  324. Rehman

    Great Stuff, Thanks for sharing that. Very useful tips for beginners.

  325. baytelmobile

    Ahh that’s a great tip thanks!

  326. Jeff Silva

    hoe many do I need to create to start and how many post a day do I need to post.

  327. Nec Birmingham

    I have done it an awaiting for crawler to check these webs.
    Any idea how long does it take, i heard it take around 6 weeks?

  328. Nec Birmingham

    Also can you suggest me a good tool to check backlinks?

  329. Gbadamosi Abiodun

    This is a great guide for building backlinks using this tumblr. I never knew about this tips before. Thanks alot

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 7th, 2016 at 10:21 am

      Hope you put it to good use!

  330. ican mori

    Can you give me lists web.2.0 that can for build expired? i need more list for scrape

  331. Craig

    This is just what I was needing. I didn’t want to be dropping $100 plus on backlinking campaigns for some new R&R site I have no idea if I will ever see a ROI from.

    I have the time so I can do this for free.

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 9th, 2016 at 6:14 pm

      Please let us know how you do Craig!

  332. Hafiz Khurram

    I have Niche specific website. can i also apply same strategy as you post above?

    Anyway really resourceful post specially for my new niche specific website.

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 17th, 2016 at 11:03 am

      Yes of course you can

  333. pixeo

    Is the WIx part absolutely essential? Could you replace Wix with another 2.0 like blogger or is blogger dangerous because of the google connection?

  334. Devid

    Hey, Matthew

    Great article indeed! It seems Scrapebox is most costly tool. Could you please suggest any other quiet affordable tool?

    Thanks a lot.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 13th, 2016 at 9:11 am

      For what purpose?

  335. Bobby J. Summers

    Thanks a lot Matthew Woodward,

    Your post is really helpful. This will help newbies to build Web 2 Blog Network.

    Thanks again.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 13th, 2016 at 9:10 am

      No problem but I can’t take credit for this post :)

  336. Jasim Uddin

    Hi, Matthew thanks for sharing your best tutorial to find expired web2.0, it’s really amazing. could you say please that can use more than one tumbler for my 1 niche?

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 13th, 2016 at 9:10 am

      Yes you can!

      • Jasim Uddin
        December 13th, 2016 at 9:31 am

        Thanks for your reply

  337. Anik Tangeer Mehedi

    One important thing “Don’t use chrome browser” :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 13th, 2016 at 9:09 am

      Very true :)

  338. Ben

    Can one work with tumblers from any niche or will google punish your site for using unlelated blogs.Kindly.

  339. Aurelien

    Very long article, but so great. I have bot finish to read because english isn’t my first langage so i make a pause.
    Thanks Tanks for your great job

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 31st, 2016 at 2:27 pm

      No problem take your time :)

  340. Jony Dey

    Hi, Matthew

    Hope everything well. I just wanna thank you for this contribution.
    This is really a grate. Learned a lot.

    Thanks again.


    • Matthew Woodward
      December 31st, 2016 at 2:06 pm

      No problem Jony!

  341. Hammers

    This article has changed a lot since I first read it. Anyways, learned a lot.

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 3rd, 2017 at 2:32 pm

      No problem

  342. FXaxe

    Great Tutorial, thanks Mat.

    I have mostly used new tumblr blogs. Want to see the difference from buying expired blogs with link juice already in. Just got some on Fiverr, keen to monitor results.

  343. Concierge Services London

    Great article but I am also interested in some of the answers to many of the questions asked as a response too.

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