Product name: Cloud PBN
Product owner: Wyatt Jozwowski
Advertised price: $57 monthly
What is it
Cloud PBN is software that is designed to completely automate the process of building a private blog network (PBN).
Everything about this product violates Google’s terms of service, which means if you use it, Google can and will remove your website from their search results. Since the product is worthless without Google, there’s no use buying it.
Before you buy
After you purchase Cloud PBN, you’re asked to become a member of Drip University. Drip University is a forum owned by Wyatt Jozwowski. It’s an additional $17 per month to join.
The forum is supposed to be full of the best information from the best search engine marketers around. Members will have access to webinars and case studies.
A quick look at the forum revealed that it is not information from the best search engine marketers. In fact it's just Wyatt's buddies offering their advice during webinars.
One of them is Devin Zander, creator the Rent-a-SERP product I recently reviewed. Devin is also the affiliate manager for Cloud PBN.
Another one is Joshua Zamora, who has released several products with negative reviews.
What I liked
With a product like this one it’s difficult to find anything i like about it. However, I managed to find one thing.
Although I’m completely against this product, I like that they offer a $1 trial. Anyone new to SEO or online marketing might make the mistake of thinking Cloud PBN will answer all their problems.
It’s a short trial, but at least it gives new users a chance to see what they're getting themselves into beforehand.
What I didn’t like
Cloud PBN is software that creates a network of blogs, all linked together for the sole purpose of tricking search engines. It uses fake links to give search engines the appearance that a website is popular and linked to often, when in fact it is not.
It’s a link-scheme that Google has always said they would take action against (remove/deindex). Well, recently they started removing 100s of private blog networks from their search results.
If you use Cloud PBN or any type of private blog networks you also risk being deindexed from search results. The same goes for automated content creation or link building of any kind.
Any one of those methods will cause your website to be deindexed from search results.
Cloud PBN uses all three.
It’s like building a house of cards. When, not if, the wind blows that house will fall.
Besides that, there are multiple other reasons I don’t recommend Cloud PBN.
I mentioned earlier that I liked the $1 trial Cloud PBN offers. However, the trial period for the product is somewhat confusing. During the video on Cloud PBN’s homepage, Wyatt mentions a 10 day trial period, in which buyers can get a full refund, “no questions asked”, if they don’t like the product.
There are a few problems though.
- Who offers such a short trial period?
(someone certain that most purchases will result in a refund.)
- No questions asked, well, except for the one.
After saying you’ll get a refund with no questions asked, Wyatt goes on to say “as long as you’ve used the software to its fullest capability”. What happened to no questions asked? And who/what justify using the product to its fullest capability.
- The purchase page shows a 5 day trial period instead of 10.
It seems like there’s a lot of confusion about the refund policy. Personally, I wouldn’t enter into an agreement with someone so wishy-washy. They need to pin this down.
There’s a lot of hype associated with this product. Wyatt Jozwowski mentions multiple times on Cloud PBN’s sales page that he’s “changed the game forever”. That’s a bold (and false) statement.
There’s also a lot of launch jacking going on. Many of the positive reviews you’re seeing are the result of other product creators and marketers launch jacking the product in order to siphon.
Cloud PBN is supposed to automate the entire process of building, linking and writing for a blog network, which usually consists of about 10 or more websites. There’s no way to automate that much work without losing quality.
Besides sacrificing quality, that much automation can’t happen without some kind of trouble. Building websites, marketing and especially SEO isn’t a ‘paint by numbers’ type of task.
PBN Safety Class
As I mentioned above, Google has recently started to de-index the majority of private blog networks. That put Cloud PBN creators in a difficult situation. They’ve just released a product and within days it is useless.
So they decided to create this video that talks about keeping your PBN’s safe from deindexing. In the video they claim that if you follow these safety rules search engines can’t de-index your PBN’s.
The video is nothing more than a few tips that eventually leads to selling you MORE STUFF.
Private blog networks are not safe, period. For a brief time they worked if you invested the time and money. Those days are over now. Automating an already redundant process isn't going to magically make it work again.
There's seriously no reason at all to create or use a PBN, or even take advice from these guys.