SEO PBN IP address diversification in RocketIPs

August 12, 2015
Rocket IPs

We’ve talked about how important diversifying domain IP addresses is many times. When done properly, IP address diversification makes it harder for Google to detect PBNs owner by the same person. RocketIPs is our very own online service that was created with people building their own PBNs in mind, and it takes into account many of the IP address elements we’ve seen so far.

Thanks to RocketIPs, it is easy to change not only the IP, but also the geolocation or Data Center of any domain, with all the files remaining on the same server. We are proud to say that RocketIPs is not the first interesting solution we’ve released to make hosters’ lives easier, either.

Of course everyone interested in this service really wants to know one thing: how and how well does it work? So let’s dive right into that by getting the Standard Package and test it, shall we? We also offer a Pro Package that gives our clients access to a larger amount of addresses and address classes, but that’s a topic for a whole other sermon.

RocketIPs can be attached to every server service—a joint hosting or VPS. You can also add more addresses to another SEO hosting, cloud or dedicated server. This allows for an increase in the diversification of domain IP addresses in different C classes and autonomous systems. Altogether, there are 900 different IPs in 160 classes as well as 16 different Autonomous Systems at a client’s disposal.

The two available packages do not exhaust all the services we have to offer. To make use of everything, a client wold have to choose at least 3 Pro Packages, which might end up being a bit pricey but makes up for this with by being completely unique. What really sets RocketIPs apart from the SEO hosting competition is the fact that it’s a tool that takes Autonomous Systems and all of their diversity into consideration (networkers know what I’m talking about!).

The number of ways this tool could be used are numerous. Diversifying IP addresses really comes in handy when one is trying to build a PBN. This functionality can also be useful to pages that are to be identified in a different geolocation, such as the pages of a German business that has a .de domain extension and would benefit from the server identification pointing to that.

The RocketIPs Panel

We started our test by adding a domain. After logging in, we can see that the administration panel is quite clear and straightforward, making it pretty easy to use. To add a domain, click “Add domain”.

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Next, you have to type in the desired address and the IP of the server it is currently set up on. The tool also gives you the possibility to add a short description of the domain (we didn’t).

We are aware that owners of several thousand domains will not have the time or patience to type the addresses in one by one, so there is also the possibility to add a larger number of address at once. All they have to do is click “Multiple Domains” and paste their addresses, one in each line.

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Even those who have only ten or twenty domains can save time doing this. There are a few other functions that can be used at this point, but we’ll get back to them a bit later.

After clicking “Create Domain”, we are told that the domain has been created.

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Domain registrant settings

In the next step, we’ll be changing the DNS of the domain registrant. As you can see, this operation is performed in OVHHHH.

  • The first step is adding the A records for NS servers to the area

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  • Then we filled in the IP addresses for ns1 and ns2 (this data was provided in RocketIPs after the creation of the domain, all you have to do is copy it).

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  • Next, we added both NS servers with the same data we had in the A records

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  • Then we had to change the DNS servers to newly created NS servers in the domain

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These are basically all of the changes we had to make in the key options.

RocketIPs settings

There are a few additional settings that can be changed when adding the domains. They are:

  1. Blocking certain bots

  2. Changing server headers

Removing the blocking of certain bots

  • Up until now, whenever anyone wanted to block internet bots, they ended up bogged down by all the complex rules and regulations in the .htaccess file. Here things are much simpler: clients are given a list of bots from which they can choose which bots they want blocked from crawling their sites, or if they want any blocked at all. The blocked bots are stopped on RocketIPs servers, meaning that the server load is greatly reduced. This allows the client to save transfer and reduce the amount of CPU power dissipation. The current list of unwanted bots has been so far reported to be completely satisfactory and up to date. They are:

  • DotBot

  • MJ12bot

  • AhrefsBot

  • Sitebot

  • LexxeBot

  • Yandex

  • Ezooms

  • Ichiro

  • AppEngine-Google

  • 360Spider

  • 80legs

  • Baiduspider

  • Bandit

  • Custo

  • Indy Library

  • Jakarta

  • Java bots

  • Larbin

  • LWP::Simple

  • lwp-trivial

  • Microsoft URL Control

  • Microsoft.URL

  • NextGenSearchBot

  • Psot

  • Snoopy

  • Xenu

  • ZmEu

Server header settings

This is a setting that’s worth paying attention to because it allows for even better PBN diversification. You can set your own “Server” header, but the safest thing to do is, as usual, setting a random value. This is another really useful function that no other hosting offers.

How do we check if we’ve changed the domain IP correctly?

To check if the domain IP has actually been changed, we have to do two very simple things:

  1. Go to ping.eu

  2. Select DNS lookup

We then give the name of the domain.

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It works :)

This will definitely not be the end of our tests, however. We will continue to demonstrate what RocketIPs has to offer, and hope to convince as many individual customers as well as hosting companies that our service is definitely something they should be considering.

We’ve also shared some plugins to the world’s most popular hosting panels—cPanel and DirectAdmin—which we hope will allow many hosting companies to expand their offers to include SEO hosting, the demand for which is constantly rising. Thanks to this, it will be possible to do all the work that needs to be done using the hosting panel, meeting the end user’s needs perfectly. Hosting companies that have dedicated programming can also take advantage of this option, because we are also sharing an API in case anyone would like to implement our service into their own programming. We believe that this system can be very useful to everyone who creates PBNs to support their websites.