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PBN Secure is a Scam

It’s amazing what you can get people to pay for – especially if you manage to convince them that the service or product you offer is essential and unique. And that’s exactly what PBN Secure is doing. The plugin they offer does "a lot of things" and is available for "only" $47. Still, even that is too much, because PBN Secure plugin offers only two features, and both of them have been in the SEO market for years and, what is even more important, all of them are available free of charge. So, let’s take a look at the functionality of this "unique" plugin step by step.

It Prevents competitors from seeing the origin of your inbound links

A nice feature, indeed, especially for those who are practicing black hat techniques. If your competitors cannot find out the origin of your links, they will never be able to report you to Google. This is the initial and the most popular feature of the plugin and it is aimed at keeping bots away and preventing them from analyzing the contents of your blog. It’s nice and works fine. The main problem, though – people have thought about that long time ago.

Free solution: The only thing you need to do (and the only thing PBN Secure plugin does) is to open a .htacces file in your root directory. After that, you are six lines of code away from ensure stronger security, absolutely free of charge. Here are those lines:

SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent .*rogerbot.* naught
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent .*mj12bot.* naught
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent .*ahrefsbot.* naught

Order Allow,Deny
Allow from all
< Deny from env=naught

Final words on PBN Secure

Function 2: limit WordPress login attempts for your private blog network. The feature is aimed to make your website more secure and prevent other users from unauthorized access. Another nice feature, yet the sad truth is – it has also been stolen.

Free solution: Just check your settings on WordPress.org and you will see that the feature is free of charge. A couple of clicks – and you’re done!