Here is a SEO article explaining why private blog networks are a great way to get your site penalized. Make sure to read it before signing up. The Mini Millionaire was the only honest travel blogger I found sharing his critical views. He had resigned the network and asked his money back.
Some of the members in September 2017
- http://ashleyabroad.com/2014/01/30/how- ... avel-blog/
- http://dontstopliving.net/superstar-blo ... adic-matt/
- http://moveyourlifeabroad.com/how-to-st ... avel-blog/
- http://thealternativeways.com/how-to-pr ... rt-a-blog/
- http://vagabondway.net/super-star-blogg ... se-review/
- http://wesaidgotravel.com/travel-photog ... aphy-tips/
- http://www.freecandie.com/2016/03/nomad ... ng-course/
- http://www.travel-writers-exchange.com/ ... g-courses/
- http://www.wanderingearl.com/42-ways-yo ... the-world/
- https://indianajo.com/2013/05/so-you-wa ... known.html
- https://theplanetd.com/how-to-become-pr ... l-blogger/
- https://twomonkeystravelgroup.com/trave ... e-blogs-2/
- https://www.abackpackerstale.com/blogs/ ... e-started/
- https://www.bemytravelmuse.com/best-tra ... ng-course/
- https://www.heleninwonderlust.co.uk/201 ... -blogging/
- https://www.neverendingfootsteps.com/8- ... avel-blog/
- https://www.oneweirdglobe.com/review-no ... ng-course/
- https://www.ottsworld.com/blogs/how-do- ... -blogging/
- https://www.theprofessionalhobo.com/wan ... s-for-you/
- https://www.youcouldtravel.com/travel-b ... l-blogger/
The value proposal is selling financial freedom through successful travel blogging on the road which is achieved by following the shining example of Nomadic Matt himself. What the website and courses forgets to teach is the secrets of successfully spamming search engines using private blog network affilicate program to boost the search ranking; and capitalising the ranking by selling affiliate links to highly questionable companies such as World Nomads who is peddling "nomadic" travel insurance.
For the sake of fairness, Matt is not the only one. Here is another probable private blog network I uncovered while investigating Matt's scheme: https://travelblogsuccess.com. Their IDs are well over 200 suggesting even bigger network than Matt's and so far the members do not appear to have been penalised by the search engines... yet.