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How many backlink tiers

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by RBKing, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. RBKing

    RBKing Registered Member

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    Is any more than 2 backlink tiers more effort than they're worth?

    I've made link building a diagram with knowledge collated from BHW and it's got 3 tiers.

    Tier 1 - Original Content - Web 2.0s, Articles etc
    Tier 2 - Spun Content - Web 2.0s etc
    Tier 3 - Link blasts with UD / Xrumer

    Would it just be as effective with 2 tiers?

    Tier 1 - Original Content - Web 2.0s, Articles etc
    Tier 2 - Link blasts with UD / Xrumer

    It would certainly be a lot less work.
     
  2. thinktoomuch

    thinktoomuch Newbie

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    I've never tried tier linking, so that's also something I would like to know about. thread subbed.

    would like to hear from the SERP change perspective.
     
  3. TropicalSun

    TropicalSun Regular Member

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    3rd tier is overdoing it.
    I'd even change your strategy to focus on high quality links first and foremost, then blending in Web 2.0's to make a natural looking profile.
     
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    pietpatat Regular Member

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    Well the spun content / relevant backlinks in tier 2 are much more powerfull than the tier 3 links because tier 3 is not relevant to your keyword, so why would you cut them out?

    I like this 3 tier strategy because with tier 2 you create loads of contextual backlinks to your tier 1, which consist of manual backlinks. And than I just blast all my tier 2 links with scrapebox to index them / give them more linkjuice.

    So in short:
    Tier 1: Manual backlinks - Extremely High Quality - Low amount
    Tier 2: Automatic backlinks - Relevevant - Medium Quality - Medium amount
    Tier 3: Automatic spam backlinks - not relevant - Large amount
     
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    jascoken Senior Member

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    The third tier is often just about getting the 2nd tier indexed with a little juice. You generally have to go one tier deeper than you 'need' for that reason.
     
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  6. RBKing

    RBKing Registered Member

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    Thanks for the replies all. I'll stick with 3 tiers then as above.

    I do have a diagram but I've created a thread elsewhere about it so I'll keep it out of here.

    Cheers
     
  7. tymes90

    tymes90 Regular Member

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    You need to keep in mind that the second tier gets indexed by the 3 tier links. Not to mention that the 2nd tier links get a little juice from the 3 tier. If you get rid of the 3rd tier, there is the chance that your 2nd tier links do not get indexed, and this is an important part of the link tier.
     
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  8. RBKing

    RBKing Registered Member

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    I understand that. But I was suggesting that I can remove tier 2 all together, and have my indexing tier 3 just point at tier 1 instead and skip tier 2 (tier 1 being Web 2.0s, Articles etc)
     
  9. masterjani

    masterjani Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    having multiple tier is always good, If you plan to get some traffic from tier1 unique properties then having a third tier is good, otherwise you can utilize two tiers
     
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    vishal2890 Power Member

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    Yeah...first you have to create manual backlinks...then you can start using software for automated backlinks! :)