I think I should re-contribute to this incredible forum after a passage of couple of years. It?s just that I never had much time to think about that. This is not a new information or some secret! It?s a thread which would simply give you my tested link building route to the successful Tiered-Linking. You can easily copy this strategy broken into phases to any newest to old website without any fear. What factors to consider for your Tier-1 Links? In short, the best Tier-1 links are those which are treated close to the way as Money-sites are treated. Ask yourself how do you want to treat your moneysite? You try to build a high quality content for your moneysite which may go viral. Ever think of this to your Tier-1 links? If it is a blog post you want Google crawler to visit it over and over again with latest re-cached date. This happens when your visitors genuinely participate in discussion using comment feature of the page. Ever thought of Tier-1 page to be interactive enough and be updated by genuine comments? If you are in to making a site for longer term income, you'd want it to be bigger in size to be considered as authority. Ever thought to make a Tier-1 PBN to that authority level? If there is choice for you to choose an expired or non-expired authority domain for your moneysite, you'll more likely to choose the non-expired one. Ever thought of being that cautious for your Tier-1 Links? You also want your money-site to be popular in Social Media aspect as well.. Ever thought how fruitful your backlink page would be to have Facebook, Twitter, GPlus and Pinterest shares? You'd not want many outbound links from your Moneysite? Do you have a same preferance for your Tier-1 backlink site as well? You prefer a responsive theme for your moneysite? Ever preferred that for your Backlink site as well? You'd want to have your money-site to include every factor assumed as TrustRank factors of Google. One of such factor is to have an About, Privacy and Contact pages for your Site. Ever preferred these factors for your backlink site as well? Last but not least, you want quality backlinks for your moneysite. Every preferred that for your Tier-1 links as well? I am not saying that you ought to consider all the above mentioned factors minutely to create backlink pages to the level of your Moneysite. However, I am optimistic that based on getting to even close to the above mentioned Moneysite quality criteria, you'd only have to create 1/4th amount of backlinks that you are making today without considering those. Tier-1 Link Type Roadmap Broken Into Phases We assume that you have launched and published a website today. What to do now? I will break things into WEEKLY PHASES: Week 1: High Quality Press Release Writing and Syndication on Sites include PRWeb.com. The best way if you can afford is to send a PR for each moneysite page right after you publish them. It ensures that each page of your website has got some goods backlink making your overall backlink profile to be natural in the sight of search engines. You can search the marketplace section of the forum for this service. Week 2: Just after the end of first week of Press distribution and syndication, throw some social signals to your money-page. This is to fool Google that your page has a tendency to get viral. Use this BHW marketplace section to choose a highly reviewed service. If you have a discussion option on your page start adding comments and their replies. This will let the Google crawler to visit your page over and over again and compel it to re-cache it over and over again. Week 3: (The crucial and most important phase) Throw few (5-10) HQ manually created Contextual BackLinks from either Web 2.0s or Guest Posts. Make sure the properties or site you choose as your backlink should have all the Google Trust Rank factors (About, Privacy and Contact Pages). Note: that I have not included any link of my personally tested service neither do I endorse them in anyway. The purpose of the service links is to show the example of backlinks I am talking about. You should do your own research instead of blindly relying on these services. The possibility of Contextual Backlinks with examples are as follows: 1) Manually Created Web 2.0s (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) => Ask them to add About, Privacy and Contact Pages as well if not available. 2) Guest Postings on Average Sites (1, 2, 3) 3) Guest Posts on HIGH Authority Sites (1, 2, 3) 4) PBN Posts or Homepage Permanent Links with Handwritten Content on Legit looking Sites. (Search you will find a lot such service in the Market Place) 5) Expired Web 2.0s Service Tumblr & Weebly (1) Week 4 (Optimizing the Moneypage and Tier-1 Links) This is the last week or phase of your monthly link building plan. Optimizing Money Page: 1) Continue updating your money page with added comments if possible. 2) Try to bring social media traffic to Money Page from Youtube, Twitter and Facebook by throwing another set of social signals to it. Optimizing Tier-1 Links: Throw some Tier-2 links to boost your Tier-1. The possibility of Tier-2 links are as follows: 1) If you can afford throw 3-5 HQ Sape links to each contextual property created in 3[SUP]rd[/SUP] week. (1) 2) Throw hundreds of cheap PBN posts (1, 2) 3) Throw some HQ Contextual Links (1, 2) 4) Throw some social signals to each CONTEXTUAL PROPERTY! 5) Redirect some High TF/CF expired domains to your Tier-1 Links blasted by some GSA SER contextual links. 6) Throw some High PR D0-f0llow Blog Comments (5-10 each property => 1, 2, etc.) Repeating this 4-Phase Monthly Backlink Plan Now in the coming months all you have to do is to repeat this 4-Phase plan with different possible combinations specified in two colors above. If you don?t want to spend on Press Release this time in first week, you can choose one of the CONTEXTUAL LINK PLAN from 2[SUP]nd [/SUP]week phase (preferably Guest Posts from High Authority News sites). I am optimistic that going after this backlink roap map will ultimately make you win the SERP race in couple of months. Make sure you should slowly compete the size of your site with the top 10 similar type of websites on your keyword. This can be determined by checking each site with ?site:example.com?. When I say similar type of website, it means that you don?t have to consider Parasite sites like Youtube, Rebelmouse in this regard except in the case that your MoneyPage is itself a parasite page.