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Please help me understand link pyramids

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by atkdepot, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. atkdepot

    atkdepot Newbie

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    Hi All,

    While this is my first post, I've been following this forum for quite some time. I've found so much information here that I'm grateful for but at the same time wish I hadn't read. Whenever I think I'm getting close to understanding something, I feel I'm getting further way. Anyway, to the point, I'm trying to setup a successful link pyramid but I'm having a hell of time trying to determine if I'm doing it right and I would like input from some of the more experienced members here.

    I have a website that's competing for 3-4 medium to high competition keywords but nothing that's impossible. In fact, prior to panda we had ranked within the top 5 for most of them. The domain is now 2 years old and the site has been online for a solid 2 years and it's not doing too bad. But we want to do better.

    Here's my implementation of a link pyramid:

    1. Money site

    2. 5x Web 2.0 sites (4 blogs, 1 hubpage); created social bookmarks for these properties.

    3. 10x Web 2.0 sites (all blogs); I've linked two of sites from this level to one site from level 2 until all sites have been linked. I've also created social bookmarks for these sites.

    4. I plan to create articles and submit to article directories for each of the level 3 sites (I've only done this for one site so far). This will also include bookmarking of these articles. I've done some pinging but I'm not sure if I'm doing it right.

    Somewhere along the way I heard it was important to create some youtube videos. We created a youtube channel for the money site and the video has been embedded into blog posts of some of the level 2 sites. I think this is what had an effect on the keyword that jumped to rank 48.

    Level 3 and beyond is about the point where I'm starting to get really foggy on the whole idea. Can anyone clarify the following items for me?

    1. Is my link pyramid flawed. Can anyone provide a solid pyramid structure that one can easily follow?

    2. Most tutorials that I've read spend very little time on keywords. I'm very confused on how I should be linking between tiers. Which keywords should I be using to link level 3 to level 2? Currently, I've been using the targeted keywords on all levels depending on the content. I've tried varying the keywords at times to make look more natural.

    With what I've done in the last 3-4 weeks, I've seen some results. One of the keywords that I'm targeting went from not being in the top 100 to being 48 after a few weeks while the others have remained pretty much the same. Yahoo and Bing have seen some improvements.

    I'm creating much of this manually which has been a painstaking experience so I wanted to confirm that I'm doing things right prior to investing more of my time into this whole pyramid idea. I'm sure it's been discussed here to death but I have yet to find a clearly defined pyramid structure and keyword linking tutorial.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. janny2030

    janny2030 Regular Member

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    Link Pyramid through Web 2.0 is worth to go by but it's hard work since you need article then spin in into anoter version. Some site like hubpage need original article to get your published one stayed.

    I think you only need to build about 10 web 2.0 site as Layer#1 with anchor backlinks poiting back to your Business Site. and then outsource fiverr like profile links or scrapebox to create Layer#2 with anchor Backlink pointing back to your web 2.0 in Layer#1. My suggestion is not to spam to many backlinks to the layer#1 as sometimes you get your hub or article removed/spammed by over promotion.

    This help to reduce some hard work! More advice is acceptable!!!
    Janny2030
     
  3. atkdepot

    atkdepot Newbie

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    Thanks for the info but I'm still a bit unclear about how to link back. Should I be using my targeted keywords when linking back to the money site AND when linking to my web 2.0 sites? For example: Money Site <-- (keyword1) <-- Web 2.0 <--- (keyword1) <-- profile

    I hope that makes sense. I'm just trying to determine how I should be linking between levels/properties. Should I be using my main keyword across all levels or should I be using different keywords for different levels?