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Questions about tiered links

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by jamotide, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. jamotide

    jamotide Newbie

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    1. How do you link to your money site from Tier 1 blogs? Just one link in some article? A sitewide navigation link? Links in many articles on that blog? Or just a frontpage link in a text? All of that at the same time?

    2. Do you link to your homepage or a subpage? Do you do all of that multiple times or for many subpages?

    3. Is it beneficial for tier 1 links to link to other tier 1 sites?

    4. What if you use a youtube video as a tier 1 link, is it ok to embed that video or link to it in other tier 1 articles?
     
  2. nikita12

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    1. I generally prefer a contextual link from within an article. The article can be on the homepage or any of the inner pages.

    2. I link to a landing page. Sometimes, the landing page is the homepage. However most likely, each targeted keyword has its own landing page.

    3. No. None of your tier 1 sites should be interlinked. The reason for this is that in case one of your sites gets penalized, you do not want other sites to be found from the penalized site. Having your tier 1 inter-linked could get your entire network penalized and de-indexed.

    4. You could embed it, but I fail to see what benefit that would give you.
     
  3. RosuC

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    I have to add some to what nikita12 said:
    1. You shouldn't use the Youtube as Tier 1 - and promote them - will not work anymore - they've changed a bit their strategy regarding the backlinks.
    2. You should direct the Tier 1 to your main page - the subpages should be for the next steps
    3. Never even link Tier 1 backlink with another Tier 1 - will damage all your strategy
     
  4. jamotide

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    1. It is very tempting to post many links on many articles if the Tier 1 blog is big, is it not a good idea to use many articles for links to the main site?
    3.Ok so then link wheels as a tiered link strategy are old news? (because there you link from one tier 1 site to the next)
     
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  6. jamotide

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    Yes it is a good tutorial, actually these questions came to me after watching it.
     
  7. stackcash

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    The answers to your questions really depends on your endgoal. Are you trying to blast the site to the top without worry of being penalized, or are you creating a long-term property that you want to keep around?

    1. Mix up your link types and anchors. Do a sitewide on one property, a contexual on another, a footlink on another, an image link on another, etc.

    2. This depends on your endgame. I would, personally, spread the links out to the homepage and main category pages.

    3. You can link tier 1's together to spread the juice around, but it's pretty pointless since all the juice will end up on your moneysite anyway. Plus, linking them together puts you at greater risk of having your entire tier 1 deindexed.

    4. Youtube videos are great tier 1 links. You'll need to test whether or not using the same video on multiple properties will be an issue. Haven't dealt with that before.



     
  8. Laubster

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    YouTube has no place in tiered link building. Aside from that, tests have shown that power starts to drop off after you link to the same domain more than 3 times. So I usually link to the homepage and two inner pages on my private network. Further, mix it up with anchor text, naked URL and images links. You won't get in trouble just using anchors, but it looks more natural to have all three. And remember: Google only considers the first link to each page. So if you link to the homepage using an anchor and image, the first one is the only one they will count.
     
  9. jamotide

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    Ah I see youtube links are nofollow.

    My goal is not short term pumping, but rather a long term property sites.
     
  10. Laubster

    Laubster Senior Member Premium Member

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    It's good to have YT videos pointing to your money site pages, makes it look authoritative, but not for link building.
     
  11. yaomeigei

    yaomeigei Newbie

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    Pretty agree!!!