Hellow World, To create a standard tiered linking structure with tier 1 being high quality manual content, and tier 2/3 being semi-automated, does it matter if the tier 1 is made on a publicly available platform (e.g. web2) or can we pack more power with a paid tier 1 on a semi-private platform (let's say a huffington post)...? Both ways: 1) The actual page with the content is going to be PR0 initially with no ranking power. 2) Both the sites/platforms usually have tremendous authority (for e.g. tumblr vs huffington, both have massive authority) So will it matter whether we create free public tier 1's, or a link at one of the pricy platforms like mag sites, huffington post, usually seen in the BST sections...? (Assumption: The paid tier 1 link is NOT on a high PR domain or PBN, it is assumed to be on an authority site but on an internal page with no current ranking power) Anybody tried this type of Tiered linking with paid tier 1 links?