In 2012/2013 Tiered link building was very much alive. Despite a few recent ranking drops on just 1 page on 1 of my sites, I still believe a quality web2.0 tiered link building campaign works. All through last year when i ever I'd log onto BHW id see journeys or how to threads about web 2.0 link building. I've not seen any of these threads in the probably around 6 weeks. Im just wondering if people have moved onto using different tactics, if so what, and why? When I say a quality web 2.0 tiered link building campaign I mean: Unique or very (manually) highly spun articles for your tier 1 articles. A mixture of 500+ and 800+ word articles. Articles should contain a variety of images and videos. Web 2.0 profiles should be made to look 'real' (And not just contain 1 intro post and 1 article containing link to your site) A mixture of external links to relevant authoritative sites Varied Anchor text between; small amount of EMK anchor text Partial match anchor text LSI anchor text Brand anchor text URL anchor text Generic anchor text I tend to use web 2.0 as a starting point to get some links built to my new sites, then look at blog commenting, creating links on social channels, reaching out to influencers or other blog / site owners in the niche for guest posts or to share my content with them and forum posting. These are my 'base' tactics I use to get started. Albeit i've not created a new site since October, however my latest site is performing very well currently, and has been for around 8-10 weeks. Just looking to hear your thoughts on web 2.0 tiered link building now, if you still use it, and if you don't what other tactics you're using.