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What is the SEO benefit of link pyramids?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by blackieman, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. blackieman

    blackieman Power Member

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    If I create a link from "a" site to my money "m" site, and then create a link from "b" to "a" and "m" (that is an open link pyramid), what is the SEO benefit of that, vs. just going from "b" to two pages on "m" site.
     
  2. Aventerica

    Aventerica Newbie

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    I've been confused about this as well and I don't find the logic in it other than it might raise the PR of the "a" site, but it seems that could take a lot of work to achieve and might not be worth the effort as just pointing to "m" would be more productive.

    Although I see a lot of just do it, I've tried it and it works and I haven't tried it myself so I can't knock it but I don't quite get the logic yet.
     
  3. HostStage

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    Well basically, Page authority is spreading accross the links.

    So intead of building flat backlinks which are the way they are when you build them, the goal is to build a pyramid in order to give some juice to tiers of links.

    So the last of the pyramid will earned some authority and the link is going to worth way more if there no backlinks to it.

    @Aventirica : Pyramids allow you to go harder on your lower tiers, you can go way much harder than you would if you would have to blast your website.

    For exemple, i don't blast AA comments a money site, but i do on lower tiers.
     
  4. TheNetworkBlast

    TheNetworkBlast Regular Member

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    to me it makes sense. it increases relevancy(if we're talking articles/blog posts) to your money sites. Google sees a site about "something related to your niche" coming from b and thus giving a more juice as it passes to m.
     
  5. monk13

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    it passes authority and relevance, and a bit of pr
    but...
    do not use a pure pyramid structure
    you've got to mix it up a bit
    they've obviously got the pyramid and wheel footprints down pat
    and for god's sake, if you do an open pyramid , don't link each site to the money site
    link the whole top layer, and only the strongest of the other layers
    your individual layers should either be in a chain, or a broken chain
    and if you're doing web 2.0s as the blocks in the pyramids, make some non linking posts in them too, it helps them stick around longer
    (i've got 2.0s that are still around from before i joined bhw)
     
  6. twilightofidols

    twilightofidols Power Member

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    It can look very unnatural if you have a large number of tier 2 links with nothing supporting them. If people were linking to your site on their own accord it's likely they would've followed the link that got them to your site from somewhere else. It's sort of like a climbing a ladder. The top is much stronger with better support at the bottom.
     
  7. kingtana

    kingtana Regular Member

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    Maybe this adds to your perspective. By link building in Tiers, you are building a network, making inroads to your site so you can be found.