The Ultimate Guide To Tiered Link Building Part 1

The Ultimate Guide To Tiered Link Building Part 1

Tiered link building is one of the most effective methods of link building at the moment. It offers a huge range of benefits which can help protect you from future Google Algorithm updates.

A lot of people are confused by tiered link building so I wanted to break it down step by step.

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What You Will Learn

  1. Exactly what tiered link building is
  2. The benefits of tiered link building
  3. How to use it to rank sites easily
  4. How to setup a multi tiered link building campaign

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322 Responses

Anonymous
7.31.2012

interesting where's the rest of the video series, its been a week now , I cant wait, are you sure this system is penguin proof, I have heard of a lot of penguin slaps from using this system, how have youre sites done, thanks for the video, just hurry up and finish the series, nothing worse than one video a month style blogging , well done.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

The next video has been done since Friday but I had problems rendering it with Camtasia crashing at random with no real indication as to why but that has been resolved and I just need to upload it and write the transcript which will be tomorrow now.

Please bear in mind these videos take around 10-14 hours each to make and as I get deeper into the process it is going to take longer. The next video will certainly have you busy anyway. If you hadn't noticed I did create and publish another video in the mean time across the weekend.

I dont think you have a full understanding of Penguin. Penguin doesn't target specific link types or anything like that, it targets over optimisation. For example if 80% of your backlinks are the exact match anchor text that will trip Penguin regardless of what types of backlinks or the process you applied.

Anything is penguin proof as long as you vary your anchor text so it looks more natural and not over optimized for a specific term. E.g. if you want to rank for 'blue widgets' you should have 10% of your exact match anchor text as 'blue widgets' 10% of it as a phrase match anchor such as 'cheap blue widgets' or 'why are blue widgets best' 10% of it broad match like 'my favourite widgets are blue' and the rest just generic terms like 'click here' 'this website' and so forth. It has nothing to do with the type of links you build.

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scott mcFee Reply:

Hi Mathew, Thank you, I will look at this tonite.I believe the most single important part of any website is the text. I believe it must rank a 70 on Flrsch. I simply do not understand why no one wants to talk about this. Yoast puts the test button up and has refused to make any comment about it. I searched all of Matt Cutts videos- he make 1 reference in 600 videos about plain language. I think the biggest reason a 70 is wanted is because of the plain english federal law (2010?) I think this is what is driving goggle. What are your comments on plain english? Scott

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

I have never used Firsch – but equally I would step back and think to myself – if I’m in a position where I need a computer to check if my content is good – then I’m probably making junk content,

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Great explanation of tiered linkbuilding Matthew! Thanks for creating the video and I'm looking forward to the next one.

Cheers, SaSh

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Thanks for the kind words, let me know if you have any questions :)

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Dwyane Applegate@ find your love Reply:

I think Link wheel is very good and effective technique for achieve ranking. In this post a good explanation is given So any one can take this opportunity .

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Anonymous
8.1.2012

I understand now, cant wait to see the rest, thanks really looking forward to it ,

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

The second video is available if you haven't seen it yet :)

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Anonymous
8.1.2012

hi Matt, how many web 2.0 sites do you regard as a set?,

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

It depends on the value and competition of the keyword. Sometimes I will build out 5x complete web 2.0 mini sites and sometimes 10

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Stanley Reply:

I don’t understand. You’re build out 5 complete web 2.0 mini sites and sometimes 10! But in Ultimate Demon you create 100 web 2.0. I absolutely got confused (((

Or you’re build 5×100 and sometimes 10×100 WEB 2.0. Then you’re repeat it with PS, Article Dir. and etc?

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Web 2.0s in ultimate demon are different and this is explained in the videos.

A handmade web 2 has its own subdomain/is its own site where as what ultimate demon call web 2.0s are mostly sites that let you publish an article on your user profile.

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Robert Kirk
8.11.2012

Hi, just found your website, some really interesting stuff.

Just watched video 1. Are you finding after all recent google penguin/panda updates that this type of link building still works and works well?

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi Robert,

Panda and Penguin have absolutely nothing to do with with 'types of link building' they are purely about duplicate content and anchor text diversity.

The basic principles of ranking a website haven't changed in years

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Robert Kirk Reply:

Hi Matthew

thanks for your reply. The videos where spot on by the way, so congrats on them.

I suppose its just mixed things what you read, people saying these techniques dont work, but sure you have seen good results if you promote doing it as a form of linkbuilding.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

The problem you get with SEO forums is when people post about their problems they say something like

"I spun some articles and submitted to some web 2.0 sites then did some bookmarking and my site dropped out the rankings"

That statement in itself could mean a million different things. Even spinning articles offers a number of challenges and theres a huge amount of ways you can approach that, nevermind the millions of options you have when building decent web 2.0 sites and social bookmarking.

No one provides any detail around what they have done and therefore you cannot take anything you read as gospel.

Imagine if I didn't make this video tutorial series and I just said 'build good tier 1 links, then build links to those and then some more links to those' that is essentially what people in forums are doing when explaining what doesn't work anymore.

You'll then find those same people come out the wood work saying 'se nuke x is dead' '<insert software name> doesnt work any more' '<software x> killed my site'

Software doesn't kill rankings, idiots do :P

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Anonymous
8.26.2012

Hi Matthew, This is awesome.

I stumbled on your videos and have watched them at least 4 times each. I already use ultimate demon and have to admit it is great. However they have currently updated to include link tree building, have you seen this and is it something you would use as a cheaper option.

Thanks Craig Summers (london).

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

A few people have asked me that and the answer is no.

The reason is because UltimateDemon only supports 10-15 platforms which means we have a fairly limited target list of sites that we can post to.

GSA on the other hand has about 120 platforms which gives us an endless amount of link targets to use in the lower tiers which require an awful lot more volume.

Also you dont want to end up with the same site been used as a tier 3 link as a tier 2 link and so forth.

That's why I just use Ultimate Demon for tier 1 links and nothing else, and GSA which has a much wider scope for everything else.

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Andrew Guida
9.1.2012

Hey Matt,

Thanks for the video explanations, they are a great way of comprehending linkbuilding in the post panda/penguin world. I have a questions for you though, would you recommend setting up Web 2.0's on popular domains like WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr etc. for the Tier 1's or register a domain and host your own website so that you have full control? Only issues with that is the shared hosting would be coming from the same IP and if you buy separate hosting services that could get expensive and confusing quickly.

Thanks let me know your thoughts.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi Andrew,

Personally I dont think Panda/Penguin have changed anything. Everything that used to work, still does (inc blog networks) the only difference is a requirement for better content and varied anchor text which is SEO101.

I'm actually going to cover web 2.0s in the final video of the series but yes use the free ones and build them out like they are a real site.

Certainly doesn't hurt to register domains and hosting to build out additional tier 1 links that you own though ;)

The future is owning all of your first tier imo

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Indiana Computer Tech
9.7.2012

Great video, just getting back into online promotions after a number of years of being out of it and getting myself up to speed trying to promote my new site.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Well my videos should keep you busy for a couple of hours :P Did you previously do SEO for your sites?

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9.11.2012

Love your blog man, honestly I have fear in me at the moment. I purchased a site that had over 15,000 in traffic without being touched in over a year and now it's around 5,000. I hired outsourcers thinking white hat will help but in all it cost me rankings and a lot of money. The software you use for this is search engine ranker (ser) correct?

I used to use senuke and article marketing robot but didn't see huge success with those after the updates, could have been the index rate and lack of anchor text variations though. Keep up great work looking forward to seeing more of your stuff.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi Jeffie,

Don't let the Google fear mongering get to you, they are good at it and the fear is an essential part of their spam control.

Technically any link that you create violates Google's webmaster guidelines so try not to label things whitehat/blackhat to much, its all blackhat by definition.

Part of my process uses GSA Search Engine Ranker yes but mostly on the lower tiers.

Is your site under any penalty? Have you done any kind of analysis on it?

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Jeffie Hylands Reply:

Thanks for your reply, I will purchase the software this week and follow your videos. The only Analysis I have is from Google webmasters. From what I see I feel the ecommerce site has similar products so that keyword is probably being over used. I can't really help that but hopefully if I target individual pages I will get back to page one for some big keywords.

I will go though all your videos, really like your blog and have seen you on Traffic Planet and see you know what your talking about.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi Jeff,

No worrys – try and add a bit more meat to your product pages as well in terms of descriptions/images etc it is something most e-commerce sites overlook and just use duplicate content throughout.

You know where to find me if you have any questions!

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Nick Coburn
9.16.2012

Hi Matt, just been through all 5 vids. Well done, they are great. One question; Why did you order and spin articles initially? Didn't you only input one into UD? What were the other 4 used for? Thanks, keep up the great work!

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Sorry I should of explain. I use them like this-

1 for the web 2 projects
1 for PR project
1 for wiki project
1 for AD project

^^

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9.27.2012

Hi Matthew,

Thanks a lot for the videos, I watched them all. At the end, you say that if, by the time we are finished with this, our pages are not yet ranked, we should repeat the whole thing. My question is – how long does a link tiered campaign like this takes for you? A month, and then you watch the rankings, or more?

Thank you!

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi Jesse,

Each set of tiered links takes about a month to build out, but I start building a new set of tier 1 links immediately.

So-

Week 1-2: Build Tier1-Set1
Week 3-4: Build Tier2-Set1 & Tier3-Set1 & then start building Tier1-Set2
Week 5-6: Build Tier2-Set2 & Tier3-Set2 & then start building Tier1-Set3

etc etc

Hope that makes sense ^^

If its a new domain I don't check the rankings for the first 3-4 months of its life.

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10.3.2012

after the panda update is this works.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

The Panda update has nothing to do with link building

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10.19.2012

Hi Matthew,

I Just found your Blog, very interesting.

Sorry for basic question below.

I have a amazon Niche Site (Homepage + 3 categories , and some article amazon reviews – posting),
Let say I have 10 amazon's product reviews. My Question are :
- whether I need create 10 campaign for each article amazon reviews products?
- how about "Anchor Text (URL Backlink)" , I have to pointing to Home Page or to URL of My article amazon reviews product?

Best Regards,
Williem Cruzz

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Each tiered link campaign targets 1 specific page / set of keywords – I think that covers both of your questions, hit me back if not!

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Anonymous
10.22.2012

Hi Mathew, Thank you very much for your tutorials on tiered link building. I have SENUKE XCR and would be grateful if you would consider making a video on how to use senuke for tiered linkbuilding.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

This has being requested a few times so is high on the list of priority's – probably in a month at a guess.

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Michał Ros
10.27.2012

Hi Matt, what about sending spam links to you 2nd tier sites? Won't the 2tier sites get banned and then as a result 1st tier sites too? It is widely known and I have experienced it myself that most of the fiverr spam link gigs tank your site instantly – so I think same will happen to 2tier and then the domino effect will take palce. Am I wrong? Best regards

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Because we are not trying to rank the tier 2 or tier 1 sites, we are simply trying to power them up with page rank and create millions of unique paths for the search spiders to crawl and find your site.

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Anonymous
10.30.2012

Hey Matt,

Thanks a lot for creating these videos. I learned a hell lot of new info in these videos. Your videos have actually forced me to update my existing backlink strategy(because they are so awesome :)).

I am building tier 1 links for my old site inner pages. Do the directory submission(General+Niche specific) work for inner pages too? Most of the good web directories, I have checked so far provide link back to home page.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

HI,

No worrys I'm glad they have helped you out =D

Your correct that most web directories only allow links to the home page – you do get some that do allow deeplinks but not very many – just do a run/blast anyway and see what sticks.

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11.6.2012

21cssindia.com I Just found your Blog, very interesting.

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11.10.2012

Hello!
I have a question!
What is the minimum mini Web 2.0 sites that I can create? I ask because I can't order many articles written original! Budget is low! You understand me well!

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mindlesswizard Reply:

There is not minimum mini web 2.0 sites that you can create. Actually it depends on the competition. More competition = More tier 1 backlinks.

Thats what i have learned so far, but i may be wrong about this so waiting for Mathhew to clear this one :)

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

What he said ^^

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Alexhs Alex
11.30.2012

Thank you so much Matthew! nice video exactly what I needed.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

No worrys – Don't be shy if you have any questions!

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well I think this guy knows his stuff when it comes to backlinking!

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Thanks =D

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Joseph Chambers
12.24.2012

Video downloads are not working. Media Fire says: "The file you requested has been removed from MediaFire for a violation of our Terms of Service."

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Fixed :)

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Greg
1.5.2013

Hi,

I do the sharing and it still doesn’t show the download files…

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Apologies, I have now isolated the issue and the host is putting a fix in today I hope.

Sent you an email with the links :)

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john
1.11.2013

I’ve watched all the videos and I have a question about keyword variations –
On a per keyword basis I understand the diversity between exact, phrase and broad match but how many keyword variations per keyword do you tend to use?

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

No exact number just mix it up – the more ‘drunk’ you are the better!

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1.11.2013

Great tips!
Thanks so much for sharing us!

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Thanks for taking the time to watch Adam!

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Bernard
1.16.2013

I’d like to start doing this.. couple questions:
should I stop blog commenting and leaving links back to my main site?
and
I’m using NextScripts, an automated post submitter… should I stop using that on my main site? maybe use it on my tier 2 sites?

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Yes if you were going to do this you just need to do this.

I have never heard of NextScripts sorry =/

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Alain
1.18.2013

Hi Matt,

I have watched some of your videos and the content is simply amazing. Still, I have difficulty (I’m kind of a newbie in SEO) really grasping the meaning of each tier.
I’d LOVE if you could get back to me with simple terms.

So far what I understand is that:

1st tier: my money site. I t can be an adsense website, amazon website, a forum I’d like to monetize.. right?

2nd tier: what I understand is that one is like a buffer site. Could be squidoo, a facebook page, a blog.mymoneysite.com, any page basically that enable me to link to and that do not endanger my money site? Correct? I’m using SEnuke by the way.

3rd tier: well, not too sure to understant exactly what this one is..

Well you see, it’s not all clear to me, and probably ultra basic things for you. Do you have a minute to enlighten me on this? ;)

Thanks MUCH in advance,

Alain

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

I would suggest you watch video 1 a few times as that really breaks down the theory better than I could write it.

The first tier isn’t your money site, it goes 3rd tier > 2nd tier > 1st tier > money site

But other than that your are on the right track with your understanding, we use higher quality links on the 1st tier that point to our money site and power those up with lower quality links on the 2nd and 3rd tiers.

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1.18.2013

Hi Matt,

What is UD as slow as people claim it is on BHW? What about its success rate?

And do I need a VPS to make it run efficiently?

Thanks

Kevin

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

I don’t think UD is slow at all =\ You can speed it up by changing the default human emulation settings though.

I run UD from a home computer without issue personally

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Alain
1.18.2013

Hi again,

Good idea, that’s what I’ll do and will come back to you once everything’s well understood.

Besides, I followed your advice and signed up with Kontent Machine. However, all I get is pretty much garbage content – I mean not readable content, whatever the niche. Is that how it’s intented to be ? (I’m using the internal spinner of KM, not TBS) or can it be that I haven’t set properly KM?

In any case, it’s very fast and well structured. I just wished the content was more readable (I need to go over each article and work on it a lot) and it would be perfect!

Cheers!

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

I haven’t actually used the internal spinner of KM and I use the TBS API and I’m assuming TBS is much more advanced than the built in spinner of KM. The output I get still makes sense to a degree.

Perhaps take out the TBS trial and see if that improves your results?

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Alain Reply:

Yes, that’ s a good idea that why I have asked my VPS provider to install KM on the server so I can use it with TBS (the VPS provider I have provides several non cracked SEO softwares incl. TBS).

I’ll make a try and come to you later about it. I recognize though it’s a fantastic piece of software.

Finally, keep up the good work, you’re one of the very last SEO blogs I read very regularly -I had tons of them in my bookmarks but I ditched 90% of them lately – too guru-like for me). The content you provide is top notch and thanks for being so reactive to our questions, us SEO laymen. I’ll try to put in some of my personal findings as well on your forum.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Thanks very much :) Please let me know if you have any other problems!

Reactiveness might suffer this week as I’m ploughed with deadlines but i’ll do my best :)

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2.1.2013

Hey Matthew

I have been implementing and shareing your videos amongs friends and let me just tell you I could not be any more grateful for the wonderful content you have openly shared for the rest of us….and I’m glad you’re able to make a few $ off this site as well! I have several questions ive been compiling over the last week, I understand if you can’t answer everything.

Questions:

-for your tier 1’s, you scroll down and grab the first 200-400, regardless of pr rank. Any reason why you don’t go after higher pr ranking sites for your teir 1st?
-How much credibility do you give the trustworthiness, Vendor Reliability, and Privacy Scales in Ultimate demon (the green/red circles)? You remove “de-indexed” using scrapebox, I have 10 semi ded proxies and I can’t get the bloody thing to stop banning my IP’s. I’m assuming you just remove any site that has “no-index”

-Contextual links – is it safe to throw in sister sites that you own with similar content in here?

-Are you using an avatar when your building your account profiles?

-You don’t offer a platform for Press Releases on your targets. Any recommendations on scraping PR targets? I only have a handful of PR targets (30 or so) since I haven’t scraped for them.

Thanks!

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi Will,

Thank you very much :)

In answer to your questions-

1) I like to have a good mix of domains, some with high PR, some with like PR2/3 and some with PR N/A – a natural link profile does not just have links from PR5 domains etc

2) I ignore them – if the domain is in Google’s index, its good enough to link to my site.

3) Yes as long as you dont leave a footprint

4) I have a folder of about 20,000 avatar images that is pointed to

5) UD doesn’t support PR platforms

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Hi Matthew, Thanks for sharing this video. Going to try some of these methods.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

No worrys – you know where to find me if you have any questions!

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Dan
2.10.2013

Really fantastic content Matt, this site’s a godsend for someone like me whose new to the whole thing and trying to get their head round SEO.

Thanks!
Dan.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi Dan,

No worrys =D

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2.11.2013

Hi Matt,

I really appreciate and thank you for sharing this tutorial series and Advance spinning techniques as well. Crystal clear and I learn a lot.

I notice you have high success rate on Article and web20 account creation and submission. Would you mind share your tips to increase the success rate?

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

For the most part just spend time cultivating your list. Every month I import new targets and remove sites that have been deindexed by Google along with all of those that have constant failures.

Your link building campaign is only ever as good as your target list – but most people skip over that bit (which suits me just fine :P )

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Dinar Emas Reply:

Thanks Matthew,

I know you show a little bit scraping on video but I ask anyway. Do you use SB exclusively for scraping or use UD as well? I can scrape hugh list from SB (using your footprint) but have low success rate when it comes to import them to UD. Most of them (more than 90%) failed on UD. Any tricks on doing importing to UD?

Also, do you scrape niche-related target list or just general sites?

Any plan to create video on scraping, please?

Btw, I’ve already watch your video twice. I’ll be back to this tutorials when I start implementing your tutorial here.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

I only use SB for scraping.

Yes you will get a high fail rate like that on each import, make sure you run the import a couple of times and then a couple more times with the ‘site is stored in a subfolder’ option selected.

If you want to improve the success rate even further you get better results by importing ‘type’ by ‘type’ so do a scrape for all the web 2.0 platforms, then select web 2.0 during the import. Personally though thats to much like hard work and doesn’t warrant the additional success rate IMO.

Scraping is covered in these videos quite extensively already – if people feel like there is need for a separate tutorial though I will produce one.

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Dan
2.12.2013

Great video again!

This might seem like an obvious question so please forgive the inexperience!

The process you’ve outlined in the video (if I’m right) is going to result in 100s of tier 1 pages for your site. Is it worth doing this for micro-niche sites? Or can you scale the campaign down in this regard?

I’ve ranked for highly-targeted 2/3 page sites by manually building no more than 30 links (though how long this will last I’m not sure). Surely a campaign of this size isn’t necessary for that kind of thing. Would it not be better to acquire a smaller list of highly relevant target sites?

Just wondering. Again, really appreciate the content, it’s absolutely fantastic! Nice to hear a British accent for once on an SEO tutorial too!

Regards,
Dan.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Yes you will end up with hundreds of tier 1 pages. You can scale down the campaign if you want but really this is just changing a number in a box so why bother? Not like it takes any more/less time to setup by down scaling the first tier.

You probably wouldn’t use any of the supplementary tactics in video 6 for the micro niche sites your trying to rank, but I encourage you to try a run of this to benchmark how it performs and then adjust from there.

There is nothing to say you have to build out your tier 1 in the manner that I have – you can just take what works for you now and then bolster it with the tiered advice in the later videos.

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Dinar Emas
2.13.2013

Hi Matt,

How do you manage to collect 20,000 avatar images?
Do they consist of photograph (like photo ID) or mixed up with generic images like logo etc?

I watch video tuts once again but you only cover scraping for short period of time. Today I manage scraping more than 200,000 URLs using your merge files etc and tested 10,000 URLs. I found UD rejects all those 10,000. I may missed some steps or something.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

I use Google to search for ‘avatar packs’

Use your brain man :P

Why did you only test 10,000 urls from the 20,000? Did you also do a second run of the import with the ‘my site is stored in a subfolder’ box ticked?

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2.14.2013

Hi Matt,

You mentioned you have 20,000 images for avatar. How you collect such a hugh number of images for avatar? Can I do that with scrapebox?

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Just use Google to find packs

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Dinar Emas Reply:

Thanks Matt,

I got 5,000 images for avatar packs :)
I guess the query is the key to get the best out of google search.

Keep posting great video tutorials as you did so far…

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Superb!

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Darrel Lane
3.1.2013

I saw your amazing video about tiered link building, unfortunately I faced to the poor video image quality. I even can’t see what you typed at all when you give an example using Ultimate Demon software, how to spun embed video from youtube, etc.
Would you please share us highest quality of video image? I think there’s a lot of newbie including me which need a clear guidance.

Thank you and best regards,
Darrel

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Head over to http://www.youtube.com/user/MattWoodwardUK to watch them :)

I’m aware of the video issue and know how I’m going to deal with it, just need time to deal with it now :)

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3.7.2013

Such a good video tutorial with in depth information about tiered linking.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Cheers =D

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Daniel
3.7.2013

Hey Matt quick question. I recently found your site via an article about your experiment to create a site that does well without building any backlinks. Now I find tutorials on your site about building backlinks.

I am confused. Do you build links or not? It looks like you are seeing success by not building back links but using other promotional strategies like forum posting and social media shares. But now you recomend link building which I thought you didn’t want to do because of all the google hype about punishing sites that use link building?

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Have a read of http://www.matthewwoodward.co.uk/experiments/google-webmaster-guidelines-experiment/

That should clear up the confusion :)

Its an ironic experiment!

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3.8.2013

Hi Matt,

Firstly thank you for getting back to my site review request early today. I shall get back to you shortly on that.

I read recently on other forums that google has now devalued large amount of back links. Can you please advise if the above method is still working with the recent good changes.

Regards Pari.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

No worrys :)

Yes they did devalue a lot of links – as long as you do not take shortcuts on tier 1 quality you’ll be ok :)

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3.11.2013

Thanks for making this video, it is very informative!

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

No worrys hope it helps!

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Tobias
3.21.2013

Hi Matt,

I just wondered as these were started some time ago and Google has made some changes since the start of this video, that for someone like myself who is about to start doing some tiered link building to my niche websites, would you change anything now? And if you would, would you be so kind to elaborate on the required changes?

I understand the need to create quality, unique Tier 1 links with Full control for any changes, which i will do.

Thanks for all your help Matt, Tobias

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Not really – possibly more emphasis on part 6 and diversifying your tier 1 as much as possible. Don’t be scared to pick up the phone to get links no one else has etc.

Nothing has really changed theory wise!

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3.23.2013

What a goldmine of information your site is. Thank you for sharing. Now following on G+.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Cheers Simon =D

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frank
3.25.2013

I don’t normally post comments, only to spam lol.

But I just had to say thanks for the video, tier link building was unknown to me and u explained it so good, it just now seems that any seo strategy without tier link building would be a flop.

Thanks for taking out the time to make these videos.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi Frank,

Hahaha that makes two of us then =D

Thanks for reaching out!

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Tobias
3.26.2013

Hi Matt,

Thanks so much for these video series, they are very helpful!

I am just ponering whether to buy UD or not and wondered if you would be so kind to help:

I would like to make unique Web 2.0 Websites as my Tier 1. Can UD create Web 2.0 Based on my Unique Content that i have ready to post to these?

Or would it be best to stick to manual web 2.0 creation? Its just that at the moment i am spending a lot of time creating web 2.0 etc and feel my time could be better spent!

Thanks in advance, Tobias

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi Tobias,

Yes it can but I believe you need a mix of high quality hand built sites as well – please see part 6 of the series and you’ll see what I mean :)

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4.1.2013

Fantastic resource Matt. You have saved me a lot of time, brought clarity and systems to some of the process I was labor intensive with.

I have a question: When you pull a tier 1 list of sites and check the links for being indexed in Google, do you check the pages or the domain? I have always used domain. Perhaps I should be checking the pages??

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi Steve,

No worrys – I have found a lot of people struggle with putting the pieces/processes together in general.

You should check the actual page/url with the link on is indexed

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Steve Bailey Reply:

Thanks Matt. Rereading this I may not have asked my question very well.

Do you also check at the URL level when you are harvesting a custom list of potential tier 1 targets to submit to?

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

No just the domain level

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Joakim Hansen
4.2.2013

Okay, so I’m a total newbie, but I have a good feeling about your great video guides and I want to do this as correct as possible, the first time. But I think I need to get the steps clarified and summarized, before moving on to purchase UD etc.
I’m confused about:
To get 1 tier backlink to my money site, I will first need to:
- Manually create 5-10 web2.0 sites with unique content (similar to http://mymoneyguide.blog.com/) ???

and
- 3 x 500 word articles – 1 for web 2.0s, 1 for Wikis and 1 for AD’s/PR’s
+ 1x set of bookmarks titles / descriptions
+ 1x set of web directory titles / descriptions
+ 1x set of related tags/keywords
+ 1x video with title / descriptions

Will all this be used in the link building campaign for 1 tier backlink to the money site?
Because in the videos I can’t find where you’re using the manually created web2.0 sites?
All the links you create in video 2 will these go to the money site or the manually created web.20 site?

Sorry, I’m confused, but keen to learn your method properly.

Thanks for sharing your great knowledge.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

The manual creation of web 2.0s is just a supplemental tactic that you can use. The tips in video 6 are to give you that extra boost if you need it.

Yes those content requirements are all the content you will need for the entire campaign end to end.

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Joakim Hansen
4.3.2013

I’m confused, maybe you can clarify?
- All the links you create in video 3, will these go directly to the money site?
- The manually hand build web2.0 sites – should these just be added to the list when creating the tier 2?
- Should I use Scrapebox to create my personal target list? Is the target list the tier 1 sites?
I’m totally newbie, but I really want to learn this, however I’m afraid this is to advance for me after all?

Thank you

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

1) Yes
2) Yes
3) Yes

=D

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Megan
4.4.2013

Hi Matthew,

Wonderful tutorials. Thank you so much for taking the time to share them with us.

I had a couple of questions, I apologise for how basic they are.

Firstly, I understand that you need to build a set of high quality minisites,

using eg web 2.0, for each keyword you are trying to rank for, that then point

back to your money site.

My first question is, does it matter if alot of links from the T1′s are pointing

directly at your home page, or is it best to point some links at your relevant

inner pages too?

Secondly, if you are trying to rank your home page for more than one keyword, would you need to set up a second set of high quality minisites, (using the same principles)?

Thanks in advance.
Megan

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

No worrys :)

You should be building links to a mix of your home page and inner pages – dont worry about perfect ratios, be random.

Each page you want to rank requires one run of this process which can rank each page for multiple keywords.

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4.4.2013

Hey Matt,

First off i would just like to say the information you have on here is amazing – I’ve paid for a lot of products than aren’t half as good as this.

I must say I haven’t watched all the videos yet but I certainly will be soon.

My question is – and I apologise if you have already covered the answer already – is when building your 1st tier am I right in thinking you build them all manually and if so how many do you build pointing to your main money site or does it differ depending on your competion??
Then how many tier 2 do you build to your tier 1′s.

Look forward to reading more great stuff by you.

Take care

Dan

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi Dan,

No worrys :)

Watch the rest of the videos – all your questions are covered :)

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CB
4.5.2013

Matt, seriously exciting info. here!

A couple quick questions…can you give your best examples of high quality Tier 1 links for say a service business in the US? Also, about how many Tier 1 links is a good number to have pointing at your money site?

What about sites like:
Yelp.com
InsiderPages.com
?
?
?

Can you name more that you would trust as Tier 1′s?

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Yes business directorys are good, also relevant blogs, local newspaper sites, national newspapers etc etc

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Manish
4.9.2013

Hi Matt, Thanks for all the help finally tiered backlinking makes sense to me. Had a few questions and needed your advise

1. I am using Ultimate Demon to build web 2.0 profiles and have already posted my first article. Should I use the same profiles to post other articles as well, so that the web all my web 2.0, article directories build a authority of sorts or should I create new accounts for each new article blast?

2. My Ultimate Demon version shows only 51 web 2.0 sites whereas in your video it has thousands of them. How did you grow your list and can you suggest a service that sells lists for Ultimate demon, please?

Again thanks a lot for your tutorial and hope to hear from you soon.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi Manish,

1. Yes you can do this if you choose – re use them for the same campaign but add a handful of submissions to each account.

2. Watch the rest of the series

Thanks

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4.10.2013

Great videos Matt, I’ve watched them all and really enjoyed them. Must have taken you ages to record them.
My question is that if you do all of the above in a medium sized niche what sort of time would you reckon till you start seeing some movement on your site. I’ts roughly no 3 on pg 2 at the moment.
The site is approx 4 months old on an EMD.
Thanks again Matt

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi Robert,

Within a few weeks – I’ve had readers write in and see improvements as early as a week in though.

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4.11.2013

You’re a Star Matt..
Thanks so much for these Fantastic Video’s.. I’ve learned so much.. Honestly.. As some one stated.. this is far more superior and detailed than most of the Wso’s I’ve purchased..

Thanks again and Appreciate it.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi Niz,

No worrys =D I chose not to release them as a WSO in the end as you can see!

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shelley
4.17.2013

So pleased i found your site. Love the info you have, I am following your tiered link videos and loving it. Very easy knowledge that even i can digest…

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Superb – I spent a lot of time trying to make it easy for everyone to understand without boring the seasoned pros!

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Thanks for breaking down the entire process step-by-step. My problem has always been with my Tier 1 links. I need to focus more on creating valuable and unique content on my first Tier. Having those sites gain PageRank over time is an added bonus since some of the PageRank will be passed to my money site. I’m surprised you didn’t wrap up this training into a course and sell it. Thanks again for taking the time to put this all together.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Exactly and each one of these will become valuable long term business assets.

Yeah a lot of people said I should of sold them, but I think turning them into a WSO would devalue them

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5.8.2013

Great video although I am still rather overwhelmed by the whole thing. Will try and give it a go – I like he fact that you say you can rank on google – does this include ecommerce sites? as I know you dont have much of a good word to say about them?

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi

Ecommerce sites are just generally thin pages listing thin pages of duplicate content which link to duplicate content and are perfect Panda food and soon Zebra food.

For the most part they need to forget about link building/SEO & focus on the user experience.

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5.10.2013

Matt….I’m speechless! I’m a small time marketer who just about scrapes a living online. It’s taken me 2 years of work to earn a minimum wage!

I’ve always shyed away from using SB, UD, TBS and others because…frankly, they scare me! But by taking in what you teach in this series of videos, I can feel a little less nervous.

Now, if I can get my head around actually doing instead of watching, I may start seeing a bit more moolah come in.

These tools are essential aren’t they? I mean…you can’t really survive without them, right?

Brilliant content Matt, I’m so pleased you released these videos and really appreciate your hard work in making them.

All the best

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Hopefully you have learnt a lot in that time which is worth more than money anyway :P

I wouldn’t say the tools are essential, there are multiple ways to skin the SEO cat and this is one of them :)

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5.11.2013

Hi Matt.
Great article. Been pouring over all these stuffs for about 2 days now. Please I will like to know for small scale starters, can you assist with this whole process. Kindly let me know how much this will cost for a link building campaign. Will be expecting your mail.
Thank you

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Sorry I only work on a consultation/coaching basis

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Natters Reply:

Hi I know the feeling – I too would like somebody to help me – I’ve gone through the videos and really dont think I can managed this tiered linking stuff – it seems way over my head – if you cant help with doing the work – can you recommend somebody who does a ‘proper’ job – I’ve used a few supposedly good guys now and the tiered 1 level of work is poor and is really badly written

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Anyone you pay/hire to do SEO for your site has more control over your business than you do – so bear that in mind.

That is why I keep full control over things like that myself and as such don’t have anyone I can recommend.

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Walter
5.13.2013

Hey Matt,

Do you care about domain PR when creating your Tier 1 links? Should I just post to all PR including PR 0 or is it better to go with PR1+ ?

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Yes just go with a completely random mix of root domain PR’s

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Very thanks Matthew, great guide!, im from venezuela (My english is bad), but transcription the work is more easy, rewards from Venezuela brother master SEO!

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Cheers man – I HATE writing the transcriptions, and I mean HATE every second of doing it :P

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Cody
6.1.2013

When you build your Tier 1 mini site and create 5-10 pages, how many of those pages do you link to your money site and how many links do you put per page?

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Just 1 of them but the link also features on the homepage as well as in the post.

As many as it makes sense to put, a good handful of external links doesn’t hurt!

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Cristi C.
6.1.2013

Hi Matt,
I’m wondering…
If we build low quality spammy links to the 3rd tier, wont it affect the 2nd tier and then pass a “red flag” to the 1st tier?

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

This isn’t an issue – we use these tiered links to create lots of unique paths for spiders to follow, we aren’t actually worried about a penalty because we aren’t trying to rank the tiers.

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Cristi C. Reply:

Yeah but, read this: http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=66356

It’s important who links to you. What if the links that point to your tier 2 are spammy? It could affect that tier and pass it along. So, how bad, or much spam (like unlimited bookmarks) is to much?

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

No problems on the lower tiers with things. What that says vs what actually happens in the real world are 2 very different things. You know, how like the american government says they don’t spy on all internet traffic.

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Cristi C. Reply:

Ok. Thanks for the advice, i’ll take that in consideration.

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Cristi C. Reply:

…and apply it!

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

No worrys :)

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Cristi C. Reply:

Wait, your saying that those tier 3 links won’t pass rank, or link juice? They are just unique paths.

P.S.: tier 3 nofollow?

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

I think you need to watch the video again.

I don’t care about nofollow

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6.2.2013

I just wanted your opinion about Magic Submitter. How does this compare to Ultimate demon.

How soon do you start building links after building a new site?

Lots of people say do blog commenting for 4 weeks first. What works for you in 2013?

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Maria
6.5.2013

Hello Matt,

I have so many questions:

1. .edu & .gov sites are considered very High Authority, would you place .edu and .gov commenting on Tier 1 or Tier 2?
2. Will Guest Posting be on Tier 1, instead of Article Sites?
If this is so, article sites on Tier 2?

Thanks for your help.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

1) I would drop that on tier 2

2) Yes tier 1 guest posting is aight!

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Maria Reply:

I have really so many questions:

1. How about blog carnival, is this the same as blog network or blog sites?
2. Why Blog Sites in Tier 1 when blog networks were penalized by Google Penguin 1.0?
3. Where will you classify Blog Carnival – Tier 1 or Tier 2?

Thanks for your help.

Best regards.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

1) I have never used it
2) Blog networks are more effective now than ever before
3) Don’t even know what it does ^^

Thanks

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6.11.2013

Hi Matt,

Thanks for the great content, I like the way you outline things, it’s so simple and easy to follow, even for girls.. haha :-).

Well, I still have a question. Let’s say you have one article in spin format including images, videos, links, etc. wich will be used on WEB 2.0 sites similar to WordPress, Tumblr, Blogspot, etc. The way I see it I generate unique articles for each property.

Now, let’s say, I have used only 10 of those articles on my tier but I still have left like 50 articles with 80-90% uniqueness between each. What would you advice doing with these? Can we use these on tier 2 and 3?

Again, thank you.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi Maria,

Haha thank you

Yes you could use them on tier 2 – or you could skip to video 6 in the series and put them to use in that way, which is what I would do :P

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choikh
6.13.2013

Hi Matthew,
I have building link via Ultimate Demon and Licrone for 2 weeks already. Together with GSA keep running for the Tier 2 and 3 like your tutorial. However I have encounter a problem.
Those link I built cannot be search when I use backlink checker tools. I have try a few backlink checking tools and find zero of backlink I built from the software. However, those I built manually, squdioo and some manual blog comment, can be found.
I am choosing low competitive keyword. I think 10-20 backlinks can push me to top 10.
Some of those link had been indexed but they still not yet giving me link juice. This is quite frustrating. :(
How long do you think I should wait? Or I just need to build more Tier 2 and Tier 3? Or I need to build more tier 1, 2 and 3.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Backlink checker tools are always behind with data – you should keep a manual log of them and track them with something like http://www.matthewwoodward.co.uk/reviews/inspyder-backlink-checker-tool-review/

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6.14.2013

Love this. Trying to get some sites to number one right now.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Cheers Kyle!

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Walter
6.16.2013

Hey Matt,

I’m trying to boost the rankings of hundreds of internal pages which all focus on non-competitive long tail keywords.

What would you recommend as a good strategy to boost all rankings for those internal pages?

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

A good silo structured then strengthen the link profile of the silo’s above, with a good internal linking structure to the pages below.

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6.20.2013

Hi Matthew, nice serie. I was wondering why you need ultimate daemon and gsa ? Dont they do the same ?
I understand you build tier 1 with ultimated daemon and tier 2 o3 3 with gsa. What does UD have for Tier 1 that GSA does not have ?
Thanks
Nicolas

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

The question has been answered a million times – read the comments.

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7.6.2013

Hey Matt, fantastic tutorials. Do you think it is possible (with UD, GSA, SB, etc) to run a campaign for a language other than English ? I’m not too worried about the content, but I’m not sure these tools support sources in other languages, and I have several sites in Spanish that could use a boost !

Thanks !

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Yes no problem, you can run with whatever content you want. You might see a lower approval rate or more links getting removed by admins because they aren’t english but most will stick!

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guest
7.7.2013

Hi Matthew,
I viewed your video. It is very helpful to me for someone who just started on SEO.

Some queries.
1. There are a lot of tools used in your tutorial, SB, UD, GSA, spinner, linkwheel…. Do we have to buy all of them? If I do not buy any of them, does that mean that it is not going to work for me?

2. What is your opinion if I use Kevo in place of UD?

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

1) You can get away without using LWB

2) I have no experience with Kevo sorry – watch this video again and see if you can apply the theory with that tool.

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Mark
7.8.2013

Hi Matthew,

congrats for tour tutorials!

I started applying your techniques since two days, but now I have a doubt…

My first tier links are almost the same of my competitors…

So my question is: how can I take an advantage against my competitors if I am pushing the same, or almost the same, 1 tier backlinks?

Thanks for your reply.

Best regards,
Mark

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi Mark,

I wouldn’t worry about it, one of the best SEO techniques that will always stand the test of time is to replicate your competitors backlink profile.

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Mark
7.10.2013

Hi Matthew!

Great! Thanks for your reply.

Best regards,
Mark

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

No worrys :)

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7.29.2013

Hi Matt,
would you recommend running Licorne, Ultimate Demon or GSA on a virtual server or on my laptop at home?

Kind regards,
Holger

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Either but a VPS is much more convenient and reliable

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Holger Reply:

Wich provider of VPS can you recommend? I just read that not every provider is very amused to realize that scrapebox is running on his Server :-).

Holger

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

That would be poweruphosting and here is my affiliate link http://www.matthewwoodward.co.uk/get/poweruphosting/ for er… your convenience :P

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7.30.2013

Hi Matthew, surely tiered link building is a form of artificial grey or black hat seo. Therefore surely it is only a matter of time before it is outlawed. I read a post recently that mentioned Matt Cutts said ‘upstream’ sites will be penalised when this method is identified. Is it not better use of one’s time to build content that solves your market’s problems & answers their questions, and then promote that in locations they hang out in (as you explain so well elsewhere)?

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

You sound like Matt Cutts :P

There is no such thing as white or black hat seo. If you build/create any link of any type from any source you violate webmaster tools so its all ‘black hat’. So promoting in locations your audience hangs out in, thats blackhat.

Secondly all we are doing is pleasing an acceptable range of metrics – HOW we do that is irrelevant as long as the metrics we create are the metrics the algo wants to see.

Tiered link building takes advantage of the fundamental way in which Google spiders and structures the web since the introduction of links in 1998. They would have to undergo some huge foundation changes for this to become ineffective.

Granted they might go ‘upstream’ as Matt Cutts claims (he also ‘claimed’ to have taken out SAPE a number of times & killed blog networks/duplicate content lol) and IF that happens well we just evolve, just increase the quality upstream a little and bam, fixed!

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Jack Reply:

Do you think that adding one more layer between the 1st and second layer with great contnet can prevent the detection by Google ?
What I suggest is making it 4 layers instead of 3.
Layer 1 + Layer 2 will have great quality using manually spun articles. Layer 3 and 4 will be more spammy.
My thinking is that the more layers you have the less likely it will get detected.
What do you think ?

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

It certainly cannot hurt and would help minimise long term risk from future updates

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sam
7.31.2013

Hi Matt,

Thanks for this expository insight to tier linking and I am implementing what you taught. Quick questions:

Why cant I use GSA for T1 linking or probably engage in manual submissions to these sites? I asked because I currently have GSA and cant afford Ultimate Demon for now. Though will inevitably get it later.

Secondly, I cant find your personal scraped linked targets that you mentioned.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

I like to keep it seperate as UD offers much more granular control over things than GSA does and I want a tighter grip on my first tier.

You can download them here – http://www.matthewwoodward.co.uk/tutorials/the-ultimate-guide-to-tiered-link-building-part-2/

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sam
8.12.2013

Hi matt, thanks so much for the effort. What role does the competitiion level for the keyword play in this approach or does it mean that when one rinses and repeats, one will attain 1st page irrespective of the competition level of the keywords that are being targeted

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Rinse & repeat, see part 6 for extra tactics for tougher niches :)

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8.15.2013

Hi Matthew.
just finished watching the 6 videos. Excellent tutorial. Wow you have packed alot of software in here.
I am using Magic Submitter to do my basic link building and learning as i go to create tier 1+ links.
Is it possible to Stay with MAGIC SUBMITTER and then use the other programmes like GSA, Scrapebox, Linkwheel bandit, Inspyder, Capcha Snipper that you mentioned to create out an infinite linking campaign with óut create duplicate links and running the risk of looking unnatural.

Mark

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Yes you can apply the theory in video 1 with any tools/software you want

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Febro
8.16.2013

Hey! I am just watching these tutorials. Thanks so far from me too. It’s great material! But my question: the videos were new almost one year ago and the technics you teach adapted to googles algorithm from these days, but how is it with the current algorithm? Still up to date?

Thanks and cheers!

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Yes the technique still applys, it takes advantage of how Google fundamentally spiders and structures the web – so unless they change that ^^

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8.20.2013

Just made a fascinating discovery. You can set GSA to save all of the submission sites it finds to a text file while running your tier 2 and 3 campaigns. Use Scrapebox addon Dup Remover to merge them all into one list. Then run them through an index check and then PR check in scrapebox. After GSA runs for a week or so you’ll have yourself a nice list of high PR sites ready to be ran through UD’s site checker. Usually getting about 300-500 good sites per 5000. Much easier than using scrapebox for scraping. But that’s probably because I only have 10 private proxies per month so it’s ass slow for me.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Some nice out of the box thinking there :)

People that take what they have learnt and improve on it will have much greater success than those blindly following step by step ;)

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8.22.2013

Hi Matthew, thanks for your amazing support!, now i’m watching the 6 videos and the tutorials are really perfect.

Best regards,
Ignacio Garnica.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Thanks for your kind words!

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9.5.2013

As far as I can see I have to invest so much money just for tiered link building. Of course its good but is there no cheaper alternative? I have more time but not much cash!

For example making with Hand Web 2.0 Blogs and boost them with GSA ?? And link the blogs to my Money Site?

Greetings from Germany

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Its possible to do it manually by hand as you have said! Jespana on the forums did exactly that ^^

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Tim
9.8.2013

Hi mate, I think your aff link for Ultimate Demon is not working. Please check this page: http://www.demondemon.com/2013/09/02/ultimate-demon-new-deal-from-september-2013/

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Fixed thanks for the heads up =D

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9.10.2013

Hi Mattew !

I have a couple of questions for you. I have created 8 web 2.0 blogs for my money site. The web 2.0 blogs are done manually with unique contents. And i see that 4-5 of them have been indexed and it has been just a week or less.

So when to start building the tier 2 backlinks to the tier 1 ? Since i have some of the tier 1 sites indexed already should i start building tier 2 backlinks from article directory, wikis, blog comments, doc sharing etc etc ? I am just not sure about it though.

Thanks

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

You can start straight away – no need to wait :)

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mindlesswizard Reply:

So another questions from my side. I have some Press releases, squidoo and article submitted to quality directory. Can i use these for my tier 1 links as well ? I mean create tier 2 under each of them ??

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Yes no problem :) As long as they match the definition in this video you can use anything :)

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Jason
9.10.2013

Hi Matthew,

First thanks for such an in depth tutorial. I have yet to see anything this comprehensive. When I finally do buy SEO Power Suite, I will do it from your aff link.

If I’m not mistaken, the videos are slightly over a year old. How well does this process preform in current day google world? Is this more riskier now then say 12-18 months ago?

Thanks in advance for your input.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

That would be very kind of you thank you :)

SEO is all about risk management so if you follow the advice in the first video your good to go. This is still an effective method and will be the foreseeable future as it takes advantage of how Google fundamentally spiders and structures the web.

The only changes I can forsee would be an increase in quality but thats not happened yet!

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9.14.2013

Hi Matt!

I’m reading and watching your SEO material with a great interest.
I’m starting the tiered link building as of now. How many links do you recommend to have for the first two tieres?

Thank you and keep up the good work,
Arnold

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

No real magic number here, just maintain current velocitys or increase them to a maintenable level.

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Barry
9.16.2013

Hi Matt,
You Matt remember me from a while back…I’m over in Thailand and bought Buzz bundle- vague I know haha
Just a quick question.
I bought UD,TBS and Inspider BLM today ~(nice bit of well deserved commish for you!)
I also bought some proxies but UD doesn’t seem to like the format that buyproxies give them in.
Any advice would be appreciated.

Cheers mate

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Thank you very much :)

If you bought the proxies from http://www.matthewwoodward.co.uk/get/buyproxies/ you can change the format they export in my proxies > view proxies > Click here if you need the proxies in a different format

Otherwise use excel and the concatenate function

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StinkyBishop Reply:

Thanks a lot Matt
Well I got to the bottom of the problem in the end.
It turns out there was a password problem as I tried all different formats and nothing worked. UD blamed myproxies and vice versa haha
In the end though we finally fixed it- I had to submit my IP address to myproxies then I was able to use them without a password. Only thing is as we get powercuts all the time here, my ip changes with every turn off so I have to keep submitting my ip. Anyway, nothing major.
Cheers for the reply Matt, much appreciated!

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Ahhh I see, yeah I tend to use the IP authentication as well. I’m not sure if you can use a hostname for the IP but if you can check out noip.com

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StinkyBishop Reply:

Thanks a lot, I’ll check that out and let you know how I do.
I have a question regarding UD actually. I know they have a forum but I wanted to ask this away from public eyes in case I look like an idiot for asking ha ha. Figured you’d be the guy to ask!

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Shoot!

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9.18.2013

In video 1 you speak about Tier 1 and make mention of blog networks ALN,

- has this not been deindexed by google and?,
- ranksolver I believe is no longer active?

Thanks

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Just use different blog networks now :)

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Art Reply:

Yeah cool, would you have a list of different networks that you know are working?

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Just have a look around in the right forums ;)

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StinkyBishop
9.21.2013

Yeah please don’t post the working networks here Matt, probably find they’ll stop working tomorrow ha ha

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

It would be naive to think that Google don’t already know about them

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StinkyBishop Reply:

Very true

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J
9.23.2013

Hi Matt

I am not sure if you are still travelling, I sent you an email about your service, just checking you received or not.

Cheers

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

All emails are replied to as far as im aware?

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jabarsonii
9.27.2013

sir how we make only press release link in senuke how

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

By only using the press release project

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10.8.2013

Either 99centarticles quality has lowered, or they were in a rush.

Here’s an excerpt from the latest article they sent. The entire article was formatted like this:

“Some companies even export only the best frozen seafood UK which means that all of them are working as franchise for known retails like Nestle, mars or Kellogg.”

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Ouch – complain to michael he is good at sorting things out. Run it through copyscape as well ^^

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10.9.2013

Matt,

Dude your site rocks. I am going to pick up the Ultimate Demon from you. I respect the effort you put forth in creating a tutorial based on your experience. Thanks for that.

I follow you, Jacob King and Alex Becker. You all have unique styles and perspectives so it’s good to taste a few flavors.

Now I know there are many ways to skin a cat. Becker recommends creating High PR Blog Networks, King recommends creating a web 2.0 blog network thru Rankwyz for your first tier and then using ultimate demon for the second and third tier. And then your method is similar but different in your creation of your first tier using just ultimate demon.

I know this tutorial was done a few months back. With the Penguin 2.1 update, do you still recommend utilizing this exact method in your tutorials?

Thanks.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi Jordan,

Thanks very much :)

Yes I would recommend it still and Alex/Jacob are also right in what they say. I take you through that in part 6 of the series :)

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10.13.2013

I just wanted to thank you for adding a video transcript. I have a difficult time learning from videos, and being able to read instead of watch makes an immense difference to me. I wish more content creators would do this!

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi Carly,

I have started to covert some tutorials to be video AND text/image based, take a look at http://www.matthewwoodward.co.uk/reviews/buzzbundle-review-how-i-drive-traffic-to-my-blog/ for example

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10.13.2013

Great Video Matt, I am new to this link building stuff but after watching and understanding the video, I realized I am ready to start doing it big. I really appreciate you sharing this. Thanks so much

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Glad it helped you out :)

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10.16.2013

Hi Matt,

Just a little question, maybe aside, maybe not – Matt Cutts has mentioned somewhere that G is aware of tiered link building and the new Hummingbird will focus more on the ‘human aspect’ of G queries, that means G will promote the sites that will actually answer the questions (strings) which human would ask rather that raw keyword strings. Would be cool if you share your view on that in following movies or on the blog.

all the best
Mac

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Well tiered link building takes advantage of the fundamental way that Google spiders and structures the web.

So the theory will always be sound unless they do something hugely dramatic.

The only thing that will change is the execution – perhaps an increase in quality in both the sites your getting links from and the content you use.

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Mac Reply:

Thanks Matt

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

No worrys :)

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10.22.2013

Great video Matt, thanks for sharing :)

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

No worrys :)

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10.25.2013

Great explanation of tiered backlinking. It gives a head start to create a campaign which I wasn’t able to for some time.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hope it helped =D

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10.26.2013

Hey matt, look what this guy,Matt Janaway has commented about you. http://moz.com/community/q/is-tiered-link-building-a-good-thing. Now this is a guy I would stay away from XD!

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Bless him :) All automation software does is replicate human actions =/

Although his explanation of what tiered link building is shows he doesn’t actually know what it is or has ever done it himself to be able to disqualify it.

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Bill Reply:

How ironic…this thread at moz talks about the harmful tactics of link building using automated software. However, they continue to talk about ‘white hat’ methods of manual link building (eg. forum posting, blog commenting, etc.) and label this link building process as ‘natural’. C’mon guys…they’re two in the same – but using different mechanisms to perform the same task.

Great tutorial Matt. We all appreciate the time and effort you spend making this site what it is AND the time you give to answer everyone’s questions. Cheers.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Yup – all automation does is replicate human action.

On top of that, there is no such thing as white hat link building. You build any link of any type, you break webmaster guidelines. It’s all blackhat!

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BarryPage Reply:

I was just notified of this comment on my phone and felt the need to come over to the computer to have my say. Bill, you have put it perfectly and it makes me laugh. In fact, Matt already knows that I am off to a meet up and Rand himself is going to be there (at least on the screen anyway). I’ve already prepared my question for him and it’s pretty much this topic above. Can’t wait to hear what he has to say! ha ha.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

It’s gonna go off!

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10.28.2013

Hi Matt,

Awesome site! Keep the good job

i have a question,

I can’t find Wikis related to my niche (non english market). Do you think it’s ok to drop links in unrelated wikis?

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

That wont be a problem as long as the surrounding content is relevant – although wiki owners are more likely to delete irrelevant articles

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10.28.2013

One final question to solve the puzzle. Suppose i created web 2.0 blogs each with unique articles. Do i have to add more articles to those sites later ?

Or i have to create new web 2.0 sites on another cycle to boost the ranks ? I mean does the old web 2.0 sites ( created earlier ) are useless after that or adding more quality articles will create a solid tier 1 links ?

Can you explain this ?

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jen klen
11.11.2013

I want to ask you something, how many article is needed for tier 1 and tier 2?

So for Tier 1 article but with 3 sentece rewrited what about for tier 2? And how many websites will the tier 1 post to?

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Watch the rest of the series ;)

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Peter Mavis
11.19.2013

Hi Matthew,

Excellent series of vids btw.
Quick question: if I have a new site, will the 500 or so tier 1 links in two weeks not seem unnatural to google?

Do you have to keep submitting links directly to your money site for a natural link velocity?

Cheers,

Peter

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

As long as you can maintain a velocity, what number you start at doesn’t matter really!

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12.3.2013

Great stuff Matthew! I have heard a lot about you from Terry Kyle who I follow and am loving this video tutorial so far. The value you provide is amazing :)

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Thanks Nathan :)

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12.4.2013

Man, you are amazing.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Haha thanks Raees!

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12.10.2013

Hi Matt,

Do you have in mind an optimal number of links for tiers 1/2/3? Say 50 high PR tier I links, 200 tier II, then 1000 tier III?

Perhaps in ratios? like above: 1:4: 20

Keep the quality content flowing,
Jason

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Not really – thats a good guideline ratio but I don’t be to much effort into it

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Jason Reply:

Got it, thanks! A related follow up question:

I see some people support the idea of maintaining only 10 or less high PR tier 1 links, then blast the heck out of those. In case things go sour, they can just manually remove and close down one of those T1 links. Is that sound practice to you?

And if 10 or so T1 links sound good, are blogs the best T1 candidates? Any others you’d recommend?

Thanks!

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

This explained in video 1 with the theory of having control of the links to remove them if you need to in the futur :)

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12.17.2013

Is there a cheaper way to get high quality tier 1 links? I dont have the money for ultimate deamon nor do I have the time to make all the links manually.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

So your not willing to invest the time to do things, but you dont want to pay for someone elses time either.

Its time or money, not both :)

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Yesh Reply:

There’s an economist that once said “there is no free lunch” (was it Milton Friedman?). Everything we do – even if it is IM – must have some cost in one form or another. I don’t have enough capital to purchase these tools so it’s off to Manual Labor Land I go! :D

Anyway, I’ve read in another website that this type of link-building strategy is quite outdated. That blog said that you shouldn’t build Tier 2 links with comments, social booksmarks, and the like. Is this true? I’m new to this and now I’m confused.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Please see the update at the top of the post – http://www.matthewwoodward.co.uk/tips/seo-link-building-2014/

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12.27.2013

I have just discovered your videos with regard to licorne – and then onto your – what I consider the best licorne video – and now onto your tier building videos – thanks for this It now fits in with NCH program where they do the tier 1 and do not explain why – I have followed there system however did not retain the targets – I will start again and retain the information this time to build tier 1 then 2 and then 3 – again thanks and this is the best sep AND LINK BUILDING i have seen in 12 months – 12 hard months – Jock

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Have you had a read of the update at the top of this post?

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12.30.2013

Matt,

I am having huge problems importing sites into UD. I scrape with scrapebox upto 22k ++, PR check them which takes me down to approx 3000 but when I try to import into UD they always fail. I am using 15 private proxies so can’t understand where this is failing.

Any advice?

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

I don’t do a PR check personally

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12.31.2013

I suggest people to do a little bit of study before they do multi tier link buiding. There are so any pitfalls in doing it correctly.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

and read the update http://www.matthewwoodward.co.uk/tips/seo-link-building-2014/

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Neil Reply:

Matt I noticed on your vid that you took no action regarding PR and just imported any old site. Surely that would damage you link profile and do nothing for your link juice. Just backlinking all the junk out there?

I filter out PR1 +, is this not necessary? If not why?

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

No that would diversify your profile to make it look more natural.

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Neil Reply:

please explain ramin as I’m sure there are plenty of us who are eager to learn

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1.2.2014

Is it possible to rank youtube videos too with tier link building method ?? I am thinking to try ranking one of my youtube video with this method

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1.7.2014

Hi Matt

Can you recommend software that will help keep track of tier link building?

It sounds like a great strategy but need a way to manage it all.

Thanks

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1.7.2014

Matt would buying a PR1 domain and setup a 301 to my money site throw all the link juice at my money site or would this be detrimental to my money site?

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

I wouldn’t bother with a PR1 tbh

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Mnimal
1.15.2014

Hi Matthew

Does this Tiered Link Building work after the last update of Google?

Thanks

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Please see the update linked at the top of this post – http://www.matthewwoodward.co.uk/tips/seo-link-building-2014/

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1.17.2014

Matt–
sorry to have so many questions.

I set up licorne to do my first wiki submit, and set it to drip. But then started the submitter thinking I had to, and I think it ran through 50 submissions.

I’m not sure if that is evil or not, if it’s an accident.

M

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

I suppose its worth checking what schedule you setup

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1.23.2014

thanks for sharing, this is really interesting topic

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Be sure to check out the update at the top of the post!

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1.28.2014

I like your video, it is very helpful. Can you provide more such videos for social media marketing? I think guest blogging can be a good option also.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Take a look around the blog!

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1.28.2014

Thanks again for the great content.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Cheers Mark :)

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1.28.2014

Hey Matthew, love the post, plenty of new and great information for a beginner like my self, just wonder if you can tell me how do I link the 1st 2nd and 3rd tier to my website?

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Did you watch any of the videos?

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Jerry.Z Reply:

Just the first 3 for now, and I’m trying to do the preparation that you have recommended to do, and about to put together a mini site and didn’t understand how to link between the mini site and my main site, is it by anchor text ? how is the juice being transfer from the lower tiers to the 1st tier? thx for the help.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

When you have watched them all you will understand

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essaadi yassine
1.28.2014

Hello :

WEl the way to lead me to see your site is that i put SEO LINK MONSTER REVIEW on Google andi see u r at the first page of Google,
Plz i need your help wich tools or softwares i could use to rank my site for the first position in Google, i tested many softwares, and i saw SEO Link Monster if it could help me,but after reviewg your article, i hesitated

could you plz what is the process and what to buy,Not worry ,i’m not newbie on OnpgaeSEO or Off page SEO,but i want really follow someone like u who get success to rank his site successeully at the internet !

Thanku so much !!

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Just take a look around the blog http://www.matthewwoodward.co.uk/tips/seo-link-building-2014/

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2.16.2014

Your suggestion about link building is really great. Thanks for sharing the guide.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Be sure to checkout the update

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2.27.2014

Hi, how many Web 2.0 can Ultimate Demon create account & post to? If I were to purchase from your affiliate link, any chance that you would give me your list of Web 2.0? Because Web 2.0 is the only thing I need in UD as I’m using SER and I’ve other platforms covered there. Thanks.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Well it supports a bunch of platforms so you can import your own target list of sites. I wouldn’t give you my personal target list for $5,000 sorry

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3.8.2014

Hi, Matthew I have one question……While building Backlink should i use naked url or i should use Anchor Text. Please also explain why one is better than other and how Google see these two kind of backlinks.
Thanks!!!

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

You should use a mix, a good thing to do is use something like ahrefs to see how the top 10s backlink profile is broken down in terms of anchor.

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Stanley
3.9.2014

Hi Matthew! this method is suitable for commercial inquiries (keywords) Ex. “mortgage loan”. ?
If competitor have 560 backlinks, i must create 560 or more tier 1 links, and build tier2, tier3?

1 article*spin= 50 articles. And i can submit 50 article in 500 web2.0 or other sites?

P.S. Sorry, My English not well)) I,m from Russian…

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Its no way near as simple as that. Are those 560 authorative links, are they web 2s, are they from a private blog network?

Eg saying you have 560 cars means you might have 560 ferraris, but you might also have 560 cars ready for the scrap yard.

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Kim Reply:

Thanks for putting sharing in a cool metaphor :) Just have to say that I have red alot of the post on your blog. And its just great! To be honest, I have had a coach and paid 2-3000. (not all of them are that) and I think its awesome that you share all your knowledge all out in the public for everyone to read.

You inspire me to take a new direction in my Internet Marketing “carrier”

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

You don’t need a coach – you just need to embrace failure, grow and develop. One of the most valuable learning experiences you can have is to invest $500 in building a site and doing everything you can to get it penalised.

You’ll learn more doing that than any coach can ever teach you!

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3.11.2014

I think to buy your premium tutorial. Have you video transcript? My English not well

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

They don’t sorry :(

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Kim
3.28.2014

Werent there going to be any footprints in the download bar in at the bottom of your post ???

Or did I miss it somewhere along the line ??

Thanks for answering on my reuqest

Kim

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Not in this part of the series

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3.29.2014

Do you ever use a voice over in your videos when you use them as a tier 1 ???

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Yes

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4.1.2014

Hi Matthew,

I have very recently got into learning about SEO and internet marketing. Somehow I stumbled across this site and straight away I added you to my bookmark list. Your tutorials are fantastic and you spreading your vast knowledge will make a lot of peoples lives better, including mine (hopefully).

Keep up the fantastic work mate,

Sam

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Thanks for your kind words :)

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4.5.2014

Hi matthew, is there any SEO Tools for building backlinks that don’t require proxies to be work……..if there is then please tell me i don’t have a single buck to buy anything…i want collect some cash to buy software you suggested….i am tried of manual SEO.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Google Chrome / Mozilla Firefox

If your tired of manual SEO, time to invest in your business/yourself.

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thanks for the video tutorials. Started following it :D but i created a lot and lot of back links but cannot see the proper results!! Does back links have to be indexed to get the link juice?? If yes how to index our back links very quickly ??

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Yes if your links dont get indexed there is no point even making them. Take a look at http://www.matthewwoodward.co.uk/experiments/index-backlinks-easily-revealing-case-study-results/

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4.12.2014

Hi Matt,
First of all thank-you for all your thorough and detailed knowledge and information that you are providing so freely. Your blog is very thorough and extremely informative. I love rewarding hard work by people such as yourself, and will definitely go through your affiliate links to show my appreciation. Thank-you.

My question is on cross-linking and whether it would leave a footprint that may be punishable by search engines. Is it considered cross linking if I link from a Tier 1 site to different money sites that reside on the same server? (To clarify that, the money sites reside on the same server, however the Tier 1 site is a web 2.0, and the money sites will not cross link within one another). I am just wondering if this would be punishable, because in a sense, the money sites are linked via the Tier 1 site, even though it is not a direct link.

Any clarification on this issue would be immensely appreciated. Thank-you for all your work.

Cheers, Pete.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Thanks Pete!

No never do that unless the money site resides on a different server. Also ensure that no 2 money sites have to large of a crossover in temrs of link profile.

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CJ
4.13.2014

Hey Matthew, I too stumbled across your videos on YT and I must say as a fellow englishman, I really like your style and delivery. Excellent videos BTW. I’ve subscribed and downloaded all of them and hope to follow you as long as you are in the game. Keep up the good work.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Thank you =D

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