Episode Guide

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.

Important Update: Please read this.

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

Tiered Link Building Tutorial Part 1 – Theory

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467 Responses

  1. Anonymous

    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.

    • July 31st, 2012 at 8:20 pm


      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.

      • January 27th, 2014 at 3:44 pm

        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

        • January 28th, 2014 at 10:34 am


          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,

    • May 28th, 2014 at 6:31 pm

      When we are referring to Web2.0 Sites. Does that mean we are going to create a new WordPress site for example? Or are we just going to create a Tier 1, 2, 3 for the current website existence?

  2. 8.1.2012

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

    Cheers, SaSh

    • August 4th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

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

      • January 18th, 2014 at 6:57 pm

        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 .

  3. Anonymous

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

    • August 4th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

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

  4. Anonymous

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

    • August 4th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

      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

      • Stanley
        March 9th, 2014 at 4:22 pm

        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?

        • March 10th, 2014 at 8:25 am

          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.

  5. Robert Kirk

    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?

    • August 16th, 2012 at 7:40 am

      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

    • Robert Kirk
      August 16th, 2012 at 8:45 am

      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.

    • August 17th, 2012 at 4:05 pm

      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

  6. Anonymous

    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).

    • August 28th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

      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.

  7. Andrew Guida

    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.

    • September 3rd, 2012 at 8:31 am

      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

  8. Indiana Computer Tech

    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.

    • September 10th, 2012 at 6:51 am

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

  9. 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.

    • September 13th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

      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?

    • September 18th, 2012 at 6:45 am

      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.

    • September 19th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

      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!

  10. Nick Coburn

    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!

    • September 17th, 2012 at 9:51 pm


      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


  11. Jesse Sanders

    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!

    • October 2nd, 2012 at 10:44 am

      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.


      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.

  12. 10.3.2012

    after the panda update is this works.

    • October 3rd, 2012 at 3:54 pm

      The Panda update has nothing to do with link building

  13. 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

    • October 21st, 2012 at 4:31 pm


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

  14. Anonymous

    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.

    • October 26th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

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

  15. Michał Ros

    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

    • October 28th, 2012 at 5:49 pm


      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.

  16. Anonymous

    Hey Matt,

    Thanks a lot for creating these videos. I learned a h*** 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.

    • November 2nd, 2012 at 9:46 am


      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.

  17. Vasudha India
    11.6.2012 I Just found your Blog, very interesting.

  18. Leo David

    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!

    • September 10th, 2013 at 11:17 am

      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 :)

  19. Alexhs Alex

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

    • December 4th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

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

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

  21. Joseph Chambers

    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."

  22. Greg


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

    • January 5th, 2013 at 12:43 pm

      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 :)

  23. john

    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?

    • January 12th, 2013 at 4:51 pm


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

  24. 1.11.2013

    Great tips!
    Thanks so much for sharing us!

  25. Bernard

    I’d like to start doing this.. couple questions:
    should I stop blog commenting and leaving links back to my main site?
    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?

    • January 16th, 2013 at 10:18 am


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

      I have never heard of NextScripts sorry =/

  26. Alain

    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, 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,


    • January 18th, 2013 at 1:45 pm


      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.

  27. Alain

    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!


    • January 19th, 2013 at 10:26 am


      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?

      • Alain
        January 20th, 2013 at 12:50 am

        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.

        • January 21st, 2013 at 12:23 pm

          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 :)

  28. Kevin

    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?



    • January 19th, 2013 at 10:25 am


      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

  29. 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.


    -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 b***** 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.


    • February 5th, 2013 at 9:51 am

      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

  30. 2.4.2013

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

    • February 4th, 2013 at 12:02 pm

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

  31. Dan

    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.


  32. 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?

    • February 11th, 2013 at 5:06 pm


      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 )

      • February 12th, 2013 at 4:59 am

        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.

        • February 12th, 2013 at 10:13 am


          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.

  33. Dan

    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!


    • February 12th, 2013 at 10:10 am


      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.

  34. Dinar Emas

    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.

    • February 18th, 2013 at 10:57 am

      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?

  35. 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?

    • February 18th, 2013 at 11:03 am

      Just use Google to find packs

      • March 1st, 2013 at 4:33 am

        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…

  36. Darrel Lane

    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,

  37. 3.7.2013

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

  38. Daniel

    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?

  39. 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.

    • March 11th, 2013 at 8:14 am


      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 :)

  40. 3.11.2013

    Thanks for making this video, it is very informative!

  41. Tobias

    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

    • March 27th, 2013 at 11:39 am


      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!

  42. 3.23.2013

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

  43. frank

    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.

    • March 27th, 2013 at 11:08 am

      Hi Frank,

      Hahaha that makes two of us then =D

      Thanks for reaching out!

  44. Tobias

    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

    • March 27th, 2013 at 11:07 am

      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 :)

  45. 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??

    • April 6th, 2013 at 4:39 pm

      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

      • April 7th, 2013 at 12:56 pm

        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?

  46. Joakim Hansen

    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 ???

    – 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.

    • April 9th, 2013 at 8:23 am


      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.

  47. Joakim Hansen

    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

  48. Megan

    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.

    • April 8th, 2013 at 4:03 pm


      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.

  49. 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


    • April 8th, 2013 at 3:52 pm

      Hi Dan,

      No worrys :)

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

  50. CB

    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:

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

    • April 8th, 2013 at 3:50 pm


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

  51. Manish

    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.

    • April 9th, 2013 at 8:18 am

      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


  52. 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

    • April 11th, 2013 at 8:24 am

      Hi Robert,

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

  53. 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.

    • April 12th, 2013 at 9:39 am

      Hi Niz,

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

  54. shelley

    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…

    • April 17th, 2013 at 5:27 pm

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

  55. 4.28.2013

    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.

    • May 5th, 2013 at 12:58 pm


      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

  56. Natters

    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?

    • May 9th, 2013 at 9:12 am


      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.

  57. 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

    • May 13th, 2013 at 7:15 am


      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 :)

  58. 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

    • May 12th, 2013 at 11:14 am


      Sorry I only work on a consultation/coaching basis

    • Natters
      May 12th, 2013 at 2:27 pm

      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

      • May 13th, 2013 at 7:17 am


        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.

  59. Walter

    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+ ?

    • May 15th, 2013 at 9:28 am


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

  60. 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!

    • May 15th, 2013 at 9:28 am

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

  61. Cody

    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?

    • June 1st, 2013 at 3:30 pm


      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!

  62. Cristi C.

    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?

    • June 4th, 2013 at 12:08 pm

      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.

      • Cristi C.
        June 7th, 2013 at 4:44 pm

        Yeah but, read this:

        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?

        • June 10th, 2013 at 10:56 am

          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.

          • Cristi C.
            June 10th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

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

          • Cristi C.
            June 10th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

            …and apply it!

          • June 10th, 2013 at 8:18 pm

            No worrys :)

      • Cristi C.
        June 7th, 2013 at 5:28 pm

        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?

        • June 10th, 2013 at 10:55 am

          I think you need to watch the video again.

          I don’t care about nofollow

  63. 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?

  64. Maria

    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.

    • June 6th, 2013 at 7:50 am


      1) I would drop that on tier 2

      2) Yes tier 1 guest posting is aight!

      • June 7th, 2013 at 3:20 am

        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.

        • June 10th, 2013 at 11:02 am


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


  65. 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.

    • June 12th, 2013 at 8:34 am

      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

  66. choikh

    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.

  67. 6.14.2013

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

  68. Walter

    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?

    • June 17th, 2013 at 4:40 pm


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

  69. 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 ?

    • June 24th, 2013 at 9:23 am


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

  70. 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 !

    • July 12th, 2013 at 9:55 am


      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!

  71. guest

    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?

    • July 12th, 2013 at 9:52 am


      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.

  72. Mark

    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,

    • July 9th, 2013 at 7:59 am

      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.

  73. Mark

    Hi Matthew!

    Great! Thanks for your reply.

    Best regards,

  74. 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,

  75. 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)?

    • July 31st, 2013 at 1:20 pm

      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!

      • August 13th, 2013 at 8:49 am

        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 ?

        • August 13th, 2013 at 3:43 pm


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

  76. sam

    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.

  77. sam

    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

    • August 13th, 2013 at 3:45 pm

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

  78. 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.


    • August 17th, 2013 at 8:42 am


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

  79. Febro

    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!

    • August 17th, 2013 at 8:32 am


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

  80. 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 a** slow for me.

    • September 16th, 2013 at 10:07 am

      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 ;)

  81. 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.

  82. 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

    • September 8th, 2013 at 2:40 pm


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

  83. Tim

    Hi mate, I think your aff link for Ultimate Demon is not working. Please check this page:

  84. 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.


    • September 11th, 2013 at 11:04 am


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

      • mindlesswizard
        September 12th, 2013 at 6:40 pm

        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 ??

        • September 14th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

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

  85. Jason

    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.

    • September 11th, 2013 at 10:44 am


      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!

  86. 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,

    • September 14th, 2013 at 3:53 pm


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

  87. Barry

    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

    • September 20th, 2013 at 9:58 am


      Thank you very much :)

      If you bought the proxies from 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

      • StinkyBishop
        September 20th, 2013 at 11:28 am

        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!

        • September 21st, 2013 at 10:36 am

          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

          • StinkyBishop
            September 21st, 2013 at 10:47 am

            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!

          • September 22nd, 2013 at 4:53 pm


  88. 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?


    • September 18th, 2013 at 11:55 am

      Just use different blog networks now :)

      • September 18th, 2013 at 11:31 pm

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

  89. StinkyBishop

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

    • September 22nd, 2013 at 4:52 pm

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

      • StinkyBishop
        September 22nd, 2013 at 5:20 pm

        Very true

  90. 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.


    • September 24th, 2013 at 9:36 am


      All emails are replied to as far as im aware?

  91. jabarsonii

    sir how we make only press release link in senuke how

  92. 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.”

    • October 9th, 2013 at 10:20 am

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

  93. 10.9.2013


    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?


    • October 10th, 2013 at 12:21 pm

      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 :)

  94. 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!

  95. 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

  96. 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

    • October 18th, 2013 at 11:18 am


      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.

  97. 10.22.2013

    Great video Matt, thanks for sharing :)

  98. 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.

  99. 10.26.2013

    Hey matt, look what this guy,Matt Janaway has commented about you. Now this is a guy I would stay away from XD!

    • October 28th, 2013 at 8:39 am

      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.

    • Bill
      November 13th, 2013 at 4:22 am

      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.

      • November 13th, 2013 at 10:27 am

        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!

      • November 13th, 2013 at 11:02 am

        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.

  100. 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?

    • October 29th, 2013 at 12:37 pm

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

  101. 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 ?

  102. jen klen

    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?

  103. Peter Mavis

    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?



    • November 19th, 2013 at 7:15 pm


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

  104. 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 :)

  105. 12.4.2013

    Man, you are amazing.

  106. 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,

    • December 11th, 2013 at 9:00 am


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

      • December 11th, 2013 at 9:14 am

        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?


        • December 14th, 2013 at 5:21 pm


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

  107. 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.

    • December 18th, 2013 at 10:38 am

      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 :)

      • December 25th, 2013 at 5:09 pm

        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.

  108. 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

    • January 2nd, 2014 at 1:03 pm


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

  109. 12.30.2013


    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?

  110. 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.

    • January 2nd, 2014 at 12:51 pm
    • January 2nd, 2014 at 1:09 pm

      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?

      • January 3rd, 2014 at 3:55 pm

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

    • January 2nd, 2014 at 1:29 pm

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

  111. 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

  112. 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.


  113. 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?

  114. Mnimal

    Hi Matthew

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


  115. 1.17.2014

    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.


    • January 19th, 2014 at 9:08 pm


      I suppose its worth checking what schedule you setup

  116. 1.23.2014

    thanks for sharing, this is really interesting topic

    • January 23rd, 2014 at 10:01 am

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

  117. 1.28.2014

    Thanks again for the great content.

  118. Tom Hanse

    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.

  119. 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?

    • January 28th, 2014 at 3:31 pm

      Did you watch any of the videos?

      • January 28th, 2014 at 3:47 pm

        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.

        • January 28th, 2014 at 11:13 pm

          When you have watched them all you will understand

  120. essaadi yassine

    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 !!

  121. 2.16.2014

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

  122. 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.

    • February 28th, 2014 at 9:33 am


      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

  123. 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.

    • March 8th, 2014 at 3:28 pm

      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.

  124. Stanley

    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…

    • March 10th, 2014 at 8:29 am

      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.

      • March 28th, 2014 at 4:22 pm

        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”

        • March 28th, 2014 at 11:36 pm

          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!

  125. 3.11.2014

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

  126. Kim

    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


  127. 3.29.2014

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

  128. 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,


  129. 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.

    • April 15th, 2014 at 8:03 am

      Google Chrome / Mozilla Firefox

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

  130. 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 ??

  131. 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.

    • April 15th, 2014 at 7:35 am

      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.

  132. CJ

    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.

  133. 5.3.2014

    Hi Matthew

    Is this method still effective and working? if working how long does ranking stays in serp? Is it safe from penguin?

  134. 5.23.2014

    Hello Matthew,

    I am fortunate to be able to rely on your tutorials to build links with UD and GSA step by step. Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge.

    When using GSA for Tier 2 and 3 submissions, I received many emails requesting to activate accounts. Do I need to go through each and every email to activate the accounts manually or GSA will take care of them? Can I ignore them?

  135. 5.24.2014

    Hi Matthew,

    Just bought UD through your link. Getting ready to crank up my SEO efforts. Had an AdSense site in the financial niche in 2011 that was doing € 3.000/month, but I sold that to focus on other stuff. Was using a technique very similar to the tiers you covered in the tutorials, although your structure is more solid.

    Thanks for the great info. Haven’t bought your SEO infoproduct yet, but knowing myself, I’ll probably do that tomorrow or the day after.



  136. 5.26.2014

    I did a companion piece to your video along with some other resources on my blog, hope you don’t mind!

  137. 6.1.2014

    Thanks so much Matt! :)

    I appreciate very much your hard work and efforts in this tutorial!

    Quick question, do you do tiered link building e.g. Build tier1/2/3 for each keyword on your website? So all your backlinks go to one specific blog post.

    Or do you build tier 1/2/3 for one specific keyword and go to Main home page?

  138. JOHN LEE

    For low competition keywords, I only use Tier 2 or Even Tier1,. The keywords already on #1. Do you think I should still add Tier 3 to them?

    Thank you.

    • June 3rd, 2014 at 7:48 pm

      If its already #1 then don’t stress!

      • JOHN LEE
        June 3rd, 2014 at 8:09 pm

        Thank you for your reply.

        Just come up with another question

        1, If I write/buy 1 good unique/quality article, then spin it into 20 spun ones. And use these 20 artickes for tier 1s. Would that be a big risk?

        Thank you

  139. 6.8.2014

    Hey! Matt this is important to have high page rank backlinks for better seo ?

  140. 6.14.2014

    Hi there. Great tutorial and I’m definitely gonna use this when I do my link-building. Just wanted to ask, how many tier 1 sites can I point towards my money site without google getting suspicious. Can I point 10 1st tier, 15-pages website? Also, can I just use Blogspot and as my 1st tier sites? Thanks!

  141. Sam

    What do you think about using official press releases as a tool for SEO, I’ve heard people getting a lot of links from decent sites from a single press release.

    Do you think it is worth it?

    • June 30th, 2014 at 3:55 pm

      Yeah as long as its a press release and not an article

      • July 5th, 2014 at 7:13 pm

        What would the difference be in terms of SEO, and how would google be able to determine the difference between an article & press release?

        • July 6th, 2014 at 11:10 pm

          Google determines the difference through footprints. In terms of SEO not a lot, but a press release is a very specific type of article.

  142. Ajith

    Hi ,Thanks for that New concept of Link building .Will surely test this

  143. Sami

    Hey Mathew first of all thanks for such a beneficial blog. just have some questions if you can help. we ghave been listening that tier1 content should be made manually and sholud be 100% unique, i want to ask i really don’t want to waste time on generation good quality content for tier 1, instead if you can briefly tell if i go with thebestspinner for tier1 content what should be the uniqueness of articles. some people say it should be above 90% and some say it above than 80% uniquness is also good for tier 1. so what should be tier1 content uniqueness if i use thebestspinner to generate content using manual spinning. also tell me the uniqueness rate of content which can be used on tier2?

    • July 13th, 2014 at 12:27 am

      Please watch and you’ll see why that uniquness counter doesn’t mean much.

      • Sami
        July 13th, 2014 at 6:04 am

        Hey Mathew i was not expecting such kind of rude answer from you. i asked about the percentage of uniqueness which are suitable for tier1 and tier2, and you just send me the video tutorial link, i have already watched that kindly tell me what i am asking for. Suitable Uniqueness required for tier 1 and tier 2 content when using thebestspinner????

        • July 13th, 2014 at 6:06 pm

          It wasn’t a rude answer, it was the straight answer. The uniqueness counter is meaningless and as such there isn’t a suitable percentage.

  144. Crypto da Mr Bitcoin

    What plugin do you use that requires the user to share (tweet. +1) in order to unlock the concent?

  145. 7.22.2014

    Hi Matthew. I watched your link building videos and learned a lot from them. But I have two questions for you:
    1- Do I need to find as many keywords as I can? SEO experts insist that we should choose a limited number of keywords and don’t fight for those with a high competition. If so, why should I use ScrapeBox to find hundreds of keywords? Many websites (such as article directories) allow only a limited number of keywords (perhaps 3-5). Should I have many keywords and spin them? Or spinning of keywords hurts our ranking?
    2- You mentioned preparing 15 different titles for our contents. Should we spin these titles like this: {title1|title2|…|title15} ?

    Thanks in advance.

    • July 22nd, 2014 at 2:58 pm


      1) Choose a range of related keywords for each page, there is no ‘right’ number

      2) Yes :)

  146. 7.30.2014

    In your Ultimate Demon tutorial you explain how to use the Link Tree functionality but in this video series you use different software for tier 2 and beyond. How come?

  147. 8.7.2014

    Hello matthew;
    I would like to ask you a quesiton about my tiered links.
    There is my diagram ( )
    I would like to ask you if it is correct let me explain you like that.
    I made tiers with the blogs wordpress blogger weebly so on. The main tiers are has been made like that. I named some tiers “deep tiers” as you can see, they are only the tiers which i have created with gsa. And do you think this strategy is good ?
    I am quite new about this topics if you can help me i would be really thankful :)
    By the way i am sorry for my poor english.
    Best Regards

    • August 9th, 2014 at 3:25 am

      It looks good to me =D

      • August 9th, 2014 at 8:32 pm

        Thank you very much for your help, i thought there was a lot of mistakes ^^ Thank you very much again :)

  148. 8.8.2014

    Thanks a lot Matthew. I Have got back my confident reading your articles.And become not only a follower but also a fan as well. Great help !!

  149. 8.11.2014

    This is something I could have never understand without your training videos. I will watch the other videos also and then start taking action but I am grateful to you for sharing this tiered link structure in such a simple and easy way.

    Let me watch the other videos also and get back to you if I need any help!


  150. Archid Hords

    WOOHOO ! i was waiting a HQ article like this since i’ve started in IM ! I’m just glad to tell you that this page will be my mentor for my next days in SEO . Thank you Matt !

  151. vlad

    Hi Mathew,

    Is tiered linking the same as link pyramids or link wheels? i have read on a few white hat forums that these are not recommended practices and am wondering what your opinion on that is.

    also, is this method still effective at this time in 2014? and if so, do you believe it will remain effective for the near future.

    also, thanks for all your hard work – your videos and blog posts are very informative.

    • August 27th, 2014 at 10:49 pm


      I think there is no such thing as white hat or black hat. There is a single algorithm looking for specific metrics we have to fit within.

      Any form of link building is against google webmaster guidelines so it’s all blackhat in the end.

      Tiered link building is a link pyramid yes, but not a link wheel.

      No one can tell you what will be effective tomorrow.

  152. 9.1.2014

    Oh G** u r really amazing n like a super hero , y i didnt find ur blog before ? Its very very very useful for biggners n professionals as well really matt u r doing very good job G** BLESS U.

    im new in seo just help me little bit i have my own website anytimegame but im not able generating traffic kindly tel me whixh software is good for me intial stage ? N tier 1 2 3 linkbuilding that software creatw automaticly ? And which spinning software is good for spinning ? And i cantt afford all software induviualy so tel me any good vps plus seo tools site ? My range is 20 dollar to 35 dollar just tel me strategy how i will start my site backlinking ?

    • September 4th, 2014 at 2:45 pm

      haha thanks for your kind words! Just watch the series of videos and you will get answers to all your questions

  153. 9.13.2014

    A really good post brother, I liked the video and will soon try this concept of tier link building for my niche website! :D

  154. chander kant

    Great video Matt, thanks for sharing

  155. 10.14.2014

    Really good stuff mate. That helped a lot, Thanks :)
    I got few questions though

    1. I got around 3500 tumblr blogs ranging from pr5 – 2. Are they enough for building 1-3 tier backlinks or I still need to find websites for guest posting?

    2. I am planning to rank High and medium competitive keyword so I plan on doing it this way

    Tier 1: 10 backlinks -> Tier 2: 100 backlinks -> Tier 3 1000 backlinks

    Now the confusing part : when building tier 3 do I need to maintain the quality? What if I just copy any related article from google and spin it through a tool and publish it on my blog placing tier 2 links at the bottom.

    3. Does the article size matters in tier 2 and 3?

    Thanks in advance :)

    • October 14th, 2014 at 9:52 pm


      1) Are they all on the same IP ranges?

      2) You will not compete in hard competition niches with that setup unless tier 1 is enitrely made up of private blog networks

      3) As long as it gets indexed, not really!

  156. 10.15.2014

    How many links should i create in Tier 1 Tier 2 and Tier 3?

    • October 17th, 2014 at 3:29 pm

      Depends how competitive the niche is, but you can start at any number then build on it

  157. Llarena

    Sustain the excellent work !! Lovin’ it!

  158. 11.3.2014

    Thank you very much for this article. I have been googling about the pyramid link building and found one article on Warrior forum mentioned about this site. Thanks for the very informative post.

  159. فخرنوید

    Nice working
    Thanks for the information

  160. John

    Thanks for sharing link building strategy i would like tn share your information to newbies and i hope it will helpful for him.

    Again Thank You Bro…..

  161. 12.5.2014

    hi Matthew

    Do you suggest using spun content for Tier 2 ?

  162. 12.12.2014

    Hello Matthew,

    Thank you for the information and many creative ideas.

    We are based on Tokyo run a company named

    Its an advertising agency that deals with different event managements, web designing, Pamphlets, Brouchers, Logos etc. with multiple Internationsl clients.

    We recently started a research on SEO and doing well. We do refer to your website for getting more ideas from different people throughout the world.

    We would like to thank you for sharing your experience on different researches.



    • December 14th, 2014 at 5:03 pm

      No problem – thank you for your continued support!

  163. Paolo

    Hi Matt great article! Always helpful to read your articles! Thank you!!

  164. 3.1.2015

    Mathew, great insight with this article. However, i wanted to know how to successfully scrape greater no. of target sites for the UD, as it has only around 30-50 within each category. As per the process you have specified, i see that if i combine the keyword variations to the custom footprints files in scrapebox, which gives me a combination of around 40-50 k search terms, i do scrape around 50k sites, after removing duplicate url’s, but then UD only approves around 5-10 for inclusion in its list. How can the list be enlarged to around 1,000 at least for each category? Do we have to go on a trial and error process by using different keywords along the footprints given by you? If the pass rate is 5-10 per 50,000 url’s then the process would be very time consuming!

  165. 3.4.2015

    please which is better between gsa search engine ranker and magic submitter, also what tiers do they work on

  166. John

    I must also add that while it is interesting and rewarding to write a this kind of informative article because it would get digged by several readers we must make sure that the information we circulate is accurate.

    I couldn’t go through all the list but like to add some more information like…

    Most Forums are no-follow if you’re posting to forum do it for branding and building credibility not for linking. You can always confirm through ‘view source’ to see if the forum is do follow.

    And be careful how you use Forums else you could get banned. Do not add a link back to your site within your answer in Forums even if it relates with an article on your site.

    Just add your link in the space for source.

    And keep in mind that you really don’t need so many links. Few relevant links from authority sites will make a huge difference on your ranking than so many inrelevant links.



  167. 3.14.2015

    among the top and most detailed video available for FREE

  168. 3.14.2015

    Hi matthew, you have an awesome blog !

    I have a question about all linking campaign:

    Will be safe if I will build in tier 1 only web2s ? Will can hurt my website ? Will won’t look very natural I guess but I will can rank easily if I will make in tier 1 only web2s with unique and high quality content ?

    I will want to do web2s on tier 1 like this :
    what about the link diversity for tier 1 links ?

    Main Keywords : 10-20% . 3-5% per keyword
    Secondary – 20%
    LSI/Partial Match – 20%
    Raw url/brand – 30%
    Generic – 10%

    What do you think ?

    Thank you, you are an awesome guy !

  169. Stephane

    Hello Matthew,

    I wanted to let peaople know that Ultimate demon is one outded s***** piece of a software. At least regarding Web 2.0, it can’t connect to most because it doesn’t support Javascript. Only can post on an handfull of websites after a lot of tweaks, prolly faster to post by hand.
    I didn’t see any post about it which I can understand because of the nice affiliate earning but you should let your readers know that this soft is completly outdated in 2015.

    Please don’t see any rants in this comment, I love your blog and your work but I thought I should let people know before they throw away 400$ with the even more useless captcha snipper

    • May 13th, 2015 at 4:39 am


      Have you spoke with UD support around that? The software supports Javscript for sure

  170. 6.28.2015

    Hello can you update this post and do give us some new advanced techniques used in tier link building for penguin 3 and in 2015.

  171. 7.6.2015

    It will be really helpful if you could give us updated strategies for 2nd tire link building 2015. Also is there a way we can keep our link building organize in a proper way (excel worksheet)

    • July 6th, 2015 at 9:11 am

      Yes I will do an update at some point, organization is covered later in the series

  172. 7.9.2015

    great tutorial, thanks

  173. Simi

    Hello Matthew,

    I love to read your blog post and case studies and trying to following. As you know big G updates many things in 2015 if possible please update tiered link building post. It will be help to safe penguin.

    • July 20th, 2015 at 10:16 am

      Not much has changed except vary your anchor text and maintain content quality standards

      • Simi
        July 20th, 2015 at 10:43 am

        Thank you for quick response.I see someone asked same. I Hope you will soon update.

        I think most of time what % of anchor text diversity?

        Url % Nake Url% Brand % Exact match Anchor % Match Keywords % Visit website, More etc

        P.S can i know your technique If you like to share

        And which tool you most like to check after spun the content?

        Many thanks

  174. Andreas H

    Hey, when do you plan on releasing the fully updated video series?

  175. johny

    Hi matt,i learn a lot here about tiered backlinks.
    Thanks for this!

  176. 8.15.2015

    Excellent excellent… I just finished Video 1 of your series. Can’t wait to watch the next one. Thanks a lot for making this video, it is the finest video of tiered link building I have ever found.

  177. 9.15.2015

    Great article .. i am releasing a new service which is the tiered link building. i’m looking for more deep explanation. do you have any more video tutorials on how to do the right tiered link building it?

    • September 16th, 2015 at 12:13 pm

      I only have these videos

      • ravi
        September 16th, 2015 at 4:06 pm

        its ok mate.. still great hope you can post more guide about link building :)

        g** bless and more power.

  178. Pit

    Great post! does this technique is suitable for 2015? Is it safe to use gsa ser for tier 1 links to our money site? THANKS!!!

    • September 28th, 2015 at 11:20 am

      Yes but keep a tight grip on content quality and site quality your links are placed on

  179. Gamboloyd

    Thank you for the guides. I am starting back into AM and have purchased GSA SER, GSA Captcha Breaker and SEO Content Machine. I have always read in various forums that directing traffic to your money site is risky, but watching your videos has reassured me that this need not be the case, providing you set things up correctly. I hope I do. I have a test site I shall use for safety reasons. My main site is now white hat but to be honest, it isn’t doing that well. Fingers crossed

  180. 10.20.2015

    Great tutorial, Matthew. We have just launched a new website and need to work with backlinks intensively. So your video turned out very helpful to me.

  181. 11.18.2015

    amazing Tutorial! I,m really happy that I got this link on warrior forum!

  182. 11.25.2015

    Thank you so much for amazing tutorial..

  183. janifermagi

    Hi, admin your ultimate guide for link building is much helpful. my friends can use this. it’s really a great solution for me. wanna buy himself….

  184. 12.14.2015

    Awesome tutorial matthew…
    Thank you for your awesomeness.

  185. 12.16.2015

    Hi Matthew,

    I just landed on your blog, and its fabulous. Hats off for such informative posts days-and-days and yet fresh. Saw your link building video and downloaded all parts of same to watch. Wish a great profitable days ahead.


  186. Marvin

    I was looking for tutorials on how to build links then I got this. Your tutorial gave me an idea and it helps me a lot.

    Kee up the good work sir!

  187. Rupi Singh

    Thanks ! I Just Watched Your Video Great :D Thanks For This Awesome tired backlinking guide. This will help me to rank my new blog.
    Thanks again !

  188. Vijay Sharma

    This for sharing this great link building strategy ….. i will try this to my blog for better traffic results. i hope its works best for me…..

    thanks again….

  189. 2.26.2016

    Hey Matthew, this is great informative video. However I was not able to see all due to time constraint but I’d love to see. Will see and may be come up if I have any confusing about this strategy vs google penguin.

  190. 2.27.2016

    This is without doubt the best guide on creating links in layer I’ve ever met, I will test this strategy in some niches that intend to enter. Along with a good search for keywords with low competition, I believe that will give some interesting result. Thanks Matthew for sharing this complete guide.

  191. I have created more than 10 accounts in different web 2.2 social networking platforms, like tumblr, reddit etc. In these accounts i am using the name of my money blog. Is this safe to work or need to use different names for the account rather than using my actual blog name? and mostly i am using spin content to post in different journals and web 2.2 blogs and posting a link pointing to my main blog. Is this a healthy work to compete other sites in Google.? Hope you will clear my mistakes.
    Thank you.

  192. 6.26.2016

    Can any one method how to get expired domains web 2.0 without tools? because manually is the best one kindly suggest plz

  193. Ari kuncoro


  194. 9.8.2016

    Hi Mathew,

    What is the likelihood (out of 10) of you suggesting Tier link building for main website as opposed to a range of PBN that support the main site?

    • September 9th, 2016 at 12:07 pm

      If you have the resources to build a PBN, I would always chose a PBN – however sometimes it is also overkill depending on how competitive things are. There isn’t a one size fits all answer to your general question.

  195. 9.14.2016

    Excellent,Thanks a lot for making this video, it is the finest video of tiered link building I have ever found.

  196. Anil

    Hey Mathew,

    1st of all thanks for sharing this great, helpful guide.
    I wanted to know one thing which is, “Is no-follow links are the ranking parameters?”
    I believe that this no-follow tag was designed to prevent spammy links and to prevent of link juice. Since now there is no updation on Google’s page rank so what is the next scene for no-follow backlinks.

    If it is not considerable or help to improve search engine rank then why Google Search Console shows these no-follows links in Search console under links to your site

    I’m very much confused about it.
    Thanks in advance for your help.


    • September 26th, 2016 at 11:46 am

      I stopped caring about dofollow/nofollow links many years ago and instead use my time to just build out quality links, regardless of the follow tag.

      • Anil
        September 27th, 2016 at 8:48 pm

        Thanks a lot Matthew for your response. I’ll also do the same.

  197. 9.28.2016

    Hey Matthew,

    Can I use a super spun article for Tier 1, and then use the same spun article (different permutations) for tier 2 and 3? I am using GSA SER. I am assuming that I can considering they turned up 95% when I tested them with TBS, but wanted to get your thoughts.

  198. 10.25.2016

    Great guide to learn about the concept of tier building. And in this way you thought i am going to build backlinks Happily:)
    Thanks Matthewwoodward.

  199. 10.27.2016

    Thanks Matthew, Awesome content! Should we follow this linking structure these days or follow the update on Jacob King’s blog?

  200. 2.1.2017

    Hey Matthewoodward,
    These days i came across many blogs and didn’t find any exact Do-Follow and NoFollow ratio for a niche site ?

    Could you answer this question.

    Thanks in Advance.

    • February 27th, 2017 at 10:44 am

      I stopped worrying about nofollow/dofollow many years ago

  201. 2.7.2017

    Hey there,
    Thanks for the article.I am gonna try few of them out!

  202. Gopikrushna Sahoo

    was looking for tutorials on how to build links then I got this. Your tutorial gave me an idea and it helps me a lot.
    Kee up the good work sir!

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