The Ultimate Guide To Tiered Link Building Part 6

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Episode Guide

This is the final video in the Ultimate Guide To Tiered Link building video tutorial series. You can catch up on the previous videos using the links on the right hand side.

Sorry about the delay getting it out, I’ve been busy setting up the background work for some future case studys – such as aged high pr domain vs new domain etc

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What You Will Learn

  1. How to build web 2.0 sites properly
  2. Advanced tier 1 tactics
  3. How to automate social signals
  4. What to do if your not #1 yet

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174 Responses

  1. Anonymous
    9.20.2012

    hi still didn't see video but thanks a ton for this :D

    Thank you
    Alston

    • October 2nd, 2012 at 10:29 am

      No worrys :)

      • sam barovsky
        October 14th, 2015 at 5:14 am

        how come your accent suddenly changes considerably… ?

        • October 14th, 2015 at 9:39 am

          I just talk how I talk, also English isnt my only language so perhaps there is some influence there

  2. Robert Kirk
    9.20.2012

    just to let you know Matthew, video 2, 3 don't have links to video 6. Thanks for this video set really enjoyed it. Question do you use Synnd for your tier 1 or all tiers?

  3. Andrew Thomson
    9.20.2012

    Great stuff – yet again!

    • September 21st, 2012 at 11:17 am

      Feel free to start a thread about them some where :P

  4. Spencer Padway
    9.20.2012

    Do you think SEnukeXCr is going to change how you build these?
    Also are you going to make a video or article that helps people know how to stay within Google's ratios for follow/nofollow, anchor text etc?

    • September 21st, 2012 at 11:19 am

      It might do – the jury is still out on the new nuke.

      I wasn't planning on making a video, but in brief – analyse top 10 link profile, duplicate their ratios.

  5. Spencer Padway
    9.20.2012

    In the first video you select almost 350 web 2.0s for your tier one links in Ultimate Demon, are all of those built out by you? or are they just random web 2.0s?

    • September 21st, 2012 at 11:18 am

      I dont understand the question?

    • Spencer Padway
      September 21st, 2012 at 2:47 pm

      In the earlier video for tier 1 links, you selected almost 350 in ultimate demon to submit the article to. In this video you showed how to build proper web 2.0, for the properties you selected in the earlier video, were all of those properly built web 2.0 sites?

    • October 2nd, 2012 at 10:29 am

      Most of the 'web 2' sites I target in Ultimate Demon are actually elgg or jcow sites which all you to publish articles – these aren't really web 2.0 sites by definition its just what UD classifys them as.

      I only hand build 5 or 10 web 2.0 propertys to the specification in video 6 and use these to supplement my tier 1 link profile as and when needed.

  6. Ho Ming Winson Yeung
    9.20.2012

    thanks matt! can't believe you are sharing these for free.

    • September 21st, 2012 at 11:16 am

      Meh I didn't want to get tainted with the WSO brush :P

  7. Rob Terrio
    9.21.2012

    Hey Matt great video once again. hey quick question for you, should I avoid using google webmasters tools when using senuke and scrapebox? I want to be able to automate my SEO of course but I also want to be able to monitor my links and my site against any potential "negative SEO" attacks.

    • September 21st, 2012 at 11:23 am

      This is a silly argument that I see on forums time to time – All adding your site to webmaster tools does is give you access to data Google already has.

      Its not like you add your site and they suddenly know more about your site – they just share their data with you, the site owner, and no one else.

  8. Greg Nunan
    9.21.2012

    Hi Matthew. Love the information. Question regarding the setup of your home page of tier 1 2.0s… You mentioned that you'll have a handful of links going to external related websites and one to your own… 2 part question actually… 1) do you set the links to external sites as no follow and the one to your money site as follow (if that's possible for the given 2.0) and 2) In having 5 links out from that 2.0, does that not then dilute the link juice that flows through the single link to your site? Is that an issue?

    • September 21st, 2012 at 11:21 am

      Hi,

      Thanks very much

      In answer to your question the point of adding external links to other websites is to look more natural. Huge red flag if all your tier 1 links only serve the purpose of promoting you.

      On top of that when Google looks at an actual page and scores it – assuming all other things are equal a page that links to more/helpful relevant information is better than a page that doesn't

      So nofollowing the links defeats the purpose entirely you might as well not put the links in if your going to nofollow all of them except yours.

  9. 9.25.2012

    Hi Matt
    Excellent videos..thanks for sharing. Since GSA has so many platforms why not use this software for both tier 1 and tier 2? When building this many links would you need to acquire some social signals to accompany the links. Is it important to continuously add content to the website being promoted when building this many links?

    • September 26th, 2012 at 9:04 am

      Hi David,

      There's nothing stopping you using GSA for tier 1 – give it a try and report back. I like to keep things separated out and ensure UD only has a pool of quality sites to build links from and more control over the scheduling etc

      In fact I do I have a 3 tier campaign running right now all in GSA as a test on an old site I haven't touched for 18 months which used to dominate it's niche although it hasn't shown much movement yet but I'm keeping an eye on it.

      Social signals are more important than ever before – did you know you can rank sites with nothing but retweets? I had a site that got hit with the ALN deindexation and I had it back at number 1 within a week using tweets alone although the rank dropped off a week or so later as the tweet velocity dropped off.

      SynnD gives you a constant flow of social signals which all helps.

      In terms of adding content – I have 8 page mini sites I haven't updated in 6+ months that still rank so its not all that important imo.

  10. Alastair Evans
    9.26.2012

    Matt – great video series. I have a question similar to Spencer's which wasn't fully answered. I get how the tiers interact but I'm focused about the relationship between the "handcrafted" Web 2.0 properties you discuss in this video and the tier 1 sites which you scraped in video 2 and then imported into UC.

    Your video sequencing might be confusing me since you've left the handcrafting web 2.0s to video 6 but they seem to have a strong relevancy in video 2. Let me ask you this (which repeats Spencer's unanswered question):

    1.) Are all your tier 1 sites handcraft web 2.0s – i.e. put together manually and not using automation software like UD?

    2.) If not what percentage of your tier 1 links are handcrafted and what percentage are auto-created?

    3.) Finally, where do you get your list of web 2.0 sites to create the handcrafted posts on? Are these scraped via scrapebox? It seems like if you're going to be putting this much care and attention into posting 5-15 articles manually to each site, you're going to want to make real sure that the web 2.0s aren't going to get deindexed and are going to want to post to the TOP QUALITY web 2.0s. i.e. those with good alexa ratings etc… Do you have a master list of these sites which you use for handcrafted postings?

    There's going to be a few affiliate sales coming your way if you can get back to me about all of this :)

    • October 2nd, 2012 at 10:27 am

      Hi,

      The last video is just supplemental tricks that you can use on your tier 1 if you choose to do so. Just extra strings to your bow if and when you need them.

      1) Not all of my tier 1 sites are handcrafted web 2.0s no – I create 5 or 10 web 2.0 sites to the specification in video 6 on each cycle of the tiered link campaign. These just become part of the tier 1 link pool on that run.

      2) I can't answer with accuracy but I would say over 95% are auto created

      3) I have my own master list that I have refined over time – typically I only build hand crafted web 2.0 sites where you get your own dedicated sub domain such as wordpress.com or blogspot

      Thanks

  11. 9.26.2012

    Yet another great video! One question: On these hand-built Web 2.0's, where you have only one link pointing to your money site, is that anchor text always for the keyword you are trying to rank for, or are you mixing it up and using variations to avoid Penguin over-optimization?

    • October 2nd, 2012 at 10:31 am

      Just to be clear I have 1 link to my money site, but lots of others links to other relevant sites on each web 2.0 property I hand build.

      I mix it up of course :) Having a diverse anchor text profile has been sage advice for years.

  12. Ho Ming Winson Yeung
    9.27.2012

    Hi Matthew, I have gone through your videos again and again and finally I have setup my 1st tier campaign using ulitmate demon which will spread over 2 weeks. However when I check the mass of the live links on the web 2.0 and wikis, most of them are NO-Follow which will not pass any backlinks juice… Any help here? And on the average how many do-follow backlinks you will be able to get per campaign?

    • October 2nd, 2012 at 10:30 am

      I stopped caring about nofollow/dofollow a long time ago

  13. 9.28.2012

    Great Videos Matt, I saw in a BHW post that you use a VA to Spin your articles. If you don't mind me asking – where did you find your VA – oDesk, elance?

    • October 2nd, 2012 at 10:27 am

      I use onlinejobs.ph

      • August 17th, 2013 at 11:19 am

        I’ve used that site off an on for a few years, and find it difficult to find VAs with excellent English. About how many hours does your VA take to spin to standards of your video?

        • August 18th, 2013 at 9:06 am

          They can do 3 in a day now. I bulk contact like 20-30 possible candidates at a time and give them paid tests, quickly gets rid of the s***.

  14. Anonymous
    9.29.2012

    Thanks, Matt. One word = QUALITY. It's all meat & bacon.
    One of the best free tutorial I've ever seen, better than lots of wso :D
    Appreciate what you've done. G** bless u.

    • October 2nd, 2012 at 11:08 am

      Thanks very much – feel free to start a thread on WarriorForum about them and share your tthoughts :)

  15. Ho Ming Winson Yeung
    10.1.2012

    Hi Matthew, does your site which use this tier linking still working after the recent EMD google update?

    • October 2nd, 2012 at 10:30 am

      Domain name and on page factors have nothing to do with offsite factors such as link building.

  16. 10.2.2012

    Thanks Matt these are really useful.

    I see that the handcrafted blog got deindexed by Google.

    I guess this is because you advertised what you were doing and where you were doing it.
    I hope this doesn't dampen your enthusiasm to share your methods with us.

    • October 3rd, 2012 at 3:52 pm

      Hi Rich,

      The handcrafted blog has never been indexed by Google in the first place as I haven't done anything to get it indexed or build any links to it, it was just built as a sample.

      I can index it up if you want though :)

    • October 6th, 2012 at 8:54 am

      OK I fully understand. I was not doubting your capabilities just keen to see if/how G responds to those who actively promote SEO methods.

  17. Victor Odogwu Nwoke Oma
    10.7.2012

    Thanks Matthew. I sent you an email but you have not responded back to me. Thank you so much for this and I will buy from your link. Please can you give a good training on ON PAGE SEO. that is important and there are many confusing information online there. Kinda hard to tell the right one to follow. Thank you

    • October 14th, 2012 at 3:35 pm

      Sorry I only do email responses weekly due to how many of them come in each day. A few people have requested an on page SEO tutorial so I will tackle that soon :)

  18. 10.8.2012

    Great Series Matt! :)
    If you were trying to rank a UK site, would you do anything differently?

  19. 10.8.2012

    Hi Matt.. I greatly appreciate your sharing these. I had a question regarding these manual high quality web 2.0 sites. Do you use 100% original content or spun content manual high quality web 2.0 sites? In video 2 you gave us great lessons on spinning article, image. Do you use any of these spinning tactics here?

    • October 14th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      Yes the same spinning tactics as seen in video 2, the only time I don't use spun content is on the money site itself.

  20. 10.26.2012

    this question might have been ask already so sorry about that.

    For someone with a very limited budget of $150 max, which of the software you used in this video series is MUST?

    If I can only purchase 1 or 2 apps which ones do you absolutely recommend?

    Regards

    • October 26th, 2012 at 7:08 pm

      Hmmmmm good question – personally I would use some of the money to prepare all of the content and spend time watching SENukeXCR tutorials to familiarise myself with the system. Then take out the 14 day trial and immeditely start building out all my tier 1 links and cancel it on day 13.

      That SHOULD leave enough money for you to buy GSA Search Engine Ranker and captcha sniper to do you tier 2 and 3. Take out the kontent machine trial and generate as much content as you can for your campaigns in advance.

      Hows that??

    • October 26th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

      that's an excellent plan. very doable….. thank you sir….. I am on the fence as far as GSA SER and Captcha Sniper is concern but your recommendation just made my choice a lot easier. With Captcha Sniper @ $77 one-time purchase did turn me off considering Death by Captcha was $6.95 per 5k BUT as you have alluded in your videos in the long run … long term CS will save me a ton of money. With 25 long tail keyword to optimize which as I believe is a conservative estimate of let's say 10 Tier 1, 100 Tier 2, 250 Tier 3 by 25 long tail keywords = 6,250,000 links. $77 will only buy me 56,000 captchas from death by Capthca. So yeah captcha sniper is definitely an excellent choice.

      I might even spring for GSA SEO Link Indexer @ $20. I do have SEO Link Robot already but just the thought of harvesting and cut/paste 6.25 million links into SEO Link Robot will probably so time consuming that GSA SEO Link Indexer will process the verified links automatically.

      Follow-up questions if you don't mind.

      1) Which SENukeXCR tutorials should I be watching ? And if you have links to the SENukeXCR tutorials will appreciate the EXTRA assistance :).

      2) GSA SER can build Tier 1 too. right ? Any particular reason you feel that SENukeXCR is better in building Tier 1 Links ?

      3) Do you have an affiliate link for GSA SEO Link Indexer ? or should I be using the save link for GSA SER ?

      Thank you very much for your help.

      Regards…

    • October 28th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

      Hi,

      No worrys.

      Yes Captcha Sniper is essnetial for GSA BUT you also need Death By Captcha as well for NukeX/get/UD as most of the sites they post to use recaptcha which captcha sniper can't solve, so just but 5k with DBC for your tier 1 building.

      I wouldn't bother with the link indexer with your tight budget at the moment, keep hold of that for now :)

      1) Google/Youtube

      2) Yes it 'could' be used for that but it offers little flexibility and control. Also I want to ensure the domains/sites used on my tier 1 don't get used as tier 2 or 3 links etc

      3) Yes but I'm not giving it to you – save your money. You can get GSA SER here though :P http://www.matthewwoodward.co.uk/GSASearchEngineRanker

      Again do all your preperation and start off with the GSA trial ^^ (use kontent machine to export complete campaigns for GSA SER)

  21. Lisa Williams
    11.21.2012

    Hi Matthew
    thanks a million for these videos, they are extremely helpful. I tried ultimate UD, but prefer senuke. One quick question. I have been spinning one article a couple of hours until it was 80% unique, like you explained. I added in paragraph variations. I got in all those numbers like you showed with TBS. HOwever, when I went over to senuke dupecop showed only 49% unique. What's up with that?

    • November 22nd, 2012 at 6:20 pm

      Hi,

      Where did you get that uniqueness number from at 80% and then at 49% exactly?

  22. 11.30.2012

    Hi Matt.

    Once again thanks for the superb videos. I certainly have got more value out of them than some of the paid courses on the subject.

    If I heard you correctly you said some where in the videos that hand build 5 to 10 mini web 2.0 websites to use for tier 1 links and you went on to show how to build web 2.0 sites properly in video 6.

    However in your example of using web 2.0 to build tier 1 links you used UD to create hundreds of web 2.0 sites to post articles to.

    Help me out here, please. I am a bit confused.

    1. Are you saying that we build hundreds of web 2.0 sites and mix them up with another set of 5 to 10 hand built mini web 2.0 sites to create the tier 1 links.

    or

    2. Are you saying build only 10 to 15 web 2.0 sites and use them as your tier 1 links and everything else you do in the lower tiers will power up these few links to your money site?

    or

    3. Are you saying build web 2.0 sites using UD exclusively as an alternative to building a few hand built web 2.0 sites.

    and finally,

    When you said web 2.0 websites do they include Social Network sites? if not can we use a mixture of social network sites and web 2.0 sites for the hand built sites? or what is your opinion on using SN websites for the Tier 1 links instead of web 2.0.

    I hope my questions are clear.

    once more thanks man! very much appreciated.

    • December 4th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

      Hi Joe,

      Thanks very much – are there any paid courses you do consider to be good?

      Let me try and clear up some confusion.

      Firstly what Ultimate Demon calls a web 2.0 site isn't what we call a web 2.0 site as seen in video 6.

      Mostly it creates articles that are published on elgg/jcow platform sites.

      I'm saying option 1 – everything in video 6 are just supplementary tactics that you can use on your tier 1 if you choose to do so.

      How do you define a social network site?

    • Anonymous
      December 8th, 2012 at 12:16 am

      MatthewWoodward.co.uk

    • Anonymous
      December 8th, 2012 at 12:18 am

      "How do you define a social network site?" GOOD QUESTION!!!! I think I get it. Thanks.

  23. 11.30.2012

    Ah! Matt

    I didn't see your answer to Alastair Evans question before I posted my post. Much of the question have been answered but can you comment on the Social net work sites bit of it. here is that question again: When you say web 2.0 websites do they include Social Network sites? if not can we use a mixture of social network sites and web 2.0 sites for the hand built sites? or what is your opinion on using SN websites for the Tier 1 links instead of web 2.0.

    • December 4th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

      Ooops I replied anyway =D

      See my other response ^^

  24. Pawel
    12.28.2012

    Matt,

    Fantastic tutorial – I really appreciate you have shared that knowledge. I got one question: would you ever utilise some of your tier 1 sites to other projects that are in the similar niche like finance? If yes, would you just add a link to another project on home page or create another post/page (within the same blog)?

  25. 1.2.2013

    -I first off want to say great job on the videos.

    -2nd take a look at MS it is powerful and can help with quick tier 2 and 3 fast with the schedule campaign feature..

    -I do have a question or 2, would it be better to set up a mix of buffer sites(say wordpress sites, web 2.0, youtube etc) and use these as a primary layer between the money site and tier 1 and then set up a tier 1, tier 2, tier 3 to the mixed sites, this way you have ultimate control over everything.. This may be the way you showed it set up as, but I may have missed this.

    Lets say you set up 10 buffer sites, you can rinse and repeat the process again and again. It may be a lot of additional work, but in the video I saw tier 1 having links from many different sources all pointing at the money site, which some of those would be difficult to remove links from if needed..

    Thanks for the share though..

    • January 3rd, 2013 at 8:48 am

      Thanks for your kind words Shannon.

      I played with Magic Submitter for a while as people requested tutorials for it. The first thing anyone should do with any piece of link building software is import a custom list of target sites to submit to. After spending about 4-6 hours trying to figure that out in Magic Submitter I went back to Ultimate Demon where I could just press, copy, paste, start, done in seconds. On top of that MS required you to import your target sites 1 platform at a time =/

      I also found the general interface to be very poor and setting up campaigns was very clunky and took a long time.

      Tier 1 is the ‘buffer’ layer that you talk of. We don’t really care if we dont have any control over the tier 2 or tier 3 links, as long as we can remove the tier 1 link pointing to our money site we are good to go. That way if you trip a backlink based penalty you can remove the tier 1 link or point it to your competitor ;)

      FYI UltimateDemon logs all the username/passwords automatically for the tier 1 links created. Also the tactics you’ve just seen in video 6 are supplementary methods you can use to strengthen the tier 1.

  26. 1.11.2013

    Awesome tutorials! I think Im gonna listen to them about 100 times more ;)
    BTW: why the mymoneyguide.blog.com is deindexed atm?
    I have also seen many times, that sites on blog.com are pretty hard to index, especially the subpages. Have you experienced it too?

    • January 12th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

      Hi,

      Thanks very much :)

      I haven’t ever tried to index that site in any way – just built it threw up some articles and then used it as a demo for you guys.

      But I do use blog.com as a key tier 1 web 2.0 property in my actual campaigns, never had a problem with indexing!

  27. En Zo
    1.15.2013

    Hi Matt,

    First off, THANK YOU for putting such awesome info together and making if free to the lowly rest of us :-) EVERYONE here should share the videos and purchase at least one software from your affiliate links to say thanks!

    Second off, for your handmade web 2.0 sites you say each should be hosted on a different account with a different host. Does that mean different from the money site host only or from each other as well? In otherwords, could I host my moneysite on one hosting account and then the 5-10 tier 1 web 2.0’s on another account or should they all be seperate? If they all should be seperate would it be ok to host multiple web 2.0’s on the same account if they each were pointing to different money sites and niches? In other words, have 5-10 hosting accounts that I add my tier 1’s to with each new moneysite/campaign?

    Reason I ask is there wouldn’t be enough webhosts out there for very many web 2.0s if that was the case so I thought I would ask.

    Do you have suggestions on some good reasonable hosting providers for this purpose?

    • January 15th, 2013 at 10:44 am

      Hi,

      No worrys glad you enjoyed it – all I ask in return is you reference/link to my threads when your taking part on forums etc spread the love so to speak, no need to buy anything :)

      Yes with the hosting everything should be entirely separate although I think your getting handmade web 2.0 sites (like devhub.com/tumblr.com) confused with handmade tier 1 site that use a platform like wordpress/pivotx/flat html template

      More webhosts than you can shake a stick at right here http://www.webhostingtalk.com/forumdisplay.php?f=4

      • En Zo
        January 16th, 2013 at 6:47 am

        (WITH CORRECTIONS) You Got it! I will be sharing your site as much as I can!

        Yea I was thinking of creating my tier 1 sites with hosting a wordpress.org site etc. But if I could get the same results with self hosted sites like devhub that would obviously be the cheaper option.

        In your opinion is there much difference in using a hosted wordpress.org tier 1 site vs a self hosted web 2.0 sites with devhub, wordpress.com, tumblr etc as tier 1?

        In otherwords, does it matter much for rankings?

        One other question, You have about 6-7 links on each tier 1 site and you are only using one of those links to your money site correct? From what I understand google “likes” to see more links to the root then to deep pages (more natural?) Are you doing this as well or do all your links go to deep pages or just to the root or whatever? In otherwords, do you have a ratio of what links are to the root and what are deep links?

        PS if you ever make an advanced pay course for SEO or backlinking let me know. I would pay money for it! I have subscribed of course.

        • January 16th, 2013 at 10:24 am

          Hi,

          Yes using self hosted sites is ok but given the choice I would always prefer to do it with domains I own. That protects you from issues like Google may devalue links from web 2.0 sites seeing as that is what every man and his dog is doing at the moment, history will repeat itself its just a matter of when.

          Also you can build out self hosted sites on aged domains with PR which offer a huge boost over a newly created web 2.0

          But really it depends on the keyword – if its worth $100 profit per day to you its probably worth spending $1k on domains/hosting. If its only going to make you $10 a day well use web 2.0s (taking note of risk above). Or mix it up! Everytime you create a few new web 2.0s create 1 self hosted site.

          I never work to any specific ratios, doing so leaves a potential footprint – build everything out like you just necked a litre of vodka in 30 seconds. If you struggle to be random then actually drink the bottle before you work :P

          Unlikely I will launch a ‘paid’ course as such – I am going to package all these videos up in full 1080P along with some exclusive resources as an upsell to my software/bot but I’m giving the bot away free as well lol

          • EnZo
            January 22nd, 2013 at 6:46 am

            Holy cow thanks for the advice Matt! I look forward to your software/bot at upsell tutorials!! I suspect you will notify your subscribers when its available? seriously I have learned more with your course then months of these so called “guru” webinars. Thanks a ton!

          • January 22nd, 2013 at 9:04 am

            No worrys its what I do =D All I ask is you share my tutorials with others :)

            Yes I’ll be letting my newsletter subscribers/forum members know when its available to download before anyone else!

  28. 1.18.2013

    Hi Matt,
    Killer tutorials indeed. I have one question for you which i think is very important. What about after this initial link building process? How often and saturated do we have to repeat the process over time or just have to keep “the water boiling” via lighter campaigns (of course if we are already in top SERPs)?

    • January 18th, 2013 at 8:00 am

      Hi Paul,

      You just keep repeating this process until you are #1 – every 2 weeks create a new set of tier 1 links and so forth.

      Yes when you reach the top spot you need a lighter water boiling campaign :)

      • August 23rd, 2013 at 5:26 pm

        Great info. But quick question, Matthew: when you “repeat the process,” do you create brand new, say, Web 2.0s or just add articles to the original Web 2.0s? How many articles/posts do you put into your individual initial campaign properties? (Sorry if you’ve covered this in your videos. I’ve been watching them, but it’s like a Niagara Falls of info dumping onto of you if you’re a beginner!)

  29. 2.4.2013

    Hi Matt, really fantastic work on this site… So informative, hope it’s making some good money for you. It’s very very interesting stuff!! :)

    My questions is about finding aged domains. For your example for pay day loans you said to search for domains with the word ‘loans’. Now that Google has put through an ‘Exact Match Domain Algorithm Change’, could you buy any domain name even if it is unrelated to your industry i.e. in this case doesn’t include the word loans or anything else related?

    Should you now just be looking at Pagerank rather than the keyword? And then just ad niche (loans) related content on the site when it’s rebuilt on the domain? Prior to linking back to your money site.

    • February 5th, 2013 at 10:03 am

      Hi,

      In there here and now and also historically when buying an aged doamin to repurpose, what the domain actually says is irrelevant.

      HOWEVER that isn’t to say that will be the case in the future. I can’t imagine it is difficult for Google to determine that historically a domain was about topic A but is now all about a completely unrelated topic B. They certainly have the data/signals to make that kind of judgement.

  30. Dan
    2.13.2013

    Hi Matt, really quick question:

    If/when your site reaches a top position will you stop any tier 1 link-building campaigns then? I know “link velocity” is a term that’s thrown about a lot…

    Just finished the all the vids, easily the best piece of SEO training I’ve come across on the web!

    • February 18th, 2013 at 10:56 am

      Hi,

      No you should never stop links but you can gently wind things down and maintain a much lower velocity.

  31. 2.14.2013

    Matt,

    Greetings

    What are your thoughts on guest posting or buying contextual blog articles on niche specific high pr blogs?

    -Will

    • February 18th, 2013 at 11:00 am

      Hi Will,

      Google will be taking out guest blog links at some point, for the most part it is very obvious when a post is a guest post so you just have to ensure you tighten up your belt a bit and remove any possible guest post footprints when getting published.

      High pr blog networks are more effective now than ever before, mostly because people are scared to use them – they do however carry risk.

  32. 2.14.2013

    Matt,

    I forgot to mention. For 1 off minisites, you really host each one individually on a separate host lol? can you bunch 3-4 of these on low cost hosting? A lot of people seem to flip flop on this issue. I figure why risk it. Unfortunately, for a one stop hosting solution for multiple IP’s, I keep hearing that C class hosting and seo hosting is a joke. So I’ve been just buying up a few cheap hositing sites.

    • February 18th, 2013 at 11:03 am

      Hi,

      When IP blocks are assigned out (regardless of C class, A class or any class) they have specified named owners. So regardless of the C class, Google knows which company owns the IP blocks.

      For the sake of what is often $10-$15 per year per site, why take a lazy a** shortcut – in fact SEO hosting often works out to be more expensive when you consider its like $1-$1.50 per month to host each site with a different host.

      Every shortcut has its risks :)

  33. Dan
    2.27.2013

    Hey Matthew,

    I am one of those guys who NEVER comments. I have been doing SEO since the days of Alta Vista and normally just laugh at all the misinformation floating around. I have to say, this tutorial is the best SEO info I have seen – AT ANY PRICE! Really crazy you are not charging for it.

    Quick question I have struggled with and sorry if it was asked and answered elsewhere. We all know too many exact match anchor links to your money site is a bad move these days. So, my simple question is, why wouldn’t all those exact match and spam links we shoot at Tier 3 sites get our Tier 3 sites de-indexed? Same deal with the Tier 2 sites? Everyone keeps talking about building a buffer network around your money site, which I get, but I don’t see why Google would not de-index your Tier 2 and Tier 2 for excessive, low quality and exact match links?

    I must be missing something…happens as you get older :) Can you set me right?

    THANKS!

    • February 28th, 2013 at 7:28 am

      Hi Dan,

      Rare to speak to hear from someone that has that degree of experience of the web – were you doing all of the keyword stuffing type stuff back then as well?

      That is a good observation – at the moment I haven’t ran into any issues like that. The reason I don’t worry about the lower quality links on the lower tiers is because we purely using volume to drive PR/authority. So if we spam a web 2.0 property to h*** and back and it picks up the Penguin penalty, well that would be irrelevant because that is a ranking based penalty for the web 2.0 itself but still passes the PR up the tiers regardless.

      I do believe that Google have things in place to detect and act on tiered link structures, but I think this is only effective against ‘closed’ structures that only support themselves where as I throw in links all over the place to other sites.

      • Dan
        February 28th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

        Oh man, back in the late 90’s keyword stuffing was where it was at! I had a piece of software called Web Spider – you put in your keywords and it spit out a bunch of keyword stuffed pages. You upload to Alta Vista and often had 18 out of 20 top listings! No PR, no off page factors, no duplicate content issues – just pure on-page keyword stuffing – pretty crazy stuff. Let’s just say, things are a tiny bit more challenging now!

        Interesting the theory that a site hit with a Penguin penalty still passes good link juice. That would explain how these systems work. Have you been able to test this? I ask, but understand that is close to impossible. I guess if you had a money site ranking, but all the Tier 1’s were not ranking, due to a Penguin penalty, that would prove your point that the link juice is still passing. Of course, you write good content on your Tier 1’s so they don’t get banned or bumped, so I assume you have not had a case where the network is not ranking at all, but the money site is.

        Once again, let me just say, given your young age, you have an incredibly in-depth and wise view on SEO. Your stuff on conversion testing is top rate as well. This is coming from an old dinosaur who has seen it all. If you are ever selling your services, just let me know where to send the money!

        • March 5th, 2013 at 10:55 am

          Hi,

          Hahaha yeah it was – life was easier back then. Then they went and ruined it all by introducing link building ^^

          I haven’t actually looked into it in that amount of detail – although some of my tier 1’s do rank. For example if I’m targeting a specific product, I might have a tier 1 site talking about how to use the product which gets its own traffic.

          You can attack an entire niche with your main site and tier 1’s if planned correctly

          I was just lucky enough to grow up with the internet and enjoy messing about with it! Much to my parents annoyance at the time screaming get off that b***** computer and do something useful ^^

          I do work on a consultancy/coaching basis – drop me an email!

  34. hydride
    3.16.2013

    Matthew! When you mentioned your test case about aged domain and new domains, I was so happy! I’ve been looking all over the place for information and found none. Looking forward to it!

    • March 18th, 2013 at 9:17 am

      Hi,

      This is unlikely to happen now as it costs an awful lot more money to setup isolated tests like this now than it did last year.

  35. Arran
    3.18.2013

    Hello Matthew,

    when we create 2.0 sites are we trying to make them look like totally separate sites? Lets say I have a site called ‘dogfood.com’…..and I’m making 2.0 sites with blogger, wordpress, webs whatever….do I call my 2.0 sites ‘dogfood’ (or whatever my money site is named) or do I call it something completely different so google don’t assume Ive created it?

    • March 19th, 2013 at 9:10 am

      Hi,

      Completely different – the sites you create should be solid sites that stand on their own two feet

  36. 3.29.2013

    Hi Matt,

    I’m an SEOer who left the industry for a while but have just come back and am starting to find my feet again. Finding this tutorial invaluable!

    A little tip… this video series doesn’t have the option to view in HD I think it’s because you used the old style of embed code. I noticed on your other videos that do have HD options you have used iframes. It’s quite important in some instances to have higher res to see the details on the screen so I’ve been jumping over to YouTube to watch these.

    Cheers,
    Pete

    • April 6th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

      Hi Peter,

      Thanks for the comment and feedback.

      The HD issue is due to the plugin im using to display them as I dont just use the raw embed code as im testing how to optimise video conversion (dedicated article for it on the blog, would link you but its a PITA on a tablet).

      The plugin author is addressing it in the next update I believe :)

  37. 4.1.2013

    Quick question — can these tools (Ultimate Demon, Link Wheel Bandit, GAS Search Engine Ranker) support multiple campaigns simultaneously like SENuke can? I have several sites that I would like to run this type of campaign on at once.

    • April 6th, 2013 at 4:45 pm

      Hi Andy,

      Yes they can – I rank multiple sites at once with them :)

      • Andy
        April 8th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

        Thanks for the reply. I have another question — when you “rinse and repeat,” can you use the same spun articles as before (I spun them on the sentence level and they were 78-95% unique) or do you need to spin new articles?

        • April 9th, 2013 at 8:21 am

          rinse and repeat means the entire process end to end like you had never done it before, so yes new articles :)

  38. Megan
    4.9.2013

    Hi Matt,

    My apologies for posting on the wrong page, have multiple tabs open.

    These videos are just awesome, you have cleared up so many questions that were keeping me stuck and preventing me from taking action. I am going to grab all of the necessary tools very soon and via your link of course .
    I had a quick question regarding T1s.

    In earlier videos you built out several T1′s using UD with high quality spun content, and in this video you stated building 5 to 10 high high quality web 2.0s (by hand I am assuming) and then building T2, 3 and 4′s to these. Then keep adding T1′s and following the entire process T2′s 3′s and 4′s until you hit the top spot.
    I am a little confused do you use still use UD with spun content to build mass T1s, or build 5 – 10 by hand with 100% unique content?

    And in regards to building high quality web 2.0s for T1′s with spun, what percentage uniqueness do you use so you don’t get hit with any penalties? You hear so much conflicting info out there about uniqueness for T1′s and I would like to know from someone who is an expert on the subject.

    Thank you for your time and effort for these videos, it is much appreciated.

    • April 9th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

      Hi,

      No worrys :)

      The tactics in this video are supplementary to everything else – think of these as a way to strengthen/diversify your tier 1 link profile over and above what can be done in just UD alone.

      About 65% minimum is acceptable – use the best spinner generate and compare function to get a feel of how many times you can submit an article.

      Thanks

      • Megan
        April 10th, 2013 at 9:22 am

        Thanks Matt, :-D

        So about 65% uniqueness is ok on these 5 – 10 high quality minsites, would this not leave a footprint to the other 4 – 10? And can these now be built using UD? Does UD now support eg blog.com, wordpress.com, Tumblr, Webs etc? As remember in an early video or post you stated that it does not support these kinds of sites, but I am assuming that the updated version now does.

        • April 10th, 2013 at 3:12 pm

          Hi,

          Well the higher the better but that is an acceptable base line to work from. Also ensure that each of these sites dont have the same 10 articles, have one with 6 articles, one with 9, one with 12 etc etc

          Yes it does support them but I have not found an automated way to replicate the quality that I describe in this specific tutorial.

      • August 23rd, 2013 at 5:45 pm

        Great videos and explanations. I have one question, though: a lot of other so-called SEO experts seem to recommend your “supplementary” tactics first. In other words, buying expired domains with high PRs, building minisites on these domains, then linking to your money site. What are the downsides to this strategy as opposed to yours of first building a lot of tier 1, tier 2, tier 3 properties? Thanks. I’m just trying to figure out why strategy to follow!

        • September 3rd, 2013 at 8:44 pm

          The order doesn’t matter, just ensure you have a nice varied link profile throughout!

  39. 4.17.2013

    Hey Matt,

    Thanks so much for taking the time to make these videos. I have been only for a while now but have never really focused on SEO for a traffic source just because of the complications of the whole process. After going through your videos, I feel like SEO shouldn’t be as intimidating as I thought. Looking forward to giving this a try! Thanks again.

    Mike

    • April 17th, 2013 at 5:22 pm

      Hi,

      No worrys :)

      For the most part people make things more complicated than it needs to be :)

  40. 4.23.2013

    Hi Matt, I just quickly wanted to say Thank You for all your tutorials. I’ve just started my website, and your link building strategy is a little bit overwhelming….but I will try and see how I go ;-)
    So thanks again for sharing!

    • April 23rd, 2013 at 7:02 am

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

  41. 5.5.2013

    Thanks for that golden nugget about tweets having an influence on rankings. I learn something new everyday!

    • May 5th, 2013 at 12:52 pm

      I would say they are equally as effective as links now

  42. 5.5.2013

    That’s good to hear, for some reason out of nowhere I’ve been getting a lot of retweets and mentions on twitter, hope it helps, every little bit counts.

  43. cskins
    5.11.2013

    Hi Matthew

    Great information, one question i have assuming the first tier were all quality sites with enough content would there be any extra benefit from having exact match domains as your first tier or would this look spammy to google if there was a number of similar emds pointed at the site?

    Thanks in advance!

    • May 13th, 2013 at 7:16 am

      Hi,

      I wouldn’t use EMD’s but there is no reason you can use a mix of relevant domains and aged/high pr domains on your first tier, this video talks about it a bit.

  44. David
    5.14.2013

    Great videos Matt. I am going to rewatch them a few times to make sure i get everything when i start off a campaign. A couple of questions

    1) i have never used UD or Gsa which form the bulk of your tiered link building campaigns. How long would it take a noob like me to start a campaign from start to finish, if i am new to the software?

    2) what kind of results have you had with link building this way? Eg you ranked a keyword of x difficulty with x searches a month?

    • May 15th, 2013 at 9:16 am

      Hi David,

      1) Thats a can of worms question really – if you have senuke or licorne check out those tutorials to learn how to use them instead of UD

      2) Great results as part of a broader internet marketing strategy

  45. JJ
    6.6.2013

    I’m confused by what you say in relation to what to do if you money site doesn’t reach no 1. On a previous video about using GSA SER you said you should keep it running indefinitely it until your site reaches number 1.
    Whereas here you saying you just should keep rinsing and reappearing the entire process. Could you clarify?

  46. Frank
    6.8.2013

    is your backlink strategy still effective today after all the penguins?

  47. 6.11.2013

    Hello again Matt,

    Question – regarding owning Tier 1 domains… I totally get that these domains should be on separate c-blocks and hosting than your money site… however, do you think the Tier 1 domains themselves should each have their own different hosting/c-blocks or IPs at the very least?

    Additionally, What about site registration as a means for Google to identify your network? Do you buy whois privacy for all or register each domain to a fictional person at a fictional address for example? What do you do for .co.uk domains, without whois?

    Your thoughts on this are much appreciated!

    Thanks!

    • June 12th, 2013 at 8:35 am

      Hi,

      Yes each tier 1 should be with an entirely different host on at least an entirely different C block.

      Yes use whois privacy – some people also choose to fake them.

      Thanks

  48. choikh
    6.28.2013

    Hi Matt,
    You suggest to repeat the whole process if I am not rank #1 yet. However, nowadays Google love link from varies domain. When I repeat the whole process, links build from UD or other tools are come from the some group of domain. In order word, the number of domain point to my site is do not increase.
    What is your thought on this point? How can I have more different domain point to my site instead of buying new domain?

    • June 29th, 2013 at 7:45 am

      Hi,

      I assume you skipped over the bit about scraping your own target list.

  49. 6.29.2013

    Synnd – I’ve heard some bad feed back, especially through bhw forums – Is it still working for you? If so, how do you measure it’s success?

    Thanks

  50. 7.10.2013

    Hi Matt,

    Yet another question!…

    What do you do about analytics on your tier 1 properties?

    I’m always wary of Google tracking things like IP, so I’m put off by even setting up completely separate analytics accounts to track each site.

    Thanks! :)

    • July 12th, 2013 at 9:50 am

      Hi,

      Nah sod that :P Although if you were also trying to rank the tier 1 sites for subkeywords you could use something like statcounter with no footprint

  51. Andres
    7.22.2013

    Thanks for the tutorials! I followed your tutorials and saw every one plenty of times and bought a lot of software. Unfortunately last PR update not a single one of my Tier1 web2.0 plattforms took PR1 or higher. All stayed N/A or PR0. Did I have done anything wrong? I went through all the tutorials again but can´t explain that to me. My rankings aren´t very good neither.

    How many Tier2 and Tier3 Backlinks do you usually have to build until You see that the plattform takes Pagerank? Perhaps all my numbers were to small? I´ve red in a forum, that some people build even millions of links. I followed your 3-3-6 structure but used more GSA links because my VPS is fast enough.

    Thanks!

    • July 22nd, 2013 at 7:50 am

      Hi,

      When do you think the last PR update was?

      • July 22nd, 2013 at 9:30 am

        Ahh, I see, there weren´t any updates…. :-)

        Which PR do You guess the plattforms should get next PR Update if I followed your structure?

  52. 8.3.2013

    Hi Matt,

    Thanks for putting this tutorial together. I have certainly learnt a lot from it!

    One quick question, Is there a cheaper alternative due to the lack of funds I currently have. Spending all that money on tools is a bit overwhelming.

    Thanks Matt!

  53. 8.4.2013

    Hey Mathew I commend you not just for the tutorials but for also taking the time to answer all these f****** questions lol they are just as valuable to someone looking for answers I have but one little question and it’s about scraping our own target lists is there any little trick or method to do this without scrapebox or paid software I don’t mind how much effort it would take as long as I got the target list cheers boss in advance.

  54. 8.26.2013

    Thanks for putting together such an informative video. I plan to add Synnd to my tool chest.

    Question. At the beginning of the video you had stop gate that asked for an email to continue. What plugin do you use for that option?

  55. 8.28.2013

    Hi Matt,

    Thanks for your awesome tutorial.

    Could you tell me that:

    1) Should i create multiple blogspot site for tier 1. Or i should only create 1 blogspot site. Then create another sites using WordPress.com, Tumbrl,…

    2) Should i create multiple blogspot site with only 1 google account. Or I should create different google accout for each blogspot. (The same with other Web 2.0 Properties: WordPress.com,…).

    • September 3rd, 2013 at 7:36 pm

      Hi,

      1) Just 1 then create them from others as you said

      2) Keep it all seperate, use proxies, clear cache/cookies etc

  56. 8.28.2013

    Hi Matthew, loved the videos! I’ve not really had any success with building link pyramids in the past so I hope this will finally get me through it. I know you’ve answered this question before but mine is slightly different. Say I’m on a very small budget (UK student…) with around $200-$250, what would be best to buy first, bearing in mind I’d need to the things I’m missing manually.

    You gave a good answer about using trials and making the most out of them to get tier 1s (+2s with GSA) made before they expire, but what if I’ve used up the trials some time ago when I had no idea what I was doing and pretty much wasted them.

    So yeah, $250 dollars, where should I start? Also in your part 3 youtube comments you mention “Or you can do it all by hand which Jespana from my forums did “. Any idea where I can find some info on this or a link to it?

    Many thanks for your efforts

    • September 3rd, 2013 at 7:31 pm

      If you are going to be 110% relying on the income to fund your life, forget SEO. There are no guarantees and unless your happy setting the money on fire then SEO is not a good route to take.

      Doing it by hand is just a case of a web browser and registering for sites etc

  57. 8.28.2013

    Forgot to add, I see you’ve reviewed Licorne and endorse it, is this a good alternative to UD for those on a budget and would it make it into that $250 budget as one of the first tools to buy?

    • September 3rd, 2013 at 7:30 pm

      Yes it is indeed! Not what I use day to day but from my experience with it, its just as good!

  58. 8.30.2013

    Hey Matthew,

    My question for your is what would the absolutely necessary list of software include, because in your favorite software post there’s a lot of software that doesn’t really seem like it’s absolutely necessary. I need to know this so I can buy only the ones that are crucial to the initial success of my website, so that I can spend a little bit more afterwards after the first money starts rolling in.

    • September 2nd, 2013 at 7:10 pm

      Hi,

      It depends on what your goal is really – are you talking specifically about tiered link building?

      The bottom line though is whatever business your in, you need to invest

  59. 9.27.2013

    Do you recommend building tiered links to our natural link profile?

    IE grabbing our backlinks from Moz, Majestic, Webmaster Tools, and throwing those into the mix too. Possibly even making them among the sites we link to beyond the money site, when building 2.0’s

  60. 10.1.2013

    Hi Matthew, before I ask my question just a quick to say thankyou for saving my bacon and hopefully helping me really pick up some traction on my current seo/linkbuilding efforts.

    My question is this. I fully understand that if for instance we had a domain called exampleurl(dotcom) and wanted it to rank for the term ‘widgets’ it would be a simple case of following your steps, rinse repeating until we reach number one spot for the term ‘widgets’. Simple.

    However if for example I wanted to rank the following;
    exampleurl(dotcom)/bluewidgets for ‘blue widgets’
    exampleurl(dotcom)/redwidgets for ‘red widgets’
    exampleurl(dotcom)/greenwidgets for ‘green widgets’
    exampleurl(dotcom)/blackwidgets for ‘black widgets’
    exampleurl(dotcom)/redwidgets for ‘red widgets’

    Would you therefore make each ‘widget’ a seperate campaign with it’s own money site url eg. exampleurl(dotcom)/bluewidgets and build the four tiers targeting the keyword ‘blue widgets’ to the said money url and then repeat the process for each ‘widget’ seperately?

    With nearly 200 sub products on one of my sites this seems like it could get very complex!

    Thanks for your help in advance!

    • October 4th, 2013 at 9:06 am

      Hi,

      “Would you therefore make each ‘widget’ a seperate campaign with it’s own money site url eg. exampleurl(dotcom)/bluewidgets and build the four tiers targeting the keyword ‘blue widgets’ to the said money url and then repeat the process for each ‘widget’ seperately?”

      Yes I would do that.

      However for larger sites if you silo them correctly with categorys and a correct URL structure, you can just focus on building links to the top level/sub category pages and use internal linking to pass juice into product pages.

  61. 10.4.2013

    On the topic of ensuring you have full control over web2.0’s – have you ever had to go in and get rid of a link for any reason? If you were to get some kind of google penalty how would you actually know which link needs to be removed?

  62. 10.17.2013

    Do you think tiered link building will continue to remain effective past the next few Google updates? I’m pretty sure they’re aware of the tiered linking process to rank websites and concocting some algorithm to counter act it.

    Especially seeing that you use automated content for your tier 2+; isn’t that dangerous for your tier 1’s that ultimately point to your money site? If the tier 1 has a bunch of “spammy looking” links pointing to it, won’t it incur a penalty and essentially pass it on to your money site?

    • October 18th, 2013 at 11:10 am

      Hi,

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

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

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

  63. 1.29.2014

    Awesome tutorials ! Can you tell me how much backlinks should i build for my microniche site in one day??

    • January 30th, 2014 at 11:09 am

      However many maintains or increases current link velocity.

  64. 3.3.2014

    Hi Matthew!
    I’m on a campaign to begin to build a diverse set of web 2.0 properties to have at the ready.

    Is there a piece of software, other thank plain old spreadsheet and roboform, where I can import the url and manage multiple wordpress and Non wordpress web 2.0 properties.

    I know they exist for wordpress, but not sure if you know of any that might act as a good dashboard.

    Thanks!

  65. 3.28.2014

    Hey,
    I’d update (if possible) the video, or put a disclaimer. Synnd is performing very badly and almost every site out there including:
    http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Synnd/Wichita-Kansas-67218/Synnd-Synnd-Social-Media-Science-Social-Media-Science-SMS-Synndcom-Synnd-social-sy-1099171
    Is advising against using the service. Just an FYI, as it comes across that you endorse them.
    Cheers, and always, thanks for the great work!

  66. Reven
    4.1.2014

    Hi matthew, I want to know that i have more than 10 blogger blog ….I want to know can i use my all blogs to get backlinks to a particular blog.

    • April 2nd, 2014 at 1:10 pm

      Hi,

      You could but it wouldn’t offer any more benefit than just linking 1 as they are all coming from blogger

  67. 7.2.2014

    I’m confused on manually building Web 2.0 sites like you mentioned in Video 6. You recommended building a Web 2.0 property with 5-10 pages of content based around a keyword, but my problem is how do you do that if it is a long term keyword e.g “how to lose weight”

    How do I build 5-10 pages around ONE keyword “how to lose weight” keyword?

    I thought you can use a version of a spinned article for this keyword and post it on lots of Web 2.0, but again its only one post per property.

    Can you please clear this up Matt?

  68. Sultan Sumit Arefin
    8.31.2015

    Hi Matt
    I have a question. Imagine I have 5 articles in a web 2.0 site. What will I do? Will I take 2 backlinks of my money site from every single article? Or only one backlink from single article? What is commandeered?

    • August 31st, 2015 at 9:48 am

      1 backlink from 1 article that preferably appears on the home page

  69. 3.17.2016

    Hello Matt, When I was a new to blogosphere, I used to follow your blog( I do still follow :P), the information I get here is worth my knowledge upgrade and will always be. the tiered link building information you shared that too for free is very valuable and I am surely gonna use it. Thanks

    • March 18th, 2016 at 1:06 pm

      That is great to hear Mahesh, I wish you every success!

  70. 3.25.2016

    Hello everyone,
    This blog and this article are very interesting for me because I am a beginner in the website optimization. I found very useful tips here. Thanks, Matt, well done!

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