Advanced Tiered Link Building Tutorial Part 3 – Building Tier 1

This is the third video to be released in my Ultimate Guide To Tiered Link Building video tutorial series. If you missed the previous parts then check out the episode guide on the right.

This is the longest video in the series so far weighing in at nearly 28 minutes! Thanks to all of those that have watched the video, left feedback and been in touch to say thanks so far.

Important Update: Please read this.

What You Will Learn

  1. How to setup and schedule the entire campaign
  2. Advanced spinning techniques that will make you stand out from the crowd
  3. Various personal tips and tricks

Resources In The Video

Ultimate Demon ($50 Discount) – perfect for creating a solid tier 1 link profile.

TheBestSpinner (download the trial) – It really is The Best Spinner

URL Lister – Firefox addon to export tab URL’s

218 Responses

  1. Gareth Jones

    great stuff, quick question though should we be using spun content for our tier 1 like this? I thought the use of software would be best for tiers 2 and 3.
    Also great vids keep up the awesome job, I just wish video 4 was ready :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 13th, 2012 at 8:40 am


      If you watch video 2 you will see how I advise you to spin the base set of content you use. A high quality hand spun article on the sentence and word/phrase level is more than good enough to use on the first tier of links.

      Not all spun content is equal ^^

  2. Gareth Jones

    looking forward to vid 4 also :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 16th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      working on it right now :P

  3. Surfing Hawaii

    Can't wait for video 4!

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 13th, 2012 at 8:41 am

      Working on it this week :)

  4. Luke Bremner

    Hi Matthew,

    These videos are excellent. I've never quite got my head around tiered link building but your videos have just helped my understanding greatly. Thanks for the taking the time to put them together. It's made me excited to realise the possibilities of ranking sites in competitive niches with this!

    Quick question: The projects are scheduled in UD over 2 weeks – can I pause the submitter without disrupting the process? I don't run UD on a VPS (is that even possible?) and can't leave laptop running constantly for 2 weeks as I have to take it back and forward to various places. How does this work?

    Also, have you tried the new 'Link Tree' (beta) function in UD? Could this be used to make the whole process you showed us easier to manage?



    • Matthew Woodward
      August 15th, 2012 at 9:46 am

      Hi Luke,

      I'm glad you have taken something from my videos =D It really isn't that complicated when you take a step back and look at things in a simple way.

      You can pause the projects in UD, in fact you can schedule them so they only run during certain hours if you wanted to. Alternatively you can throw Ultimate Demon onto a VPS which you will need for tier 2 and 3 anyway.

      I have looked at the new link tree function but it doesn't really excite me, while Ultimate Demon is great for tier 1 links it is a bit to controlled for tier 2 and beyond. I will have a play with it but I dont see it becoming part of my process.


    • Luke Bremner
      August 15th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

      Yes, agreed. Everything is simple when broken down in to logical steps and your videos do exactly that.

      Ok, thanks for clarifying that. Will you be providing more information aboutsetting up a VPS and tier's 2 and 3 in the next videos? I just run my tools on my laptop but have been looking into a VPS for a while now.

      It'll be interesting to see how the Link Tree function develops. I also have scrapebox so hopefully that'll be enough for tier 3?

      Thanks again.

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 17th, 2012 at 3:59 pm

      Setting up a VPS is as easy as rent one and install software. Personally I don't use a VPS I have a couple of machines locally with various tools that i just remote desktop in, local dedicated servers in a way I suppose.

      Scrapebox has its use for posting links, but not in video 4 :P probably in video 5 ^^

      Video 4 is live btw

      • Chris
        October 7th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

        Hi Matt,
        I’ve looked at VPS and it seems like it would cost between $200 and $300 per year. I could get a pretty decent second hand desktop computer for about 500 quid. Is there any other advantage to using VPS over a local machine?
        Also do you need a certain amount of computing power for UD to work on the different tiers? I have a Windows laptop that I only use for spinning and have a couple of Macs for everything else. Would the laptop be enough for UD?



        • Matthew Woodward
          October 8th, 2013 at 10:20 am


          Yes you can do that, and that is what I do but im on an 80mb fibre line that can deal with that kind of bandwidth.

          I have since had to upgrade with some VPS’s though as I was more than over capacity on my local box.

          You need to be a bit more specific on specifications :)

          • Chris
            October 9th, 2013 at 8:32 pm

            Yeah, the more I’m looking into this the more I’m leaning towards a VPS. Did a bit of research and there seem to be some basic ones for $10 to $15 per month.
            I expect to be able to get 2 to 3 UD projects ready per month, plus the accompanying GSA, until I get the hang of it and hopefully start seeing results.
            Do you think that 1.5 GHz, !GB RAM and unlimited network traffic would be adequate?



          • Matthew Woodward
            October 10th, 2013 at 12:18 pm

            Hi Chris,

            Yeah there isn’t really a right or wrong answer here, just whichever glove fits you best.

            I think that would do the trick, might be tempted to squeeze a touch more RAM though

  5. Rex Stan

    just cant wait for video 4..thanks for your time.

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 16th, 2012 at 1:29 pm

      recording the last bit right now, took me a full day to get camtasia to export part 3 though last time, flakey software keeps crashing at random so if luck is on my side it will be available later :)

  6. Daniel Neubauer

    Excited about video 4 as well. Great stuff that I have seen so far Matthew. Keep it up.

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 16th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      recorded and edited the first 20 minutes, just recording the last section now :)

  7. Jesse Meyer

    Another great video Mathew! Have you checked out Seo Content Machine? It allows you to paste a keyword in and it will scrape either videos or pictures and then it combines them in spintax. It does a bunch of other things also…google it. The last I checked it was in beta also. It may speed up the video and picture process of your workflow.

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 19th, 2012 at 1:07 pm


      I have found that most tools that scrape image URL's dont obey the 'small' rule in my tutorial which means when you post them out they don't look great when they overlap.

      To be honest doing it manually only takes a few minutes if you blaze through it with keyboard shortcuts.

      I've tried Wicked Article Creator as well but still not found a suitable bit of kit to automate what I want to do specifically.

  8. Tony Thompson

    hi Mathew, this is great, you sharing youre strategys, as a newbie , this may seem a bit nieve, but when you spin the anchor text for all those phrases, does this not mess up the quality of the carefully hand spun at sentence , word and phrase level article, I understand its importance, due to penguin. thanks again, on another note, as I'm on a very low budget, and I work of an old mac, which is to slow to run parallels, are there any equivalents in mac version , everyhing is pc, :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 21st, 2012 at 7:57 am

      Hi Tony,

      When you spin your article you need to keep in mind what kind of words/phrases your going to be linking so it makes sense on the final output.

      Ahhh Mac's really aren't that great when it comes to SEO. I would recommend getting a cheap VPS which will build links all day everyday for you.

  9. Nick Roberts

    great videos – thx for sharing, you made it look very quick and easy, but I know it would take me forever and a whole new learning curve but I will be watching out for more videos and have subscribed to make sure I don't miss any.

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 21st, 2012 at 7:57 am

      It is quick and easy, the most complicated part of the entire process is preparing the content. Once you have that you've just gotta copy and paste your way to the top spot!

  10. Nick Roberts

    You mentioned about the web 2.0 mini site creation video… is this still on the cards? It seems amazing how much time and effort goes into this stuff, people just assume you end up ranking with just a few keyboards.

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 22nd, 2012 at 5:09 pm

      Yes I'll be doing it but the basic principle is to build them like mini sites complete with images, videos, unique articles and links to other relevant sites.

      Not everyone goes to the extents that I go to, they are the people posting on forums that spinning doesnt work, tool x gets you banned etc etc ^^

  11. Stallionrocks Sid

    what is the min pr u go for when creating tier 1 links. And most of the sites in ud are no follow. Does it matter?

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 22nd, 2012 at 5:09 pm

      I dont pay attention to nofollow/dofollow just build and let nature take it's course

      I tend to use domains Google already trusts for tier 1 links, eg domains with pagerank

  12. Michael Cox

    In my Ultimate Demon article project I notice I have some submits completed but no live links, as these article sites approve my articles (hopefully they will) Does Ultimate Demon periodically keep checking for the links to become live?

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 23rd, 2012 at 8:29 pm

      Yes it will do, you can also open the task log and recheck for live links at any time.

  13. Miroslav Mazalica

    Hey Matthew,

    as I can't buy the best article spinner (they have only 1 payment option which I can't use – doh) and my current spinner doesn't have "Spin together" option (double doh), could I just spin videos and images manually? For images there isn't much of a problem, I can simply spin http's and insert them in SRC tag, but what can I do about videos? Replacing every video code two times and then spinning them all together would be very painful :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 30th, 2012 at 3:58 pm


      You can probably do some of the trickery in excel with the =A1&B2 type function

      Get in touch with TheBestSpinner guys I'm sure they can hook you up, it really is an essential bit of kit especially with how it integrates into other software.

  14. Miroslav Mazalica

    Hey Matt,

    why do we need 3×500 words articles? Do we use one for web 2.0, second for article directories and third for wiki's or something like that?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 31st, 2012 at 9:12 am

      Ooops my bad your correct I didnt cover that (was on the notes to do so doh)

      I use 1 for the web 2.0's, 1 for the AD's & Press Releases and 1 for the Wiki's

    • Miroslav Mazalica
      August 31st, 2012 at 9:13 am

      Great, thanks! :)

  15. Big Deals on Web

    Why do you need GSA also? Why not just use UMD to build to the first tier links?

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 4th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

      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.

    • Big Deals on Web
      September 10th, 2012 at 11:02 am

      Matthew – thanks. That lends me to think – then why not just GSA? Use GSA for Tier 1 also?

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 10th, 2012 at 11:38 am

      Give it a try and report back on results

  16. Gerard McMullan

    Hi Matt, have to admit that is one of the best tutorials I have ever seen you could have easily of sold that as an WSO. have been using MS but will switch over to UD at the weekend. thx again for the fanatstic videos the blog looks fantastic as well. take it you aren't sleeping much at the moment. keep up the good work.



    • Matthew Woodward
      September 13th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

      Hi Gerard,

      The problem is I hate WSO's and there is so much junk and false promises it is hard to stand out from the crowd, so just putting them on my blog seemed like a better approach and stop people wasting money on useless WSO's.

      I'm getting used to 12-16 hour days slowly =D

      I haven't used Magic Submitter personally but you can apply the theory from the videos with Magic Submitter without much of a problem.

  17. Spencer Padway

    Do you ever spin so that it rotates between deep links and main page links?
    What criteria do you use for deep linking?

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 14th, 2012 at 11:46 am

      No I dont :)

      Each page on a site has its own campaign

  18. Spencer Padway

    For your articles for article directories and whatnot, Do you include the images and videos? What about wikis?

    • Spencer Padway
      September 13th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

      Also Press Releases

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 14th, 2012 at 11:47 am

      Most article directories do not allow images or videos in the body so no :) Only on web 2.0s do I do that.

  19. Rob Terrio

    Just a quick question….when sharing the videos where do the downloadable items come into play?

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 17th, 2012 at 9:52 pm


      The social buttons get replaced with the links :)

    • Rob Terrio
      September 20th, 2012 at 4:43 am

      Yeah I'm still lost lol

    • Rob Terrio
      September 21st, 2012 at 3:32 am

      Oh my apologies Matt, for some reason my browser has been acting very strange. Everything is good.

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 2nd, 2012 at 11:02 am

      That'll be the porn! :P

  20. Anonymous

    matt can you tell me if you also add images and video to wikis, PR and articles.

    thx mate

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 21st, 2012 at 11:24 am

      Do Wiki sites, press release sites and article directories allow images/videos in the body?

  21. Anonymous

    Matt, can you give me a breakdown of the amount of submissions you use to all you tier 1 links, articles, pr, bookmarks etc. can you also tell me if you have any issues with the scheduler on UD I set it up with the proper settings and it submitted 18 web 2.0 in one day surely that cant be right if its scheduled over two weeks. sorry for all the questions just want to get it done right.

    thx again


    • Matthew Woodward
      October 2nd, 2012 at 11:02 am

      Hi Gerard,

      What do you mean break down? I do it as I do in the videos – I think your over complicating it a little :P

  22. Chris Bradley

    Hey Matthew, if you are wanting to target say 4 keywords, how many web 2.0s are you going to set up and will you use the same ones and just keep posting content to them with your links in the articles.

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 2nd, 2012 at 11:01 am

      Is that 4 keywords for 1 landing page? or 4 keywords across 4 pages?

    • Chris Bradley
      October 3rd, 2012 at 4:32 pm

      that would be 4 kws across 4 pages, of course, it would be more than just 1 kw per page. :)

  23. Anonymous

    Hi Matthew, Thanks a lot for these videos. Just a quick question. Where exactly do we share the fiverr videos to? I've seen some tier 1 sites set up with custom videos but you using just youtube videos here. Where are you using the fiverr video in this case. Thanks.

    • Anonymous
      October 13th, 2012 at 2:25 am

      Also, what content are you including in the video. Do you mention the main target site itself? Thanks again.

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 14th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

      Use Ultimate Demon to submit the videos – the content of the video is dependent on the niche/keyword

  24. Anonymous

    Hi Matthew,

    Thanks for the response above. Just another quick question if you don't mind. Are all of your tier 1 links on external sites. Is there a case for creating a 'Tier 0' of privately hosted domains with web 2.0 sites on that then point to the main target? I'm thinking of the control to switch off or retarget these sites if needed. How do you then 'switch off' the tier 1 sites in this set up?

    Thanks a lot again!

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 17th, 2012 at 3:02 pm


      I'm not sure what you mean – but you can use privately hosted domains and web 2.0 mini sites to support your tier 1 link profile.

      I assume by switch off a link you mean remove it, if you have created it with UD you can get the login details to remove it or if you own the domain just do it that way.

  25. Mag Secks


    How does this work across multiple domains and keyword targeting? By adding all the urls to one large list do you not mix up the keyword targeting effects? Is there a way to put different url lists into unique groups so you only pull from this group when pushing a particular domain?


  26. Anonymous

    RE: above (sorry, can't replay to a post through Yahoo).

    Yeah, I was meaning privately hosted hand built web 2.0 sites as an easy way to control links to a money site. Could you point me in the right direction to find log in details for submissions through UD please? Each one I click on has *** obfuscated passwords and I can't seem to get the code.

    Cheers Matthew.

  27. James Teague

    I understand tiered link building thanks to you!

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 26th, 2012 at 7:14 pm

      I'm glad I managed to make it make sense to other people ^^

  28. Harpreet Monga

    Hey Matthew,

    Great tutorial man.

    How do you record such clear audio on your youtube videos? Which mike or software are you using?

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 6th, 2012 at 6:17 pm


      I use Camtasia Studio and Sennheiser PC131 headset – I thought the audio needed some work personally =/

    • Harpreet Monga
      November 6th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

      Lol…it sounded fine on my PC. But thanx for the info.

  29. Shaun Mengella

    Hi Mathew

    On Video 3 you mention "outputting the completed YouTube code" from excel to notepad but don't mention how this is done.For someone like me who isn't familiar excel an example would be much appreciated as I don't know how to transfer the completed code from excel to notepad.



  30. Atif Rehman

    very awesome videos, I am very impressed with you. but now I am in problem, I cant get ranked in google. can you help me how get rank my sites with senukxcr in a month?

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 30th, 2012 at 11:10 am

      Ranking a site in a month that stays there for any decent period of time isn't really going to happen.

      What you should do is take the theory from video 1 and then apply that with SENuke XCR to create your first tier

    • Atif Rehman
      December 1st, 2012 at 9:57 am

      bro have skype id?

  31. Daniel Halili King

    Your videos are the best on the net, you are the man… I have new hope from your great work…

    I would love to do everything that you showed but,
    1. Can it be done without articles?
    2. Can I make my tier 1 sites with yelp or citysearch listings?
    3. Should I expect the same results?

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 19th, 2012 at 3:08 pm

      Hi Daniel,

      I wouldn't go that far :)

      1. No not at all
      2. Yes that fits the criteria as explained in video 1
      3. Thats a whole can of worms :)

  32. Michael Swart

    Great service

  33. Saul

    Thanks for the great info.
    A simple question:
    If all your steps are followed – approx. how many months would you expect it to take to begin to see meaningful organic search engine rankings for keywords?

  34. Jose

    Download of the files is not working at all.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 31st, 2012 at 1:37 pm


      Apologies I broke the script during speed optimization – it is now fixed :)

      • yohan
        January 2nd, 2013 at 5:22 pm

        Video’s are the best I’ve come across in some time. Thanks
        Just bought UD through your link and trying to download the files with a tweet but not working.
        Any help would be greatly appreciated.
        Thanks so much,

        • Matthew Woodward
          January 2nd, 2013 at 5:25 pm

          Thanks for your kind words :)

          I’ll drop you an email with the direct link now, apologies for the problems – I broke the script during speed optimisation and it seems the old javascript is stuck in peoples browser caches =\

  35. Ayite

    Hey Matthew,

    Instead of getting the images manually you can use the Google images scraper inside of Scrapebox

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 2nd, 2013 at 2:48 pm


      Yes that is true – the older version didn’t have the all important small option but it was added in an update :)

  36. Kevin

    Hi Matt,

    I’ve seen people in BHW complaining that UD is sick slow. What is your experience with regards to its speed?

    Also, would you recommend a VPS for UD and can it be left running 24/7?



    • Matthew Woodward
      January 18th, 2013 at 7:58 am

      Hi Kev,

      I actually find it the most lightweight in terms of CPU/RAM usage. A lot of the speed issues can be adjusted by changing the ‘human emulation’ and delay settings.

      I run UD locally but I have a VPS from https://www.matthewwoodward.co.uk/get/PowerUpHosting/ without problems

  37. David

    Hello Matthew,

    UD is a fantastic tool and together with Scrapebox, it’s a killer.

    However, I get loads of nofollow links and I need some dofollow links to get some more link juice. Do you have any tips or trick regarding how to achieve it? Are there footprints for this in Scrapebox as well?

    Best regards,

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 5th, 2013 at 9:46 am

      Hi David,

      I stopped caring about nofollow/dofollow a while back so can’t give you any specific tips sorry =\

  38. ayumi

    hi ya, good set of videos have watched them over and over again. one question the author bio. do you have an example of what one should look like. Apart from that being a first time Newbie all your information I understand. p.s. is it ok to add your links to my twitter account. Spread the love and let other people know how good this website is…

  39. roman

    Does “Rankwy.com” would the do the same job as Ultimate demon since they give you the possibility to scrape images , insert your links and position them randomly without entering any code..? and also schedule posting…

    i m still thinking to get UD , just wanna know if it’s worth it, considering all the updates that google is coming up with ..

    thx , your videos are great

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 5th, 2013 at 9:49 am


      I can’t personally comment on the effectiveness of their service as I have no direct hands on experience with it sorry.

  40. george

    hi matthew, i’ve been following your videos for a few days and must say they’ve helped me massively but i’m stuck on the part of spinning youtube codes in microsoft excel and then to the best spinner, have you any tips or pointers to help me? I am copying and pasting the embed code into note pad and putting it into excel and when it comes to the part to press F5 it wont come up with the replacement or anything, could it be my version of excel?

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 6th, 2013 at 12:01 pm


      Where are you pushing F5?

  41. Valera Vlasyuk

    If you use Chrome you can use ‘Grab y’all links’ to store all your opened tab urls.

    • Valera Vlasyuk
      February 5th, 2013 at 9:58 pm

      Or “Grab tabs” plugin

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 6th, 2013 at 12:04 pm

      Thanks for the tip!

  42. James Parker

    Hi Matthew,

    I’m having problems with the quality of the video(getting 240p) in this website as I have manual control over it. I can’t watch it on youtube because it says that it’s blocked by plugin :(


    • James Parker
      February 9th, 2013 at 7:06 am

      My bad, the were some problems while updating of adobe flash.

      • Matthew Woodward
        February 9th, 2013 at 9:52 am

        No worrys let me know if you have any other problems =D

  43. Roman

    Hi Matt,

    First thanks for your videos , they are an Huge source of info for me as a SEO Newbie….it helps me a lot , i already spent hours watching and re-watching them …I stopped at the video 2 to get my to do list …( 3 text of 500 words , video …etc…)
    Then i spent hours and hours to spin all of this content properly like you show in your “advanced spinning techniques video ” …

    I have now 2 articles spun to word, sentences level including images , videos, money site link and contextual links… and 1 articles spun to word and sentence level…

    tell me if I am correct :

    1 article spun with video and image for web 2.0
    1 article for wiki’s ( including image and video ?? )
    1 article ( the same ) for article directories and press release

    One last thing should your Video contain your money site link or should just describe your industry related to your keyword?

    I m getting Ultimate Demon this week ..

    Thanks for all your priceless tutorials

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 27th, 2013 at 12:46 pm


      Glad your enjoying the videos!

      With the Wikis you can remove the images and videos.

      Yes the video should use a link back to your site in the description field, just the raw URL with no html.

      • roman
        February 27th, 2013 at 6:13 pm

        OK great ,

        One last thing tho : Do we need to spin the sets ( title and description ) of bookmarks , web directory , video ..

        thx, matt

        • Matthew Woodward
          February 28th, 2013 at 7:21 am


          Yes you do :)

  44. Lou

    Hi Matt, excellent content. Things are starting to make sense :)

    I understand each campaign should target 1 page/keyword.

    But I am trying to figure this out:

    1. In the articles/content we are using the targeted keywords and we are spinning the anchor text – but we are always linking back to the main URL and NOT the page that we are optimizing. Should we sometimes link back to the optimized page instead of the root URL (to increase the PR of that page)? If so what would be the best way of doing it? A different task in UD using the same article (spun) with links to that internal page?

    2. What if I target 2-3 keywords on one page on my site? We only have 1 backlink in the article using one keyword. Should I write the article using all 3 keywords OR do I need a separate article targeting only 1 keyword per article. Would I need to create separate tasks in UD for each keyword?

    3. Once I scraped my list of sites based on a specific keyword I chose to optimize, should I categorize those sites in UD, so I know those sites where for that keyword? Because I have another site that has nothing to do with this niche. For this keyword/site I will be scraping a new set of sites, correct? I will probably end up with a huge list of sites in UD. Do you categorize them so you know which ones you scraped for what website? And when running campaigns, you choose the proper sites category?

    4. When choosing sites to post to, I see that you just took the top 400 sites each time. How about the other sites you scraped into UD? When do you use them? For other keywords? Do you keep track which you already submitted to and try using other ones? Or do you try to use only the ones you have a high success rate?

    Otherwise everything seems to be clear, for now :)

    Thanks a lot for all your hard work.

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 5th, 2013 at 10:48 am

      Hi Lou,

      Thanks :)

      The campaign should target 1 page for multiple keywords.

      1) You link to the page you want to rank, whether thats the home page or an inner url

      2) You should be targeting 3 at a bare minimum – the more the better

      3) You can if you want, I don’t

      4) I select 400 to allow for failures etc and to ensure the link profile is always different and no footprint is left


  45. Kelly

    First of all, I think you’re incredible. (And I’m not just saying that to be a kiss a**)

    I have one big (and possibly ridiculous) question. I’m not up to building the mini-sites just yet so … the first round of links I’m building using UD … should they be pointing to my money site or to buffer web 2.0 pages that I build manually to act as buffers?

    I’ve gone over everything a 100 times and still can’t seem to figure it out. Thanks in advance, I’d really hate to screw this up right from the beginning!

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 6th, 2013 at 12:31 pm

      Hi Kelly,

      Thanks very much!

      UD is for tier 1 links direct to your money site :)

  46. Jay Spears

    Hello Matthew, great video but could you just break down what articles go where.

    1 Article for Web 2.0
    1 Article for Articles I assume?
    1 Article for Wikis I assume?
    So what goes in Press Releases?

    Thanks a lot.

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 13th, 2013 at 11:14 am


      Yes – but use the same article for the press releases as the article directories.

  47. Arran

    Hello Matthew, you know at around 9:40 when you are doing the videos and getting the codes ready…you go to the F box in excel and put in ‘=’…..you then select box A, B, C, D E…but what button do you press then to get an outcome? Tried a bunch of different buttons but nothing seems to work? I’ve been having to do it manually which takes for ever!


    • Matthew Woodward
      March 27th, 2013 at 11:32 am

      The enter/return key on your keyboard

  48. Waiman

    I’ve got UD and not used it for ages, your videos have inspired me to dust off the cobwebs and start using it again. Thanks.

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 28th, 2013 at 9:19 am

      No worrys =D Don’t leave that baby sleeping!

  49. Steve

    Hi Matt

    I do Seo for local business and love the process of what your doing.
    Regarding writing the articles would it matter if they were not 500 words if writing about a local business, say a plumber or electrician. Or would it be still advisable to go for the full 500 words.
    Also would you do it like a press release and write as if your recommending that company or would you write about yourself.
    Great videos BTW.

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 8th, 2013 at 3:51 pm


      Well if trying to rank a plumber, then create seperate articles about plumbing tips etc

      Write a press release like a press release should be ^^

  50. Jon

    Hi Matthew, Once again, such great info, thanks so much… Just had a question, hope you don’t mind. Not sure I understand what your suggesting to enter for the website url if this is a first go at tier 1?
    Should this be the actual site I’m promoting or just random spun urls?
    Thanks again & hope I can return the favor.

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 9th, 2013 at 9:57 pm


      Your tier 1 links should link to you and also other relevant sites, but always you :)

  51. Andy

    You say prepare 3 articles, but it looks like you only use one. Are you using a different article with the article directory submissions than you are with the web2.0 submissions? Where do you use the 3rd article?

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 11th, 2013 at 8:23 am


      1 for web 2.0s, 1 for ad/pr’s and 1 for wikis.

  52. Carl

    Matt, would you recommend sending Tier 1 links to a blog network (about 3 blogs, PR 5, owned and managed by myself) for more juice or are those PR 5’s (already directly linked to my websites) already doing me enough good, and should I diversify to other links?


    • Matthew Woodward
      April 12th, 2013 at 9:33 am

      HI Carl,

      They are good enough already – be better off turning those PR1s into tier 1s

  53. Louie

    Hi Matt,

    Why do you use TheBestSpinner if there’s already a built-in spinner in UD?

  54. JJ

    Matthew I want to say thank you for the video, SEO is explained really clearly here.

    Can you tell me how do you which types of sites from UD accept anchor links/images/embedded videos and which ones don’t?

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 10th, 2013 at 10:54 am

      Web 2.0s for images/videos/links, just links for everything else

  55. Michael

    Hi Matthew,

    In your video at 3.27 – In the UltimateDemon software.

    What Web address URL should be entered in this field? Should it be your main Money website?

    Or should it be randomly spun websites?


    • Matthew Woodward
      May 15th, 2013 at 9:31 am


      Either your money site url or any other URL you want – this is just what appears in your profile.

  56. Greg Nicholas

    Hi Matt, this is by far the best step by step guide to tiered link building I have come accross. Well done! I just have a couple of questions.

    1. How many alternative titles and subtitles would you suggest for the the web 2.0, articles and press release? So far I have 3 that are all highly spun. Do you think this is enough?

    2. Can you put images and video in the articles and press releases also? So far I have only done the web 2.0


    • Matthew Woodward
      May 18th, 2013 at 8:38 am

      Hi Greg,

      Thanks very much =d

      1. 10-15 for each content piece

      2. no


  57. Fernando

    Great article as usual Matthew.

    I am trying to follow all this process for a website of mine. Most of your links go to the home page, I image it is to make it simple for us, but how would you do it for inner pages? It is also important, isn’t it? You would create a new article for each inner page and spin it again? And then submit it? 100 links also?

    And do I also have to buy the author bio program you mention some comments above? Can it be done with the best spinner?

    What are your thoughts?

    Thank you!

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 28th, 2013 at 8:44 am


      Link to whatever page you want – in the tutorial I was linking to a homepage but thats irrelevant really.

      You can create author bios yourself if you wish!

      • fernandoch
        May 28th, 2013 at 8:46 am

        Thank you Matt.

        • Matthew Woodward
          May 29th, 2013 at 8:57 am

          No worrys!

  58. Kevin Choi

    Hi Matt, it’s me again :D
    I currently get SB and UD from your affiliate link to support you. :)
    Later I will also get GSA and captha sniper from your affiliate too.
    So right now I have found a site list and imported many site into it. Some of them I have scraped from scrape box. But I have very high fail rate.
    If I just choose a few hundred of site to post on, no matter which type, I think I cannot end up with 100 posts go live.
    So I am doing in this way, I don’t use the schedule in UD. I choose all site for every campaign and everyday before I do anything else, I change to abort number (add 10 everyday). In this way, I can make sure that I have around 10 backlinks go live everyday. However, I think it is too stupid. Do you have any suggestion to make this work flow better and can be set then hand off?

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 28th, 2013 at 8:46 am


      Thanks very much :)

      So lets break this down. You have found a list of sites online to import into UD. Some of the sites imported but many failed (this is normal).

      The problem you have is when you actually come to using the sites to submit links to?

      • choikh
        May 28th, 2013 at 2:05 pm

        oh! maybe I present it badly cuz English isn’t something I good at :P
        Actually when submitting to UD, there are high failure rate. So the scheduler isn’t something good for me to use. For example, I schedule 300 sites through 7 days and expecting at least 50 successful submission. Finally there maybe only 20 successful :(
        To solve this problem, I don’t use the scheduler. I just select a few hundred sites to submit to, then stop after 10 complete. Next day when I wake up, I make it to stop after 20 complete, etc. But I just think this is stupid. Do you have any suggestion?

        • Matthew Woodward
          May 29th, 2013 at 8:57 am


          Ahhh I understand – so when you get that very high fail rate and look at the task log for the campaign. What are all the reasons they have failed?

          • choikh
            May 29th, 2013 at 3:04 pm

            There are many different fail reason.
            Mainly are “no activation email receive” “unable to detect footprint” “sign up page not found”
            The lowest successful rate is Wiki site. I submit to 550 and only get 10 complete. Article is also poor, 17 complete for 200 submission.
            Is my fail rate really high? I am thinking my site list is not good. I need to clean up bad site.

          • Matthew Woodward
            May 30th, 2013 at 3:50 pm


            A lot of article and wiki sites have disabled registration/article submission because of spam.

            Just setup a monthly maintenance task to clean up your list, add new ones and remove deindexed ones.

          • Fernando
            May 30th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

            How do you setup a maintenance task? Maybe I missed that part…

            Thank you!

          • Matthew Woodward
            May 31st, 2013 at 10:35 am

            Well just like, in your calendar or whatever it is you do to plan your work load/task list

          • Fernando
            May 31st, 2013 at 10:37 am

            OK! I thought there was a way to program it in UD :)

          • Matthew Woodward
            July 16th, 2013 at 8:03 am

            Dont think so sorry

          • choikh
            May 31st, 2013 at 1:14 am

            I think many people, including me, are waiting for you ultimate guide for Scrape Box :D
            Hope that it can include more detail about how to get more high quality site in a regular base and submission site maintenance :)

          • Matthew Woodward
            May 31st, 2013 at 10:27 am


            The mega tutorial series building a site from scratch with $100 start up budget is taking priority sorry =\ Although that will feature Scrapebox

  59. Kevin Choi

    Hi Matt, Why don’t you use Captcha Sniper in Ultimate Demon?
    Also, do you have the coupon code of Captcha Sniper? I get $20 discount if I buy from UD. If you also have, I’ll buy from you.

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 29th, 2013 at 8:54 am

      Because it doesn’t support recaptcha and most of the sites UD posts to use recaptcha. Use https://www.matthewwoodward.co.uk/get/gsacaptchabreaker/ instead though its much better than CS

      • choikh
        May 29th, 2013 at 2:58 pm

        So, do you mean Captcha Breaker is better? I will use it for both GSA and UD. But UD seems doesn’t support Captcha Breaker

        • Matthew Woodward
          May 30th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

          You can use it with any software that supports decaptcher or death by captcha including UD ^^

          • choikh
            May 31st, 2013 at 1:12 am

            Yea, then I will use this instead of Captcha Sniper :)
            Thanks for the information.

          • Matthew Woodward
            May 31st, 2013 at 10:28 am

            No worrys :)

  60. omg

    Hello Matthew,
    you refer to “tier 1 links” and having 3 tiers of links that you are using ud for, but you say that the tier 1 links are linking to your blogspot url etc, so in effect there are 4 tiers below the money site, 3 tiers done by ud , which are below the web 2.0 etc i.e. blogspot, – is this correct ? and it doesnt mention anything about the web 2.0’s (or whatever terminology is used to describe them) when these would have to be done first in order for ud to be able to link to them – is that right ?

    • Matthew Woodward
      June 18th, 2013 at 8:34 am


      No tier 1 links only ever point to your money site and tier 1 is done by UD.

      Tier 2 and tier 3 are done by GSA.

      I think you need to watch video 1 again to refresh the theory

      • omg
        July 3rd, 2013 at 1:21 pm

        why havent you published the other post that i put here that contradicts your response to my comment.

        • Matthew Woodward
          July 12th, 2013 at 10:04 am

          No contradiction?

  61. omg

    Hello Matthew,
    At 3.25 minutes (3 minutes 25 seconds approx it says
    ‘we then have the web 2.0 properties its going to use e.g. yourdomain.blogspot.com”
    and ud doesnt post to blogspot – so it infers and states that it is posting to tiers below the blogspot web 2.,o url .
    I wasnt confused, i have taken this from your video.
    why dont you split the ud targets into high + low pr
    or high + medium + low pr and use these as different tiers ?
    (maybe add gsa as well ?)

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 12th, 2013 at 10:03 am


      That was just a subdomain example to people understand what that field actually creates.

      Spliting it down in UD like that would create an unnatural looking profile. Watch the later videos, I use GSA :)

  62. John

    Hi Matt, when I check my links in UD, none of the directory links are showing. I checked the log and they all say “waiting on approval” or something along those lines. Is this normal? How long does the approval normally take for directory submissions?

    • Matthew Woodward
      June 20th, 2013 at 8:23 am


      It doesn’t report live links for directorys.

      • John
        June 21st, 2013 at 2:43 am

        Ok so the tier 2 links don’t point to the directory listings then? What about the bookmarks?

        • Matthew Woodward
          June 24th, 2013 at 9:20 am

          Yeah they are good to go!

  63. Jason

    Hey Matt, how do you include a link back to the money site from the video hosting sites?

    • Matthew Woodward
      June 24th, 2013 at 9:17 am


      Just a plain text link in the first line of the description is fine

  64. Vladimir

    Hey Matt,

    First thanks for all the videos. I do have a problem with UD as I add sites harvested from SB to site detector, I do not get any success. What am I doing wrong ?

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 3rd, 2013 at 10:05 am


      Are you doing it without proxies? I have heard of similar issue from someone else recently, might be worth checking in with UD support?

      • Vladimir
        July 3rd, 2013 at 10:19 am

        I use proxies like you suggested. I found out that for me is best to have footprints in a set like Elgg separatly from Jcow an so on. And then I run them in UD each set for themselves and receive good results.
        It looks like my bandwidth or my computer is too slow. :)

        Thanx for the help.

        • Matthew Woodward
          July 12th, 2013 at 10:05 am

          Ahhh I see – yeah it takes a bit more work to create seperate lists but hey if its working =D

  65. Fernando

    Some sites have like 2000 or 3000 links. To outrank them you create the same amount of links or more with UD?

    I have a very low success rate with webs 2.0, but the bookmarks are all getting in… Any advice?

    Thank you

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 12th, 2013 at 10:01 am


      Its not really about numbers but more about quality and authority which is built with this tutorial :)

      With the low success rate, look at the task log see what the errors are and step through manually

  66. Holger

    Hi Matthew,

    very great guide!

    I´m a SEO newbie and I just watched Part 3 once again and the following quisetion may Sound stupid. Butjust to be sure: You do not use the same spun article for the web 2.0 task and article directories task, do you? In my opinion otherwise there would be DC on the entire Tier 1 web 2.0 properties and the Tier 1 article directories.

    Another question (very important for me): As I am going to become a german IM, is Ultimate Demon suited for german webprojects particularly with regard to the platforms supported by UD and especially with regard to T1 links?

    I hope you (or other ones reading this) can give me some advice in this issue. Thanks to you and all the other ones answering.

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 29th, 2013 at 10:49 am

      Hi Holger,

      No – you use 1 on the web 2.0s, 1 on the ad/prs and 1 on the wikis.

      Yes you can post german content without a problem, although some sites/admins may delete it on manual review.

  67. Ruslan

    How many proxies should I use in one campaign?


    • Matthew Woodward
      September 11th, 2013 at 11:09 am

      10 semi dedicateds will do the trick!

  68. 7after9

    When I enter the Image Spin Template into The Best Spinner, I get a message saying that the code is wrong. Even before I start adding any of my image URLs. Is anyone else getting this?

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 20th, 2013 at 9:39 am

      If you open a new document what happens? what message are you seeing?

      • 7after9
        September 20th, 2013 at 3:07 pm

        Sorry dude, I figured it out. Not sure what I did the first time, but I re-did everything and it worked fine. Thanks for getting back to me though. I’ll eventually stop being a noob!

        • Matthew Woodward
          September 21st, 2013 at 10:34 am

          Practice makes perfect ^^

  69. Hans

    Hi Matt,

    I couldn’t find answer for those questions, or they were not clear enough for me:

    1. Im planning to use the tiered link structure on a new website. You built in video 3 the tier 1 structure: http://imgur.com/Uom5TRd (screenshot off the links).

    Sending something like 2000 links in 2 weeks (like you do in the screenshot) to of a website is in my opinion a big redflag for google? Why not building it up slowly?

    2. Especially when you stop building those links when you hit the number one spot?

    3. You say, you want to build every set of links to one main keyword, with deversity of anchor texts. Isn’t this also a red flag? Only the mainpage will have loads of links (Im planning to do this for an EMD) and my posts are just without links?

    Hopefully you will clear up things a bit.

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 7th, 2013 at 8:44 am


      1) Well 2,000 over 2 weeks is only 142 per day. You have also have to account for around a 40% fail rate bringing it down to 85 a day ish.

      2) Not sure if thats a question or statement?

      3) Just create a new project for each page you want to rank

  70. Rony

    I must be missing something but why did we create 3 articles at the beginning instead of just one? What are the other 2 articles used for

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 28th, 2013 at 8:39 am

      1 for wikis, 1 for PR/ADs and 1 for web 2.0s

  71. Rony

    Followed your guide for the image spinning and UD is putting in my contextual links into my spun image HTML causing it all to break. Have you experienced this and do you know of any way to get around it?

    e.g. if I have a certain keyword in the image alt area, and that keyword matches a contextual link KW, it will insert a link into the image alt area..

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 28th, 2013 at 8:35 am


      Is that because it is replacing ALT text? Just don’t have the same words set to replace as contextual links as you have in the alt text

  72. hans

    Hi Matt,

    Couple questions:

    -Im running UD site detector for a couple days now (something like 50.000 urls done by now), but Im not getting any press releases detected. Do you have some advice for this?

    -Also Im getting hardly a ‘video’ website detected, do you have advice for this? Because with this speed I need to detect websites for 3 months before I will get enough video websites to post to:(

    -How to exactly run a google index check? You say you have to export the websites in UD. But when I export them as csv file (only possibility) I get it like this: 365liveradio.com,”WEB20″,”YOURJCOW”,”http://365liveradio.com”,”-1″,”-1″,””,”UNKNOWN”,”False”,”False”,”False”,”False”,””,”365liveradio.com”. Scrapebox is not working with this type of file. How do you get only the URL out of it?

  73. Tevin

    Hi Matthew, I have seen all these videos. You did so much handwork and effort on this stuff to help people out there. I just have a question. How can I compete my competitors? if they are also using the same software and same resources. I mean If I want to rank for a keyword, like “acne tips”. How Can I crush my competitors, I mean I am using GSA, SEnuke the other person also using GSA, and SEnuke, the third person using the same software even the whole world is using these software’s. So, How can I leave everybody behind to get the top spot.

  74. Rony

    Hi Matthew
    When posting to wiki and/or article sites to post to, after putting in a bunch of categories I usually end up with either very few or no sites to choose from. It’s like almost all of my sites (thousands) have no categories at all.

    Am I doing something wrong?

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 11th, 2013 at 9:26 am

      If you load those wiki sites or article sites in your browser, do they have categories to select when submitting?

  75. Zevi

    You told us to think out of the box and so we do!

    Instead of using a browser addon when getting Youtube videos, I used this footprint instead in Scrapebox.

    site:youtube.com inurl:watch?

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 19th, 2013 at 7:34 pm

      Smooooth :P

  76. Ray

    Hi, Matthew. I just watched your video on Kontent Machine 3. How do its Tier 1 articles compare with your manually spun ones? Are they comparable or are manually spun ones much, much better? In other words, is it a good idea to substitute your manually spun Tier 1 articles with Kontent Machine 3’s generated spun ones?

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 21st, 2013 at 7:48 am

      Manually spun will never be comparable with auto generated.

  77. Sal

    Hey Matt.

    I did two sentence variations and done all the steps that you have however when I compare 50 articles I am not getting nowhere near 90% don’t know what I am doing wrong. It is roughly averaging 80. Also does it matter when you a getting duplicates for your you tube embed code?

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 6th, 2013 at 10:39 am

      Did you add 2 sentence variations (3 in total) or do 2 in total?

      Try adding more images/videos!

  78. mark

    Hi matt!

    Is there ever a time when you would set up an account creation profile as you yourself? Meaning if you wanted to create matthew woodward posts on tiers?
    Not sure how that works.

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 9th, 2014 at 11:23 pm


      Not entirely sure what you mean sorry?

  79. Paul

    Hey Matthew,

    Can I just ask is it that important to remove sites that have not been indexed (according to the index tool in scrapebox)? If we create links on sites that have not been indexed will they not been seen once we start creating our tier 2 links later on?

    Also, maybe some of the sites are not indexed at the moment but will be in the future. Will creating links on these non indexed sites hurt our site?

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 17th, 2014 at 11:36 am

      I wouldn’t like to have a site link to my site if it wasn’t indexed in Google. Think of indexing as a quality indication. In general if its good enough to be in googles index, its probably good enough to link to your site.

  80. Aashirwad

    Hi Matt,
    I am a complete newbie to link building,after watching your videos my perception has changed towards link building but for now i cannot afford to buy ultimate demon tool for tier 1..I have GSA search engine ranker though,is there any other way through which i can do it? May be manually or through GSA?
    Please help.

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 13th, 2014 at 9:10 am

      You can apply the theory with any tool you want.

  81. Borrellaar

    Hey Matt,

    Just send some revenew your way with the purchase of proxies and UMD! Very nice blog you have going.

    When building web 2.0 with UMD will the one article per page be enough? It doesn’t seem very natural to me. (altough very convenient!)

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 24th, 2014 at 9:33 am

      Thanks :)

      The web 2.0s that UD builds aren’t traditional wen 2.0s like your thinknig. They are sites like elgg/jcow that allow users to contribute articles rather than fully dedicated sites on their own subdomain.

  82. Matthew Woodward

    Speak with support directly

  83. Daniel

    Matt! Welcome to latin america and thanks for these great tutorials. You are helping my ramp up big time :)

    As this article has been written 2 years ago I was wondering if you can update us on the effectiveness of tiered link building today. Is this strategy working well as 2 years ago?

    Also, I am wondering which is the advantage, if any, to use UD for tier 1’s and GSA for 2-3 instead of GSA for the 3 tiers. As UD is the highest price ticket product of the materials we need per your tutorial it will be great to know exactly which is the added value.


  84. dana

    When I run my site list through UD site detector “ALL” a vast majority of my sites are undetectable. I canceled the last detection in the middle, it was at 1,500 undetectable and 21 detected. Am I doing something wrong?

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 29th, 2014 at 6:11 pm

      That sounds about right to me, scrapebox pulls in a lot of junk!

      • Dana
        July 30th, 2014 at 4:36 pm

        Thanks for the reply! I started again with a different site. So far the site detection process has taken 18 hrs, with only 16 successes. Does this sound right? Is there a quicker way to acquire these targeted links? My system isn’t bad and I’m using 10 semi proxies.

        • Matthew Woodward
          August 4th, 2014 at 12:09 pm

          Turn the threads up to the max!

  85. med

    Hey Matt,

    – how many links (web 2.0, AD, PR …) pointing to the money site can be created?

    – what it the the best Tier 1 links?

    – Can I create multiple campaigns pointing to the money site with the same keywords?

    – If my money site is not in good position (1-10), can I create a new campaign with the same keywords?


    • Matthew Woodward
      August 4th, 2014 at 12:01 pm


      1) However many maintains or increases current velocity

      2) contextual/relevant link from an authorative website

      3) yes but I don’t see why you would

      4) yes

  86. Leonardo

    Hi Matthew, I’ve been having problems for more than 3 weeks using SB using the indexed checker there are roughly 16k backlinks and everytime I run the checker it gets me around 30 and they continues sending error 403s. It will take too much time this way.

    Any tips?

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 18th, 2015 at 2:44 am

      Sounds like you need some good proxies

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