Tiered Linking Does Not Protect Your Website

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Hi All,

Tiered linking does not protect your website from negative SEO, although it may protect it from penalties. I built some web2.0s, articles links etc and pointed them at my website and saw some good results. I then blasted tier 2 with blog comments, article spinning and links from private blog networks. Within a day my website dropped by one page and then two. Link blasting through fiverr gigs just does not work anymore and only damages the strength of your backlinks. This might seem obvious to everyone but thought it was worth hilighting this with people, as many seo strategies involve blasting at the lower link tiers. Anyone out there have any views on this?

Cheers,
Seamy
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  • Profile picture of the author gotlinks
    Yeah. Tiered backlinking had a nice run but its over now.

    Back to the good old basic of Quality Strong PR Backlinks on related pages is where its at and has been for years now.
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  • Profile picture of the author retsek
    It's not so much tiered links ..it's low quality links.

    I did a post on a popular blog. It ended up with 1000+ social shares, 160 comments bickering about the last paragraph, and about 45 sites, blogs and forums linking in. That's "tiered linking" in essence.
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    • Profile picture of the author connorbringas
      I'd have to agree..but then again has it ever really worked in the long run?

      Quit spamming and get to work.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Originally Posted by retsek View Post

      It's not so much tiered links ..it's low quality links.
      It's always about low quality. People just cannot stomach saying,
      "low quality," so, the blame must be something else.

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  • Profile picture of the author harry911
    A lot depends on link velocity. Had you built those crap links over a longer period with diversified anchors, your site would be ranking higher. Personally, I don't use blog comment blasts like I used to. When I do, I use them only as tier 3 and that too to get my tier 2 indexed.

    Here is what I do.

    Clean tier 1. Completely legit looking sites with unique content that have link to my site in 4th or 5th post. No interlinking at all.

    Automated Tier 2 -> SenukeXcr Web 2.0 and social links to tier 1 with 'well spun' content. (No unreadable garbage)

    Automated Tier 3 -> Wiki and blog comment links

    Everything is done gradually and I don't BLAST! Blasts don't work. And I rank! Tiered linking works if you are not lazy.
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    • Profile picture of the author jack9850127
      Originally Posted by harry911 View Post

      A lot depends on link velocity. Had you built those crap links over a longer period with diversified anchors, your site would be ranking higher. Personally, I don't use blog comment blasts like I used to. When I do, I use them only as tier 3 and that too to get my tier 2 indexed.

      Here is what I do.

      Clean tier 1. Completely legit looking sites with unique content that have link to my site in 4th or 5th post. No interlinking at all.

      Automated Tier 2 -> SenukeXcr Web 2.0 and social links to tier 1 with 'well spun' content. (No unreadable garbage)

      Automated Tier 3 -> Wiki and blog comment links

      Everything is done gradually and I don't BLAST! Blasts don't work. And I rank! Tiered linking works if you are not lazy.
      the tiered linking strategy is still working ,the point is most of us just want to sit there with just one click to finish all the job! i personally still go with mannual or at least semi-automatic methods! Spamming only work for a short period !
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  • Profile picture of the author Becker13
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    Your mom doesnt work any more
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  • Profile picture of the author seamy82
    Spinning is pointless. The time it takes to spin an article properly, you could have rewritten ten times which is obviously better. There is no shortcuts anymore. I am going to have to do all my tiers manually and use social signals to get them indexed. It's only fair I guess. Why should people who are gaming Google by making their own backlinks have such an easy ride over great quality sites that people link to naturally.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    I'm not saying it does or doesn't work, but you are basing your opinion on one site. That doesn't mean it doesn't work. Do it to 50, then tell us it doesn't work.

    I have no doubt though that at some point Google is going to target tiered linking. It is the next logical evolution of Penguin.
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    • Profile picture of the author SEOSteveO
      If your using Fiverr to get you Tier 2 backlinks then thats why your page is probably falling in the ranks. I would never trust Fiverr for my backlinking. You dont know where there getting their links from and you dont know if their posting relevant content related to your niche. I mean come on do you really thing that someone will get you 100's and 1000's of really good quality content related backlinks for $5.
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  • Profile picture of the author seamy82
    It could be crap links from fiverr. I have taken those links down and I am waiting to see if my ranking returns. Mike Friedman - how do you know Google is going to target tiered linking? This would be impossible to do anyway, as natural linking is tiered in some way. Am I missing something?
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by seamy82 View Post

      It could be crap links from fiverr. I have taken those links down and I am waiting to see if my ranking returns. Mike Friedman - how do you know Google is going to target tiered linking? This would be impossible to do anyway, as natural linking is tiered in some way. Am I missing something?
      Because Google targets all the latest trends... The big buzz word right now is tiered linking.

      Think about the past few years...

      Linkwheels (I mean the original wheel not pyramids or anything like that)
      Forum profiles
      Public blog networks

      Today it is tiered linking that everyone is talking about. And I don't mean all tiered linking. I mean throwing crappy links at buffer sites to protect your main site.

      If Penguin looks at a site's backlinks, isn't the next step to look at the backlinks of the backlinks?
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  • Profile picture of the author seamy82
    Manually created non-blasted tiers should still be fine then. I personally believe blasting won't work on any level, so in essence we agree with each other. I feel sorry for anyone targeting anything competitive, its going to be near impossible if everything has to be done manually.
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  • Profile picture of the author mego818
    As long as your Tier 1 is quality content, it still works.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brendan Mace
    Tiered link building can still work. But it's a lot more difficult to pull off these days. Time is much better spent focussing on either High PR backlinks or quality content.
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