3 Easy Way To Advanced Tiered Link Building – The Beginner Guide.

3 Easy Way To Advanced Tiered Link Building – The Beginner Guide.

To get your site ranked you must make backlinks. Right? But making backlinks in the wrong way can also hurt your site.

So How are we going to make backlinks?

There are many ways of making backlinks but the best way I suggest is the tiered link building.  Tiered link building always has a positive effect on your site and it also may help you to get a good page rank.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

Today I am gonna take you through many things about tiered link building which are as follows:

  1. What tiered link building is.
  2. The benefits of Tiered link building.
  3. How to use tiered link building to rank sites with ease.

What is a tiered link building?

It is a unique approach to link building in which you essentially build backlinks to your backlinks that helps to give your first tier more strength and authority. Yes, backlinks to your backlinks! Of  Overtime your tier 1 backlinks gain page rank and that link passed out directly to your site.

Then we will move ahead, a step further, and apply the same strategy to give more strengthen the tier 2 links with a third tier.

This will increase the link juice and you will be able to rank higher. The other advantage to this is that it gives search engine spiders millions of paths and opportunities to land on your site which will further increase your rankings.

Now I realize all of that probably sounds pretty confusing so let us make things a bit easier to understand with a diagram.

Tiered Link Builiding

Here you can see your main site. Now you would build the first tier of backlinks such as web 2.0, guest posts, blog commenting, and things like that. What makes tiered link building different though is you then build backlinks to each of those first-tier links. Now each of those backlinks to your first tier backlinks will be called as a second-tier backlink.

For example.

We might create a wiki link, blog comment, and bookmark to your web 2.0 tier 1 link. This helps give the tier 1 link more strength and authority in Google’s eyes. We would then do the same for each of the tier 1 links. As you can see there is already a decent amount of link juice flowing through to the site just with 2 tier of links in the case.

What we actually want to do is repeat the process for the tier 2 links by building a third tier. The idea to build as many tiers 3 links as possible to boost the tier 2 links which in turn boost the tier 1 links and your site.

This is a very simplified example but hopefully, you can see how powerful it is if each of tier 1 links had 50 tier 2 backlinks and each of those 50 tier 2 backlinks had 300 tier 3 links.

What are the benefits of using tiered link building?

It might all sound like hard work but tiered link building offers some superb benefits.

  1. First of all, it allows you to build a protective layer of tier 1 links around your site.
  2. This protective layer helps to reduce the risk of getting a penalty.
  3. And also mean that we can take advantage of a lot of the riskier link building methods out there.
  4. It uses high PR blog networks with zero risks.


For example

High PR blog networks such as ALN can be used to strengthen your tier 1 links. If they caught out in a go update then it is your tier 1 links that get penalized and not your main site.

Overtime your tier 1 links will become page rank 2,3,4 or more which is passed onto your site. You can essentially manufacture as many relevant high-rank links to your site as you want.

What is a tier 1 links?

So what makes a good tier 1 link?

  1. Fist of all you should focus on only getting high-quality links pointing to your site.
  2. These should be surrounded by relevant contextual content that makes sense, So no cheating by using auto-generated content here. Although we do have a use for that in lower tiers.
  3. Ideally, you want your tier 1 links to come from domains Google already trusts.

4. Tier 1 links are the foundation to your ranking So you want to make sure they will not get deleted or removed. Usually, it isn’t a problem if you have quality content on your first tier.

  1. You should also have complete control of the link and be able to remove or edit it at any time. While this isn’t essential it is a safety net that I recommend so you can quickly clean up your link profile if Google has a problem with it in the future.
  2. Most importantly you need to be able to get the exact URL of a link to build a second tier of the link to it.


Tier 1 Link Examples

Here are a few examples of great tier 1 links.

  1. Web 2.0 mini-site (hand built)
  2. 5-15 pages of content
  3. Link out to related sites
  4. Include relevant images/video
  5. Article directories
  6. Wiki’s
  7. Press releases
  8. Social bookmarks
  9. Directories
  10. Blog posts
  11. Videos

Note-Remember the key to tier 1 links is quality. You should only use high-quality content across your tier 1 properties and target domains that Google already trusts.

What is tier 2 Links?

  1. With tier 2 link we can let the quality slip a bit to increase the overall quality of links we build.
  2. You still want your links to be contextual and relevant, but you can use auto-generated content on a second-tier without a problem.
  3. You can worry a lot less about the overall authority and page rank of the domains you are building links from, as we start to move the focus away from quality and towards quantity.
  4. You need to be able to create these links quickly and easily and also get the exact URL of the tier 2 links so you can begin to build out the third and final tier.

Tier 2 Examples

This means you want to be building links such as

  1. Article directories
  2. Blog and image comments
  3. Web directories
  4. Social bookmarks
  5. Web 2.0
  6. Wiki sites
  7. Ans high PR blog networks like ALN and rank solver. Although getting the live solver of these ora a bit trickier.

What is tier 3 Links?

And last but not least we have tier 3 links.

  1. Tier 3 links are purely focused on quantity and we don’t really care about the quality of these links at all.
  2. You can use any link type you want however you want anything goes when it comes to tier 3 links.
  3. You will want to build as many of them as you can as quickly as you can.
  4. You will also need a huge supply of target site to link from as you will be building huge volumes of tier 3 links.
  5. If possible try to get the live URLs of your tier 3 links as you can use something like an auto approve comment blast at the end of the process to index everything up.

Tier 3 Examples

Here are some of the link types that you might use on your third tier

  1. Article directories
  2. Web 2.0
  4. Wiki’s
  5. Microblogs
  6. Directories
  7. Profiles


  1. Statistic sites/Pingbacks/Trackbacks

All of these will make great tier 3 links and you can build all these quickly and efficiently.

Challenges to Tiered link building.

  1. Unfortunately, tiered links building is one of those that is easier said than done. Working out where to start and how everything fits together can be tricky. It is easy to get confused and give up on it altogether.
  2. One of the toughest parts is keeping track of all the links that you have built.
  3. I recommend creating a spreadsheet for each URL you promote with tabs 3- Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3. Keeping things organized like that will save you a lot of time and frustration in the long run
  4. Creating the tiered link profile is a lot of work and it is time-consuming.

Summing it up.

  1. To sum it all up in little words you want to focus on building high-quality tier 1 links to your site.
  2. Then increase the strength and authority of those links with a second tier.
  3. And finally, build the third tier of links to the second tier using all the dirties links you can lay your hands on.

Leave a Reply

Notify of