Link Pyramids – Are They An Effective Link Building Strategy
When most people hear about link pyramids they immediately start to wonder if using them will be a good or bad way to promote their websites. Should they worry and are link pyramids an effective link building strategy?
Before going any further, it’s important to point out that link pyramids should only be built by a team of professionals, or at very least an extremely competent link building individual, in order to achieve the best results. Website promotion can be an extremely successful venture, especially if you have a team with the know-how and experience to do the job correctly.
Let’s take a brief look at link pyramids. There is no doubt that you have heard that it’s a good idea to get back links to your site. Links can provide traffic that your site needs in order to yield a higher revenue. Google looks at the links with the highest authority and will not give much value to weaker links that come from blog comments; forum posts; article directories and so on. By using a pyramid linking structure appropriately all the links will benefit your site, whether they are stronger or weaker. This is why a link pyramid is a good investment in time and effort.
When it comes to SEO or website promotion, you must have a bit of everything in a way that is well-organized to deliver results and pyramids can be used to provide this mixed bag of links that the search engines love.
Pyramids can be created to any number of levels but a three or four level pyramid is quite common and here is how one would be constructed:
The bottom level, or level 4, will be the largest part of the pyramid and comprises of, what are called, the base links. This section will generally include links coming from niche websites; social bookmarking sites; blog comments and so on. These are the easiest links to obtain, particularly if you take some time to check out the blogs and forums and include your links in signature boxes. These links will point to those in Level 3.Next, you will have the mid-range area, level 3, which consists of more serious links that will come from the sites with higher authority. For this section, you can include sales letter websites or the sites that use your articles. A few website owners might select articles that you have in EzineArticles directory, for example, because it is highly relevant to their website and then they post this article to their site with your permission. The visitors to that website will see your article and can then decide to click the link that will redirect them to your site. Google regard those as mid-range links because they will have a better authority than the ones at the lowest level of the pyramid. These links will point to those in Level 2.Finally, you have the core of the link pyramids, level 2, where you will have the links with excellent quality. When you are doing link building, these will be the hardest ones to obtain so they have the smallest number. However, these are the most important links to carry out effective search engine optimization methods. These authoritative links will point directly to your site.
In general, this type of linking pyramid will be similar to a chain reaction where you will need all the steps to build an effective SEO campaign for your business.