When Is It Safe To Use Tiers In Your IFTTT Networks?
Is a tiered IFTTT network whitehat or blackhat? It all what you are doing. In the video, Bradley Benner gets a call from a guy who sounds a redneck, but he knows what he's right on the money. When creating “tiered” IFTTT networks do anything you want on Tier 1. If you want to go beyond tier 1, it's best to stick to YouTube content. If you were trying to syndicate your blog content, you run the risk of footprint issues or a manual webspam action. If you want to get more aggressive, you should only do this by blending in related feeds using RSS Masher. You would need to Grob RSS feeds of relevant content and combine them with your money site content.
Why You Shouldn't Go Crazy With Your IFTTT Syndication
As a rule, you should only be using tiered networks to promote YouTube video content. If you just think about it for a second. Do you think YouTube for sending traffic to Adwords networks? You never know. Right now, they are not. However, when building out these types of systems for blog syndication, it is much better to stick to one branded tier. Unless you take extra care in setting these up, Google can spot the very quickly. When people publish a post, Google expects to see it tweeted, shared on Facebook, etc. By using IFTTT, you are automating something you would do manually. Does that make sense now?