Hi everyone. Just wanted to take a second to introduce myself. Im from Australia, and have come across this forum a few times over the past year or so. I've lately found myself landing here more & more over the past few days, as I'm trying to understand Tiered link building. On a scale of 1 - 10, my level of misunderstanding & confusion on this topic is roughly 359,221,000. Ive been a graphic designer for years, and have built wordpress sites & phpbb forums, but it's finally come time for me to start taking care of my own projects and get some google traffic. Before posting this, I was reading the post about that Alien SEO crew on here, before that I was on another page telling me how good GSA SER is, and before that I got sucked in & paid $100 for an online course type thing that would teach me how to get high google rankings. Right now, im about to go out & buy a fresh packet of cigarettes, bang my head against a wall, then try something to lower my high blood pressure, because it doesn't matter where I read or which forums I search, I just can't seem to find a place that can explain Tiered backlinking to fill in the missing gaps that I don't understand. I understand the structure (sort of) tier 3 points to tier 2, tier 2 points to tier 1, tier 1 points to your site. But is a tier 1 site your facebook page? or your pinterest? or wtf actually is it. If someone could point me in a really good direction in regards to this, I would really appreciate it. Thanks. And sorry to make my first post a question.