When I checked, tier one are the first layer of links pointing directly to your money site. But do they only consist of web 2.0 like squidoo? And when I post on squidoo do I post 1 article then blast as much links as I can to that article? How many tier 1's do I need to start seeing improvements on my site. I can't seem to find my competitors backlinks. Can't figure out how they are ranking top 3.