So I'm a little curious about the exact definition of a web 2.0 and their use in tiered backlinking. From what I've seen is that today's SEO formula calls for a single "money site" and then "several tiers" starting with the first tier being composed of these magical "web 2.0" sites. Then your second tier is composed of some of ther kind of sites and your third and fourth tier, the same thing, with the goal of building thousands if not millions of links to your web 2.0s site to give it "authority". Then you link your web 2.0 sites to your money site and it ranks like crazy. So... what's so magic about web 2.0 sites that you can build thousands of links to, but you can't do that to your money site? What are some exact examples of web 2.0 sites? I have thousands of my own domains that are niche relevant to my money site, so can I use those in my first tier or do I rish having them banned and penalized? What kind of content/platform (Wordpress self hosted site, or Wordpress.com blog) should be used for tier1? Please give real examples if possible. Why can't Google just track your links and see that you'be built a link pyramid to your money site and then ban you? I mean we can see our own link pyramids using software or just by hand I'm sure they can write software to do this autmatically. Do you fellow SEO experts take into account "dis-information" put out by Google? Because it seems that Matt Cutts is just 99% full of total horse shot, trying to trick people into failing at SEO so you have to buy their ad sense (which their own white papers admit don't work.) My advice to people is to just get links from high PR sites, simple as that. But I haven't mastered the black-hat world of link pyramids yet, or even seen that they work. For example Matthew Woodward has some tutorials (selling SEO software too) about link pyramids and tiered linking but then on his site says he doesn't use link building, just follows Matt Cutt's advice, but then says he visits niche relevant blogs a lot and that he spends upwards of 8 hours a day doing this, every day and only makes $10-$20k a month. I don't really call this successful if you are an "SEO" expert in the trillion dollar potential pott of honey that is potentiall available. So I want to know what are some real examples of web 2.0 and why they can handle so many links while a money site can't? Thanks in advance.