Let me make it easier for everyone by simply giving what I think a Tier 1 is based on my reading here and perhaps you all can tell me if I'm off.
Most people from what I understand see a Tier 1 as being a decent quality web 2.0 with human readable content and a link to your money site. I get that part... where I'm confused is I suppose the definition of a web 2.0 and how much content goes into a Tier 1 web 2.0.
I know there are plenty examples in GSA SER under web 2.0, but there are more platforms that fall under web 2.0 than just those blogs listed. Wikis, social bookmarks, RSS feeds, etc. Has everyone just decided that it doesn't look natural to build a bunch of backlinks to anything other than a web 2.0 blog or high quality wiki entry for your tier 1?
And how much effort do you put into making these web 2.0s look legit? i mean if we're talking adding 10 to 20 Tier 1 links per day, I can't imagine everyone is putting out 10 to 20 unique human readable articles per day just to create new web 2.0s. Not to mention my follow up question of how many pages of content do you develop on your Tier 1 web 2.0 blogs before you start linking to them?