Whether your refer to links pointing to your site as backlinks, back links or BL it makes no difference. Backlinks are the number of links that are pointing to your site that the search engines have registered. However, actually measuring the links the search engines have registered is an elusive process, especially when it comes to Google. At any one time, Google will never display all the links it is finding. In fact, it will only display a very small portion of the actual back links pointing to a website. For a more accurate read, you should use Yahoo to get a clearer picture, but even Yahoo (like Google) only displays a maximum of 999 links.
Case in point, getting back links to point to your site, means higher rankings for your site. Nowadays, everyone wants the coveted #1 position in Google and Yahoo (especially in Google). However, only 1 website is going to get that position. How that company gets there is NOT going to be an accident. That company will have to implement a concerted search engine optimization and back link building (the key to top rankings) effort so they can get their site to a prominent position in the search engines.
I specialize in such back link building. Although I cannot guarantee #1 ranking, no one can, I will guarantee top 5 ranking in Google for your most competitive keyword (even 1 word keyword) for my highest tier of backlink building service. You will need to have a website that has been up and running for at least 1 year to qualify. Please note, I can only take on a very limited number of clients for this service.
Let me know if I can be of any assistance to you.