There is a way by which the elusive page 1 rankings on GoogleÂ can be achieved within days and weeks instead of months and years.
It involves tapping into the power of Google Universal and social bookmarking to get prominent rankings on Google.
For example, a popular video on Youtube which has the relevant metadata makes it faster on page 1 than a website which is being optimised.
A Blog post that has optimised content can make it to page 1 of Google under Blog Results.
A news item on your website can make it to Page 1 results under Google news within days.
A Google maps result can become live within weeks of uploading.
Any SEO Approach should utilise a combination of methods, some which achieve quick wins and some which achieve long term results.