Sometimes it is because you have keywords that nobody or very few are looking for. Or you use keywords that doesn't have a lot of competition.
Then you are told to write articles for EZA, create a squidoo lens, get a blogger blog, create a word press blog (on their site and your own), use twitter; facebook; myspace and youtube, have a hub page and then you should dominate the 1st page of google.
These all take time to do and can be affective, but do they last? How long have you dominated the 1st page of google for a keyword?
I heard a video today which said you can do it and if you really want to do it quickly then have 1,000 squidoo lens. Are they serious, what is the point of that especially as they said google could blacklist and ban you.
What a waste of time and space.
But seriously how long have you remained in the 1st page of google using these sort of methods. I know that they work well for a new product launch, but what is 50 people are now trying to do the same thing for the same keywords, sorry there are only 10 slots on the 1st page, so someone will be disappointed.
As I say, getting indexed and on the first page is simple to do. But, have you learnt the secret of remaining there long term?