I frequently check out CB products in the IM niche when I need a good laugh. I saw one the other day ( I am not going to out it here, out of courtesy, the product owner is most likely a member here) but the guy was showing how he got to #1 position in like 2 days for a competitive KW.
In his "proof video" I could see the upper right of his screen, and he was still signed into google.
He must have clicked his SERP listing 100 x in the last couple days.
Here is the NOOB TIP:
when checking your rankings, make sure you use ccleaner or something to clear your cookies, etc. and for goodness sake, sign out of Google.
Google will display results that are personalized for you, so if you click on listing over and over it will show up on top.
You may not be on page one
Just had to share that, I laughed so hard when I saw that video I nearly peed.