Is your website ranking on the 1st page of Google?
Share with the community some advice on what you did to get those rankings! Sometimes it is frustrating reading through hundreds of posts of do this and do that black hat vs white hat Matt Cutts vs the World etc.
I will start by saying, I currently have 30-40 websites being tracked and trying to rank on the 1st page. Currently about 9-12 websites have great results (80% of keywords on 1st page) and a majority of the websites are stuck on Page 2 or 3.
Here is what I did,
Sent out PRweb press releases, created Youtube videos with links in description, manually created Web 2.0 properties (about 8 per month for each website), ordered linkbuilding services from a trusted provider, used SEnuke on a few websites (those are not ranking currently for anything, lost whatever rankings they had 1 -2 weeks after SEnuke campaigns), set up rel=authorship tags for Google + profiles, and used GSA for tier 2 links.
So far I have some results/websites on the 1st page but it seems like this past few months has been much harder to rank than past years.
I invite you to share with us your methods, strategies, techniques, etc. Even if you did something that got your website penalized be share so we know what to avoid