Okay I admit it. I was kidding. I can't guarantee top 10 search engine rankings any more than next guy.
But hold on. Before you click away in disgust I believe I've got next best thing. That all but guarantees you'll get top 10 rankings. Lots of them. For next to nothing. So you might want to stick around and find out what this is all about.
You see to hear some tell it a top 10 ranking is a shoo in. A gimme. A piece of cake.
Must be since Google Adwords are crammed with all sorts of beckoning, come hither ads that suggest as much.
Now admittedly in any food chain even bottom feeders play a role in big scheme of things. But I don't know. Such pitches may be hard for typical traffic starved newbie to resist. I mean these ads suggest for a mere $49, $69 or $99 you'll be rolling in top 10 rankings in no time.
The sad truth is you may indeed land some top 10 rankings. But they won't be for keywords that produce much if any traffic. And if you don't get any traffic what good are top 10 rankings?
Still, let's not be so hasty. While I'm not advocating anyone plunk down hard earned cash in hopes of landing high search engine rankings for competitive keywords, hidden in hype is a low cost strategy. In other words there's a way to make this work. If you know how. And you will in about 60 seconds.
Here's all you do.
Simply fire up Wordtracker. (A subscription is about $8 for a day.) Start looking for related keywords by doing a search for a broad, general, generic keyword in your niche. Then drill down and dig up all related "exact" keyword phrases that have 9 or fewer competing pages. All that's left is to optimize a page on your site for each one and presto chango! A top 10 ranking!
See? A surefire formula for guaranteed top 10 rankings. Brain dead simple too.
Now I call such search terms "orphan keywords". Orphans because search volume is so low they are all but ignored by fat cats intent on landing big fish -- a.k.a. high rankings for terms that get hundreds of searches a day.