Msg#: 4318302 posted 11:14 pm on May 27, 2011 (gmt 0)
Perhaps it's a classic case of "if it's working I'm not tellin'" . . but AFAIK the easy-peasy days of getting to the 1-3 spot or the 4-6 spot, including by using multi-keyword-hyphenated-domains, are fading as G increasingly sculpts the SERPs. Throw in social algos, hand-checks, +/-1, brandrank, geo, etc and the free lunch bag keeps getting smaller and smaler.