Msg#: 3815800 posted 11:48 pm on Dec 29, 2008 (gmt 0)
Inbound links from relevant sites especially if the anchor text in the hyperlink contains the keywords you wish to rank for would probably have the biggest affect on your rankings.
Unfortunately without knowing anything about your site, it's hard to say whether there are on-page/on-site optimizations that could be made to help improve your rankings. You could try posting your URL on the Google Help Forums to see what type of feedback you get as far as on-page/on-site factors the could be changed to improve your rankings.
Msg#: 3815800 posted 2:25 am on Dec 30, 2008 (gmt 0)
When you say "page one of the searches," what exactly do you have in mind? One person might search on "widgetonian collie underwear," while anoher might search on "widget collie shorts." It might be easier to get traffic from several less obvious keyphrases than from one high-profile keyphrase.
Msg#: 3815800 posted 1:42 pm on Dec 30, 2008 (gmt 0)
thanks for all the feedback...im going for "one" highly competitive term for feburary im going to wait one more week to see if I move up or down, then I'll make the push if needed I'll see what i can do with the inbound anchors...thanks again