CainIV - 3:39 am on Oct 4, 2011 (gmt 0)
My point is although links are attainable, the amount needed for decent page one spots are unattainable for most. I doubt many can compete for NO1 for the big keywords, and its these keywords that bring the big visitor numbers.
Definitely would agree with this statement. I would suggest however that there are lots of opportunities to attain top five positions.
Sometimes the reason websites are position 1 is that they have earned position one. They are organized, well running and well respected businesses that have both earned links and can afford a quality SEO that can put together the rest of the puzzle and most importantly leverage the trust, respect and assets of that business to translate to citations and inbound links.