Timetraveler - 6:40 pm on Oct 6, 2011 (gmt 0)
The problem is this is not working in this Country specific SERPS. Sites for the most competitive global phrases aren't even on the first page, they are ranking sites mainly based on age and their .countryextension.
The only solution I've come up with is to buy links from other countries and use the country name I'm trying to rank for in the anchor and other variations of that such as surrounding text to associate, it is english speaking with no specific dialect such as UK vs USA.
:/ Personally I don't agree with the 'secret'. :( Money talks just about every time...