I understand. Whether local or not, when I saw the post where the person said they were dependent upon being #1 on page 1 and would have to go out of business if they were in slot 7 or 8 on page one, I knew for me it would be an impossible task if only for the reason that my "problem" site is too broad with too many topics to always hit page one for a given key word.
I have done well over the years so I have no real complaint. It may be time for me to move on to other things.
So it goes.