Well, I have placed Corporation sites from CA. to Singapore in the top position for the keywords they wanted, although it has been so time now, that I've done this for anyone, but as I mention so many time before to everyone, there is no sure way to get you site up high in all keywords or in some cases any of you keywords... this depends on many many factor and as I've stated before again the content relevant to the site tittle and description is the most import of all these things and have good content that the peeps are looking for.
You can Buy and try all kinds of trick and schemes and even pay top dollar for placement but if your content, is not needed by many you will lose. ( Big problem now days also is that if it hot then everyone is doing it... so that makes it even harder to get place high even for short period of time.
This stuff takes allot of trail and error and waiting and constant attention and care, it's full time job.
using the proper meta tags and content and are very important, but there is no quick fix or solution to this and most all tactics that are publicized are those that have worked in the past, and are now being used by way to many. you can bet if someone has a great way they'd not publicly announce this. so we back to trial error, and experiment with what you think is best to try, and also try to see what the other sites are doing to get there position. (just get and idea don't copy)!
and remember anything you do now may not show up for months or sometime at the very least!
watch study and learn is the best way to start experimenting!
Don't through any money away, even big companies are complaining their ads are not paying!!