I hear from contractors all the time AFTER they have shelled out serious coin to some SEO company promising page 1 of Google. Now, there are a hundred ways to get to the 1st page of Google, some legit and some not so much. But to STAY there requires time and effort, but mostly time. If someone guarantees that you will appear on the first page of Google you need to come back here and play them this video!
Matt Cutts works for the Search Quality group in Google, specializing in search engine optimization issues. He is well known in the SEO community for enforcing the Google Webmaster Guidelines and cracking down on link spam.Cutts also advises the public on how to get better website visibility in Google.
In other words, Matt Cutts is a rockstar in SEO world!