No one can guarantee a #1 ranking on Google.
Beware of SEOs that claim to guarantee rankings, allege a "special relationship"
with Google, or advertise a "priority submit" to Google.
Google Webmaster Tools
So where do you start? Become an educated consumer. Read up about SEOs, how to
determine the reputable SEOs from the non-reputable, and get familiar with how
search engines work. The Google Webmaster Tools:
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a great starting point. There are also
some informative blogs and marketing guides that provide great reading. The Free
Marketing Tips Blog has an article by David Jackson on
How to Choose a Reputable SEO Company, plus some other informative content.
Finally, once you have read as much as your head can absorb and done what you
need to do with your site content to make it relevant and search engine
friendly, you are ready to start looking for ways to promote your website.
Whilst there is still the traditional print media for advertising your business,
the online space is where the money is, as more and more people do their
research and searches on the internet.
Besides SEOs and Google AdWords, you can sell your advertising space to an advertising agency. Established sites may
find that they are contacted by such services or agency, looking for advertising
space for their clients. Whilst you can work with a local marketing and
advertising agency, don't dismiss the overseas agencies, with some also having
international representation across different continents and countries.