How long does it take to get to Page One?
This depends on many factors. A few them are:
- How many others are using the same keyword(s) that your are? Does the keyword you want to target have a high or low competition factor?
- How old is your website domain? An older website helps establish trust.
- What is your geographic target audience? Local results are quicker to achieve. National results take far longer to achieve.
Do you guarantee #1 rankings?
No. I would never guarantee anybody a #1 ranking. And you should run far away from anybody who does.
The rules and techniques which are used to maintain high search engine rankings are constantly changing and evolving. A lot of time and patience is involved to maintain favorable search engine rankings.
Only the search engines know definitively what it will take going forward for search engine placement. What works right now will not necessarily work 6 months from now. Therefore anyone who promises you a #1 ranking is not being honest with you.
Why do SEO, why not just buy links?
No link buying. Ever.
A good SEO approach is one in which your website earns its ranking. Ranking high in search engines by taking shortcuts or cheating the system is a recipe for disaster.