I came across a multi-page article/tutorial at SEOWAT.COM that takes you through some step-by-step instructions on getting top Google results in 30 days. Many of the techniques described match exactly what I did when I first started GrownUpGeek.com (and, those worked). There are also some newer techniques in the tutorial and plenty of hand-holding & how-to’s for each item.
If you are new to this whole webmastering thing, it’s definitely worth your time to give these techniques a try. You can read the article here:
If you follow the tutorial (or already have), please post some feedback/results here.