We where given a SEO task for a big Scandinavian Company three Month ago. They had 6 keywords that was not in top 100 on google organic list. Already after only 2 Months of hard work we have managed to lift 4 out of 6 to top ten. We use the old good fashion way as always, taking no shortcuts and don’t use crap as rented links or black/grey hat.
One of the keywords is ranking No. 1 and we keep working for all keywords to be in top 5. It feels good when hard work pays off.