i have spent my share of sucker money in attempts to rank quickly. the only thing that i've ever ranked and gained traffic from google was the one that i've NEVER done anything for. i am fairly convinced by now that there is no such shortcut. maybe google has improved to a point that they just cannot be fooled. the fact is that there are many "rank sellers" that simply do not know what they are doing. they probably know just as much as you do. if you dont talk to them prior, they just gladly take your money and let the unknown factors explain the non-results. if you do, you would know its going to be a waste of money. there are useful information here of course. a simple rule of thumb in judging if the info is worthy is if it's going to take you quite a bit of effort and time to execute or apply. on the other hand, collecting money falling from the sky by just sitting on your fat ass is definitely not a fun way of living at all, EVEN IF IT HAPPENED. the logic is simple to me: if a "package" is going to work, why doesn't the seller offer it for free and not get paid until your site is ranked or has obvious measurable improvement? one will most certainly pay if he/she knows it's going to work. fiverr seller crorkservice makes millions of dollars "ranking" others. why dont they just rank their own sites? there are more easier money in "seo" services.