It is essential to specific you keyword target in order to get your site page in top position. With this I had done some SEO for my new blog article title "15 standalone blogging platform other than Wordpress". My target keyword was standalone blogging platform.
On images above you can see that my article page was on third position, below well-known blogger Darren Rowse,problogger.net author.
This article just publish on 27 July but it get indexed faster than the home page of akublogger! To get that result, I just get backlink on 2 blogs and one directory.
Do you had any similar success for your page?