I am based in NYC and have a stellar track record at ranking sites on Google.
My last project, http://www.MobileCartly.com I got ranked on Page 1 of Google for an extremely high competition keyword "Mobile Shopping Cart" (over 400 million competitive sites)... I also got the site a 5 Page Rank in less then 3 months.
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