Charles asked: “How did you get your website to be on top of the list when I searched google?” He is not the first to ask me about it.
The secret is the quality of the article and proper title, URL and link structure.
The king the rules the order is Google’s Page Rank system (PageRank). My site http://home.wangjianshuo.com home page enjoys PR6 now. It receached PR5 after one year of operation and reached PR6 in about two years.
The secret of higher PageRank is explained in Google’s PageRank FAQ:
In essence, Google interprets a link from page A to page B as a vote, by page A, for page B. But, Google looks at more than the sheer volume of votes, or links a page receives; it also analyzes the page that casts the vote. Votes cast by pages that are themselves “important” weigh more heavily and help to make other pages “important.”
So to make it easy, just use plain text, write frequently, interlink with each page and develop high quality articles so others are willing to link to you. That is the secret behind the higher position in Google search.