Interesting. I knew the following example would be the result. A client asked us to get them found for "(car brand name) sales (city)".
I was asked by my team mates to bring the guy up. I did a little this and that and told them to check the results in two weeks although I knew the effect would be obvious within a few days.
Less than five days later, searching on google.ca for again the search terms "(car brand name) sales (city)" found our client's site in the number 1 position in the SERPS and #3 on google.com.
I'm sure everyone who dabbles in SEO know's getting good rankings in regional searches is quicker and easier than broader searches.
Does anyone have any stories like this where they over-achieved in their SEO campaigns? Where their theory was right and they new exactly what to do SEO wise?