There are a lot of things that would be helpful towards making you the best of your niche. Being a power user on a social network would be helpful. Having one of the most popular blogs would be helpful. Being mentioned in the New York Times would also be very helpful.
Although these things are helpful, you don’t need them to become the best of your niche. In order to be the best of your niche, you need to do something so different from the competition that it’s remarkable. Some people are remarkable for low prices, high prices, or quality. Find some way to be remarkable.
After you have identified the way you are remarkable, be sure to have a quick and effective support team. Whether your support team has some people, a lot of people, or just you, your support team needs to respond to any of your follower’s/client’s questions as soon as possible. I always respond to people’s questions within a day at most. A quick response will make your followers/clients know that you are reliable. As more people see you as a reliable person of your niche, your will gradually make your way to the #1 spot.
Being remarkable is essential towards becoming #1. All of the #1 guys are remarkable in their own way. Apple is #1 because of their quality products and how Steve Jobs was able to go from getting fired to becoming the CEO again. A remarkable story combined with remarkable products equals remarkable results. Apple is now a multibillion dollar business that is worth more than Greece and Poland. These are more things that Apple is worth more than.
Be remarkable, have a remarkable story, and respond to anyone who asks you a question within a day. This will allow you to establish yourself as an expert of your niche. All of the #1 guys are experts of their niche, and as people see you as a reliable expert, you will be able to dethrone the #1 guy.