The only thing that can get you listed at the top of Google's ranking or the top right of the page, is to pay for a sponsored ad campaign with Google AdWords.
Here is a link with more details on how that works and how we can help you with it. http://www.silverbuckleservices.com/search-marketing-campaign-services.html
A: No, Google AdWords campaigns are paid sponsored advertising and only appear in the top right and or top of the page. These results have no bearing on your middle of the page (natural search) result rankings.
A: Yes and no..... Yes they can copy your keywords, they appear in the code of the page and are visible to the trained web designer. No, if they take your words and put them on their site, that won't increase their ranking. Only the factors I mentioned above can increase their ranking. If they are showing up ahead of you, there is probably another reason why. Maybe they have more content, maybe they update their site more often. Those factors are very important.