I know the problems, and appreciate the time and effort involved, and that there lies the problem.
I'm expected to get no.1 in G! without any budget, no SEo /SEM training, no resources, and not much time either, I have to manage an entire IT department, servers, inhouse system, extranet, (all this hand coded by me), continuing MI reporting, FSA regulation recordkeeping from business recording system, reporting and anlysis, infact, I'm not going to list my role. as i don't have the time, to spell everything out!
but on top of everything, with no help, support or training, I've got to get a site to no.1 in one of the most fiercley fought keyword sectors!
Ok, i'm no.1 for a few of my sites or at least 1st page, but they now expect it for everything i do and I webmaster for over 40 websites, 30+ are all the same sector, anyone with kindergarden maths can work out there are only 10 places on the first page, how do they expect me to get 30+ members sites to no.1? or even on the first page?
Infact if they decide to close the site, it would suit me fine, it's impossible to achieve what they want with what i have, so if the site is shut, at least i won't be wasting any more of my time flogging a dead horse!
I don't know how many IBL's we have, but I don't have the time to run 'Link Building' campaigns, and the site certainly isn't an organic linking type site, so I guess i'm pretty much well stuffed, don't you?
I know that 1 year isn't enough time, I've tried to explain this, but i'm preaching to deaf ears, all they care or see is bottom line!
I've managed to use GWMT to ensure the site is indexed and each article from release is usually index within 3 weeks, though whether that is coincidence or because I keep resubmitting my site map with the addition url, perhaps someone else could answer this for me!
But i've just done a comparison and the stats show..
Total URLs: 55
Indexed URLs: 52
So 3 pages at least still to be indexed!