My primary domain [http://www.VR-TOURS.CO.UK] is a 'virgin' domain (never registered before, AFAIK). About a week after my site going live I also managed to grab the expired domain [http://www.VRTOURS.CO.UK]
The site went 'live' during the last week in Feb. My submission to DMOZ was picked-up and added to the directory within a couple days with my suggested description pretty much unchanged.
I have also paid for a Yahoo! directory listing which went live on 14 Feb.
In addition to these submissions, the site is listed in a selection of other reputable directory services and there are inbound links from other good quality, 3rd party sites.
All this has resulted in a reasonably respectable PR of 5.
My issue is that the site is not yet achieving respectable placement in Google for any of my chosen phrases. (ipix, virtual tours, virtual reality tours... )
Google has crawled the site & it is indexed, albeit very low down. I sort of assumed that by the beginning of April I should see an improvement in its ranking, but apparently not.
So... Am I being impatient in expecting results by now? Or, have I missed something?? I would say, the only thing I plan to do is increase the quantity of copy on the home page, which I think is a little light at the moment.
I'm aware of the 20 post rule and am not asking for a site review here, just some reassurance that I've not done anything daft!
Oh yes, the only other thing is that I had an adwords campaign running for the first 3 weeks once the site went live... But that wouldn't have affected its ranking, would it?
Edited by jon_itmagic, 07 April 2004 - 11:56 AM.