Hi Guys and Gals, I was wondering if some of you SEO gurus could help me out with respect to the indexing of my site, or should I say lack there of. I'll give you a little bit of background before I ask my questions : My new site (Bandposters.org) has been online since Sept 21, 2011. I have been manually building links diligently, to the point that I have quite a few links from pages with PR 3,4,&5. In Yahoo and Bing, my site cycles between the 3rd or 4th position on page 1 for my targeted keyword (band posters). Here is the dilemma, even though I am very happy with the performance in Yahoo, it's not even indexed in Google. Is this common not to be indexed for such a long time given the quality of backlinks, and good performance in other search engines? I have 10 blog posts with good and original content, site map is ok, robots.txt is ok, site pings every time a change happens, and all affiliate links are cloaked through a php file. Furthermore, in the last couple of days (Dec. 1, 2011), I was slapped with an administration ban due to spamming phpbbacademy.com and startrekguide.com. Interestingly enough they were kind enough to give me 1,467 do follow links as a consequence, each one is a page telling me that my IP has been banned and that I am a bad person in general:naughty: My two questions are : 1) Did I purchase a domain that has bee targeted previously by Google, and now will not be indexed? Is that possible? (Since I have found older links to Bandposters.org that are not mine) 2) Are the 1,476 backlinks an attack on my site by phpbb site network to make Google think that I am a spammer and therefore an attempt to downgrade me in rankings? I thank-you for any response or replies. Any help or info on my dilemma would be greatly appreciated. Please keep in mind that 10 weeks ago I was Googling "what's Wordpress", 6 weeks ago I was Googling "what's a backlink", and 2 weeks ago I was Googling "what's a Google sandbox"?so I am kinda new to all of this. I really don't care if Google kicks me in the nuts, since this was an introductory website building exercise, but it would be a shame if I could not get it indexed since maybe it could make me some pizza money Cheers, Pete.