I don't want to post my site here because I don't want to get into any more trouble, but if anyone is kind enough to give me advice, I'll PM it to you. Anyway, I just launched my site. I didn't make any backlinks at all, except I put it in a forum signature on a comedian's board. But I wasn't removed for backlinking anyway. I got a notice in the webmaster saying I was manually penalized due to "thin content"... I just launched about 1-2 weeks before the penalty, and only acquired 95 unique hits. The thing is, my site is designed to be a simple and user friendly way to search for a particular things. It isn't an affiliate site and has no outward links to anything, let alone any affiliate programs. I also have competitors that have been ranking high on google for 3+ years without any issues. I was wondering what could have happened?