Hi I experimented with a new website to see if I could rank top for a reletively low competition key phrase: "Southend School Uniforms" I bought the domain and built an ecommerce website Code: http://www.southend-school-uniforms.com At first I was ranking number 1, as there really isnt much competition, I added a Google map with a link to the URL, and I built lots of links using xrumer (services) and autopligg and links on wordpress blogs. I also used SLP to post deep links to specific product and category pages within the site etc... It was all going well, then suddenly after a week or 2 the website vanished from the serps, I wasnt too worrired as it was a new website so I just kept posting links etc... However well over a month later and the website is still missing from the serps! It isnt banned because doing a search for "southend-school-uniforms.com" shows 174'000 links/pages and mine is right at the top. So as far as I understand this suggests that the domain isnt even penalised? Or am I wrong, how can I be sure? Doing a Google search for shows that it has 295 pages from the website in the Serps. If you do a search for now, most of the 29k results, are pages that talk about my website or link to it or both, but my website is nowhere to be seen. Can anyone explain what is going on. I would love to understand this better, but I feel I have reach a point in my experiment where I cant go any further using just my own knowledge... Thanks in advance.