I'm a bit confused and frustrated... I have a site I've been SEO-ing for a week, and I'm nowhere to be found on Google. If I do site:<url>, it DOES show up, but that's the only way I can find it in Google. Keep in mind this domain has had nothing BH at all pointed at it (Well okay...maybe a few manually added comments to some blogs, but nothing that would raise an alarm from Google), and it has 100% unique content (no spinning). I've done the following: On page SEO with SEO Ultimate WP plugin + SEO check. Created a sitemap and submitted it to Google Webmaster Tools. Pinged the site. Manually added it using Google's "add a site to crawl" page. This is in a pretty competitive niche, so I don't expect to be high on the SERPs yet, but the domain in question is the exact keyword I'm trying to SEO for. I don't show up even within the first 40 pages of Google (I manually checked those 40 pages...ugh.) I just submitted a request for reconsideration through Google just to make sure a previous owner of the domain didn't get it blacklisted. Any suggestions, anybody in the same situation?