Hey all. I rarely run into this, but I wanted to float it out there because it's only slightly alarming me that I have not ranked yet. Anyway, all opinions welcome. (it's a Google 'sandbox question') And yes, I know there is some legitimate debate as to whether the 'sandbox' really exists, or whether there is simply a mix of manual de-indexing and algorithmic processes at work, whatevs... let me actually state my case.. Here's the deal. I began hosting my client's site on 2-18-2012. I registered it that day, popped up WordPress, and turned on privacy so it would not get indexed during the time I was building it. It took about a month for me to get it built and content in for him and such, etc. After I was sure he was cool with it (about 2 weeks ago), I turned off privacy in WordPress settings and said yes to allowing search engines to index. I tossed my mile long list of ping sites into WordPress and let it roll. I have NO WordPress SEO plugins installed at all (typically, I don't even need them for a site like this) ... but I have manually SEO'd a lot of my links and even image names and ALTs. Now, site: myurl.com returns it showing in Google's SERPs, BUT... it does not rank for ANYTHING which is odd for a WP blog-driven site. I have not started autoblogging (and probably will not, in favor of just manually updating with spun/manual articles and self driven comment spam),... but still... seems weird. Is it just a lagging in the indexing from having the privacy settings on? Or is it something more? In addition, I have ordered a couple of post-penguin diverse link packages here from premium members offering them (and believe me the packages I bought, they definitely cost me something... they weren't $20 packages)... BUT, those backlinks haven't really started filtering in yet. Sooooo... opinions? Is this site feeling the sandbox 'effect' (whatever that truly means) or no, just a lag in indexing? Here is the url so people can see (I have no problem with people viewing it ... it's pretty much almost a whitehat, greyhat site anyway...) c o n t r a c t o r s i n o r l a n d o f l dot com Anyway, that's it. If I left out any info that might help someone's diagnosis, let me know... I will totally provide it. (I also have HitTail installed on it, and obviously it is registering NOTHING because I am not getting any traffic from Google searches yet,... but sufficed to say, I would know if I had immediately...) Opinions welcome. Thnx all! Cheers.