The past few weeks I’ve been toying round with getting some niche affiliate sites going to bring in a steady stream of organic traffic (and revenue hopefully) aside from ppc, ppv and media buys. The reasoning for making a post was because I bought a domain (well I actually owned for about 3months prior), set up wordpress and all of the seo plugins recommended etc.
Began throwing content out and submitted a sitemap to the search engines using one of the plugins (I forgot the exact name). Anyway I began checking the progress each day in between various tasks checking to see if it had been indexed.
Anyway 3 weeks later it hadn’t and I had been trying various ways to get that changed – I’m not a great seo person at the moment so I was a bit clueless. I decided to just move on and make another as I had about 3-5 on my mind I wanted to get sorted, I did the exact same process and after submitting the sitemap – it was indexed the next day.
I guess it doesn’t pay sometimes to get caught up with trying to fix a problem that’s out of your control. I could have just bought another domain and set the first site up on that (which I probably will) to get that one going instead of waiting about for the 3 weeks trying to get this one working.
Any ideas why it hasn’t been indexed within a month? Perhaps the domain was previously banned or blacklisted – I don’t know. Although checking on the way back machine no results come back.