Has anyone else experienced this lately... I have a new site (about a month old now) that I built from scratch (new domain name, too). Simple content mini-site (10 pages) built around a fairly tight niche. Threw on some Adsense blocks and one affiliate widget for the odd visitor until I get things cranked up.
I have only had time for minimal promotion, which is why the results have been surprising. I have just 2 articles at EZA and Searchwarp pointing at it; I submitted using Directory Submitter to about 100 directories. That's it. I've been around this block many times and figured the site would be sitting in a dark alley until I got around to really promoting it. Anyway, so I happened to checks the stats last night and it looks like MSN has picked it up and it's all over the first page of results with several variants of the main keyword phrase. The site went from about 10 visits per day to over 200. This is going against nearly 10,000,000 competing pages for that main keyword.
I guess my question is if any others out there have seen this with new sites. I know that Google used to rank a site pretty high initially, then drop it into oblivion (sandbox or whatever) soon after. Can I expect this at MSN? If not, I might flip this puppy since it's already on track to make $100/month at this rate. Not bad for about 5 hours of work.