2 Days ago I did some keyword research and came to the conclusion that a particular keyword was a search term I wanted to target. I went to godaddy and checked for the domain name and the .COM was available. I slid on over to 1&1 to purchase it since I get .coms from them for $4.99. They said it was available, I paid for it and went on with my day since I knew it would take a while for the nameservers to be ready to be forwarded.
A few hours later, they email me telling me that I couldnt get the domain since it is now unavailable. They claim someone else bought it the same time as I did but I dont buy that. I knew there had to be some catch to them selling .coms for so cheap.
Anyway, I went ahead and bought www.keyboardforbeginners.org instead
I then went ahead and installed wordpress, wrote 2 keyword rich articles and did the full hi h2 tags, meta data etc. Fully optimized for my keyword.
So now Ive been indexed by google, I wrote an ezine article, slideshare, docstoc, rss feeds, the works, pinged them etc. I did it all.
So now I decide to look through google to see where I'm standing. Guess who's on the first page!! Not me, but the person who supposedly bumped me form the .com I originally wanted. But to make matters worse, their website has absolutely NOTHING on their page! All they did was install wordpress. No articles, no meta data, NOTHING! All they have is wordpress installed with the title.
It gets even worse. With all my backlinks, keyword rich articles, etc, I am nowhere to be found within the first 10 pages of google! $*@#%...
Are .COMs preferred by google that much?? Is there anything someone can tell me to make me feel better?
Oh, and is there anyway for you to see where your site stands in the rankings without having to go through and look at every page on google?
And just so you know, I didn't add any affiliate links before the site was indexed so I know google didn't trash my site for that.