I have a new website with 10 articles that is 3 weeks old. I fluctuate between position 4 and 8 in both Yahoo and Bing for my keyword (74,000 exact matches/month according to google keyword tool).
Going to google, when I type in site:mywebsite.com I see that about half of the pages are indexed even though I submited my sitemap to google webmasters. When I search for long tail keywords (in google), my site will show up around position 60-80. However, when I search for my main keyword, I'm nowhere to be found! I went all the way to the end of the 74th result page and still couldn't find my website. Even websites with just 1 page that uses the keyword a handful of times ranks.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Is it normal to be so high up in Yahoo and Bing but not even on the radar on Google? Also, my sitemap is accurate, but google is indexing pages that don't exist. I had: www.mysite.com/articles/long-tail-keyword but changed it to: www.mysite.com/blog/long-tail-keyword long before I submited the xml sitemap. What gives? Why would Google be indexing the /articles category (and ignoring the correct xml sitemap) even though I no longer have that category on my site?
Thanks for all your help - I'm just new/confused! 0_o