The site has lots of content (20 pages) that is all very well written and 100% unique. Each page has 400+ words, title and meta tags are all done well. The overall theme of the site is the same so there is one main keyword on the home page and long tail and lsi keywords on other pages.
Any ideas why the initial rankings would be so terrible in a very low competition niche?
If the site is ranked poorly upon initial launch will it make it much harder to rank it when I start building backlinks (the site has no backlinks yet)?