Google indexed site, but not ranking yet?

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Hey everyone - I completed an Amazon affiliate review site a few months back. The keyword is about 900 exact searches per month and I somehow got the exact match .com domain. The site is well fleshed out with unique content, has about 40 pages total, and reviews have about 500 words each. I've done some minor backlinking, but nothing too serious. Google found my site about two months ago, but no matter what I search for I cannot find it in the results. The only way to see it listed in Google is to use the "site:thisismywebsite.com" search. This hasn't happened to me before and can't figure out what is causing it.

I've searched for the top level keyword 20 pages deep and get into some really spammy sites by the end of it. I would have thought that it would be in there somewhere. I've started ramping up the backlinking, but is there anything else going on? What can I do?
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  • Profile picture of the author netmatrix
    Check your robots.txt file, make sure you're not blocking access from the search engines.
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  • Profile picture of the author CharlesL
    It's possible you've been sandboxed. Google it.
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  • Profile picture of the author SerpKing
    Check your backlinks - you may have bought a previously spammed EMD domain that has a penalty.
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    • Profile picture of the author TZ
      Originally Posted by SerpKing View Post

      Check your backlinks - you may have bought a previously spammed EMD domain that has a penalty.
      Or use this;

      BLACKLISTALERT.ORG

      Don't panic if a couple channels light up and pink as say "fail" - always happens it seems.

      Don't want to see any red.

      Or do this as well - copy a sentence from the content - surround it with quotations and search it in Google;

      "the brown cow jumped over the silvery moon"

      It may not be cached that's all. If you are creating static html pages and not using CMS like Wordpress or Drupal, then you will have to fire in a link. Only ONE, and never again.
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  • Profile picture of the author honeymor
    Google can indexed a site any time but its not mean that it will give you ranking for get ranking a keywrod you can do some off page SEO activities. There are many way to get ranking of a keywrod. If google indexed your page it will help you get fast ranking of your keyword.
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    I would like to suggest you to focus on link building. It may also help you ranking for the keyword later on, but remember don't do it too fast as google will consider it as unnatural links and it can cause you to be de-indexed.
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  • Profile picture of the author MonitorScout
    When have you started promoting your site? Since search engine ranking will not happen overnight. It is a long time procedure, and that one can only achieve through consistent work, where creating stellar content plays a key role in ranking your site in search engine. And to improve the visitors experience and conversion you have to create a perfect website from every aspect like URL Structure, navigation, design, site content, landing page, page loading time and website uptime.

    Focus on the above work, have patience it will definitely come in ranking.

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  • Profile picture of the author smodha
    You need to tighten up your on-page. With the right optimization, you should get to at least page #4 for a low competition KW. The right backlinks will get it to page #1.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brian Lett
    smodha hit the nail right on the head. First, you have to make sure that your website is fully optimized for the keywords that you are targeting (on page SEO). This is the foundation of SEO.

    Then, and only then, should you proceed with a consistent natural looking off page link building strategy. In other words, do not overdo your targeted keywords in the anchor text, and make sure that you only build around 10-15% of the links to your website's homepage.
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  • Profile picture of the author YellowGreenMedia
    You simply need more good quality backlinks, thats it.
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  • Profile picture of the author stevejhon1
    In my views, you should focus on generating quality of backlinks from high page rank and dofollow blogs by using off page seo techniques and use best quality of content.It will help you to get rank your keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    Originally Posted by kdonovan08 View Post

    Hey everyone - I completed an Amazon affiliate review site a few months back. The keyword is about 900 exact searches per month and I somehow got the exact match .com domain. The site is well fleshed out with unique content, has about 40 pages total, and reviews have about 500 words each. I've done some minor backlinking, but nothing too serious. Google found my site about two months ago, but no matter what I search for I cannot find it in the results. The only way to see it listed in Google is to use the "site:thisismywebsite.com" search. This hasn't happened to me before and can't figure out what is causing it.

    I've searched for the top level keyword 20 pages deep and get into some really spammy sites by the end of it. I would have thought that it would be in there somewhere. I've started ramping up the backlinking, but is there anything else going on? What can I do?
    Withous serious backlinking, noone will be able to find your website. You should start building links, this is like telling people, "Hello everybody, I am here and I want to show you something". You are now on a "street", where NOONE actually lives, you should attract more people to your website. Having your domain name as your main keyword is great (it would be helpful), but it is ONLY one of the main factors... You should build backlinks for this keyword (but check the keyword density!!!). Then do quality ON-PAGE SEO for EVERY article (title, description, keywords -> You main keyword and a few secondary keywords...)... And of course continue writing new content each time you can... And never give up! Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author jattmarketer
    Hello kdonovan08 hope you are doing great

    Google Index a website quickly but it take time to rank a website. Google uses 200 factors to rank a website. Some times it will take more than 6 months to rank a particular website.
    So be patient build quality back links for your sites and also share your website on social media sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jac0b
    it takes time, so be patient and prepared for regular work with backlinking
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