End of 2013 I bought a new domain name and on 15th of January I started putting content on it. Homepage was targeting some medium competitive keywords. It is of super high quality, more than 4000 words, external links to useful resources, and I also built a few backlinks (but not too many).
Nevetheless, the site is still NOT ranking for my main keyword, not even in the 500 first results.
I checked in the wayback machine if the domain had been used before, and it was. Back in 2001, there was a site there; and also back in 2011 (was kind of a parked domain, though, since there was a lot of ads).
Is it possible that my website has been penalized in the past by Google and the penalization still runs? Which means, I will never get it ranked for my main keywords, right?
My website is Comment Gagner de l'Argent? Les Méthodes qui Marchent, Sans Arnaques., if someone wants to check it and make sure it is actually a quality site and check it inthe wayback machine or in seomoz.
Thank you in advance