Hi, I have a site that's been up and running for a month. It's not being indexed by Google or Yahoo or Bing but I've done all the regular things to help with the indexing process. This includes:
- On Google Webmaster Tools, submitting the site, verifying the URL, and submitting sitemap.
- Submitted the site to a handful of good directories for listing.
Currently, the site has already a small handful of backlinks from forums (organic stuff; I didn't hire any backlink builders).
I've tried to make the site SEO-friendly with good URL structure and target keywords in relevant places only. There has been no attempt to keyword stuff (ie. there is no keyword stuffing in the alt tags for images).
In short, it's been a fairly typical process and nothing blackhat. The ONLY thing that might be causing an issue is the image file names. Virtually all images on the website have variations of target keywords as part of their file name (eg. target_keyword.png) I'm wondering if the bots view this as similar to keyword stuffing in the alt tags. But I don't see this being mentioned in any SEO articles I've seen so wanted to hear your thoughts on it.
I also know some people estimate it takes as long as 3 months for the bots to crawl new sites and to have them indexed, so perhaps it's too early to worry. But most websites I've built in the past would get indexed within 2 weeks so I'm not sure what's causing the delay this time.
So what do you think? Is the keyword "stuffing" in the image file name an issue?