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New KW-Domain Launched. How can I optimize?

KWs in Domain not in SERPS

8:56 pm on Feb 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Sometime in late december I launched a new site on a kw1-kw2.tld domain.

Parts of the site got crawled and indexed and my first PR was a 5. Sofar I am also happy with ranking on SERPS and the traffic coming from google for the content pages that got already indexed.

The whole site is not optimized on certain keywords or -phrases but has a general theme with lots of content pages that are mildly optimized for that specific content.
Even though KW1 is a highly commercial term, my site is more an informational site. In fact besides Adsense there are no ads whatsoever.

The domain name very precisely describes what content you can expect on that site. It has not been chosen to spam google.

I guess it is because of Florida or Austin that my site until now just won't be listed when searching for "KW1 KW2". I don't expect to receive high rankings on the most important KW1, yet I would like to be listed with "KW1 KW2" because it just perfectly describes what you can find on the site.

Currently I do have the domain name in all page titles and a H1 the front page. I also receive some new backlinks each week without asking for it. People seem to like the site but of course most of them use "KW1-KW2.tld" as link anchor text.

That all might look spammy to google when in fact it is not.
Is there anything I can do to be found through "KW1 KW2" on google? Or will that happen automatically over time once google finds out (for example through incoming links from authorities or ODP) that my site is not spam?

Thanks in advance for your help and input!

2:14 pm on Feb 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I doubt that the hyphenated name has something to do with it. I suspect that it is just taking a little longer to be indexed properly. Some industries were hit a little more than others, in case the Austin update has something to do with it.

I too have a site launched in mid-Dec and while it is PR5 on the home page, its lower pages are still whitebar and don't rank as well as they should. I'd give it one more month before worrying.