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We submitted to Yahoo!, Inktomi and Google at about the same time: 5 weeks ago. With Inktomi, we did very well from day 1 with MSN putting us at #1 or #2 in our key word searches.
With Google, we started an Adwords Select campaign at the same time, it does well too, with a 5.1% click-through. We find that most of our Google viewers are coming through AOL searches. At that same time we did 1 manual URL submission request for our main page.
But we have not been indexed by Google. On two dates, we showed up in a Google search well (right next to our paid ad), but it would last one day and disappear. This has not happened again in the last couple of weeks. I understand that Google takes a while to index. We have been soliciting and getting links from Google rated sites, since I know that one key to getting indexed is to have a spider find you from another site's link. Here are the questions:
1) Is there anything else we should be doing? and 2) in the long run, is the Adwords Select campaign hurting our chances of getting indexed?