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The URLS are clean, straight html with css, and xhtml validated...(80% of the pages)
The domain is from 2001, but i picked it up from snapnames, and when it switched over, the whois data says it's new from September 2006.
It had content sitting, since september 2006, but did no marketing efforts till around early February.
Then i submitted my site to a few big blogs, and then suddenly i'm getting 3000 uniques a day...back links from a few .edu's, 1 pr 9, couple pr 8, a couple pr 7's...etc....for a total of 500 or so back links, up from around 50 since late december 2006...
this happened early feb....it's the end of the month....i'm still sitting at pr 2....in webmaster central, google says there's only 1 back link it can find (since september 2006 has not changed), and NO internal links.....there are about 25 pages in total, all interlinked to there respective categories....
I'm NOT in a competitive field.....(notebook accessory market / aka a notebook gadget).
Is this normal? am i getting penalized? I'm not sure where to take it from here....What are the steps to take to understand if your penalized or not?
I'm assuming this is time related, but how do i know? the domain is from 2001 (archive.org)....it just got re-setted after it went under my name...
this happened early feb....it's the end of the month....i'm still sitting at pr 2
The visible tool bar PR is only exported once every few months. The last was in January (I think), so give it until about April or so for updated PR to appear. The good news is that G uses the actual calculated PR behind the scenes, so any benefit from those new links is already accruing.
As for backlinks, G has never shown all the links when using the link: operator, and has said it does not now show all links in the webmaster console. Also, I'm not sure how often that data is updated; from what I've seen, it might be along the lines of "every so often."
Sounds like you off to a good start. As long as you're getting traffic just be a bit patient until Google catches up.
I just figured it would be a bit faster
What would be faster? An increase in toolbar PR? Well, Google will push that data sometime in the next two or three months. An increase in backlinks Google shows? Again, it's up to G's schedule.
In the meantime go check your backlinks on Yahoo site explorer [siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com] and see what it has to say. Chances are that if Y! knows about the links, Google does also.
But also keep in mind the quote from your first post:
this happened early feb....it's the end of the month
Patience, Hiredguns, patience.