My site www.4-cell-phones.com has been live for over 5-6 months... but only completed/fully launched on March 03,06.
During it's initial pre-launch it had been spidered by all the SEs, including Google. So, sure enough when I officially launched the (extensive and completed) site in March, all the SEs were pretty quick to pick-up most of the pages (GOOGLE GAVE ME PR5 FOR A BUNCH OF PAGES WITHIN WEEKS). MSN is ranking me Number 1 for a lot of terms... Yahoo get's me for a few wayward terms but Google still has me on page 10-15 or even worse for phrases associated with cell phones. WHY I WONDER? When Googlebot came by about a month and half ago and actually was serving my site on page 2-3 for about a week and the POOF... no more action. :-(
I would also like to mention that upon official launch I had an ROR xml sitemap file in my head tags for SEs. So, I thought maybe that's why my pages were not being crawled correctly OR THEY WERE? Nonetheless to avoid a conflict between 'index, follow' and the 'stemap.xml', I got rid of the latter. But, still no results/ changes in Google hits.
Can anyone shed light on this????? It would be really appreciated.