Well, it's been a year since I started my own business in web design. Can't find my site listed anywhere for what I want to be indexed for!!! I know the industry is huge and I have alot of competition, but this is rediculous. The site stats show my site being indexed for "free downloads" because of the wallpaper! But none of this has landed me any work. So far, it's all been referrals. I'm losing my patience because I can get any of my clients listed in the top 1-5 results (usually first in the index) but can't do the same for my own business.
Can anyone suggest a resolution? I've tried the "crawler" page, I've optimized my alt-tags and images, I've optimized with keywords (no more than 3 of the same word) and phrases, and still nothing... I've even tried GoogleAdWords (in the very beginning, which cost me an arm and a leg to go nowhere). I've submitted to Inktomi, Looksmart, and eventually cancelled.
To make matters even more complicated (I think) I have uploaded a new site using Post Nuke...
What's the secret??? Is there a company I should go with for SEO and submission? I really wanted to avoid this since I'm still new and don't have the funds for it.