We've had a few occasions over the years where certain domain names just won't show up in Google. Let me give an example:
Let's say I have a domain that is called www.mybusiness.com. I search for mybusiness.com in Google and that domain pops up as the first result. Now, if I remove the .com part and run the search again, the domain disappears completely from the SERP.
The site has a sitemap.xml file generated, we've linked up Google webmaster tools and have verified the site, it has the necessary meta tags in too and we've also tweaked page titles to the desired lengths.
Some thoughts we had were:
- The domain is just very young and will start showing up organically over time. Not really an option for clients though. :)
- There's not enough substantial content on the home page to make the site rank organically?
- Too few links to the site?
- Extremely generic name or foreign language in the domain?
I'd appreciate any feedback or insight.