I was going in that direction.
My hosting is Blue Host. Their response is "not my job"
Could it be that on of the other BlueHost domains that shares the IP is blacklisted by google? Can that happen.
I put in a "reconsideration request" to google to index my site on the off chance it is blacklisted. The said wait a few weeks.
However, Webmaster is indexing my site.
Per Analytics, my last google visitor was May 1, 2012, which was probably the last day my Adwords campaign was active. I thought about your recommendation of not ripping apart the site, but yesterday I couldn't resist. I changed from having a page with a "menu" to just a Post on the default home. I turned off all responses.
I was looking for any little nuance. Google said the sitemap should be named "Sitemap.xml" So I did. I used "Google XML Sitemaps" plugin to generate it. Webmaster likes it.
I'm using Yoast SEO for WP plugin. It's only active on the one post. Very basic.
My robots.txt is
Webmaster likes it. I do have 33 blocked URL's but that number has been there for some time and has not changed.
Analytics shows my direct links to the site. I have a widget for Total, Google Organic, and Non Google.
Bing works, but does not show up in Analytics.
I have 3 visits from kriesi.at Thank you very much !
(direct) / (none) 38
ask / organic 11
aol / organic 4
kriesi.at / referral 3
comcast / organic 2
info.com / referral 2
search.mywebsearch.com / referral 2
search.rr.com / referral 2
answers.com / referral 1
cnn / organic 1
Visits by Date (Google)
Visits by Date (Total)
I believe all the "google" visits came from Adwords.
So the site has can be crawled like a googlebot, fetched and indexed, show no blocks when robots.txt is tested, and likes the sitemap. But will not show up on a google query.
I have run 6-8 different DNS tools on the net. CNAME, A, tracerout, whois all work The SOA is out of specification at 86,400 but BlueHost said that isn't a problem.
At this point I put it down for a few days then pick it up later.
Thanks for looking