You should be first on google for your own domain name. This blog didn’t even come up in a google search for “blogger noob” back in Oct. Now its number 1 on google for blogger noob. This is a small milestone for the noob.
If you haven’t already, you should check where you rank for each of the search engines. Search you domain name in different search engines to see where you come up. First search the name without any spaces. Then search using separated words. For example, my site is www.bloggernoob.com. First search bloggernoob. Then search blogger noob. Seach your domain in AltaVista – A9 – AOL – Clusty – Gigablast – Google – Lycos – MSN – Teoma – Yahoo