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Am I Sandboxed?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by jleone2008, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. jleone2008

    jleone2008 Junior Member

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    I've never been sandboxed before but I think I just was. My site was ranked on position 1 for MANY keywords, I have a blog with tons of unique info including video, music etc. I make multiple posts per day and usually get indexed on the first page of google for my title within 5 minutes.

    For some reason today my site disappeared from google off the first pages (still ranked in yahoo). I checked my main keyword and I'm ranked 205, before I was page 1. I checked many different keywords that I was ranked position one for and they are not even ranked in the top 100. All of my pages are still indexed, just 100-200 sites down the list.

    What happened? I've always been 100% whitehat with it, always unique content. I'm ranked in alexa and have plenty of backlinks that come in from social media or blogs linking to me.

    The only thing I changed in the past 24 hours - I took adsense completely off the site and added a CPA banner linking to a peerfly iphone ad. They get pissed that I took their ads off or what?
     
  2. nixnash

    nixnash Power Member

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    try site:yourwebsitename.com , if you see your website index...you are not sandboxed..google is just dansing with you...othwise yes you have been sandboxed...any blackhat techniques you used??
     
  3. hpscool

    hpscool Junior Member

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    dont know much... try clearing the changes.....
     
  4. jleone2008

    jleone2008 Junior Member

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    No blackhat at all - 100% legit whitehat.

    All of my pages are indexed, but they all dropped from page 1 to rank 100-200 (every single one of my pages). What kind of dance is that if all of those pages have been ranked in 1 spot and now all the sudden every page on my site is 10-20 pages back on google?
     
  5. kez1000

    kez1000 Supreme Member

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    give it a few more days and see what happends.
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  6. ipopbb

    ipopbb Power Member

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    If you change your content a bunch recently then wait a couple weeks... Google has a new love hate relationship with itself everytime an existing page changes too much. Should come back in a few days if its the case and then vanish again then reappear ... after about 10-14 days it will settle into your new content and you'll stabilize from there. Negative impacts occur quickly and positive impacts slowly percolate. If you stabilize and start to see slow improvements every couple days or so let it ride until it levels out. That will be the new longterm placement from the changes you made. If you react too quickly to google love/hate behavior you'll never know how the original changes would have performed so always change a little and measure a lot.
     
  7. rody00

    rody00 Regular Member

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    same thing happened to me. The only thing I remember is giving my site to some person who emailed me after i posted a question about getting a link exchange because they wanted to know the url then 10 min later I get sandboxed. I looked back 50 pages than just gave up trying to find exactly where it was after not seeing it. Pure white hat site, maybe I got a penalty because I was syndicating some articles to different article directories and they thought I was taking articles from them and putting them on my site...
     
  8. webdesignsbyapw

    webdesignsbyapw Junior Member

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    Usually when you update your content it will dissapear and then reappear after a few days
     
  9. SpeedDemon

    SpeedDemon Regular Member

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    if it doesn't come back in the next couple days or weeks don't worry

    recently I seo'd a website hard and my website got sandboxed. 2 Months later it popped up on the #2 page for a keyword that has 45 million competing pages with VERY heavy TLD oriented domains. Keep plugging away with backlinks!
     
  10. lucky17

    lucky17 Junior Member

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    Google is GOD:)