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Am I Sandoxed or Penalized, and What is the Difference?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by sre94, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. sre94

    sre94 Junior Member

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    I was ranking #3 for a keyword with 1.6 million results, but last Thursday, it dropped to page 2, and then page 4. I thought it might have to do with the Algo change, but then today it has completely dropped from the rankings. However, it does still show up when I type the url in Google

    The website is almost 2 years old. Been blasting lots of Scrapebox links, and also Xrumer links, and been sending those Xrumer links to Linklicious.me

    I have read about both the Sandbox and the Google Penalty, but I am not clear on what the difference is

    Anyone care to chime in on what happened?
     
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    ahiddenman Elite Member

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    Could just be a google dance or de-indexed your site.
     
  3. itos84

    itos84 Power Member

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    if you put site:yourdomain.com how many results are there? If no results then de-indexed. If results maybe a google dance?
     
  4. sre94

    sre94 Junior Member

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    I put site:url page and it did show up
     
  5. sre94

    sre94 Junior Member

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    Well, I am back on page 4... BUT...

    I noticed the Pagerank went from 0 to unranked