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Best Way To Tell Your Site is Sandboxed

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Ramsweb, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Ramsweb

    Ramsweb Senior Member

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    Hey there people,

    There are a lot of newbies here who want to know if their site has been sandboxed. The general advice is to use the domain name in google search to see if it comes up first. This doesn't work as your website can come up first for the domain name search even if your site is sandboxed.

    A better way to check for sandbox would be to use your title tag.

    Unless you have a very generic title tag like fat loss, you can simply use the title tag of your homepage in google search.

    For example, if your home page title is something like
    Collect Rare Coins and Stamps Online Quickly

    plug that into Google search without quotes and your site should rank first. If it doesn't, you can be pretty sure that it is sandboxed. Sometimes, your site might come up in the first 20 results or so for generic title tags that might have good competition.


    For example, if you have something like
    weight loss with the 24 hour lemonade diet

    you will probably come up in the first 20 results as there are many websites with similar sort of titles that might have better backlinks.

    I hope this was of help to someone.
     
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  2. ZeroByte

    ZeroByte Newbie

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    please explain to me what sandboxing is :?
     
  3. mazgalici

    mazgalici Supreme Member

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    type on Google -> site:yoursite.com
     
  4. Ramsweb

    Ramsweb Senior Member

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    Wow - did you two even read the post?
     
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    santacruz Junior Member

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    If your site use general keyword and have many competitors. so you can use

    intitle:"your title name"
     
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  6. exchageis

    exchageis Registered Member

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    Personally I perfer the site:yoursite.com method above all others as it will return the results with the pages that are indxed in google, so if your site is sandboxed you should not expect to see any (or very few) pages

    If you wanted to see if a page was indxed you could do the following search in Google intitle:"your title name" site:yoursite.com
     
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    ryanhackmachine Regular Member

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    yes this is more accurate
     
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  8. rufus83ruiz

    rufus83ruiz Newbie

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    type in site:domain is definitely the best way...
    if you jus type in title tag without ur site come up first, it might jus go in to severe google dance...after sometime, it will pop back to top page.
     
  9. RedKiller

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    typing the domain in google is the way I use to check for sandboxing.
     
  10. Ramsweb

    Ramsweb Senior Member

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    This is an interesting one. I didn't know about this search function until now. Thanks for sharing
     
  11. MKelly

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    site:domain.com is how to test for a ban, not a sandbox/dance, whatever you call it.

    If your site is not there for site:domain.com, your website has been banned from the google SERPS.

    A sandbox/dance is different, keeping you in the index, but pushing you back some pages.