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Built a ton of backlinks to one site... now all my sites are sandboxed? How?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by oinky222, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. oinky222

    oinky222 Regular Member

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    Alright so I was testing out a new tool for building backlinks, and I had all the links pointing back to a junk domain that I own. This was a worthless domain that I never had any intention of ranking with, so I didn't care whether or not it got sandboxed.

    I left the tool on overnight and by morning it had built around 5000 backlinks. A couple days later I decide to check my rankings with my Rank Tracker tool, and not only is the junk domain sandboxed, every single domain I own is as well! None of the domains are deindexed, but all of the hundreds of keywords that I had ranking on the first page of Google are now on like page 6.

    How did this happen? I'm not too concerned with being sandboxed, as I'm sure my rankings will return to normal relatively soon, but I'd like to know how Google linked all the sites together, and how I can prevent this in the future.

    The junk domain did NOT have Analytics or Adsense on it, or Google Webmaster Tools set up, and all of my domains have WhoIs Guard enabled, so Google couldn't have linked the sites together that way. The only thing that the sites have in common is that they are all on the same shared hosting account, but I assume that tons of people must be on the same hosting servers, so how could Google possibly penalize all of them? I mean, if someone spams a subdomain on wordpress.com, Google wouldn't penalize every single wordpress.com subdomain, right? So how did they know exactly which sites to sandbox?

    Any help is much appreciated.
     
  2. neo3187

    neo3187 Senior Member

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    maybe ur among the various other spammers spamming on ur IP if ur on a shared hosting. I had to try such a thing once and i bought a 1 cent hosting and did it, my other sites were safe atleast.
     
  3. oinky222

    oinky222 Regular Member

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    Possibly... but according to domaintools.com, there are 222 other domains on the same IP address. even if a few of those domains were building links a little too quickly, would they really have penalized all 222 of us? I feel like they wouldnt penalize 222 people for the mistakes of only a few disobedient webmasters. Are there any other possible explanations?
     
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    PLEASE STOP WITH SAY SANDBOX FOR NOTHING
    If you really are in sandbox, your will not be indexed no more.
    You say you're on page 6, it's google dance, no sandbox.
    Your ranking will become stronger and better.
    Be patient.
    Period.
     
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    today, my site deindex in google too.
     
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    Its your shared hosting account. All your domains have the same IP and nameservers. Duh.
    Additionally whois guard only protects your registration from the public. Google and yahoo can access this information.
    Lastly, by hosting all your accounts on the same shared account all your domains are also shown in the dns settings which is accessible to google and everyone else who knows how to check it.
     
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    dhgdhgfgh Junior Member

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    Dont panic up. Dont think ure sandboxed ... sounds like the "Google Dance" eh?
     
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    Have you connected all the sites together by using google webmaster tools or google adsense on all the sites?
     
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    asep_dadang Registered Member

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    Umm... if it is google dance, then those sites would have a better and stronger rank later (even we don't know when).

    but what is the differences between google dance and sandbox? is it looked from the position? for instance google dance from page one to page six, google sandbox from page one to page nothing?

    or

    google dance dropped your site rank but still indexed, google sandbox dropped your site rank plus urls indexed?
     
  11. MKelly

    MKelly Regular Member

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    How old are the sites? - new sites can go all over the place.
    How stable is the host? - maybe it went down for a while. google doesn't like downtime.
    Did you ping your 5000 backlinks? - that's recipie for a google dance/penalty.

    Page 6 isn't that bad - leave it a couple of weeks to see if you go back up.
     
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  12. oinky222

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    Some of the sites that got sandboxed do have Adsense and Analytics but the site that I blasted a ton of links to did NOT have Analytics, Adsense, or Google Webmaster Tools.

    The site that I blasted with 5000 backlinks was brand new but the other sites that I actually cared about were over 1 year old. The host is HostGator, I doubt that it went down. And no, I didn't ping any of the links, but they all showed up in Yahoo Site Explorer within 48-72 hours.

    The Google Dance typically only happens with new domains. All the domains that got sandboxed, other than the one I blasted, were aged and established which have been ranking in the top page of Google for many many months already. I don't think hundreds of keywords on established domains would have dropped from the first page of Google if the sites werent sandboxed

    Well like I said before, 222 different domains are on the same hosting servers, so I don't think they would penalize everyone on the same DNS and IP. So is there some way they were able to determine which domains belong to which people on that IP address? Do you think if I had used unique registration information for each domain instead of relying on WhoIs Guard, that would have helped?