1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Case Study: Can A Massive DFB Link Campaign Revive Sites From the Sandbox?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Andrew Scherer, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Andrew Scherer

    Andrew Scherer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,092
    Likes Received:
    452
    Location:
    Mazatlan, Mexico
    I'm making a case study out of my effort to try to revive 2 sites that have been in the sandbox for the last year and a half.

    Background

    Each site has over 50+ unique pages of content and both sites were started at the same time, around October 2009. I ended up overpromoting them... I was experimenting with links from software directories, massive social bookmarking links with BMD, and some other methods I can't recall (it's been a long time). Nothing too bad, but Google didn't like my experimenting and both of these sites have been sandboxed for the last year and a half.

    I put both of these sites on the backburner ever since and haven't given them much attention in regards to links or trying to revive them.

    The Study

    Now I've seen Xrumer case studies before on normal sites that have already been doing decently in the SERPs but what I really want to know is can these links raise sites from the grave?

    I'm using DFB for this case study for two reasons.

    1. The continuous, automated link velocity it gives day in and day out will make things look a little bit more natural. I think one of the reasons Google sandboxed these 2 sites in the first place were the big blasts I gave them, especially in the beginning when the sites were just a couple months old. Consequently, the link velocity would drop off when I focused on my other sites and it didn't look very natural.

    2. DFB builds a ton of links which is another factor I want to test. Does link building on a massive scale work for sandboxed sites? Both sites are going to get around 30,000 links each per month. 7,000+ per week.

    The Sites

    Site #1.
    First indexed in October, 2009.
    70+ pages of unique content.
    104 YSE links.

    Site #2
    First indexed ? Google not showing.
    40+ pages of unique content.
    57 YSE links

    My Updates

    I'll post updates every week or so with my progress. While I can't reveal the sites themselves, I'll be posting screenshots and graphs of
    my SEScout rankings as well as Google analytics reports.

    Site #1:


    [​IMG]

    Site #2:

    [​IMG]
    __________________
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  2. Andrew Scherer

    Andrew Scherer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,092
    Likes Received:
    452
    Location:
    Mazatlan, Mexico
    No ranking results yet but my backlinks are going up. Site #2's backlinks doubled.

    [​IMG]
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. Tensegrity

    Tensegrity Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2009
    Messages:
    1,823
    Likes Received:
    968
  4. RuiGomes

    RuiGomes BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2010
    Messages:
    700
    Likes Received:
    238
    Nice thread here. I was planning to buy DFB and if this goes well, I will certainly buy it.

    Keep on updating!
     
  5. Andrew Scherer

    Andrew Scherer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,092
    Likes Received:
    452
    Location:
    Mazatlan, Mexico
    Ten, I read some of your thread and trying to say the sandbox or even google penalties don't exist for that matter is really silly. You shouldn't be writing those kinds of articles if you don't know the intrinsic difference between sandbox and dance.

    I've launched sites like these which have struggled to get to the top because they started off with low trust, and I've had other sites jet to the top of SERPs in just a couple months with little problems at all.

    IMO promoting your sites and the content you put on them in their early stages plays a huge part in how they develop later on.
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2011