Did you guys lie about the google sandbox

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This is the search console report of one of the white hat websites that I was testing in a new niche. I registered the domain a week ago. No history or backlinks whatsoever. Only 9 articles posted till now. I checked the keyword for which it shows 9th position on GSC and today, it was ranking on 5th. The kw has a monthly traffic of around 2k.

Is the sandbox still a thing or has it been removed?
 

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sandbox is real, but it doesn't happen all the time and for all sites and niches. As a matter of fact, you can't predict when it will happen, it just google simply choosing to ignore a site for months / years for reasons that I don't know.

Also, I don't want to take your excitement away but I'll still say this so that you don't get mentally crushed when you'll see the rankings gone in 2-3 weeks, especially for a 2k monthly searches kw, because that's how long the honey moon with google usually lasts :)
 

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sandbox is real, but it doesn't happen all the time and for all sites and niches. As a matter of fact, you can't predict when it will happen, it just google simply choosing to ignore a site for months / years for reasons that I don't know.

Also, I don't want to take your excitement away but enjoy the rankings for the next 2-3 weeks, because that's how long they're gonna last, especially for a 2k SV keyword :)
cool. I'll let you know how it goes
 

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sandbox is real, but it doesn't happen all the time and for all sites and niches. As a matter of fact, you can't predict when it will happen, it just google simply choosing to ignore a site for months / years for reasons that I don't know.

Also, I don't want to take your excitement away but enjoy the rankings for the next 2-3 weeks, because that's how long they're gonna last, especially for a 2k SV keyword :)
Yes, most of the time, the keywords will start to dance and you won't see those in a fixed position.
 

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Every site I've built in recent years has shown some kind of sandbox including completely whitehat and fairly blackhat. All different niches, some building links some not. I build in a year of time into plans cause of sandbox.
 

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You're probably due for a correction in a few days or weeks.
You might get lucky, but we all know lucky streaks with Google are rare.

There was a guy in the Journey section happy he was getting 200-300 hits/day from scraped content.
Boy did he get "learned" )))
 

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As mentioned this is common for new website to rank well for the first few weeks or so and then get slumped by the algorithm.
 

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Yes sandbox is a myth.

Do your keyword research right and you won't facing "sandbox".
 
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