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Google Sandbox Research Thread from those affected!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Bigzoom01, Jul 12, 2014.

  1. Bigzoom01

    Bigzoom01 Junior Member

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    PLEASE ONLY PARTICIPATION WITH PEOPLE AFFECTED BY GOOGLE SANDBOX (AKA: 30-day WAITING PERIOD)
    you know you are affected if you have tons of keywords in the serps that are not moving up even with strong backlinks and your site is fairly new 5 months or newer.

    This thread is to compare data with each other. Seems not everyone was effected. Lets compare instead of blabbing. Lets see if anything related matches up. I am going to ask a series of questions that relates to my affected website.

    #1) How Old is your website?
    Mine is a little over 3 months

    #2) Have you built a large amount of contextual web 2.0's or Blog Links lately in the last 30 days?
    Yes

    #3) Were you building high PR Contextual links fast? Considered fast in spurts of a few a day or sometimes none? Or PBN links of 3 or more at a time some days?
    Yes

    #4) What CMS are you using?
    Word Press

    #5) Do you have Adsense on your website?
    NO

    #6) What General niche is your affected site in?
    Video Games

    #7) how many unique articles/pages does your site have and is it already monetized for certain keywords?
    Over 90 unique articles and yes its monetized for those keywords

    #8) Are you unable to move on the first page for low comp long tail keywords that have 1,000 plus search volume?
    Yes, I have many keywords some longtails are hovering on second page, currently test to see if they hit the first page or not. Seems like they are laggy.

    #9) Have you built high pr blog comments to some of these pages affected?
    Yes


    I know there are other threads but this is the question and answer thread. Compare and contrast thread.
    I hope its a 30 days or 60 day thing and not a new perminate penalty to make us suffer. Might be why Matt Cutts took a vacation because he knew this new algorithm would catch many new sites building links too fast.

    Starting to think the sandbox is caused by building contextual high DA/PA or PR links too fast when your site is new. Contextual links are rare and to have many built too fast without any viral traffic or social metrics seems might be a new trigger. Or maybe the age of the link acquired for the new site page? Maybe links are counting a lot less for newer sites. Like new links also need to be aged before they count for a new website?
     
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  2. peetrike

    peetrike Power Member

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    I would add some more questions like how many articles the site has and is it already monetized.

    Cheers
     
  3. gdon9

    gdon9 Registered Member

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    Experiencing the same as well. I guess we are all oblivious to whatever it is that makes this new algo or filter come into play.
     
  4. Bigzoom01

    Bigzoom01 Junior Member

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    Yeah,
    Do you mind answering questions 1 through 9 above please, see if we have anything in common. Or you can add in a question if you like. Thanks.
     
  5. Stacked4Life

    Stacked4Life Regular Member

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    I dont think that your doing anything wrong Google just put this in place for people to stop ranking new sites too fast IMO. The "ban" will be lifted. Just keep doing good SEO and add some good social signals in there. I have a few clients that took 60 days to even budge out of the top 500 and then all of a sudden, bang, top 50 for all kw's. It will happen.
     
  6. Bigzoom01

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    Thanks for input. Possible you can answer the questions in this thread? Not everyone gets affected by it. Trying to determine if there is a possible cause.
     
  7. Stacked4Life

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    I dont think there is a cause. Google just has it now in their algo..
     
  8. Bigzoom01

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    Maybe not, we will never know though unless people compare data. New sites gaining High PR/DA links too fast could have something to do with it. Maybe so, maybe not. affected people answer questions above could help everyone shine some light.
     
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