I'm in shock, my website was ranked 7th position Google valid daily for 3 weeks straight, then I fired my SEO guy, and I checked ranking 2 days later and literally overnight, it comepletely dropped out of top 500 for my key word "beer gut"!!!! I am so upset! beerandbody (d o t) c o m Could he have sabotaged my site somehow?! I have heard that the infamous" google sandbox" is just a myth? is this real and what do I do to fix this undeserving dilemma? Can I contact Google for explanation? PLEASE, SEO experts tell me what to do....we worked so hard to get first page, is there a way of checking my status with Google and appealing? The real question is, what is my fired SEO expert somehow spammed millions of low-quality links automatically, would that have caused the rapid overnight descent. And if so, WHAT WOUDL PREVENT A COMPETITOR FROM DOING THE SAME THING TO DESTROY THEIR COMPETITION?!?