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How long did your sandbox last?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by mystikallad, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. mystikallad

    mystikallad Newbie

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    Hi, I had a site that was getting decent traffic but then I had to switch to another domain due to legal issues. So I did the whole 301 thing and started building links again with Senuke, profiles, articles etc. Now my new site is indexed but doesn't even rank for the domain keywords and it's been about 3 months already. Anyway, I just want to know your experiences with the duration of the sandbox so I can have a general idea of what to expect for mine.
     
  2. kindit77

    kindit77 Regular Member

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    i have not had this experience before,did you build massive links to that domain?if so keep on with the link velocity and if i were you i will write a whooper post of upto 1000 words or more for the site and build quality links from high pr domain or high pr profile at the TLD level.with this step you should see an increament in serp in weeks.if not keep backlinking it.
     
  3. andreyg13

    andreyg13 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    it usually takes between 2-6 months to get out of the sandbox, it is just a filter. stop building backlinks to your site while you are in the sandbox and you will come out sooner.

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    If you type in google site:yoursite.com and your site appears in the search results, you are not sandboxed. If you are sandboxed you completely dissapear from the search results.
     
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  4. adstractor

    adstractor Regular Member

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    As several guys already said above, there is no fixed period
     
  5. mystikallad

    mystikallad Newbie

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    Kindit77, I have a little over 4k backlinks to that site in 3 months. All my pages are indexed. On another note, I now know that 301 direct is almost useless because my old domain had over 10k backlinks and it's not doing anything for my new site. By the way, my new site still ranks on the first page of Yahoo and Bing for my main keyword.
     
  6. mystikallad

    mystikallad Newbie

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    Kindit77, I have a little over 4k backlinks to that site in 3 months. All my pages are indexed. On another note, I now know that 301 direct is almost useless because my old domain had over 10k backlinks and it's not doing anything for my new site. By the way, my new site still ranks on the first page of Yahoo and Bing for my main keyword.

    Edit: Sorry for double post.
     
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  8. divinity

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    I thought sandbox meant that you are still indexed, just that your serps won't move from like page 10 for example.
     
  9. turdface

    turdface Supreme Member

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    Are you sure? I've heard most people say to keep building links while sandboxed.

    I think you have that backwards. Sandboxed is when you're still indexed but you're on some super low page instead of page 1 or wherever you used to be. Like if you randomly go from page 1 to page 50 or 100 or whatever, that's sandboxed. But you'll still show up in a site: search.

    What you're talking about is being dexindexed, which is much, much worse.