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how long in the sandbox for new urls?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by avidplayer, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. avidplayer

    avidplayer Newbie

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    i have setup a new url to test some seo stuff. how long usually (or what range) does google keep a brand new url in a sandbox before it starts showing up anywhere on their results?
     
  2. Micallef

    Micallef Supreme Member

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    Many people get this wrong.

    Definition of the sandbox effect: You can consider your site sandboxed by google if it ranks well in Yahoo and MSN but is nowhere to be found in the Google SERPs.

    New urls tend to get a fresh boost. Then, google's algo will decide your real position. You need to get the right amount of backlinks. Too few and you wont beat the competition. Too many, and you'll raise a red flag and google wll throw you in the sandbox, never to return.

    Either way, you won't know where you stand with G for at least a few months.
     
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  3. revit

    revit BANNED BANNED

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    I agree with Micallef, when you site is new and not showing up in search engines, that doesn't mean your sandboxed. Usuallyo it just means you aren't letting Google know that your there. If you just submit your site to google's index, it may take a week or months for google to crawl you site.

    Do some bookmarking and pinging of your site. I setup an example on how to get indexed within 2hours on my blog.
     
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  4. avidplayer

    avidplayer Newbie

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    but if my site shows up with the "site:" query on google, doesn't that mean that google has indexed it?