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how to know if a site is sandboxed?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by qxxxp, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. qxxxp

    qxxxp Junior Member

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    Hi *

    my site was #1 (on page 1) for 2 months, then since 1 week it dropped to 2.. (google results 13.000.000)

    ok, I started to build some links last week, not too much, maybe 50, comment spam and social links - and today it dropped to ~700. wtf? ;) am I sandboxed or something? how can I tell? I heard that if you are sandboxed the site lands somewhere on page 30 (position 300)....

    the domain is 3m old.
     
  2. digga

    digga Registered Member

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    You might build links to fast.
    I am not an expert regarding sandboxes, but it seems to me that your site is in it.
    One of my hubpages lost ranking after I pinged the site. Did you ping your site?
     
  3. qxxxp

    qxxxp Junior Member

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    of course ;) ..
     
  4. digga

    digga Registered Member

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    Well...that may be the reason
     
  5. dynander

    dynander Regular Member

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    if you see your site when you do site:domain in google, it's because you're not in sandbox.

    Google Dance Probably it what's happening to you
     
  6. qxxxp

    qxxxp Junior Member

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    I dont think if the site is sandboxed it wont appear in site:bla.com ... it is in the index, just miles miles away from the top.
    how do I know if google is dancing?
     
  7. sakuragi1475

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    yes. i guess sandbox means your site won't be on the search engine results at all. perhaps you were just penalized for doing something?