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I always thought there was no Google sandbox. But there is..

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Bross, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. Bross

    Bross Senior Member

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    Something I noticed just today after long time in the SEO business.

    Yesterday I registered a new domain and created an SEO article for front page.
    It's been almost 24 hours - And the site is now cached. BUT:

    Google visited the site a few times (googlebot) and the site cached - BUT DOES NOT APPEAR IN THE SEARCH RESULTS.
    Not for the domain name (w/wo quotes) and does not appear in "info:" nor "site:".

    So I take everything I said before back - New domains sandbox is not a myth.
    I assume it will get there in the next few hours... But the box does exist =)
     
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    FrozenSpade Power Member

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    there surely is a sandbox. I was sandboxed a few times. How else do you explain the visits go down from 250 to 2-3 a day?
     
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  3. Bross

    Bross Senior Member

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    Being punished by Google is something else.
    Site dropping to page 30 happens many times but these sites are still indexed if you look for them as mentioned in the original post.

    Being cached and not indexed though - Is a sandbox.
    In many other domains I've done the exact same indexing method - I was indexed within hours to 24H max, but never cached before indexed.

     
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    Glass23 BANNED BANNED

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    I don't honestly know how anyone who's ever done SEO, or even owned a website can say theres no sandbox?
     
  5. Bross

    Bross Senior Member

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    People smarter than you, and me - Has said the exact same thing and I answered exactly like you. So apparently being a smartass is not good for business.


     
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    m0g0l BANNED BANNED

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    how will you know guys if your site was SANDBOXED or NOT?
    how to check it?
     
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    mogol pay attention .. if you can`t google your site then it`s sandboxed.. if it has been cached.. if gbots found it