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Is it possible to buy a sandboxed domain?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by iagotheinsane, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. iagotheinsane

    iagotheinsane Junior Member

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    Got a domain a month ago and I'm still not indexed...tried everything to index the last few weeks, from articles, pings, etc...
     
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    Chrisss Senior Member

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    Did you try with high PR links, edu and gov links?
     
  3. iagotheinsane

    iagotheinsane Junior Member

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    Yes...I have a good mix of high edu, mil, and gov links. I've never had this problem before...Most of my sites are indexed in less than a week. I normally wouldn't care, but a month is a bit long...
     
  4. Zemanel_

    Zemanel_ Regular Member

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    Have you submited it to google already?
    If it is a new domain it wasn't sandboxed for sure, if you bought it from someone it could very well be sandboxed, there is even the chance that you got it sandboxed yourself...
     
  5. iagotheinsane

    iagotheinsane Junior Member

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    I was curious if someone got their site sandboxed and let it expire, I then buy the domain through my hosting, will the penalty still apply?
     
  6. iagotheinsane

    iagotheinsane Junior Member

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    I thought that maybe after a domain is for sale again, it was somehow 'reset.'

    I tried archive and it had two snapshots from two years ago, but it doesn't really tell me much more than that.
     
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    zengetsu Regular Member

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    No the domain to Google is stays the same in ranking. A couple years back I bought a domain and I had learned I was not getting good rankings because of the website before mine was a spam site. I had to backlink to hell and Google finally saw the site as a legit website but sometimes it does take hard work.
     
  8. iagotheinsane

    iagotheinsane Junior Member

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    Great....I'll give it another month and see what happens...It's already on page 1 on Bing & Yahoo, but not even indexed in G....
     
  9. Chrisss

    Chrisss Senior Member

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    If it's very important for you, then try to search in the BST section here on bhw. I noticed a provider, who promised you save your sandboxed domain. He's price was around 60-100 bucks if I remember correct.
     
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  10. Kaithe.Clarke

    Kaithe.Clarke Regular Member

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    Most of the .edu and .gov link are nofollow so you wont get indexed with such backlinks.

    Anyways, check your robots.txt files, if they are blocking the web crawlers.

    There is nothing like sandbox, but I will suggest you to check if the domain has got banned in the past for black hat or something. Check the WhoIs of your domain.
     
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    Zemanel_ Regular Member

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    What about sending an e-mail to google explaining the situation, I believe they have a section dedicated to that sort of trouble(on webmasters tools I belive)...
     
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    ahall13 Newbie

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    of topic, but the archive.org thing made me wonder.. if your site hasn't been picked up by it yet is that a good way to nab a backlink? Can't hurt at least
     
  13. iagotheinsane

    iagotheinsane Junior Member

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    robots.txt is good..Page one on bing and yahoo, but still not indexed in G. I checked whois history and it looks like the previous domain owner let it go in December.
     
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    kojan Newbie

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    Yikes. This is really scary. I never thought about that at all. I always have this idea that if a domain is available it's fresh.

    Luckily I've never purchased a sandboxed domain... Is there anything you can even do to defend against this..?
     
  15. iagotheinsane

    iagotheinsane Junior Member

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    Well...added analytics a few days ago and it's still not indexed. After further research, it sounds like I purchased a penalized domain. I didn't know that domain history is retained and not reset when purchased by a someone new.

    Not sure what my options are at this point other than contacting G. Luckily however, I'm making decent money from Bing and Yahoo.

    Please let me know if you guys have been through this before and what steps you took.

    Thanks
     
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    Chicilikit Senior Member

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    Happened to me with one adult domain. If you have some other projects work on them and give this time, I'm sure if the domain is all right and you have some good backlinks and everything it will show up in few weeks. I had to wait like two months or so...
     
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    I wrote boogle a letter regarding the possibility of the domain I purchased being penalized. I asked for the penalty (if it is penalized) to be removed since I'm a new owner.

    3 days later I'm indexed.....Success!
     
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    Matt Cutts (the head of the Web spam team at Google) has explained loads of times two main types of ranking penalties a site can receive (from Google) and also how to deal with them. The two penalties are:
    • Algorithmic Penalties - They include content spam, keyword stuffing, cloaking, sneaky Javascript redirects etc. If one of these or other related discoveries are made by Google on your website, your site will be penalized. To remove the penalty, you must fix the issues on your website, then Google will detect them and would return your website in its search results again.
    • Manual Penalties - In case of a manual penalty, the length of the penalty depends on how severe the penalty is and how badly your site has violated Google's webmaster guidelines.
    He says that in case your site is penalized (Manual penalty only) and you have, in response, made the required changes, it is helpful to request the reconsideration of your site. This action notifies Google that you have made the corrections on your site and that it now adheres to the guidelines. You can also do the same for a recently purchased domain (which you suspect may have violated Google's guidelines before you bought it) or in case your site isn't appearing in Google search results.
     
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    Yesterday i found this thread and thought it would be helpful to know... If some1 is getting the same problem:
    ... cant post links so search for: "Getting out of the sanbox: A Quick And Easy Method"
     
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