Is page 6 rank position considered sandbox?

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What do you guys think, what entails being placed in Google's Sandbox?

Seems like everyone has a different explanation
 

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It means you are indexed but not being served.

6th page is quite high. If it's not a single page but overall keywords are popping up, I would say sandbox is over. Just competition is tough.
 

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It means you are indexed but not being served.

6th page is quite high. If it's not a single page but overall keywords are popping up, I would say sandbox is over. Just competition is tough.
In your opinion, is there such thing as a sandbox for an individual page? Or do you think sandbox is sitewide
 

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A sandbox is when you're a new site and they wont let you in high results because you're not yet proven /not enough back-links to vouch for you

IS your site new? Why should it be higher than 6th page?
 

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It’s gotten spectacular links thrown at it over the last 7-8 months. Domain itself is a few years old. SEO is about 9 months old. The field is highly competitive. PBNs were never used. Main keywords used to rank high towards the beginning of the SEO (page 2-3) but fell a few months back to page 6-7 now (after 2-3 months of nowhere)

Quite unsure as to what I should do from here!
 

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Quite unsure as to what I should do from here!
1) create some internal links (2-4) with exact match anchors from pages that are already indexed and which are EXTREMELY relevant to the pages you want to boost in the SERPs
2) analyze the content of the top 5 competing pages and see where you lack behind. Sometimes, things as simple as increasing / lowering the keyword density can yield good results... or simply adding more content (preferably content that your competition covers that you don't) could help, too...
3) check what backlinks your competition has and try to get the same backlinks yourself. This has also worked in some cases;

In general, when you're stuck at something check what your competition does to outrank you and do the same things.
 

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In your opinion, is there such thing as a sandbox for an individual page? Or do you think sandbox is sitewide

Yes & no. New pages sometimes have the initial symptoms of the sandbox but if your website itself overall is out of the sandbox, you'll index and appear on the SERPs normally (or as your metrics will allow).

I have a tutorial thread that I'm currently writing & it covers mild indexing attempts and this is what I have written in it for indexing:

- At least 500 words of text on each article. Larger pieces of content address searcher's intent more accurately and are thus easier to index.
- Create a sitemap & submit it & all money site article links (content) to Google Search Console
- Ensure your page load speed for the entire site is minimal (as fast as possible). See here:
- Use Rank Math Instant Indexer with the Google API. Follow this link's instructions exactly: https://rankmath.com/blog/google-indexing-api/
- Create a social footprint online using all forms of social media including: Web 2.0's, Social bookmarking websites, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, etc.
- Your domain to be aged at least 30 days. This isn't a "requirement" and you can definitely start indexing attempts earlier, but Google will index your new content easier the older your site gets.
 

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A sandbox is when you're a new site and they wont let you in high results because you're not yet proven /not enough back-links to vouch for you

IS your site new? Why should it be higher than 6th pag
Yes & no. New pages sometimes have the initial symptoms of the sandbox but if your website itself overall is out of the sandbox, you'll index and appear on the SERPs normally (or as your metrics will allow).

I have a tutorial thread that covers mild indexing attempts and this is what I have written in it for indexing:

- At least 500 words of text on each article. Larger pieces of content address searcher's intent more accurately and are thus easier to index.
- Create a sitemap & submit it & all money site article links (content) to Google Search Console
- Ensure your page load speed for the entire site is minimal (as fast as possible). See here:
- Use Rank Math Instant Indexer with the Google API. Follow this link's instructions exactly: https://rankmath.com/blog/google-indexing-api/
- Create a social footprint online using all forms of social media including: Web 2.0's, Social bookmarking websites, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, etc.
- Your domain to be aged at least 30 days. This isn't a "requirement" and you can definitely start indexing attempts earlier, but Google will index your new content easier the older your site gets.
I have all the above checked off, but when you talk about social media footprints, as far as the social networks; do you mean social signals or direct traffic of said networks?
 

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It means you are indexed but not being served.

6th page is quite high. If it's not a single page but overall keywords are popping up, I would say sandbox is over. Just competition is tough.
How long does it take for a strong expired domain to ve served on average?
 
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I have all the above checked off, but when you talk about social media footprints, as far as the social networks; do you mean social signals or direct traffic of said networks?
Part of the idea is to get traffic & small metrics (likes, retweets, shares, etc) from those signals.

But generally I was speaking about just having either your website link on those social pages or a page created specifically/officially for your website.

So, you'd have a facebook, twitter, pinterest, youtube, reddit, instagram, Medium, Digg, and all of the other top web 2.0 & social bookmarking websites.
 
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