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Just seen my Competitor's site getting Sandboxed !

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by stonecold316, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. stonecold316

    stonecold316 BANNED BANNED

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    Hi everyone

    I just seen my competitor's site getting sandboxed.I am targeting a keyword since last 2 months.The site which was ranking at #1 for that keyword was at #1 since I started SEO for that Keyword for my site.It has been more than two months and the competitor's site was still at #1 position.It had some good content.Though.all its backlinks were Scrapebox blasted comments.It was there at #1 till last night.

    Today,when I searched my Keyword,the site was GONE !

    No trace of it whatsoever.It is now not even cached in Google and not a single page is indexed.This proves it isn't a Google Dance

    This just makes me wonder how can a site which was ranking at #1 for last 2 months suddenly gets Sandboxed?Xrumer?Heavy Scrapebox Blast? Or his competitors blasted his site overnight?
     
  2. G-S-T

    G-S-T Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Shit happens. There aint much you can do about it now. Wait a few days, maybe googlebot came to the site when the server was down and dropped the site. This has happened to me before.
     
  3. stonecold316

    stonecold316 BANNED BANNED

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    Hey its not my site mate.Its my competitors site.I am pretty happy about Sandbox as it has raised my site from #4 to #3 lol
     
  4. SilverMovieDownloads

    SilverMovieDownloads Power Member

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    How Competitive Is The Niche?
     
  5. stonecold316

    stonecold316 BANNED BANNED

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    Medium Competition.It has about 50K searches per month with 2$ CPC
     
  6. gmarkusson

    gmarkusson Junior Member

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    Congrats! hopefully your other two competitors were copying his methods
     
  7. mutatedllama

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    Any idea how old his site was?
     
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    the question is who did that ;)
     
  9. GoogleAlchemist

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    It is deindexed? Not coming up in the site: search?
     
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    Yea .. That's wat he said
     
  11. SuperLinks

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    I had this happen for one of my money sites as well, completely white hat with all natural backlinks. I was ranked #2 consistently behind a .NET when I was the .COM for the EMD. A few months back, about the time of the second Panda update, my competitors site completely disappeared for all keywords but is still indexed. This site also has naturally built backlinks and nothing that stands out in his backlink portfolio.

    The only true difference between my site and his is that I've got a better writer and update the content at regular intervals. Its a very interesting case study as neither of us were doing any sort of linkbuilding what so ever for our sites.
     
  12. wisdomkid

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    How tough is this niche?how many post does this particular blog have?the competition is gone.you've have shown him you're a blackhatter.well,the fun is gone,but the right now,you're the SHOWSTOPPER.
     
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    I find it hard to believe that this was caused thru an XR/SB blast...

    Like it was said in other threads, if that would be the case everyone could just blast the top 10 in google to heaven and make some room up there:D
     
  14. businessbira

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    Did it have Adsense on it?
     
  15. CPAInfinity Dave

    CPAInfinity Dave Newbie

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    Been there. Just recently I lost some of my sites D: