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Quick Sandbox Question

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by azguru, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. azguru

    azguru Elite Member

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    When Google sandboxes your site, do they remove it from all of their searches or can you get a penalty for a particular keyword?

    My site dropped about 60 spots in Google for one keyword, however, some keywords are still on the first page.

    I'm wondering if the sandboxing is relative to a particular keyword as it will effect my future plans for this site.

    Note: The only thing that changed was that I linklicious-ed about 2000 backlinks in the past couple days, but they were for all keywords. not just one
     
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  2. mnhweb

    mnhweb Regular Member

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    I just think it's google panda
     
  3. calebmann

    calebmann Power Member Premium Member

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    could just be dancing? its happend to a few of my sites and i always come back.

    but if it is sandboxed than it is your entire site. i found that if you let the domain expire, and than re-register it, you are no longer sandboxed.

    (just my theory)
     
  4. balsagoth007

    balsagoth007 Elite Member

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    If you still have first page rankings then it's just a dance for that keyword. A sandboxed website is removed from google index for all the keywords, you can't find it even if u type the exact url in G.
     
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  5. DrJekyll

    DrJekyll Senior Member Premium Member

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    uhhhh.... They stopped using the sandbox a long time ago
     
  6. bertbaby

    bertbaby Elite Member

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    Concur, you are dancing. You get an initial boost from Google if you are now and wow and then it settles down. Add more links.
     
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  7. dannyduberstein

    dannyduberstein Junior Member

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    this whole sandbox thing is way over hyped.

    your most likely just dancing, which could very well end up as a good thing at the end.
     
  8. wingman80

    wingman80 Regular Member

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    try in the search bar of big G... site:yourdomain.com

    if it still has a result then its not sandboxed but deranked or dance.
     
  9. spensertom

    spensertom Newbie

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    did you check you G webmaster tools? Aren't there any new messages? Same with my site. I got message that have unnatural links to my site.
     
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  10. billinthemaking

    billinthemaking Registered Member

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    Even i had experienced the same thing around a month back... Some of my keywords ( the ones i was trying to optimize ) went down around 60 positions from the very first page.... Now the keywords seem to be coming back.... dont know if it was Panda or sandbox... but i took almost a month to get my ranking and traffic back
     
  11. MBW007

    MBW007 Junior Member

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    In the sandbox. Again.
    Originally there was a sandbox and while that doesn't exist any more, the effect is still around. Essentially, you're no longer placed into a sandbox, you just lose their trust and are no longer in their trusted box.

    What is occurring to your site is not that.
     
  12. aaanswer

    aaanswer Registered Member

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    That is what happened with my site today. Yesterday I was positioned from rank 3 -10 for defferent keywords. I tried to help the ranking with SB backlinking the last 4 days (I blasted about 3000-4000 new backlinks every day). Now the site is banned and I can't find it in Googles search engine even if I type the url! So, sandboxing is still a working spamm filter. I heard that when it comes out from sandbox, it gets a better position. So instead of crying for my site, I will blast out new backlinks everyday (target 5000/day). I will stop only when I see my site in the serps again.
     
  13. BrandingBaw

    BrandingBaw Power Member

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    I did the exact same thing when my site was sandboxed some months back and it works ;) P.S. Pm me your skype, can't PM back yet!
     
  14. swtor005

    swtor005 Registered Member

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    If you are seeing positions on some keywords then it is not sandboxed.

    Sandboxed is when you search with site:yourdomain.com and you get no results for it.
     
  15. xsalvador

    xsalvador Junior Member

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    What worked for me was to stop backlinking to my site completely, it took almost 6 months but I did regain the original posistion of #4 for a competitive keyword.