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Sandbox - is it real and how can I get out of it?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by yoessan, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. yoessan

    yoessan BANNED BANNED

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    I just registered a new domain and found out that my site didn't get indexed by google.

    Now I've read that new domain will not get index until 6-9 months passed, is this true? Are there anyway to avoid this?
     
  2. ForeverNever

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    How long ago did you register the domain? If you haven't even been indexed once yet then no you're not sandboxed you're just not indexed yet. And if you were to get sandboxed you are still indexed but just very very very far back in the search results.

    Sandboxing usually occurs after you fuck up and look like spam by either linkbuilding too quickly or just plain being spam
     
  3. yoessan

    yoessan BANNED BANNED

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    I registered the domain last month.

    And now that you've mentioned it, I've tried google for "site:www.mysite.com" and my site shows up on google.

    Is this mean I'm not getting sandboxed, and should start doing SEO on my site now to get to the first page?
     
  4. litenup

    litenup Junior Member

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    My understanding is that when you are sandboxed you cannot find your site at all.
    There are certain niches that Google is notorious for sandboxing.
    Even if you are sandboxed you should keep adding content and doing your SEO.
    Once the big G sees that your site is WH you will get reindexed.

    But it appears that you are not sandboxed, so get busy!
     
  5. iradethan

    iradethan Registered Member

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    IMHO, just put more quality content on your site and start to make more backlink to your site.

    try to bookmark it to bookmarking site, you can use onlywire (free) to do that task or you can do with Bookmarkwiz, and etc

    you can also try some angela and paul backlinking strategy.

    if your site get sandboxed, you can keep doing update your site and keep building backlink to your site and i believe your site can get more stronger on SERPs.

    Good Luck
     
  6. ForeverNever

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    i think your understanding is wrong. sandbox /= de-index
     
  7. itzpaul

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    just keep building backlinks and you'll end up getting on the serps again. it takes some time but i jus keep building and it ends up showing up again.
     
  8. Micallef

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    To be in the sandbox, your site must be indexed.

    Do a site:search to check.
     
  9. sterday

    sterday BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    Well you have to do something with your website first, So that it will get index. And as everyone suggests don't do fast SEO link building, which will get sandboxed easily. Or you will get placed in the unknown position because of google dance as well. Thank you
     
  10. blight12

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    My understanding was that if you are in the sandbox, your site is indexed, but just doesn't rank for anything. Is this correct?
     
  11. clickmore

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    I dont think so. We will not be able to see the site at all. It happend to us once and got reindexed after one month after we completely erased all the content and the site design and rebuild completely . If I am wrong about sandboxing somebody pls clarify. This is just my experiance.
     
  12. Micallef

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    Everyone, print this out and pin it up on your office wall.

    The sandbox effect has nothing to do with indexing.

    It is a poor serp position (sometimes as low as 1000+) based on Google's lack of trust for a new site which builds links quickly, or engages in other suspect activity.

    Indexing never has anything to do with the sandbox effect.
     
  13. sample

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    When you do a Google query like this....site:YOURDOMAIN.COM and Google shows search results then your site has been indexed by Google. But if you do a Google seach of your keyword or you may try this....put this allintitle:ARTICLE TITLE POSTED ON YOUR SITE as a Google query, if your site is excluded in the search results then your site is getting sandbox. Try this with other keyword or article post title.
     
  14. victoriavain

    victoriavain Regular Member

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    If you are sandboxed and it is confirmed then go to your google webmaster log in and submit a reinclusion via email.

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    http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=35843
     
  15. Micallef

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    Never, ever do this.

    You will have been sandboxed automatically. If you keep building links, you'll be out in a few months.

    Bringing your site to the attention of a quality rater (manual reviewer) is foolish, unless it is pure white hat.