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Sandbox: Page or Site

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by bertbaby, May 10, 2011.

  1. bertbaby

    bertbaby Elite Member

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    I know this is a potentially stupid question but when we refer to the sandbox effect does that apply to an entire site or is to an individual page or a combination of the two?

    Or to put it a different way has somebody, with a site that has different pages ranking for different keywords, ever observed one page that was targeted with a campaign being sandboxed but the other page for a different keyword being unaffected in it's rankings?

    I'm not talking about your best guess but real world observations of individual pages being sandboxed by Google. Obviously, I am trying to understand how Google factors in the the authority of a site down to the site's individual pages. Look forward to your comments.
     
  2. Simas9

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    From my experience I can tell that the whole site is penalized when the sandbox happen.
     
  3. chiwawa

    chiwawa Registered Member

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    When Google wants to penalize you, it sandboxes the whole site not just a page.
     
  4. kokoloko75

    kokoloko75 Elite Member

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    Yes, the whole site.
    If it's a sub-domain, only the whole sub-domain.

    From my experience :
    • sub.domain.com = Sandboxed
    • *.domain.com = Not sandboxed
    • domain.com = Not sandboxed

    Beny
     
  5. bertbaby

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    What's *.domain.com? Isn't that a subdomain?