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Sandboxed but Google Caches instantly

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by sevenfigurez, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. sevenfigurez

    sevenfigurez Junior Member

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    My site use to rank #3 for competitive term, and has been sandboxed for a little over 2 months.

    Any new post I make gets indexed in less than 60 seconds, and sometimes I will get a tiny tiny tiny bit of traffic from google afterwards.

    It seems like google likes my site, but it is still in the damn sandbox.

    What is your experience on this situation?
     
  2. Advortizor

    Advortizor Newbie

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    I'm not sure if this will help you out or not, but I recently had an article ranking number 4 on google for a popular search term (it was that way for about 2 days). All of a sudden it went bye bye, poof. No discernible reason for it either. I searched my keyword phrase frequently (about 2-3 times a day) to see if it went up any, and is the only thing I could possibly think of that may have influenced the situation but it doesn't seem likely.....As of this moment, I am totally whitehat and have used no blackhat tactics so I see no reason for my content to be flagged.
     
  3. halfpoint

    halfpoint Regular Member

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    Honestly, I don't even believe in the sandbox.

    What you describe doesn't sound like your site is getting penalised, it simply sounds like Google has decided that specific web page is no longer worthy of ranking well for that term.

    Focus your efforts on the competitive term again and build some high quality links and you should be able to get back to where you were.

    Consistency is important!
     
  4. jodys

    jodys BANNED BANNED

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    #1 Sandbox is a myth.

    Where did your content come from? Was it original or copied? Did it match the theme of your site? How many IBLs do you have? What is your PR? How old is your domain? How much traffic do you get? Any BH stuff on the site? Any use of H1, H2, H3 tags?

    Google is very fast now throwing new content in the SERPS without validating it, grading it or even verifying it. What they did was shortcut the query processor momentarily so new pages appear to index very fast and rank very well. The query processor is constantly evaluating the information and filtering it through it's 200+ metrics to determine who should get credit for that information and rank on that first page. If the information is UNIQUE you have no competition so you stick, even with a terrible website in terms of Google optimatization. If the information isn't unique and your site sucks according to Google then you see the quick top rank for the keyword phrase and shortly a HUGE drop in SERP position once the query processor catches up.
     
  5. maximart4u

    maximart4u Registered Member

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    This happens to me all the time, its a bugger!
     
  6. sevenfigurez

    sevenfigurez Junior Member

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    I got my site out of the 'sandbox'.

    I had around 1,000 profile links that were not indexed. I threw them all on one RSS feed, loaded it to an old website, pinged it, and got a lot of backlinks with scrapebox, and the next morning (yesterday), it started ranking again.

    Hopefully it will stay that way and it is not short lived. I wouldn't recommend doing this on any site that is already ranking. I did it because it was a 'fuck it' kind of idea. I doubt it is a coincidence that it got out of sandbox the morning after I did that RSS feed with the profile links, but anything is possible.