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Sandboxed & PR-3

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by eagleshot, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. eagleshot

    eagleshot Junior Member

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    Ok... My site has been sandboxed for 3 weeks now. My URL is 3 months old. I was a PR-0 last week, now my site is a PR-3 (just updated this weekend). I guess Google pays no attention to sandboxed sites when ranking websites?
     
  2. utkarshpaliwal

    utkarshpaliwal Regular Member

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    How do you know that your site is sandboxed?
    Is the site no more indexed in google?
     
  3. eagleshot

    eagleshot Junior Member

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    If I do a site: myurl then I can find my site on page 3. However, I was ranked for over 30 keywords, now I'm ranked for "0". So technically not de-indexed, but not showing up for any keywords (including non competitive keywords).
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  4. richboy

    richboy Junior Member

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    WOW I have never heard of that. You're not deindexed, you're just not ranking for any keywords that you previously ranked well for? Correct? Well, I think you're site may have been penalized but not sandboxed. Just continue to add good content, build backlinks slowly, and you should see a change within a few months.
     
  5. utkarshpaliwal

    utkarshpaliwal Regular Member

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    Yeah.. I agree, this happens. May be cuz u made the backlinks very fast. This happned with my frnd. But the site came back in a few weeks.
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  6. funktrust

    funktrust Regular Member

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    mate you need to do site:domain not site: domain with a space... Easiest way to check if your indexed.
     
  7. eagleshot

    eagleshot Junior Member

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    I just did site:mydomain I'm actually listed for all my pages???? Makes it even more frustrating!
     
  8. Micallef

    Micallef Supreme Member

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    You should be back in a decent position in no more than 3 months time. Steadily and slowly build backlinks during this period to see yourself appear at a better position when the sandbox effect wears off.
     
  9. eagleshot

    eagleshot Junior Member

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    Thanks... I will do that!
     
  10. bond0007

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    just wanted to add that the same thing happened to my site. The URL is about 7 months old. It was ranking 7-20 on Google for most keywords. Now it doesnt even rank for ANY keywords. not even the domain name (without the.com)

    However site:mydomain.com still has all our pages indexed.

    I have been adding backlinks last month (several hundred at most) but I was hoping that my site will come back in the rankings within the next few weeks. Also pr went from 0-2 just this last update.

    Anyone know any more details please??
     
  11. letoII

    letoII Newbie

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    Hi guys, it looks like you experiencing the same problem as me. Traffic is way down for all of my of newer domains (2-4 months old) and some older domains (> 4 months old) are still doing great. Sites that receive way less visitors are characterized by:

    - the number of indexed pages hasn't changed (site command);
    - the domains still attract some visitors from first and second page SE listings;
    - the 'domain.com' query returns the domain as the first result;
    - domains are 2-4 months old

    For more info see this topic: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/black-hat-seo/188606-anyone-experiencing-sharp-decline-google-traffic-since-weekend.html

    Lets hope we get them going strong in a while..
     
  12. malilibog

    malilibog Registered Member

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    Thanks guys..I learn this thread..:)
     
  13. twitch

    twitch Newbie

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    My site was raking as well and got hit for only 3 weeks but after this pr update im solid again getting the masses from the big G
     
  14. bond0007

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    ok i just dug deeper and found my kw ranking at #845 . Seems like this can be the case for the rest of you guys as well. Can this be the 950 penalty?
     
  15. funktrust

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    What is your site doing? G wouldn't just penalize you... Trackback spam?
     
  16. businessbira

    businessbira Power Member

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    can this happen to only one page?

    or in the case of one page ranking good first, then going down a lot, it's just ordanary Google dance?