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Sandboxed ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by maxnano, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. maxnano

    maxnano Newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I started a new site about 10 days ago,

    wormdrowners.com i quickly some backlink software, autoposting to directories, classifieds, SE's etc about 2000 in total, google then indexed my site. this was over a week ago. since then, google will not show anything for link:xxxxxxxx, no backlinks are showing at all and im getting no traffic from them at all.

    Have i been sandboxed ? and if so, how long does it last ?


    Thanks in advance
     
  2. ellie

    ellie Regular Member

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    You can find yourself sandboxed upto 6 whole months.

    Go into Google's webmaster tools and check external link count there.

    The link: command is crap at best. It could however also mean you need more quality links as Google with worse than a pregnant horse when it comes to picking what links it does and doesnt like.

    Personally I think Google's sandbox is mainly there to "forcibly encourage" webmasters to use adsense...
     
  3. Amnesic

    Amnesic Newbie

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    Google LINK: doesn't work, it's meant to suck big time so you don't spam your competitors links.

    Use yahoo link tool instead.

    By the way you are building links way to quickly for a new site.

    What I do in a very grey hat way

    Step 1 - Get Indexed (1-3 link somewhere)
    Step 2 - Wait 6 months
    Step 3 - Start link building
     
  4. warhigh

    warhigh Newbie

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    this is something very common
     
  5. jb01

    jb01 Registered Member

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    Amnesic,
    Is there any reason why you wait 6 months between links?
    Would it be better to get a few links each week or have you found otherwise?
     
  6. steves

    steves Regular Member

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    With a brand new website, trying to get thousands of backlinks in a hurry will raise a red flag and "sandbox" your site.
     
  7. yuppy

    yuppy Regular Member

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    submit a couple pages to digg or some other social bookmark site then voila you got a link google knows about... then they know about your site