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What the Heck Happened!?! Sandbox?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by aljanabi, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. aljanabi

    aljanabi Registered Member

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    Hey guys, wanted to get a little input on whats going on here... one of my sites went from ranking 12/6,590,000 yesterday on google, to 217/6,590,000 today for a keyword I've been targetting. It just seems like way too quick of a jump. Is this the infamous sandbox?

    Trying to think of what may have happened, I just hired someone to make a linkwheel for me, she did about 12 spokes, without having completed the wheel yet. Does this have anything to do with my rankings dropping like that (i would think that making something like that wouldnt be able to HURT your site even if it looks spamish)? it's kind of a generalized drop as another keyword that I was ranking 7/35,100,000 yesterday, i'm now at 132. Its kind of weird though because another keyword I ranked at 99/31,000,000 only dropped to 100...

    If this is the sandbox, what kinds of things have you guys found to work to minimize this time and get back high in the rankings?
     
  2. jahstafari

    jahstafari Newbie

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    I don't think it's sandboxed. Maybe it's the caffeine kicking in....Google Caffeine that is.
     
  3. aljanabi

    aljanabi Registered Member

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    why did they start caffeine up already?