From what I have seen, there is a sandbox effect, but it mostly affects newly registered domains with poor quality inbound links that are focused on very competitive keyword phrases.
The easiest ways to avoid the issue are,
1) Use a mature domain that has been indexed for a while. This is one reason why so many site owners look for mature domains. I always set up new domains on a temporary site with a few articles related to the targeted theme. I do not expect the site to rank well for these articles, but the site does get indexed and the maturity clock starts ticking.
2) Good inbound links overcome almost every common problem with Google. If you can get a few links from authority sites that covers a similar topic, you probably will never see a sandbox effect. That is probably why a lot of you have never seen this. Will, you have several large authority sites, so I would not expect you to have a problem.
I dont know if "sand box" is a proper term, but its about the only one that fits the bill. I have seen my own personal new sites float from page 1 and 2 to past page 60 overnight. in a couple of days or a couple of weeks the sites are back to where they started from.
I also think this is an attempt to keep the spammers out of googles search index. There was an article a couple of years ago about how spammers will buy a domain name, put up a site and ask for a refund from the register. It could be up to a week that the refund and dns goes through, then the spammer will buy the domain name again, and repeat the process. By expoliting the loop holes, spammers were able to get free domain names and keep their temporary sites up. This also caused a problem with googles search index.
Its called domain kiting
So now, unless your site is at least 6 - 12 months old, its not goign to rank anywhere.
Those who have seen the sandbox effect report that a new site may very briefly show up in a top ranking position, but in a few days will disappear into ranking obscurity. This only happens for very competitive search phrases. The amount of time that a site is in the sandbox can range from 6 months to 1 year. All of a sudden the site will emerge and rank where it should have been all along.
If there is a sandbox effect, it seems logical that it would be used to prevent spammers or fly-by-night web sites from dominating competitive keyword positions.
Google does not pentilize sites for being new!
I have no problem getting new sites listed.
Google will throw you in the penilty box if it thinks you are cheating.
keep things natural stay away from link networks and bad sites and you should be able to stay out of the penilty box.
I been it in before all you have to do is fix the problem and google will remove the penilty. IE I removed the bad links and my site went up.
How long does it take to get out of google's sandbox? Can any one tell me?
I have a website that receives almost no traffic. I read this article which talks about a Google sandbox??
http://ladychase.com/2008/04/21/the-kiss4 is this all true?
Yes.Google's sandbox is a relatively new filter that appeared to be put in place back in March of 2004. This happened after the widely publicized updates of Austin and Florida, and the implementation of what is known as the Austin update. If you are not sure what those are, there is no need to worry as those updates are now for the most part in the past. The sandbox filter seems to affect nearly all new websites placing them on an initial "probation" status. The effect of this is that new websites may get into Google's SERP's (search engine results pages) relatively quickly and may even perform well for a couple of weeks. When the filter is applied to the new website it is referred to as being put in the "sandbox". The new website will still show in the result pages, but it will not rank well regardless of how much original, well optimized content and regardless of how many quality inbound links the site may have. The filter restrains new websites from having immediate success in the search engine result pages.
well lots of variations there about it i just wanna know it.
No one can really tell. There are some that says it takes anywhere from 2 months to 1 year to get out of the sandbox. Some folks I know said their new sites got out of the sandbox in 9 months
Here's what you need to do to be able to get out of the google sandbox as quickly as possible:
- Start acquiring QUALITY links for your website - no buying of links, no exchanging links with sites not related to your topic, but links from the authority websites in your niche. The best way to do this is to create GREAT content that the big boys in your area would not hesitate to link to you
- Make sure the site strictly follows white hat search engine optimization techniques -- no black hat techniques such as keyword stuffing, doorway pages, etc
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