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Old 2nd September 2008, 12:49 PM   #11

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Hi Laura, I haven't seen vangogh in awhile so I'm going to jump in with my explanation/two cents.

For example, take two different scenarios

A) New site, 100 pages, with 1000 links from PR5 pages attained from sites like the New York Times, Slashdot, Digg's home page, etc. In that scenario, google "trusts" that the 1000 links from sites of that type can be 'trusted'.

B) New site, 100 pages, with 1000 links from PR5 pages attained from sites through a mass directory submitter software program. In that scenario google does not "turst" that the 1000 links from sites of that type can be 'trusted'.

So while both scenarios have the same number of pages, number of links from equivelant pages based on PageRank, scenario "A" might not experience a sandbox type effect while scenario "B" will based on an algorithmic equation that deduces some sort of correlation with 'trust'. I suspect this is done based on analyzing statistical norms across the entire network of sites within their index.

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Old 3rd September 2008, 11:31 PM   #12
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Thanks for the explanation, Logan! Makes perfect sense.

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Old 3rd September 2008, 11:54 PM   #13

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Yeah, I saw a conspiracy theory like documentary on it. Heh, just joking, thanks for the info.

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Old 9th December 2008, 06:30 PM   #14

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In the age of fair competition you may find it hard to believe that a search engine may hinder the appearance of a new website.

This is what is currently believed to be happening on more web servers today. Some programmers have viewed Google as uncomfortable to rank newer websites until they have proven their viability to exist for more than a period of "x" months. Thus the term "Sandbox " applies to the idea that all new websites have their ratings placed in a holding tank until such time is deemed appropriate before a ranking can commence.

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Old 11th December 2008, 05:28 AM   #15
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Google Sandbox exists in reality and I firmly believe in it. If it does not exist in reality then why some website remain vanished for months despite high page rank and good inbound links?

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Old 11th December 2008, 10:29 AM   #16

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Great article! I don't know anything about serach engine lingo or how it really works but understanding the article as best I can I can verify that the sandbox is a myth. Within weeks, and it may have been sooner, our service came up number one or two in Google upon entering keywords related to our industry. We're a very niche market so it makes perfect sense why the nine month delay isn't quite accurate.

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Old 6th May 2009, 04:39 AM   #17

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Default Is There Really a Google Sandbox?

here are two major problems with this release from my perspective. The first is that Google did not release the sites on all datacenters, suggesting a trial or test period was involved to decide whether to keep the changes that were made on 02/04, or whether to roll back to the previous results. The second major issue is that Google themselves released these sites, rather than individual SEOs or SEOs as a group finding a solution to the problem. This means that SEOs still have no known solutions to the sandbox, although we can speculate and hypothesize on what helped certain sites escape, while others remain 'boxed'.

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Old 7th May 2009, 05:26 AM   #18

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If its a new site and you gradually build up the site incoming links than you should be fine, if its don't too quickly it can trigger a flag that puts your site on hold for the keywords for a number of months.

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Your article is certainly thought provoking but what I have learned during my five year stint as SEO executive is that Sandbox or no sandbox, you to continue your link building tactics and that is all.

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Old 16th June 2010, 03:27 PM   #20

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what is google sandbox? i am a newbie


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