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Sandbox? / No SERP

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strongfarmer
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Sandbox? / No SERP

Google is treating my new site in a way I have never experienced before (with my other sites).

All my pages get indexed very quickly, but my keywords have no SERP from 1-1000!.

Every page show up when i type in the direct url to Google.

What is going on?
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Sounds like the sandbox to me. That has definitely happened to me at least twice (at least 2 big and noticeable impacts, anyway) The best course is to just wait it out and keep building links. You should pop out after a month or so, in my experience.

Hope this helps.
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Thanks Clayton

If its about month, its fine, I was just reading about 3-6 months, half a year is a long wait!

I guess if the linkbuilding is effective in the meantime, the pages should come out of the sandbox with a good ranking?
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I've got 2 sites still sandboxed and it's been nearly 2 months already. Still building links but nothing's happened yet. Guess it depends, thankfully for me other sites are still bringing in the cash money.
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I personally believe (without anything to really back it up) that Google is more likely to sandbox your site if you're in a very big and competitive niche like "weight loss" or "relationship advice."

Smaller niches like learning a specific language or specific diseases or conditions seem to be a bit safer from the sandbox.
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cterao wrote:I personally believe (without anything to really back it up) that Google is more likely to sandbox your site if you're in a very big and competitive niche like "weight loss" or "relationship advice."

Smaller niches like learning a specific language or specific diseases or conditions seem to be a bit safer from the sandbox.


Quite possibly true to be honest. Also when it happened to me, there was a huge surge in rankings, like I had about half my site in top 10 of Google, and then within 2-3 days it all fell to nothing.
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Hi guys

My site just appeared on Google today, it didn't take long to get out of the Sandbox!
(about two weeks after being indexed)
3 pages showed up on positions 10-30 in Google.
I wrote a reconsideration letter to Google, and asked them to check if I was violating any of their rules.
I got answer back today and they couldn't find anything wrong.

I dont know if it helped but I placed some related You-Tube videos on few pages and removed all affiliate links from the site. George Brown mention it in his Google Sniper program not to place any affiliate links until your site has been indexed. Guess it dont help if Google notice a lot of affiliate links on its first visit to your site and value it as a crappy sales site, with just a few pages of content!
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