Get Out of The Google Sandbox Free Card

DaveN offers up a Sanbox tip

on the sandbox... try this .

so you have a site loads of content, yet you know deep down that you should be ranking but you're not .. ( I can't confirm or deny that this is the sandbox ), you have good links and a good site structure.. but still you don't rank ( I can't confirm or deny that this is the sandbox )

You rank in Yahoo and Msn .. but no where in Google ( I can't confirm or deny that this is the sandbox ) ..

ok get an old domain, something which google crawls, then put a subdomain on it ... original and copy the site exactly on the sub as it is in the orginal date last modifed to a few months after the domain was first registered ... yer i know that makes all the content look really really old ... lol

Add a link from the www. to the forget about seo anchor text links, these are just to let google in.. now 301 the subdomain to the new site

Published: December 13, 2005 by Aaron Wall in seo tips


December 14, 2005 - 2:51am

We can confirm that there is something squarish full of a fine dirty granular substance. Though it may be 'perceived' by some as a sandbox, it is really just a set a filters used to make the world look rosier.

There is nothing to see here, keep moving, these are not the droids you are looking for...

December 14, 2005 - 2:52am

I can sort of confirm this. However not because I used the tip.

I had my primary site, and wanted to create a site about something completely different, but without paying for a new domain and new hosting. So I just made it on a subdomain, it was fully crawled in google(1000+ p), however it never took off in the search engines. So after 5 month on the subdomain I decided to make the jump, about a month ago, and bought a new domain. Today I am fully crawled with the new domain, and get much more traffic...

But the question I'm left with is, am I still in the sandbox? Should I be having a much larger amount of traffic?

I probably wont have the definitive answer, before I make the wait of 6 months+...

Aaron Pratt
December 14, 2005 - 5:32am

Don't know if it related but I moved an article from one of my newer (sandboxed) sites to the subdomain of an older site in belief that it would do better there. This individual article is now sandboxed.

December 15, 2005 - 12:41am

Aaron Pratt, I think the key difference with your situation is the last modifed date on the server would not have changed. That is the wrinkle on this otherwise no-brainer strategy. I highly doubt that G pays more attention to the modified date on the servers than it does to its own indexed date, but what do I know?

December 14, 2005 - 1:51am

Is it confirmed that there is actually a sandbox?

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