And then there was The google sandbox .. lo and behold

| May 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

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What is the Google sandbox

You just launched a new website with a new domain and its links are still not showing up in Google search engine. You probably are experiencing the Google sandbox. Here are some of the symptoms of Google sandbox

I just bough domain and no backlinks are showing for website

I just made a new website and no links are showing

My new website is not ranking on Google

Google Sandbox 2.0 a.k.a. “Google Waiting Period”

When a brand new site on a brand new domain is launched, it gets put into what SEO professionals have dubbed the Google Sandbox. The Google Sandbox effect is theory that exists among webmasters on the Internet that web pages on new domain names rank poorly in the SERP (search engine result page) even though they have a high page rank. The sandbox will be on new domain names for a period from 3-8 months. The months in sandbox is just speculation and could be anywhere from 3 months to 6 months from reports by seo researchers.

The Google Sandbox is for new domains, not new sites

Check out Google’s Matt Cutts discussing the relevance of domain age.

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In that video Cutts said:

matt cutts on twitter  with seo block for new domain

“The difference between a domain that’s six months old vs one year old is really not that big at all. As long as you’ve been around for at least a couple of months, you should be able make sure that you can show up in search results.”

Matt Cutts said, there is some difference between a domain that’s six months old and one that’s 12 months old, but the difference at that point is incredibly small. The important thing is to wait out those first few month.

How to rank, even in the Google Sandbox

You can still rank your website even is Google is punishing your new site by placing it in the Sandbox. You can absolutely build a brand new site on a brand new domain and still rank well in Google — but you’ll have to likely target keywords for which there is relatively low competition.

2nd method

Get a existing domain that has already had a website for some time, but make sure its relevant o your niche not penalised or has a spam link profile. You can quickly do this by a quick check in google search engine like this , search for Site: where the domain is the site which you are checking, it will show up all the backlinks for that website.

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Or you can also check it here

Acquire links from authoritative sites.

Plan ahead– contrary to the general practice of launching a site when it is absolutely complete, launch a couple of pages, when you have them. This will start the clock and time will be running parallel to your site development efforts.

Try to gain some social shares to validate the links that your site has recently got.

Google is still indexing your site, even while you’re in the Google Sandbox. You’re still a part of their index. In addition to the number and quality of links pointing to your website, the age of those links is also important in determining your site’s TrustRank. On the day a link to your website is published, Google awards your site only a portion of the total TrustRank that link possesses

Why your website or blog might not be ranking

If you were ranking well and suddenly vanished from the rankings, that usually indicates either: you had low quality backlinks and those backlinks have been removed from the link index (and indeed open site explorer shows zero quality backlinks for your site); that your site has duplicate content, spun content, shallow content, or too many ads and has run afoul of Panda, or is suffering a manual penalty.

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To conclude its best to build authority links and links in a natural manner over a period of time. If your blog backlink profile is a gradual steady rise as most authorative blogs would be, with a mix of social shares etc . then it should slowly rise out of the sandbox and climbing the slippery mountain called google search engine

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