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I'm out of Google's sandbox!

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by stuart.letterman, Nov 14, 2009.

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    My site ultrathrill.com was stuck in Google's sandbox for quite some time (two months) as it was deemed as a porn site. It showed up in results when safe search was turned off which was annoying.
    SEMrush
    I cleaned up all the content (looking at every page), edited pages with keywords appearing over 7% of the time and removed stories that were a bit too "tongue in cheek" and near to adult content.

    I literally just left it all for two months with virtually no traffic from Google; now it's finally ranking again! :D

    I submitted a request for it to be re-included into Google's SERPs too, perhaps they take two months to actually get round to seeing those request i dunno :confused:
     
    stuart.letterman, Nov 14, 2009 IP
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    Nice to hear! Are you getting good amounts of traffic now?
     
    FastKid, Nov 17, 2009 IP
  3. stuart.letterman

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    Yes it's shot up ten times!! Wooo :)
     
    stuart.letterman, Nov 17, 2009 IP
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    That's great! At least you know what's wrong, and take action to remedy the situation.
     
    scheng1, Nov 20, 2009 IP
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    It look this tips is good to try to my blog, i will remove all unwanted stuff that harming my blog, build backlinks and see how it will effect
     
    knowing25, Nov 24, 2009 IP
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    This is the topic I want more.. I want to know from those people who recovers their site from google sandbox and luckily I found one. Thanks for sharing.
     
    seolinkservices, Nov 25, 2009 IP
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    Hi, Congrats. Thanks for sharing this useful information. I would like to read your further posts.
     
    Nishant Dhaka, Nov 27, 2009 IP
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    congrats and finally you realized what is the problem of your site already :)
     
    zgerm, Nov 27, 2009 IP
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    Yes just be careful what words you put on your site!

    And make sure you have lots of nofollow links to your site before building lots of dofollow links :cool:
     
    stuart.letterman, Nov 28, 2009 IP
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    thanks for advise
     
    fitriulina, Dec 2, 2009 IP
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    10 x virtually nothing = still near to nothing lol. Grats on getting out, though. Google normally takes 1-3 weeks to go over the reconsideration request though. Sucks it took so long.
     
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    The site has been back IN the Google sandbox and then back out again in the last 3 days!! Never making a male enhancement site again :rolleyes:

    It gets 8 visits a day in sandbox, 60-80 out of sandbox ;)
     
    stuart.letterman, Dec 7, 2009 IP
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    Glad to hear you got it sorted.

    However I don't think Sandbox got anything to do with your site not showing on safe search. Clearly its a adult site or not adult site issue. Just my 2 cents:)
     
    webcosmo, Dec 7, 2009 IP
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    where and how did you submit the request to get you site indexed again ??
     
    mudassir786, Dec 8, 2009 IP
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    It's within Google Webmaster tools on the left side navigation, you may need to link your site to webmaster tools firstly to prove it yours :)
     
    stuart.letterman, Dec 8, 2009 IP
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    Why care about google - Don't get me wrong be everyone is using google as a "status" and I think it's great that you are ranking.

    BUT! Google is a heavy weight. Would you rather get pummeled by the heavyweight or knock the lights out of the pip-squeek for more traffic? I crush MSN/BING/LIVE google is just a bonus after that
     
    staffsergeantpeterson, Dec 8, 2009 IP
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    - Webcosmo you could be right! I've had issues with some really dodgy searches reaching the site and tried to clean it up. It's hard to make a site about Adult problems without actually kicking off the adult filter. I re-wrote a lot of the text and removed words like "virgin" out of pages out of fear of Google's wavering thumb.

    - Staffsergeantpeterson I too have had great sucess with Bing; all you have to do is work your way through a high PR backlink packet and it seems you can rank for anything on Bing despite all the spammy links. Not sure of the future of Bing, Yahoo etc. could you be building on something that may collapse?
     
    stuart.letterman, Dec 8, 2009 IP
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    Grr I stopped building backlinks to the site and now it's back IN the sandbox, arghhh! :mad:

    There's a fine line when working with an adult subject online...
     
    stuart.letterman, Feb 23, 2010 IP
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    my site: buycheaplaptops dot org is still in sandbox since november 2009 :(
    anyone can help me??
     
    sdipalmadinah, Feb 25, 2010 IP
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    Nice to hear that. I have some that still in Sandbox

    But I don't care for it, just try a lot more to enhance other traffic...
     
    BonusOnline, Feb 28, 2010 IP