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What does "sandboxed" by Google mean?

  1. Dorsi profile image92
    Dorsiposted 5 years ago

    And how do you know if you've been sandboxed?

    1. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You lose almost all of your google traffic literally overnight.  Nine months and counting in my case.  No big deal, it's only thousands of dollars.  sad


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      1. Dorsi profile image92
        Dorsiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I had seen you mention this Randy in some other posts. Randy, I'm so sorry. Why do you think this happens? Or does anyone even know?

      2. TravelAbout profile image91
        TravelAboutposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I don't have traffic to lose, but for possible future reference, what kinds of infractions get one "sandboxed"?

        1. IzzyM profile image86
          IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I wrote a hub about my experience in the sandbox, and that lays out the possible reasons why as well as the signs and symptoms. Its all to do with linking really, and the way HP is set up each of our subdomains start off with an awful lot of links.

          I still don't know why some people are affected, and others not.

          1. TravelAbout profile image91
            TravelAboutposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks Izzy I'll read your hub.

 
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