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What is exactly meant by Sandboxed
Just a simple question: what is exactly meant when it is said that "you have been sandboxed " by Google.
The Google sandbox is definitely not a nice place to be. In fact, it is horrible. All your Google traffic dries up overnight, leaving you with few visitors and little earnings. But what exactly is the Google sandbox, and how would you know if you have been affected? read more
Google often sandboxes sites that provide small or no value to the users:
Very old sites, that no one maintains get sandboxed.
Spammy sites, centered around one keyword repeated thousands of times too.
Sites that are a security risk or start auto-download viruses on entering get sandboxed and do not show in search until fixed.
(Additionaly, such sites get a small intro window with "I know the risks" button, that don't allow you into the site)
Sites with copied content get sandboxed very quick
(Google keeps archive of all sites and knows very well WHEN and WHERE an article came to life first. All others are copies and a subject of sandboxing)
It's just a temporary penalty that Google imposes for those webmasters or blogs that over-link their site too quickly. In other words over promoting their site with backlinks.
Think of a child being naughty and you put them to play in the sandbox. It's not really punishment but they don't get any candy while doing it and maybe they didn't want to be in the sand box at the time.
It means that Google found a reason to think that you've done something "black hat," and so they've absolutely buried your material in the search engine results pages so that nobody can dig them out of the search results.
It's happened to me, but didn't last any longer than a month to six weeks, it's disturbing that others seem to have had and are having longer stays buried in the sand box.
Thank you LuisEGonzalez for asking this question. I just learned something new.
The only reason that I can think of is that since my hubs are about photography, Google may see the word photography too often in their eyes. However, on a different note, my views started rising today to over what they were about a month ago.
When a brand new website is created with a new domain name, Google is not likely to show it highly in its search results. This is what is meant by Google sandboxing a site. It sometimes can take a few months of being in the sandbox before Google start showing the site in the search results. This is so that Google can avoid overnight spammer sites in its search results.
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