Sandbox was a penalty for sites who gained relatively fast backlinks in short time.It was an automated process with a drastic effect in SERPS.Most of pages that are in sandbox drop lots of positions and end on the bottom of rankings and they stay there for a lot of time.
Lots of webmastes who “think” that sandbox means, are saying that a solution to escape from sandbox effect is to gain more links,more valuable links,lets say more relevant links with PR for your optimized page.This is a mistake because if links are that that put your page in sandbox,why are you trying to gain more backlinks?
I tested a lot on sites that are in sandbox and the only solution to get out of there in SHORT TIME IS TO ELIMINATE THE BACKLINKS THAT BURYED your pages in sandbox.Once I had a page on another site of mine with games.I tryed to get backlinks for it,aprox 10 links site wide from other 10 sites of games with PR between 3 and 4. In 2 weeks that page droped lot of positions in SERPS and I loosed at least 80% traffic from it(aprox~800 UV/day).After 2 weeks I thougth that those 10 links site wide must be the reason for sandbox effect and then I deleted 60% of them from parteneres sites. They were all one way links.
In 4 days my page went up again in SERPS to 3th positions and my traffic doubled.
THE SOLUTION WAS TO ELIMINATE BACKLINKS THAT BURYED ME IN SANDBOX.
As a matter of fact,not numbers of backlinks can drop you in SERPS but the PR from them can.If you have a new page/site for at least 3 month indexed in Google and you gain 2 backlinks of PR6 to it, be surrely you will see the effect. If they are natural links,links placed in article that correspand to an natural phrase(Phrases can be tested if they have a logical sens and they are human relevant with very simple alghoritms ) you will see no sandbox effect.
Nowadays Google is positioning pages in SERPS with a new alghoritm.Fresh content gain 100% rise in SERPS and after a month they drop …a lot….All new pages are happening this.
Is not Google dance, its not sandbox its a new pain that you have to fit with.
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