I have a site that is rated in the top 5 of the SERPS on both yahoo, msn and altavista for my main keyword.
I have followed Bretts '12 months to successful site with google alone' post advice for building my site, i.e. lots of quality content with simple SEO, no spamming techniques. I have built a number of backlinks.
On Yahoo a search for 'acme widget review' brings me in at no. 3 in the results. On google I am position 78.
My site is around 9 months old (so still have another 3 months to make it a success in Google :-)) - could I still be in the sandbox?
Can you appear in the SERPS and still be in the sandbox?
Initially my site was higher in Google, even though I had developed far fewer links to my site. Now I have more links my site has dropped.