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Sites Out of the Sandbox Finally, What Now?
After 9 months of hard work we are out of the box, what do we do now?
eddytom




msg:3259730
 3:36 am on Feb 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

For everyones information. As of tonight my news site, in a very competitive category that my company has been working on the past year and half, is finally out of the sandbox. For keyword phrases we are going for and ranking below 700 for the past year for, we are now on the first page of serps for. The biggest single word term in the industry that is our dream to get, we are #60. It has been about 9 months of crawling to get to this point. I hope it is permanent.

Never been out of the box before and I quite giddy. What the hell do we do now? lol

 

MLHmptn




msg:3259792
 4:41 am on Feb 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

Now it's time to start SEO'ing your internal pages and building upon your success. Getting out of the box is definitely a good feeling as you start to see the dividends of your work. My best recommendation would be to keep building upon your site with natural unique content and relevant one way links...Google will reward you for it. Also, congratulations on your accomplishment.

discobiscuit




msg:3260061
 11:06 am on Feb 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hi Eddy, How did you manage to get out of the box!

myvoice




msg:3260093
 11:56 am on Feb 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

Increase backlinks for your main keyword.

Cheers,
Ravi.

centime




msg:3260127
 12:24 pm on Feb 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

So did you get an explosion of traffic?

myvoice




msg:3260138
 12:35 pm on Feb 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

I am having a similar experience these days as the site pages are coming out of supplemental results but the disappointing thing is it is my client;s site.

myvoice




msg:3260139
 12:36 pm on Feb 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

To add to the above point, I worked on that site 8 months back in my previous company.

eddytom




msg:3260754
 8:50 pm on Feb 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

I see many sites have an 'intro' paragraph on top of their page so that they have words the first thing in the html, is doing this something that would benefit my ranking or should I just leave everything as is.

FYI - yesterday we were #60 for our golden term, today we are #40! This is fun. lol

eddytom




msg:3263048
 2:14 am on Feb 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

Quick question I was hoping someone could point me to where maybe this was discussed or just what you think the answer is.

Now that we are out of the sandbox, what will happen if I change my title tag by taking out one non-keyword in the title and replacing it with another keyword. Then my title would have 3 different keywords appearing twice and 2 random non-keywords appearing once.

Will we be penalized or filtered, or will we just be better off with a more focused title?

Thanks a great deal for any help/advice in advance.

atlrus




msg:3263057
 2:33 am on Feb 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

This sandbox killed me, listen to my story:

Bought the domain in late November 06.

Put the website online around the end of December.

Got about 20 rec. links (nothing special).

Today, after we left the sandbox - in the top 20 for one of the most competitive keywords in our industry (very, very competitive).

I dont know what to do. This just blows my mind away...
What did I do? Nothing. Brand spanking new domain name...

Whitey




msg:3266266
 3:31 am on Feb 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

Eddytom

1.
Now that we are out of the sandbox, what will happen if I change my title tag by taking out one non-keyword in the title and replacing it with another keyword. Then my title would have 3 different keywords appearing twice and 2 random non-keywords appearing once.

Will we be penalized or filtered, or will we just be better off with a more focused title?

Be conservative. You are obviously excited, but work on the things MLHmptn say's first. Then be ultra careful in how you tweak things - all this hard work should be sustained IMO

2. So you appear to have been released on a Thursday? Is that so? Seems this is the day for results that stick. See: Particular Days of Traffic Release - Does it mean anything? [webmasterworld.com]

3. 9 months - that's a loooooooooooong time. Did you fire links in? What was the delay caused through in your opinion.

fyi - we have some filter holding 2 of our sites out of the index for almost 9 months- I've no idea why. They are the ones that should be firing up and have existed for years before they fell into duplicate content territory and others which had no history came in much faster.

[edited by: Whitey at 3:31 am (utc) on Feb. 28, 2007]

Bewenched




msg:3266335
 5:27 am on Feb 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

atlrus,
I've seen this before .. it's as if google gives a new site/page a chance at traffic in the beginning however if it is a very competitive field the site generally works it's way down the results. Even if a site is at the top and people do not recognize it they will generally click on a site that they've either been to before thus leading to less clicks to yours and google will slowly devalue your page.

adsoft13




msg:3266529
 11:23 am on Feb 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

It was "sandbox update" on February 22.
A lot of my fairy new web sites (half a year old) went out of sandbox in just 1 day! =)

So now time for on page factors work ... converting visitors, new better content, and so on.

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