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Whole site sandboxed, except three pages

Msg#: 4552781 posted 4:17 am on Mar 9, 2013 (gmt 0)

What could be the cause of this type of penalty? Every page including my homepage is sandboxed and ranks for nothing anymore. But three pages to still rank in google on page one, all the rest are gone.

Is this specific to a kind of penalty?



Msg#: 4552781 posted 4:33 am on Mar 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

but my number 1 competition also has a KW match domain name and ranks for everything just fine with less content per page, and less pages overall

So, let's forget about "right" and "wrong" or "better" and "worse" and look at what the algo is ranking better for a minute.

Is it the better site or the more concise site that's ranking? What can you do on your site to match the algo better?


Msg#: 4552781 posted 12:45 pm on Mar 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

Is it the better site or the more concise site that's ranking?

[Wonders if we're "throwing out" better or worse why he would ask which is ranking higher the better or more concise site? Slaps forehead, hopes people go with the point, blames it on the beer and walks away.]


Msg#: 4552781 posted 12:58 pm on Mar 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

I decided to request reinclusion, I didn't have much to say other than you banned me for some reason I am not aware of. I cannot fix a problem I am not made aware of. Compare the content quality of my site against what is ranking now.

Tomorrow i am registering a new name, and building another website fresh. I am really bummed out over this, but I guess google runs my business and I get no say in how successful it is.


Msg#: 4552781 posted 9:07 pm on Mar 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

Have you thought about maybe sectioning your pages into say 4 "categories" for lack of a better word with separate heading and page fragment links to make it so visitors including search engines can find "smaller chunks" of more specific information?

So, maybe something like
H1 = Main Topic
Text is the Abstract/Overview
Fragment links to the subsections.

H2 is subsection 1
H3 is subsection 2
H4 is subsection 3
H5 is subsection 4


Msg#: 4552781 posted 9:18 pm on Mar 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

I noticed today all my old rankings are on page 31. still the wrong page showing, but thats where i sit for everything.


Msg#: 4552781 posted 9:21 pm on Mar 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

Uh, that means you might want to refer to the Google -30 & 950 Penalties [webmasterworld.com...] generally linked in the Hot Topic Area [webmasterworld.com...]

The thread deals with -30 places (position 31) not page 31, but if you're seeing a blanket-drop to a specific page it might be a good place to start looking.

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