| 10:39 am on Sep 23, 2010 (gmt 0)|
I am having a pretty similary situation......site is a little older (3 months). Again we have done alot of work on link building and onsite optimisation but are ranking very low. Google is seeing a large number of the links in WMT, but still ranking low.
I started another thread for advice on this yesterday. From reading a reading loads of different info, i have now come to the conclusion that we are in some holding state. The page rank of the site in GTB is zero (i know i am not supposed to take much notice of that) and we definately havent picked up a penalty.
i read some info on the "sandbox effect" which some say is an outdated theory..........i dont knwo but it seems to fit what we are experiencing!
Everything says, keep calm, carry on and be patient - not easy!
Sorry I cant offer any more info, but you are not alone if that helps!
| 2:22 pm on Sep 23, 2010 (gmt 0)|
How many links were you building a day or week? What kind of links did you get, blog roll, link exchange ?
| 4:07 pm on Sep 23, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Maybe 50 links during one week. My site in not in English. I have about 30 other sites and I have have done these things (building backlinks etc) for many years. I got links from blog comments, profile pages, free blogs, link directories... One way links of course.
Normally "Google dance" happens earlier. I'm not sure but I think it's not matter how fast you build links because Google find those backlinks after few days or few weeks. Maybe it's better to wait a few days.
| 6:10 am on Sep 24, 2010 (gmt 0)|
It happened to many of my sites, but they all eventually came back. Keep building links. After the 6-8 month aging process, you won't experience sandboxing like that anymore.
| 10:00 am on Oct 6, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Hello, my site appeared again in Google's SERPs after two weeks.
I think it's important for a new site to publish unique and good content, get a lot of backlinks and vary anchor text. This my dropped site is now on Google's search results pages 1 and 2 for my 4 keywords.
| 10:49 am on Oct 6, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Thats good news Dilema - glad to hear it.
What types of keywords are you targeting - longtail or generic? is it a very competitive industry you are in?
We are still not appearing for the majority of our key words despite G seeing a larget number in WMT. There are very competitive generic ones though.
| 12:12 pm on Oct 7, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Keywords are generic and quite competitive. But I write in language which is spoken by under 10 people in the world. ;)
In English is always better to use 2-4 word length keyword terms.
| 12:14 pm on Oct 7, 2010 (gmt 0)|
10 millions not 10... :)
| 9:59 am on Oct 11, 2010 (gmt 0)|
My new site disappeared again. And other new site disappeared too. This sandbox effect is strange, it seems to happen to some new sites not to all new sites.