Mito99 - 3:44 am on May 5, 2004 (gmt 0) If you think these are the reasons then fine. But apart from that Iīm pretty sure we did everything right. But we are still playing in the sandbox.
I fully agree on the "sandbox" theory. But Iīm not sure that anybody can tell what the duration of this "Quarantine" is and what the real factors for the ending of this period are. While ones say it may take 2-3 months I can tell that we have two sites, aprox. 80 pages big, with PR6 and aprox. 500 backlinks (including links from high quality sites) suffering from this effect for over a year now. We do add content on a regular basis, didnīt buy any backlinks for high PR pages and if the results of the allinachor query really reflects the search results, then these two sites should be within the top 20. At this moment you canīt find them within the first 2000 search results when looking for the main keywords (very competitive though).
THe only explanation I have:
- we crosslinked all our pages. We have aprox 10 sites with quite good PR. All crosslinked. It obviously gives a good PR. But what about the real effect on SERPs?
- we have all our sites on only one IP. Many of us think that this could be a bad thing.
If you think these are the reasons then fine. But apart from that Iīm pretty sure we did everything right. But we are still playing in the sandbox.