almenara - 10:21 pm on Dec 9, 2012 (gmt 0)
@klarko Sandbox exists without discussion (Matt Cutts said, not me, in an interview with John Batelle in 2005). The point is how long could We expect in their maximum expression.
@Sand thanks, offline doesn't have impact, only links matters. Natural is natural, you do something interesting, talk about it to people with blogs and they find it interesting and publish things about you and competitors. We did something interesting, that's all. But I expected 18 months for sandbox but... Dude, now it's few days more, but I don't know if I should wait for 19 or 20 months.
@Zeus we don't have to do a reconsideration request, because we are not out of Google nor penalised. We have good rankings for low competitive terms, and that means low traffic from searches and low "buying intemption" and low sales. Low incomes are a problem for a little start up trying to build a business doing honest SEO (following their guidelines and working hard).
@Klarko about the domain is the origin of the sandbox, it was new. Absolutely new (is our brand, it didn't existed before. The reason we are in the sandbox is: new domain + a decent amount of links (more links, more sandbox effect) + competitive market (more competitive, stronger sandbox effect)
The question is if anybody has the REAL experience about Sandbox, how long it could be, from your own experience, with competitive terms. A new website selling shoes (nation wide) or properties, travel or insurances... That kind of things.
Have you ever done something interesting with a new website? Something like Kayak (how long was their Sanbox effect) or Hipmunk, or Trippit. Or insurance comparison sites, or any website going for competitive terms, with new domain, and natural links obtained like the examples like that.
Thanks a lot for sharing your experiences...