almenara - 10:40 pm on Dec 9, 2012 (gmt 0)
@Cabbie thanks. Bing is doing exactly the same. I think they've the same Sandbox effect than Google (copied, of course). I don't know why is lasting a lot too, I have a theory that Bing copied the same algorithm for this issue, or developed a very similar formula observing Google. I was surprised about this, but I think that Bing is worst than Google evaluating the relevance of websites.
I know the first thought could be: you've something wrong with your website. But it isn't. It's almost plain HTML. We are indexed but for low volume searches. Month by month it has evolved, going better, but it's lasting more that I've ever read.
In addition: we did another website first, new domain, same competitive market but only were able to obtain 8 links from blogs, some of then with average relevance. We were Sanboxed from first day (we weren't in first page for our own domain). It was Sanboxed for 1 year, less 10 days. We have very low visits from searches maybe 30 or 60 a day, but that's what I expected because we weren't able to obtain more links. It's two pages web with information, interesting but not enough. We have searches from low competitive terms of course, but with this site we were obtaining 1 to 2 visits from searches in the year we were Sanboxed.
And, in addition, we have double or more visits with this site from searches than the actual site we are talking about. And we obtained almost 300 natural (really natural and spontaneous) links. And keep obtaining more (less often, because now we are not as 'hot' as we were a year and a Half before.
Plus, we had competition from another startup a month or two after we launched our website, and they have very similar volume of links and yes, they're sandboxed too. They doesn't care too much about SEO because they doesn't have more than 40 words in their homepage, more inside but anyway they doesn't appear on search results too.