almenara - 3:39 pm on Dec 10, 2012 (gmt 0)
@tedster thanks for the reply and the thread. I've lived a sandbox before as I said in one of the comments. I have a website for the same competitive market, with maybe 7 to 10 links, only HTML content (two pages of text, a guide for buyers, nothing sophisticated). I was sadboxed as long as 1 year (less 10 days). The question is not if Sandbox exists or not (exists, maybe they are filters, maybe is anything, but is perceived as a sandbox). The question is how long this filters are full applied to a website in the extreme.
I understand that sandbox is not the exact metaphor as Matt Cutts said, I think they're filters too, but is easier to "name" the effect. But yes, they are filters, and they are less and less "hard" applied as time goes by.
All the variables like the "rhythm" achieving links are absolutely normal, pure natural. We have some waves with more atemption, and maybe we receive 2 or 3 links a month. But absolutely natural. And yes, we have links from very reputable sources newspapers as relevant as The Guardian i.e. but the one equivalent for our country. And several of them.
If a sandbox of 1 year is considered something that could happen, why not longer? We didn't anything wrong or black or grey hat.