crobb305 - 2:02 am on Dec 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
I see about 10 brand new websites ranking very, very well in a very competitive niche of the financial industry that were just registered within the past 3 months, and only registered for one year. They have rapidly acquired hundreds of spammy/foreign backlinks, which seems to work well -- and has worked well since Penguin. This argues against a sandbox. A few years ago, I held a vastly different opinion.