TheOptimizationIdiot - 10:04 pm on Apr 7, 2013 (gmt 0)
I think backraft7 and Matt Cutts would disagree with it being much if any type of factor. Backdraft7's site is 12 years old and having issues.
Wow sites less than a week old being dropped? I can't imagine! Our site is a dozen years old...
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Matt Cutts has said anything over 2 or 3 months shouldn't have much if any influence.
Gaining trust and length time a site has been online are two completely different things. Trust is "passed around" more like PageRank. Age is what it is.
That's why the "super technical" way of explaining the sandbox is an effect of filtering generally believed to be mainly based on trust factors afaik. Gaining trust could possibly take weeks, months, years or even not happen. Trust can also be lost, regardless of age of a site.