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Recently I have seen signs that make me beleive there is a sort of "Speed Limit" for creating or getting Links back to a Website. My own site is completely disappeard from Google and partly from Yahoo for a very competitive keyword which I was running an Anchor Text backlink campaign for it recently. On MSN Beta Search; as you migh have guessed I have No. 1 ranking :)
The nature of having kind of Speed Limit is acceptable though it may be disappointing to see that some sites are not seriously checked by the SE Police and are getting hundreds and thousands of backklinks each week! and no filtering for them.
So I decided to post this topic here and see what others think about it. Please share your own experiment and let me know what you think of such Speed Limit.
I would also think that Google et al. might impose a speed limit but not bust you for it. Instead, they would simply count a fraction of your links. By busting sites, they would destroy genuinely newsworthy new sites that were attracting a lot of attention based on how cool they were.
Anyways my website has more than 50 backlinks counted by Google, the HomePage PR is 3 and I had good rankings or better say rankings anyways on Google. <snip>
I have tried to contact Google by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org but they told me that the website is not "penalized". But nothing is said about Sandbox which is apparent as it is not officially announced.
I am pretty sure that the site is experiencing such filter as MSN Beta shows the first ranking and on Yahoo I had a No. 11 but currently moved to 150! and off the Google completely!
[edited by: martinibuster at 4:34 pm (utc) on Jan. 9, 2005]
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Likely based around 2 main factors:
1) total number added that week/month
2) the % of new submits compared to existing backlinks
About to submit a brand new site to 400 of them for one way links and see if that raises a flag.
I'll give public feedback (if I remember :-), but I'd appreciate anyone sharing previous work in this area.