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Thank you webmasterworld!

My first site is out of the sandbox!

     
10:27 pm on Jul 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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On November 2nd I joined webmasterworld and hoped to make some quick easy money on the web. Well I learned a lot since then and know there is no easy money :)

I started this topic here which is in one of the librarys [webmasterworld.com...]

I have learned a ton since then and web development has turned into a hobby and I hope to turn it into a carreer.

Its all because of you guys.

Today my first site (which I launched at the end of November) finally is out of the google sandbox. It has been more of a hobby site that I have worked on only a couple of times a month while I made sites for friends and family and made a nice little income on the side.

Thanks everyone for all of your support. I love this forum. I learned 90% of everything right here.

1:03 am on July 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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You've done step one to thank Brett by subscribing to the supporters forum. Next step is to get your ticket to PubCon in Vegas in November!
7:30 am on July 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Congratulations! I'm sure it feels great. Now, if I may ask, exactly how can you tell when your site gets out of the sandbox. My oldest site is now over 3 years old and there really was not a sandbox back then that I could tell.

How long does it usually take a site to get out of the sandbox and is it gradual or one day you are in the sandbox and next day you are out?

I ask because I have just launched a couple of new sites and I am working on others as we speak. Thanks for any information.

9:23 am on July 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Congratulations! I know it feels great! :-)
12:29 pm on July 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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are you "out for good" yet though, i'm still seeing different results on different datacentres. Some sites have come out in some data centres but are still stuck in others.
4:55 pm on July 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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You've done step one to thank Brett by subscribing to the supporters forum. Next step is to get your ticket to PubCon in Vegas in November!

I have been planning on it since the beginning of the year. I am not sure if I will be able to make it now because of medical reasons but if I can I will be there!

are you "out for good" yet though, i'm still seeing different results on different datacentres. Some sites have come out in some data centres but are still stuck in others.

Well this gave me a little bit of inspiration and I will be working on the site a lot in the next few weeks so hopefully it stays in good standing :)

How long does it usually take a site to get out of the sandbox and is it gradual or one day you are in the sandbox and next day you are out?

Well I am not a huge expert on this but it seems that it all really depends on the age of your site, content, and links. Since I havent been really working on promoting the site it took 8 months :)

8:51 pm on July 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Congratulations - I know the feeling :)

Offtopic:

Well I am not a huge expert on this but it seems that it all really depends on the age of your site, content, and links. Since I havent been really working on promoting the site it took 8 months :)

In my experience it also depends on your subject and amount of quality content. Expect a travel booking engine to stay sandboxed for MONTHS while an information website about your grandmothers undies might end up in the SE's within days...

 

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