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So, just out of curiosity, if you've started new sites since this sandbox effect began, how long did it take your site(s) to get out or are you still waiting?
I've avoided the sandbox on a couple of domains i've taken over where sites were 2 years+ old and had a few links and a few on-topic pages in the index. (one pr1 one pr2). With these i've tip-toed around adding a link here or there over a few months and both are doing well in their "widgets in location" areas.
If I was to start another domain (now that my primary domain is out of the sandbox) would I still have to wait almost a year to get my next domain out? Or will Google trust my name since I already have a domain out of the sandbox?
People used to talk about 6 months, then 9 months, now 12...
I would imagine the "no rule" still applies.
Site A and B crawled the same time.
Both designed similar to target same KWS.
Both same relevant IBL's.
Site A: released 6 months
Sites B: released 12 months
No one knows why A comes out sooner.
Also makes Google look ridiculous as the site is #1 on all other major search angines, Google returns a page on someones blog that links to an internal page on my sandboxed site as their #1 match
ps. Just kidding about there never being a sandbox.
973 Back links and growing and Google keeps us still playing in the sandbox!
Our competitor has 73 and he is on the top
I am sure you know the potential difference in terms of backlinks quality there may exist. Are you sure you suffer because of sandbox or maybe have other reasons to worry?