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Google indexing blues

     
8:11 am on Jun 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hey guys I used to have a site that was pretty popular, but for reasons that I won't get into, I was forced to relinguish it. I basically had to move all my content over to a new domain name a few weeks ago (beginning of June), and thought I knew enough about search engine optimization that getting back to my position wouldn't be hard at all. But here's the thing, I've done what I thought I needed to do, namely got incoming links from some very high-ranking pages, including two PR6's, and a ton of links form a PR9 site.

Yahoo quickly indexed me in no time -- less than a week, but I'll be dang if Google hasn't even bothered to index me! It's only been 15 days, granted, but I always thought that if I had enough established links from high ranking pages, I should have gotten on Google pretty fast. No? Or am I expecting too much, and should wait another month?

I get the feeling I might be too over anxious, but since Google was basically my last site's lifeblood (it counted for about 90% of my traffic), I'm desperate to get back on Google. The funny thing is I never did any optimization for my last site; after 4 years of running it, it just sort of climbed up the Google rankings naturally. If you searched for something in my field, there was a 9 out of 10 chance one of my pages would pop up first. I was that high up.

And now I have to start all over again, and it's killing me that Google is so friggin slow...

I KNOW Google has indexed those sites that I've been linked from; when I check the name of my site on Google, the links on those high-ranking sites show up, but Google STILL hasn't indexed my site yet. What is up with that?

8:34 am on June 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to WebmasterWorld [webmasterworld.com] Webbyfro.

It's not that "Google is so friggin slow" but that they put a buffer on indexing new sites that get links very quickly. The theory behind this is to deter those quickly produced spam sites from being too effective. Search WebmasterWorld for "sandbox."

8:48 am on June 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Oh no, the dreaded sandbox. Anyway out of it?
9:01 am on June 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Oh cripes. I searched Webmaster World for google sandbox and just got lost in the sandbox. (Sorry, heh heh.)
9:18 am on June 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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So from what I've read in various boards and discussions, the Google "sandbox" is where all new sites are dropped, resulting in poor search result listings, correct? If that's the case, that still doesn't explain why my site hasn't been indexed yet, right? Sorry if I'm mistaken, but this seems to be the gist of what I'm reading.