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Site included but not ranked, 6 months after changing domain

     
6:21 pm on Jan 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

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My site is included indexed and when search for it as mydomain.com its shows in results, but when i search for mydomain+ keyword (title of my site) it does not show up. There are more than 5000 pages indexed. In May I have changed my domain redirected using 301. In fact when I search for myoldsite.com, the new site shows up. Does my site sandboxed?
6:59 pm on Jan 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Did your old site rank well for any keywords?
12:02 am on Jan 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Yes, my old site was on 3rd position .
12:57 am on Jan 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Something does seem to be wrong - not just a "sandbox" whatever that might mean. Even in the earliest days, of what people called the "sandbox" is was not really about an amount of time but more about the level of trust.

So that makes me wonder about the past history of your new domain name. Did someone own it before you?
1:24 am on Jan 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

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So that makes me wonder about the past history of your new domain name. Did someone own it before you?


That is very important.

I always check a domain for past history from several sources because years ago I snagged what I thought was a great domain and it turns out whoever had it before me must of really made Google mad because even after 3 years and a couple reinclusion requests, it still to this day is not even indexed.
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Thanks tedster and mrguy. I owned this domain since 08/06 but I moved my site last May. My site alexa rank is 120,681 and I do not use alexa toolbar myself. New site rank 33 for main keyword since last 3 days, earlier it was no where in the first 100 results. Also, site is indexed by google news as well.
4:12 am on Jan 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

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From everything you describe, it sounds like a Reconsideration Requestmakes sense at this point.
 

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