Applied SEO When First Launching a Site. . . So no to Google Sandbox!

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When a website is first launched there are some things that you must be careful of doing and NOT doing. If you fall into the category of doing something you were NOT suppose to do you will be thrown in the Google Sandbox.

For those of you that do not know what the Google Sandbox is, it is where our websites go when a red flag is triggered for lets say over optimization, keyword stuffing, etc. to soon of launching your site. After your website is put in the Google Sandbox "Queue" for human submission this is what happens. Rumor has it that Google hires a warehouse of people over seas that has three options to rate your site after observing it for 10 seconds. Either it is fine and the red flag is lifted off your website, your website is kept in the Queue for further observation later down the road, or your website is thrown into the Google Garbage disposal never to be seen again.

But do not worry Here are some tips I have picked up and applied that has kept me out of the Google Sandbox and ranked high in Google.

Tip 1: Within the first week I would not do anymore than 10 backlinks. Make sure these links are of High PR, other words make sure the websites you are placing backlinks on have Authority to Google, websites that are legitimate.

Tip 2: Wait a few weeks before setting up more backlinks and of course make sure they are High PR and Authoritative. Now there will be more natural backlinks from outside sources that will be set-up without your doing or knowing. But that is ok and good that this happens

After doing this for three or so months you should be ok to increase the amount of links to your site. I have learned that three months is when Google usually gives sites the ok to be able to be more flexible on the amount of backlinks to your site.

In the meanwhile, this may not seem like many backlinks, start pointing as many backlinks as you want to the backlinks you have set up. For example lets say one of your backlinks that you made was a backlink on Ezineartciles. Start setting backlinks up to that link. That way that link will have more authority and in theory rank higher on Google and will give more link love towards your site which in the end will help you get a higher PageRank.

A great way, in my opinion, is to set-up a link wheel in the first week or so of your site. This way it will give your links natural authority and will drive mass amount of link juice to your site and you won't have to worry about over optimizing the website.

Tip 3: Make sure the Anchor Text are diversified. One of the #1 changes with Google after the updates is the diversification of Anchor texts are very important. So every once in awhile set up a backlink with the anchor text "click here" or maybe a misspelling or different keywords. I would not worry to much about this in the first three months but when you begin to apply large backlinking campaigns you need to keep this in mind.

Hope some of this help anyone out there that might be afraid on how much SEO should be applied during a website launch. I learned most of this from trial and error of some crap review sites I played around with recently and this is what I found. It is all a matter of opinion and what i do and I get great results from it and I hope you do too.
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  • Profile picture of the author kylenelson24
    Another Tip.

    Tip 4: Make sure every backlink you set up for your website, in the initial first 3 months, to ping them. This way Google will see these backlinks quicker and will rank your site quicker as well.

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    • Profile picture of the author fmac
      I have been in the sandbox for awhile and it sucks! Trying to stay the coarse. Slow and steady
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      • Profile picture of the author kylenelson24
        Originally Posted by fmac View Post

        I have been in the sandbox for awhile and it sucks! Trying to stay the coarse. Slow and steady
        Any luck getting out of the sand box?
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  • Profile picture of the author sonia06
    How can I know if my site is in SandBox ?
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  • Profile picture of the author kylenelson24
    This is a great website to check if you are playing in the Google Sandbox. http://www.searchenginegenie.com/sandbox-checker.htm

    Take your time with your SEO and only point authority links to your site, in addition write some new content for your site and check out your load time to make sure it is quick, rather than slow and sluggish.
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  • Profile picture of the author GodMode52
    That's a big wall of non-sense text.
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    Want Google Page ONE Rankings? [YES] [NO]

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  • Profile picture of the author filippot51
    Site URL: AOL.com - News, Sports, Weather, Entertainment, Local & Lifestyle
    Your site is still in google Sandbox. Contact support@searchenginegenie.com to get you out of Sandbox.

    ahahahahahaha this is ridicolous this message appears with every website you put there!

    Site URL: CNN.com - Breaking News, U.S., World, Weather, Entertainment & Video News
    Your site is still in google Sandbox. Contact support@searchenginegenie.com to get you out of Sandbox.



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    • Profile picture of the author Jonty Howe
      I think I may have been sandboxed. My site is relatively new, approx 3 months. In that time I have been gradually building up content and nack links. Nothing massive as I have not had a great deal of time for this but I have seen results. Until last Friday I was ranking top ten for several key phrases for local search phrases. This includes a top 10 ranking for my site names. All of my rankings have dropped. Some by only 10 or so places, others by more than a hundred. My site name has fell from 4th to 55th. My ranking on this phrases then bounced back this morning to 3rd. But my other key words are yet to see a similar return.

      I am worried that some of this may be due to some unusual activity on my site about 3 weeks ago. I had nearly 100 visits from the same location in the space of an hour. All of the traffic bounced. It all registered as unique visitors but I am sure it must be some sort of automated attack. There is no evidence of any other problems with my server or the site. Is there any way this might be a malicious attack that has resulted in a ranking drop?
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