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Sandboxing An Established Site
Posted 12 May 2004 - 09:08 AM
To see where the site would ranky withoutn the sandboxing , one is supposed to do the search with seven minus giberish lines, such as:
my search -dgdfsg -dgdfsg -dgdfsg -dgdfsg -dgdfsg -dgdfsg -dgdfsg
I have a client whose established site had a couple pages toally rewritten. URLs, grahics, etc. remain the same, but the text was rewritten and optimized. The site dropped off the face of the SERPS for its top terms, but when I apply the giberish filter, it ranks #1 and #3 for its top two terms.
Has anyone else seen this with an established site? Or is this giberish filter a sign of something other than just sandboxing?
Posted 12 May 2004 - 09:34 AM
does this sandboxing effect occur on, for example, a search for the sites name? i.e. is it all phrases?
Posted 12 May 2004 - 09:40 AM
Can you explain "sandboxing" as I can find the answer searching.
Also I did a search for my site with the giberish and improved 7 places.
What is the giberish filter supost to do?
Posted 12 May 2004 - 09:44 AM
Posted 12 May 2004 - 10:10 AM
Can you explain "sandboxing" as I can find the answer searching
Sandboxing is the current term used naming the hypothesis that when a new site is launched G will wait a period before allowing the site to be included in the SERPs and its PR tallied. Basically it is the waiting period. Some are estimating the time lag to be 4-5 months. It is supposition and recently has been a keen topic on some of the fora.
Posted 12 May 2004 - 10:41 AM
I have 2 sites that have in G for about a year. When applying the giberish filter they jump from #5 to #1 and #9 to #5.
So as far as it being a the theory about a trial period for new sites - it doesn't appear to work for my sites.
Is it a sign of something to come? I hope so!
Posted 12 May 2004 - 10:54 AM
Posted 12 May 2004 - 11:33 AM
The rumor is the filter will show the results of the new G results.
Wow - I will be one happy lady if it is true!!!!!!
Posted 12 May 2004 - 11:56 AM
I do not normally follow the ranking postions closely, but today I have. In G there appears to be a major upswing in the number of reported sites. As an example previous results for one key phrase were showing 1.2m are now showing 1.7m, 2.3m now 3.4m. There would not be this kind of discrepancy w/i the data centers. Just something else to ponder while having lunch.
Posted 12 May 2004 - 12:57 PM
Although my sample size is not large and the results are a bit inconsistent, the terms that move up are terms that are weighted toward on-page content. The terms that move down are terms weighted more toward off-page factors.
Posted 12 May 2004 - 01:44 PM
I saw the WebProNews sandboxing article on Fri but ignored it because my site pre-dated Florida (is that the one we called Gladys?).
I've just been running the exclusions and the effect is startling. It drags a keyword from 30 in google serps to 19, and another that is not even on the map (200+) into 22nd. Closer to the top the effect is not so clear.
I'm not sure how helpful it is knowing that though!
Posted 12 May 2004 - 02:43 PM
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