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Google And Site Age
Posted 30 August 2004 - 11:24 AM
I've been out of the SEO loop for a couple of months. I'm now trying to get a site ranked for fairly easy keywords. The site is 5 months old, has enough inbound links, isn't spammy etc. Still no luck. Getting a gazillion visitors/month from Yahoo, but 16 from G during the whole of August!
Only thing I can think of is the age of the site. It's exactly like another site of mine in many respects, but (of course) different content and a different topic. The other sites gets 20K visitors/month - mostly from G. Age is the only big difference between these two.
Could that be it? Is G just slow?
Am I missing something?
Posted 30 August 2004 - 05:28 PM
Yup, it sounds like what has come to be known as the Sandbox effect to me also. Nobody knows for sure if it's true, but it sure seems to be from the outside looking in.
There are a few posts around here regarding this type if thing. A search of the forums should bring them up for you.
Posted 30 August 2004 - 05:35 PM
Perhaps include your site url in your signature so that we can get a better understanding of your site and the market you operate in.
Posted 31 August 2004 - 01:52 AM
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Posted 31 August 2004 - 11:37 AM
Also keep in mind that it is the phrases that get sandboxed not the entire site, so the site should rank for some phrases, it's just the anchor text ones that should get sandboxed.
Posted 01 September 2004 - 07:19 AM
I am having the same problem with my site, it has been up about 4 months and I have great listings in Yahoo, now getting coverage in MSN, Alta Vista, etc.,
But I am nowhere in Google. The only way I am getting Google traffic is to pay for it.
I don't know how long this is going to last...I hope not more than six month...
Since your site is older than mine, let me know when it starts to clear up!!!
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