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  1. #1
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    January 17th, 2005

    this morning i just took a little look at google and i saw that google had finally indexed many of my pages. i did some searches on some of their keywords, and i couldnt even find my pages !!! when i let google display all my indexed pages, i can find them, but i cant find them under their keywords !! and on some combinations for my sites there are pages on number 1 where i placed a link on my the for that keyword optimised page, but they have nothing to do with the combination !!!

    isnt this called the "sandbox" effect or something like that ?

    are my pages just bad optimised ? (strange for my german pages the optimisation works great) or is this the "sandbox" effect ?

    would be really nice if somebody could help me.

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    January 18th, 2005
    You could go insane trying to second-guess Google.
    They're changing algorithm on a daily basis.
    If it's a new site I would suggest being very patient before expecting much traffic from Google.
    You might find Yahoo kicks in and starts sending traffic long before Google.

  3. #3
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    January 17th, 2005
    thank you for your answer radegast.

    yahoo also has me in its index since this morning but its the same with them.

    i dont know how this can be, other pages work so good !!!

  4. #4
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    January 17th, 2005
    my pages seem to be filtered. when i deactivate the filter, by searching with :

    key -asdf -asdf -asdf -asdf -asdf -asdf -asdf -asdf -asdf

    i only got top 5 positions.

    would you "deoptimise" the pages or just try to put pr on them and hope

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    Well, I've got a couple of sites suffering from this sandbox thing, but one thing I'm not going to do is 'deoptimise' them. I'm just going to leave them and wait for Google to rank them where they should be ranking. That will do for me.

    As for that -asdf -asdf ,etc. stuff - this is just rubbish. So, it shows your sites at a higher position. So what. It doesn't help you to know this. Try putting one of the pages you think should be doing well on another longer established site and see where it ranks. If it ranks well, then you can be sure you don't need to 'deoptimise' anything. If it doesn't rank well, you might need to 'reoptimise' though.

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