Google Sandbox trap : How to avoid it

avoid Google sandbox

The Google sandbox is one of the most debatable subjects in the world of SEO. There are some people that believe in it while there are others that don't. If ever it exists how you deal with it.

First of all let us define what the sandbox is. Basically it is a period of time where google will check your new site before admitting it in the ranking page. Given that Google put a lot of emphasis on the relevancy of its ranking, it is normal that they will compare your new site against some "spam site filters" to determine whether there is something wrong with your site.

So far Google has not admitted the existence of the sandbox and will not even provide information whether your site is caught in it or not. But it makes sense that they need to have some form of protection mechanism against spam site.

So how do you deal with it?

  1. Create a subdomain on an indexed domain. e.g
  2. Replicate your old site in the new subdomain
  3. Link it from your home page or another frequently indexed site
  4. Once indexed Place this code in a htaccess file in the subdomain folder
    Options +FollowSymLinks RewriteEngine on # Change the following line to the folder you are # actually in and make sure you have the trailing slash Rewritebase /development/ RewriteRule (.*)$1 [R=301,L]

This code basically will tell google that the subdomain has its own domain now and the link should be removed from the index. Using this small trick will help google index your site without submitting to the sandbox process.

This article is originally from The Manic Marketer but the site seems to be flagged by Google. May be this site has been hacked or contain unsolicited content.

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