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    Google sandbox

    what are the common SYMPTOMS of site being google sandboxed...
    how do we define that the site is google sandboxed....
    one of my site is quite old and not visible in google....
    what say..
    kindly suggest
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    Usually a site that has been around a while (more than a year) will not have sandbox trouble.

    It is possible though. If you have suddenly added some content or changed some content and targeted much more competetive search terms.

    Common symptons of a site being sandboxed are

    Only showing up for the company name
    Not ranking anywhere even though you are sure its as good as other sites in your area
    Ranking for allinanchor: keyword and allintitle: keyword but not for just a keyword search. This is the acid test really.

    Another common factor for new sites (but not exclusive to) is only having hte index page indexed.

    If your site doesn't show up anywhere, type in the domain name. This will show you are banned if there are only 2 lines instead of the normall three for sites that are not in the index.
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    Generally new sites are kept in sandbox. When your site is in sandbox, google bot crawl your site, gather backlinks but your site do not come in search results for appropriate keywords. If your site is not coming in search results for those keywords then it means your site is in sandbox.

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