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    Site closed & Relaunched...need some help


    I've closed one of my sites around the beginning of this year, lost alot of backlinks. The site was even down for about 1.5 months. Went from PR 5 or 6 to now PR3. It was even removed from dmoz directory and google directory. So I guess it was pretty bad. I've had already resubmitted and is not listed in dmoz but not google, at least not yet. I'm assuming the PR wouldnt matter too much as long as I have good content and backlinks. But at anyhow, I've relaunched the site the beginning of last month and have built many backlinks and have reoptimized the site. For the last 2-3 weeks, my sites been fluctuating around in the top 10 and top 20 for my selected keyphrases. I'm rather a pretty impatient person :think: I see sites with a fewer # of backlinks and lower quality rank higher. Is my site in the sandbox effect since its somewhat like restarting the site over? Or am I just really impatient?
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    Patience is the key to success in SEO! I think you should concentrate on getting more and more backlinks. But neither too slow nor too fast - at a moderate speed or you might get penalized for getting too many links too quickly.

    All the best with your site!
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    it would be nice to be between #10 and #20 when you are in sandbox
    usually when you are in sandbox you just can't find your site on all keywords, depends on keywords competition
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    I guess I'm not in the sandbox then, lucky me. Now I'm rather a little disappointed hence the fact that everytime I get into the top 10 I'm pushed off a day or 2 later. Any Remarks?
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    It could be onpage factors. Got a URL for us?
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    team-vip.com, thats the main page, I didn't build many backlinks towards that page.

    http://www.team-vip.com/index.php?openg=22
    http://www.team-vip.com/index.php?openg=5

    these are the 2 pages that I've been directling backlinks to.
    keyphrases of my interest are as follows;
    world of warcraft gold & wow gold
    ffxi gil & final fantasy xi gil

    all of the keyphrases except world of warcraft gold has ranked on the top 10 on & off. Having a hard time stabilizing them. One of the other website that I've been comparing myself to is ezgaming.com. They focus their keywords only on the main page Might be the reason why they are ranking better because all backlinks are pointed to their homepage while I'm pointing to a page that may be more relavent & may have high conversions. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.
    Last edited by ruibo; Sep 6th, 2005 at 05:37 PM.

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