The Google Sandbox : A frsustrating Inevitability or a Golden Opportunity?

Written by Alan Cole

The Google Sandbox is a term applied torepparttar phenomenon experienced by many new websites that delaysrepparttar 149459 sites inclusion withinrepparttar 149460 main Search Engine Results Pages (SERPS) of Google. Often new websites can find themselves confined torepparttar 149461 'Sandbox' for 6-9 months, during which time traffic torepparttar 149462 site is severely compromised. The Google Sandbox is therefore usually seen as a frustrating inevitability by webmasters and one for which there is no quick easy solution.

My recent observations however have led me to believe thatrepparttar 149463 time your website spends inrepparttar 149464 Google Sandbox should be seen as a golden opportunity rather than a frustrating inevitability.

Intorepparttar 149465 Sandbox

Many webmasters respond to their websites confinement torepparttar 149466 Sandbox by spending endless hours forever checkingrepparttar 149467 listings in Googles results pages for any sign of their website. Not only is this a waste of precious time but also serves only to increaserepparttar 149468 frustration caused byrepparttar 149469 Sandbox. Other webmasters more sensibly focus their time and effort improvingrepparttar 149470 Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) of their website in order to improve its rankings within other search engines such as MSN, Yahoo, Ask Jeeves and others. Although these may not be as widely used asrepparttar 149471 Google search engine, they don't haverepparttar 149472 same aging delay ofrepparttar 149473 Sandbox that Google does. Therefore, achieving good listings in these search engines early in a websites life can at least generate some traffic and hopefully some sales whilst confined torepparttar 149474 Sandbox.

Earlier this yearrepparttar 149475 Tsunami disaster in Asia forced me to changerepparttar 149476 name of my web development business from Tsunami-Site-Design to Pixelwave Design. I had to register a new domain name, build a new website and start from scratch with my web promotion. The new site was an ideal candidate for confinement torepparttar 149477 Google Sandbox, and sure enough after an initial day or two of good rankingsrepparttar 149478 new site couldn't be found in a Google search for any of my keywords. A search forrepparttar 149479 business name did bringrepparttar 149480 new site up in first place though so I was safe inrepparttar 149481 knowledge that my site was contained withinrepparttar 149482 Google database butrepparttar 149483 lack of inclusion for my keywords suggested that my site had been confined torepparttar 149484 Sandbox. The inclusion of my own personal site withinrepparttar 149485 Google Sandbox gave me a great opportunity to monitor and track its progress.

The first thing I noticed wasrepparttar 149486 high frequency with which a Googlebot spideredrepparttar 149487 pages of my site. The Googlebots were visiting a few times everyday and visiting allrepparttar 149488 pages ofrepparttar 149489 site. It struck me that if Google had gone torepparttar 149490 trouble of writing and implementingrepparttar 149491 'Sandbox' filter as part of their algorithm and regularly spideringrepparttar 149492 sites withinrepparttar 149493 Sandbox thenrepparttar 149494 Sandbox wasn't simply an area into which new sites get put in order to delay their inclusion inrepparttar 149495 SERPS. Instead it can be considered as a probationary period for new websites during which Google pays close attention torepparttar 149496 sites development.

This means that as far as Google is concerned, your websites time inrepparttar 149497 Sandbox may well be one ofrepparttar 149498 most important times in its development. Rather than seeing this time as a frustrating inevitability you should see it as an opportunity to really show Google how your website can shine. The Google Sandbox should be a time to makerepparttar 149499 most of allrepparttar 149500 attention your site is getting from Google and showrepparttar 149501 search engine what it wants to see.

The Steps to Success

Now that we have decided that Google is actually paying your site a good deal of attention whilst it is inrepparttar 149502 Sandbox it is time to see how we can makerepparttar 149503 most of this Golden Opportunity.

Search Engine Optimization Tip: Don't buy anything before you learn more!

Written by Paul Stefanski

Thinking about purchasing that premium SEO software that will hyper-optimize a website in under 2 minutes and 2 seconds?

Askrepparttar following question first: What do I know about SEO?

Ifrepparttar 149401 answer is "nothing", then don't buy it.

Marketers are banking onrepparttar 149402 lack of knowledge among consumers. It is no different whether it isrepparttar 149403 SEO world orrepparttar 149404 automobile world orrepparttar 149405 cell phone world. The best search engine optimization tip I can provide is this: educate yourself.

Search engine optimization help often comes in two forms:

1) The Big Sell 2) The Complex and Mysterious

Attempts to "sell" search engine optimization software are really of no true help. These marketers are trying to sell something, not necessarily trying to help. When it comes to SEO, learn more about it before buyingrepparttar 149406 latest SEO gizmo. Though it is true that we all need tools and services to complete tasks more efficiently and quickly, it is also true that we can better use those tools if we understand and learnrepparttar 149407 underlying processes. Let me state unequivocally that there is no need to go out and blindly purchase search engine optimization software that will cost $100 plus (sometimes much higher!). Just like anything else that someone will try to sell, take a step back, relax, review, reconsider and learn more.

Some articles on search engine optimization are written for those "inrepparttar 149408 know". Replete with complexity and mystery for those of us whose days are not filled readingrepparttar 149409 latest industry inside scoop. It takes a lot of reading and searching to discoverrepparttar 149410 best, sound search engine optimization advice.

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