The Google Sandbox Explained

Written by Alan Cole


The Google Sandbox is a metaphorical term to explain why most new websites have very poor rankings in Google Search Engine Results Pages (SERPS). Very few people know for sure ifrepparttar 'sandbox' actually exists, but it seems to be a filter added torepparttar 105829 Google algorithms sometime around March 2004.

What isrepparttar 105830 function ofrepparttar 105831 Google Sandbox?

The generally accepted principle behindrepparttar 105832 Google Sandbox is that it enables Google to filter out 'Flash-in-the-Pan' websites from those that offer good quality, up-to-date content. It is within Googles interest to ensure thatrepparttar 105833 results it displays to its users withinrepparttar 105834 SERPS lead to highly relevant, up-to-date, useful websites Relevancy is key torepparttar 105835 search engines success so it will take all steps it can to ensurerepparttar 105836 relevancy of its search results. Filtering out new websites and monitoring them may allow them to provide more accurate results withinrepparttar 105837 real SERPS.

Indentifyingrepparttar 105838 Sandbox?

How do you know if your website in inrepparttar 105839 sandbox? Most new websites under newly registered domains will get relegated torepparttar 105840 sandbox once Google knows aboutrepparttar 105841 site. Google will findrepparttar 105842 site by following an Inbound Link (IBL) from another site thatrepparttar 105843 Googlebot crawls. You will then seerepparttar 105844 website inrepparttar 105845 normal Google SERPS if you search forrepparttar 105846 actual domain name, butrepparttar 105847 website is unlikely to be listed for any of its keywords. Google also won't show signs of any other websites linking to your website, nor will it display pages related to yours. In addition Google won't list any pages other than your Home (index) page.

Initial Search Engine Placement:Tips to Get Listed on Search Engine

Written by Ryen Kim

You can get listed on search engine within a week or maximum within 2 weeks without even submitting your URL. Moreover, it is widely said nowadays that lettingrepparttar search engine 'spider' index your web site is better strategy than submitting URL. That is, don't submit URL to search engines: instead, let search engines find your web site, because search engine valuesrepparttar 105828 site (which is found during usual crawling) more thanrepparttar 105829 one crawled by submission.

How to let search engines find your home page?

It's not difficult nor technical. In theory your site must be indexed on search engine without submitting your URL because search engine spider program will crawl your web site unless you totally hide your web site onrepparttar 105830 web. Tips arerepparttar 105831 techniques that forcerepparttar 105832 search engines crawl your site so that your home page can be listed on search engine within a week just after you upload your HTML files on your host. There is one condition, though. Your web pages must have some contents. Don't be panic. I believe almost every web site has decent content pages.

How to know your site is indexed or listed on search engine?

Before applying following tips, check weather your site is listed on search engines. To do that, type "site:your homepage address", for example, "" without quote inrepparttar 105833 search box of Google, Yahoo! Search or MSN. If your site is indexed, you will see list of your web pages. If not and if you see something like "Your search ... did not match any documents.", your site is not listed yet.

If your site is listed, you don't need to read this article further. You have to focus on how to improve your search engine ranking.. If you're not indexed in search engine yet, apply following tips and you'll be listed on search engine within a week or two.

Tip #1:Create RSS feed and add it to your My Yahoo and My MSN account

Whether you know about RSS or not doesn't matter. Just create RSS feed of your web content pages or articles on your web site and I'll show you how to create RSS feed and explain how to use it to make your home page get listed on search engines.

First, create RSS feed

You can create RSS feed with "FeedForAll" software (for Windows user) without any background knowledge of RSS. It enables you to create RSS feed and update your RSS feed whenever you add new contents to your web site without hassle.You can download free trial of "FeedForAll" at FeedForAll free trial or buy FeedForAll here.

Another way to create RSS feed is:

  • go to RSS Headline and chooserepparttar 105834 number of headlines you'd like to include in your RSS feed file.
  • Then a form with boxes that you need to fill out-your web page title, your web page location (URL) and description of your web page-will be appeared. Enterrepparttar 105835 right information, then clickrepparttar 105836 "Make The Code" button. You'll notice that this is a bit tedious job but it'srepparttar 105837 cost of free. :-)
  • It only generates RSS version 0.91 but fortunately many of RSS reader can handle it. I checked its update function but unfortunately it didn't work correctly. This means probably whenever you update your site, you need update your RSS feed file manually.
  • Copyrepparttar 105838 generated code to your favorite text editor and save it with extension rss, for example, mypages.rss.
  • Upload it to your ftp server so that your RSS feed location can be for example ""

Now you're half done. Let's move torepparttar 105839 real tip.

Add your RSS feed to YOUR "My Yahoo!" and "My MSN"

If you don't have "My Yahoo!" and "My MSN" account, create them now. You can create them at "" and "" and they are free. After having these accounts, locate "add to My Yahoo!" and "MY MSN+" buttons linked with your RSS feed file on your web site. To locate those buttons, dorepparttar 105840 following.

  • Go to "FeedBuner" , and follow their instruction. Its service is free and it not only save your time but also gives you some benefits, for example, you can place amazon ads on your RSS feed file.
  • Using your original RSS feed, FeedBuner will create RSS feed for My Yahoo! and My MSN. You can place either allrepparttar 105841 RSS feed buttons or only one xml button on your web site. It's your choice. Important thing for your web site getting listed on search engine is to use add to My Yahoo! and add to My MSN button and to add your RSS feed content to your own My Yahoo! and My MSN account.
  • Also ask your friends to add your RSS feed to their accounts. This enhancesrepparttar 105842 chance to get listed on search engines. I experienced, however. that without bothering my friend , that is, adding my home page RSS feed to only my own My Yahoo and My MSN, I could get listed in search engine within a week.

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