Google has reminded site owners once again that there is no Google sandbox.
The question came up on Twitter, and Gary Illyes commented again on the supposed sandbox.
@seobybrett we don't have a Google sandbox
— Gary Illyes ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ (@methode) December 12, 2016
There are still many sites, including “penalty checkers”, that promote Google sandbox as an active thing that acts as a suppression for new sites in the search results. But Google has confirmed yet again that this is not a thing affecting sites in the search results today.
Do you feel your brand new site is supressed in the search results? Chances are it is either an indexing issue – more than one site has claimed they are in the sandbox when it was really that they were blocking Googlebot from indexing the site – or it is simply that the site doesn’t have any links to give the site the boost in the results to start being visible.
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