For well over a year, there's been massive debate and speculation that Google puts all new sites into a "sandbox," preventing them from ranking well for anything until a set period of time has passed. Now we get more confirmation from Google that if there's not a sandbox, there's at least part of its algorithm that may make it seem that way for some sites -- plus thoughts on how trusted links may help sites escape those filters. Google Sandbox, Sandbox-Like Filters & Escaping With Trusted Links for Search Engine Watch members looks at some of the discussions and articles that have fueled this over the past few weeks.
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