Does Sandbox Apply to Domain or File Name?

Jul 11, 2005 • 8:41 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Nacho started a thread at Search Engine Watch Forums asking Does Age in URL transfer with 301?

In that thread he asks, if one has a URL path and wants to move that 301 style to "will the age recorded in the search engine's records for "old-category1-name.html" follow down to the "new-category1-name.html"?"

I do not believe the "age recorded" for either of those file names will affect anything. I believe it is the age of the domain name, - that will play a roll in the whole site's success or failure. What do I base this on? Some personal experience.

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Jon Payne

07/12/2005 01:44 pm

From what I've seen it certainly appears to me that any aging/delay penalties (read: sandbox) relate solely to the domain and not to the page. I've seen many new pages on established domains rank quite well rather quickly, whereas in similar circumstances on another domain they were subject to much longer delays. Just my two cents...

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