If There Is Still a Google Sandbox, Is it US Based Only?

Feb 5, 2009 - 8:22 am 3 by

It has been a while since we really discussed the "Google Sandbox." The Google Sandbox goes back to April 2004. We first spotted it when I wrote New Sites = Poor Results in Google, then it became known as the Sandbox effect and had controversial definitions. Matt Cutts confirmed the sandbox existed, somewhat, in his Coffee Talk with Brett Tabke. But since then, we really did not discuss it much.

So why bring it up now? Well, Patrick Gavin wrote a post about it, asking if it is US based or worldwide. The discussion is now on Sphinn about it.

The thing is, I don't believe the original Google Sandbox Effect still exists as it was. It has morphed into something different and although it has signed of the original sandbox effect, it is far from the same thing. So I ask you, in a poll below - does it exist and if it does, is it just impacting Google.com or the other localized versions of Google.

Forum discussion at Sphinn.


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