65% Say The Google Sandbox Still Exists

Sep 30, 2010 - 7:22 am 2 by

sandbox-poll-2010.pngA week ago, we ran a new poll asking our readers if they feel the Google Sandbox still exists.

The 175+ results are now in and I wanted to share them with you.

  • 66.1% said the Google Sandbox still exists
  • 33.9% said the Google Sandbox does not exist.

We ran a similar poll last year where the results were about the same. Here is some more history on 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.

Forum discussion continued at WebmasterWorld.

Note: This was written early on the week and scheduled to go live today.

 

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