In the event that your site does get sandboxed by Google you’ll want an easy way to recover and do it rather quickly. In this post I’ll show you a quick an easy way to get yourself out of the dreaded Google sandbox if you happen to get penalized by Google.
Step #1 – Creat a subdomain on an existing site. For this strategy to be effective use a site that has some age and authority and that gets crawled regularly by the google bots,that way we can get out of the google sandbox as soon as possible.
So for example if your site is “http://somedomain.com” you would basically create a subdomain called “http://newsite.somedomain.com”.
Step #2 – Replicate your old sites homepage on the subdomain “http://newsite.somedomain.com”. After you do that simply backlink to the homepage of the newly made subdomain from your old domain which is “http://somedomain.com”. So when Google comes to crawl your old site it will crawl to your subdomain as well.
Step #3 – Wait until the new subdomain is indexed by Google. Now what we want to do next is get a new domain, for the sake of this tutorial we will call it “newsite.com”.
Now what we want to do is create a 301 redirect from the subdomain newsite.somedomain.com to newsite.com. If you don’t know what a 301 redirect is it’s basically tells the browser that the link no longer exists and is now somewhere else. Most hosting control panels allow domain redirecting so creating a 301 shouldn’t be much of a problem. You can also make changes to your .htaccess file but do so at your own risk! Only if you have experience with coding should you mess with that file.
Let me now explain to you how all of this works. Google thinks the subdomain is part of your old site. It gains the reputation and association of the old site. The 301 redirect tells Google that the new site “http://newsite.somedomain.com” has moved to “newsite.com”. Congratulations, no more sandbox!
P.S. Always make sure to backup your site and take the necessary precautions. Feel free to contact me by email if you run into any problems.