QUOTE(Richard Smith @ Oct 11 2012, 07:24 AM)
The sandbox is essentially a filter that was created by Google to avoid spamming of search results by unscrupulous webmasters. Before the sandbox was created, most new sites could rank pretty quickly, which allowed certain "black hat" SEO professionals to make a quick buck by ranking a new site on the top of Google's index for a very competitive keyword, and then cashing out before Google caught up with their spam technique.
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Thank you very much for this information. I had no idea that originally a ranking could be manipulated.