Having been a part of Acorn Domains and similar sites for a while now, I've seen varying opinions on this question, all from reputable people that appear to know what they're talking about, but it still seems up in the air. Some say the 'Sandbox' exists, others say it doesn't and that bad SEO/content is what stops sites being indexed quickly. Of those that say it does exist some say it's only for a short initial period, others think it's for a longer initial period, while still others say the 'Sandbox' can be re-entered any time major changes to a site are made. Still others say re-entering can be fatal. From personal experience I've had sites enter the Google rankings very quickly and others take weeks, with little obvious reason for the variation. Perhaps a discussion on this would provide valuable info for newbies and probably also people that count themselves a little more experienced, myself included. So, does the 'Sandbox' exist? If so, what does this mean for web developers? If not, why do some sites enter the rankings quickly and not others? Mike.