A site I started in January 2007 was sandboxed as of April 16th, 2007 (I think that's the date). I was getting 100+ visitors from Google per day and growing, then traffic dropped to zero.
For the past couple of months, I've been getting 4 - 7 visitors from Google per day. My site usually doesn't rank for relevant search phrases and if it does, it is usually buried in the SERPs.
I was looking at my logs and noticed that on 7/23/07 my site appears to have come out of the Sandbox for only that one day. I got 97 visitors from Google that day (I also checked the search terms in the referrer to make sure this was legitimate traffic). But the next day, my Google traffic dropped back to 7 visitors. Then 6, 5, 4 visitors the following days.
Has anyone else experienced anything like this?
I've been hoping and hoping that my site would come out of the Sandbox, so I'm wondering if this one blip could be an indication that Google is going to let me play with the rest of the websites that rank.