by Joseph Pratt
A few weeks ago, I presented myself with a challenge - to do some Internet sleuthing and get to the bottom of this perplexing condition that newly search engine optimized websites (that's SEO) face known as the Google Sandbox. At times this endeavor made me empathize with Captain Ahab chasing his white whale, but unlike Ahab, I'm not going to meet a watery grave today. ICMediaDirect.com provides SEOs with life jackets - so I got that going for me, which is good. The obsession to confirm, pin down, and counteract the effects of this Sandbox is proving as difficult and elusive as any whale hunt I've ever been on.