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Domain Age Question

Discussion in 'Google' started by jasonb25, Dec 23, 2008.

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    How old does a domain/site have to be before google gives it a leg up in the serps ?
    SEMrush
    Also if you register your domain for 3 or more years does google take this into account in there algo ?
     
    jasonb25, Dec 23, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. BoBByCooL

    BoBByCooL Peon

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    #2
    the longer a domain has left until expiry the better for rankings. Your best bet is to register it for the max term possible.
     
    BoBByCooL, Dec 23, 2008 IP
  3. lakelandprinting

    lakelandprinting Peon

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    I used to always buy domain names for 10+ years but it gets expensive. I buy new ones for 3 years now and it does quite well. I would never buy for only one or two years.
     
    lakelandprinting, Dec 23, 2008 IP
  4. BMXRider09

    BMXRider09 Peon

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    I do the same too. Don't buy domains for a year, then rebuy them the next year thinking you'll save money in the short term, but old domains with a good name go a long way.
     
    BMXRider09, Dec 23, 2008 IP
  5. Homer

    Homer Spirit Walker

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    #5
    Indeed they do. Also be aware of buying pre-owned domains with a bad history or penalty in place. Here's some tools to check


    Tools Include Checking for:

    Google Cache Date
    Age
    del.icio.us
    Y! Links
    Y! .edu Links
    Y! .gov Links
    Y! Page Links
    Y! .edu Page Links
    Alexa
    Compete.com Rank
    dmoz
    Bloglines
    dir.yahoo.com
    Botw
    Whois

    Cheers,


    Rob
     
    Homer, Dec 23, 2008 IP
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  6. Australianfranchises

    Australianfranchises Peon

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    Age is possibly the only site quality that can't be faked.
     
    Australianfranchises, Dec 23, 2008 IP
  7. YSeo

    YSeo Peon

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    It all depends. If the domain has not been indexed so far , only parked , it is not worth much.
     
    YSeo, Dec 23, 2008 IP
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    rena Peon

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    Age is one important factor for Google ranking, but m not suggesting to buy any live domain without much traffic and ranking. According to me very difficult to raise and aged domain compared to news
     
    rena, Dec 23, 2008 IP
  9. zodiac

    zodiac Peon

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    where you get that from? :confused:
    i don't see why google would even check.
     
    zodiac, Dec 23, 2008 IP
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    mjewel Prominent Member

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    One of the google patents mentioned that they might take into account how long a site has been registered in advance as a part of their algorithm. Just because it is in a patent, it doesn't mean it is being used. I did some pretty extensive testing on this (as did many others) and found absolutely no benefit between registering a domain for one year vs. five or ten years. The google algorithm likely factors in a hundred of more elements when calculating SERPS - and some carry a lot more weight than others. Domain registration term is either not being used, or is such a small portion of the algorithm it is almost nothing. I would not pay to register a domain for ten years hoping to see a significant boost in SERPS - it isn't going to happen.

    Domain age is certainly important, but the clock starts ticking from when it was first indexed, not registered. A domain registered in 2000 that has never had content or backlinks is going to be treated as a brand new domain.
     
    mjewel, Dec 24, 2008 IP
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    i thinks old is gold, old domain is better for google SERP
     
    eposdirect, Dec 24, 2008 IP
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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    #12
    What a garbage statement. If you register a domain name for one year this would suggest for every day closer to expiry date the domain will go down with rankings. Which is not true.
     
    dcristo, Dec 24, 2008 IP
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    bogart Notable Member

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    #13
    Changing the niche on an old domain isn't as effective as well.
     
    bogart, Dec 24, 2008 IP
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    I assume that aged is bullion ………….
     
    ciplseo, Dec 24, 2008 IP
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    IEmailer.com Well-Known Member

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    Great answer, and i totally agree with you 'mjewel'
     
    IEmailer.com, Dec 24, 2008 IP
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    Mr. Smoketoomuch Peon

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    I fully agree. I would just add that I think it is not the age of domain that matters but the age of the site's meta tags. This means if you, for example, change significantly your title and description, your site will be treated as new.
     
    Mr. Smoketoomuch, Dec 24, 2008 IP
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    #17
    Are you telling me google queries WHOIS etc on each domain to figure out how long this guy registered his domain for?

    What about all those successful websites who register their domain for "autorenew" so each year it gets automatically renewed by companies like 1and1 etc.
     
    Tarkan, Dec 24, 2008 IP
  18. Abhik

    Abhik ..:: The ONE ::..

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    #18
    Domain Age is a factor for standing good rankings, but its not the only one.
    Age of a Parked Domain do not count surely.
     
    Abhik, Dec 24, 2008 IP
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    Chancey Well-Known Member

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    You can get a good SERP even your site is just one month old. I remember when my site first got a good positioning. All you have to do is to provide some good content and gather those back links.
     
    Chancey, Dec 24, 2008 IP
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    I have a domain of 3 years old, but still get no much serps. i'm still working hard on it.
     
    alanxu, Dec 24, 2008 IP