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10 year old domain without backlinks, easier to rank?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by ejv247, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. ejv247

    ejv247 Newbie

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    Just newbie question, I'm looking to buy a 10 year old domain that has no backlinks built. Would this be easier to rank than a completely new domain. Or is there barely no difference?
     
  2. seomark

    seomark Junior Member

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    An aged domain should be easier to rank than a new one but really it depends on the competition.

    Plus I would say it depends how much money you are paying for this old domain, if you have to pay a lot of money for it then I would go with a new one, but if you can pick it up cheap then by all means do that.
     
  3. SerpEvil

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    there is no difference,i could rank 1 week old site is same period of time with a 14 years old one.domain age does not matter anymore.
     
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  4. delta_squadron

    delta_squadron Registered Member

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    There's some evidence that after the latest updates link age is more important than domain age but I've not tested this myself so...
     
  5. ejv247

    ejv247 Newbie

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    I can get it for the same price as a brand new one. It is for a niche site that I will build either way. Just wondering if google somehow trusts the backlinks built on an old domain more than one that is just registered.
     
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    I had a 14 years old domain with no backlinks like urs. No diff. at all.
     
  7. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    BUY it, these people do not know what the hell they are saying. As long as the age sticks, that is a LOT of authority from just the age.
     
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  8. ispam

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    It just helps in increasing your domain authority dont help in rankings..(to be specific)
     
  9. page1forallwords

    page1forallwords Newbie

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    Aged domains would be better than new ones with all factors equal.
     
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  10. Marshall

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    Domain Name:IMMORTALZ.ORG
    Domain ID: D98308023-LROR
    Creation Date: 2003-07-02T07:29:37Z

    wanna buy mine ?
     
  11. Oukast

    Oukast Senior Member

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    Sure, but you make it sound like it's some magic recipe to ranking top spots easily.
     
  12. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    Since I actually understand SEO, and domain age contributes to domain authority, which contributes to ranking, I know that all things being equal, an aged domain will be easier to rank than a younger domain.

    Its not a matter of being a magic recipe, it is a matter of putting the best ingredients into the recipe that you can come up with.

    For the record, 10 years of authority is worth maybe two levels of PR on a well done site. Instead of ending up with a PR 3, it would likely end up a PR 4 or 5.

    Just sayin'
     
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  13. vitarank

    vitarank Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I agree with Techsan been on the SEO business for 5 years and aged domains have very good page authority which is one of the factors in Google's ranking. plus having no backlinks means you can start with it fresh, you don't have to worry about low quality backlinks that would eventually end up being the cause of your penalty so yes you sure purchase it :) .
     
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  14. ejv247

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    Thanks for all the responses, will definitely buy this now.