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About to buy an aged domain, check inside

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Reyone, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. Reyone

    Reyone Elite Member

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    Hello,

    I have been looking up and down for domain names with some decent amount of months on their back and I have a couple of questions.
    1- How do I know the domain is not "poisoned" (meaning, it has not been badly affected in the past)?
    2- If the domain was "poisoned", is this going to affect to my activities on the page?
    3- Does the age make it easier to rank? What about PR? Whats more important?

    If you have any other tips I would really appreciate it.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. mag1987

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    As far as I know, the more aged the domain is the better, but apparantly it's not ideal or even that necessary for ranking, but does play a small part to overall site significance. At best, it'll help you jump up a few rankings.
     
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    for your poisoning problem, check backlinking before, you can also check on google if all page indexed and so on...
     
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    Personally, I prefer an aged domain over PR. PR can be taken away sometimes when Google realizes that the domain has changed registers. With an older domain, i've found that you can backlink a little harder then a newer domain. Also, I tend to go after local domains and when looking at the competition, sometimes the other sites are 8+ years old, so having a newer domain is going to take a lot of work to rank.

    One BIG thing I look at is whether the domain has ever been dropped. 1 drop a couple of years ago, I can live with if there are backlinks still live. More then 1 drop, I move on. I've found the best to check is http://whois.domaintools.com/ or http://www.networksolutions.com/whois/index.jsp

    I also do an info: and site: to make sure that the site is still indexed and that there isn't fake PR. (ie, there is another site 301'd to raise the pr of the site you're looking at. for example, you want dallasplumbers.com and if you info: the site it shows dallasplumbers.org as the original site.)
     
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