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Aged 16 years, worth it?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Stupid Smurf, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Stupid Smurf

    Stupid Smurf Regular Member

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    I found a 16 year old domain I could purchase.

    I've read most people agree age is important. So would 16 years really help even if the domain has no keywords in it? Found some 14+ to I'm interested in.

    I was thinking of doing a "general domain" and then pages or subdomains would have the keywords and rank them. Is that a solid plan with a really old domain?

    Using open site explorer (good tool?) it even has a bunch of links to it from site with authority over 50.

    Hopefully this doesn't sound too n00b. Not even close to an SEO expert (and figure if age helps.. I could use it, haha).
     
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    Its not the age of the domain but how long it was indexed with a site on it.
    Archive.org can help you determine that.

    If it has some decent backlinks too then it should be good. I would not messaround with sub domains, its pointless in terms od da as google treats them as brand new domains, and google get tetch if they think sub domains are beeing used for spam.

    If its a decent domain... Stick a half decent legit site on it with whatever monetization works best and try and rank it....
     
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    Depends on the price. But assuming it's priced-to-sell, it should be good.
     
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  4. Stupid Smurf

    Stupid Smurf Regular Member

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    Thanks guys.

    Alexa has it at over 22 million and no traffic history. Not good? But 11 links in. Another site claims it was registered in 2008. So that's questionable.

    Low price though.

    Most likely I would do pages, not subdomains. Most likely use wordpress or something along those lines.
     
  5. Stupid Smurf

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    Found a domain 2 years old with 177 backlinks.. but all for a specific niche.

    Another question: I read, newer sites can have more trouble with google when they do a lot of backlinking right away and older ones don't? Or that depends on how long the pages have been indexed and not the domain age?