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Aged Domain In SERPs - What's The Point Of Buying?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by wokaka, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. wokaka

    wokaka Senior Member

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    hi, i see several members buying aged domain just because they believe it will strive faster than new domain in SERPs but I do have a bit of doubt regarding this matter...

    let's say domain A.com was a website two years ago but then few months later the owner failed to pay the web host rent..so A.com became just a domain since then. Now, will this domain A.com help me get faster SERPs avoiding google dance and all those shits when I buy it and make a new site with it?

    Or when people say "aged domain", it means the domain MUST HAVE BEEN AN ALIVE WEBSITE for years?
     
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    bullseye123 Regular Member

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    It must have been alive, Aged Domains gain PR and higer PR site's tend to Index faster and giving them a beter SERP.
     
  3. beazt

    beazt Power Member

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    Domain ages irrespective of whether there is a live website or not. If you have a website running on it then it is better, but even a parked domain collects some authority with time.
    Another thing you can do is to create a website on a brand new domain, then buy an aged one and 301-redirect it to the new website.
     
  4. wokaka

    wokaka Senior Member

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    are you serious???

    so let's say I want to rank well in "chicken", i have a new domain chickenxyz.com, then I can just redirect my old domain "blabla.com" to chickenxyz.com and it will gain some authority? Even though if my aged domain doesnt related at all to the keyword?
     
  5. beazt

    beazt Power Member

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    Well, a 301 redirect means your website has moved PERMANENTLY to a new address, and as such it makes sense that search engines would transfer all attributes like PR, link value, domain authority to the new one.

    But you can't overdo this or you could be penalized. Also, a lot of people have lost domain age after they bought an old one and changed registrars, so it is better that you stick with the same one. Get a WhoisGuard also.

    And it would be better if you can find an aged domain from your niche. In any case, domain age is just one of the factors that adds up the authority of a website, others include:
    -Age of indexed content on your webiste
    -Age of inbound links to your website
    -Age of websites linking to you
    and then some others. But domain age is the only attribute which you can change when working on a new website.
     
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  6. wokaka

    wokaka Senior Member

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    OK but what do you mean with "changed registrars"...when i bought an old domain, obviously the registrar info changed automatically, right? (unless if he set whois privacy and i set whois privacy as well)
     
  7. beazt

    beazt Power Member

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    What I was saying is that you do not buy an aged domain from Godaddy and transfer it to Namecheap.
     
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