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Aged Domain Newbie Questions

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by e2274964, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. e2274964

    e2274964 Registered Member

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    I recently just started working with a SEO Company and for my niche, I was advised to seek out and buy an aged domain (from godaddy) to give me an immediate advantage before building any link profile. I don't have a problem with that, but if I went ahead and bought an aged domain could I transfer a new domain to it without losing it's PR, backklinks and linkjuice? The new domain I had now before I contacted the SEO Company was apart of my company's branding, I'd just hate to have to lose that entirely.
     
  2. woja111

    woja111 Newbie

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    Yes. Just do an .htaccess 301 redirect to your new domain. It'll pass over most of the link juice automatically.
    Just create a file in the root of the old domain named ".htaccess" (the dot is important) with the following line inside:
    Redirect 301 / hxxp://yournewdomain.com

    Replace the xx to tt to make it http
     
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    martinmarsch Newbie

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    yes...
     
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    kbklash Senior Member

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    yes.with 301 redirect you can have the PR,BackLInks,linkjuice all other items transferred to new domain from old domain.
     
  5. e2274964

    e2274964 Registered Member

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    Ok, say I am about to buy an aged PR4 domain ... and my niche is music ... specifically selling instrumentals ...


    would I need to find a aged domain on auction that's atleast halfway relevant to music or instrumentals or would any domain with good PR do? I read in the past about PR suddenly vanishing when buying an aged domain is that something to worry about with GoDaddy's auctions? I'm still researching it.
     
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    Why isn't this something the SEO company is helping you with? Seems like sketchy advice for you when you're just getting started with SEO.

    Relevance is very important if you're redirecting. If you get one totally irrelevant you're going to be having a number of non-relevant links pointing at you. Links help Google understand what your site is about. If there's a rush of new non-relevant links, you better believe Google's going to be confused as to how to rank you and for what terms.