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Aged Domains

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by ams007, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. ams007

    ams007 Junior Member

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    This may be a silly question, but once I buy an aged domain and register it, doesn't it lose it's seasoning? Won't Google see the new registration date and treat the domain as new?
     
  2. catchme

    catchme Regular Member

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    No. Old are not considered the ones registered long time ago, but the ones that have long history in the internet archive (web.archive.org).
     
  3. TheWicker

    TheWicker Power Member

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    If you buy a pizzeria in your town, does it automatically lose its customers and all the advertising that has been done? Businesses get bought and sold everyday, whether online or offline.
     
  4. peter1988

    peter1988 BANNED BANNED

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    well said! :D

    Old does not mean no good...

    infact some of the OLD domains can still sell at a good price... ;)

    The possibility is there...:)
     
  5. d1u0w4

    d1u0w4 Registered Member

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    If its been indexed, then no. If it hasn't then the waters a little bit murkier.
     
  6. bhapi

    bhapi Registered Member

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    my personal experience has been that unless you arrange to keep the old domain in the original name (the seller will need to sign a contract to state you own the name, even though its in his) then google treats it as brand new.

    I have seen it keep its pagerank, so it looks like its ok, only to find that outgoing links from that site have no impact, which is a bit sneaky on googles part.
     
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    affigold BANNED BANNED

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    it's a good point i personally like to register domains with a clear history, not indexed, but it's hard to find sometimes.
     
  8. damik

    damik Newbie

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    if you can keep the old domain registration info the better. even better if it's hidden. if it's not i'd try and change the info gradually over time.

    i do think that if you make a complete registration switch overnight that it could signal a "new" site to google. who knows.

    and sure, biz get bought and sold everyday, but that doesn't mean that when they do their quality remains the same. i think google takes that approach with websites.