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Aged OR HighPR Domain?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Robby54, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Robby54

    Robby54 Regular Member

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    Hi everyone, I have a quick question regarding route should I go. Im having my programmers build a new site/system that will help IM markerts trimindiously (cannot give any hints until launch date :p) but anyway just to jump start everything I wanted to know which would be optimal to rank with:

    A 6 Year Old domain with a PR of 0

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    2-4 Year old domain with a PR of 1-4

    From what I have been reading google dose not really place much value to PR when ranking like they use to but then again when you are building backlinks the most important factor is, you guessed it PR so this has left me in a stump and I don't want to spend hundreds of dollars on a domain if its not really necessary .

    Can anyone with any experience with purchasing aged domains with and without PR provide there experience?

    Any help is much appreciated.
     
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    michaelr1988 Regular Member

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    If it was me the 6 year old domain. PR is easy to gain imo.
     
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    orzyman Senior Member

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    well you get high PR from mostly backlinks, so you can buy an aged domain and build links to it and you will get PR in no time
    and secondly if you buy a domian with a PR and then clean the content from the site and add your own content the PR will surely go, so if you know you will change what's on the site then you will loose the PR
    but if you buy an age domain and build links to them you can get PR in no time
     
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    ksy213 Power Member

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    I will say 2-4 years with PR4 due to the amount of contents that site have. It's easier to get your hands on aged domains.
     
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  5. Robby54

    Robby54 Regular Member

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    Thanks guys, you all made very good points and now I have a better picture.
     
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    I would say for one with a little bit of PR but an age of like 3-4 years. Then you can increase the PR easy.
     
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    Robby54 Regular Member

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    I was thinking of doing this but I was getting a great deal for the 6 year old domain. Since now that I know PR is not that hard to acquire I was thinking about just going with that and build from there.
     
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    Grab an aged domain, content it up, backlink it hard and you'll be looking at the competition in the rear view mirror.
     
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    IMHO, go for the one that sounds good for your business whether it is older one or high PR one. But still if you have to choose based on these two factors then I'd vote for 2nd option.
     
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    Robby54 Regular Member

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    Thanks, I know you know your stuff BassTrackerBoats, thinking about giving your SERPBUDDY a chance also.
     
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    Robby54 Regular Member

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    The only thing im afraid of is if I did purchase the PR4 domain now I would not even have a site ready to put up on it since my programmers fine it easier to code on their local PC. It might take up to 2 months before everything is fully functional and has all the bugs worked out. Just like what "orzyman" said, once you change the content (im my case having no content) I will most likely loose the PR anyway.

    So because of these factors I feel like in this situation it would probably be best to go with the 6 year old domain since it would not even matter if the site had content or not because the PR is already 0.
     
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    Age doesnt mean jack monkey squat
     
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    I'd go over age as it has more authority - plus it has a lesser chance of getting penalized for excessive backlinking.
     
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    Actually I think it dose, Dori Friend from seolinkmonster.com conducted a few experiments with aged domain and a new EMD and even though though the EMD ranked higher (Temporaly, google place the site in a 60 day soon after words) and she did the same thing with and aged domain and it practically never even dance, the rankings were more solid.

    It would make sense for google to adjust there algorithmic engine to do something like this since alot of site tend to popup, get a quick ranking, scam a few people (or things of this nature) and then toss the domain.

    Thats why the first month with any new domain you have to be very, very careful because even changing the onpage seo will lead google to penalizing your site so they can see were to place it but sometimes this can take months to get out of.

    There are so many factors that new domains are susceptible to that old domains are not.