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Better buy a new or old in use domain?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by Torpedo77, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. Torpedo77

    Torpedo77 Newbie

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    Im planning to start a new niche site and therefore im looking for a domain name to buy. Now I have 2 options, 1) buy a new domain name or 2) buy an old in use domain name.

    My budget is not high so even if i'll buy an old in use domain its not gonna be a super popular name. The questions is, keeping SEO in mind, which option is the best? I know that age of a domain is something which is used by search engines, thats why im curious.

    Cheerz!
     
  2. SeanAustin

    SeanAustin Power Member

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    You should be thinking more in terms of what is going to give your site the most brandable domain name.

    Keeping SEO in mind and your small budget, you should just search an expired domains site until you find one that a: has a good and at least somewhat brandable domain name, and b: has at least a decent already existing link profile.
     
  3. Torpedo77

    Torpedo77 Newbie

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    Thanks for your reply Sean.

    Do you have any sites/ tools helping finding a expired domain?
     
  4. psychosimo

    psychosimo Regular Member

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    you can use expireddomains.net to find expired or deleted domains , i guess it can help
     
  5. SeanAustin

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    yes, expireddomains.net along with ahrefs, magesticseo, or opensiteexplorer should be all you need, especially if you are only looking for a single domain.
     
  6. kellycor

    kellycor Newbie

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    ^^^ that's what I do. Seems to work effectively.
     
  7. Torpedo77

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    Thanks all, this will help :)