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did domain age just become really important?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by nonai, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. nonai

    nonai Power Member

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    since last night, a bunch of my sites lost ranking to really old and established sites. the only difference I can think of it my sites are new (2012, 2011) while these are old (2003-2006)

    did you guys notice the same thing by any chance? I think they just made the age factor huge.
     
  2. crazedspyker

    crazedspyker Senior Member

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    I noticed a huge shift in rankings yesterday too. All my sites increased to better rankings, old sites and newly created ones so I don't know if age had much to do with it. Mozcast also shows huge activity in the serps http://www.mozcast.com
     
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  3. alternatesword

    alternatesword Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I don't think domain age is the only factor for those sites ranking above you, they might be high in authority and their backlinks profile may high compared to you. Did you compared all other factors??
     
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    Paulie W Regular Member

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    michaelshezzer Junior Member

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    Dont forget that old domains can weather algo changes a little bit better than newer websites thats why you will see quite signigicant changes. But in reality domain ages isn't really important...
     
  6. Aussie

    Aussie Junior Member

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    Correlation is not causation. I guess it is more about more natural seeming links.
     
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    Y060N Junior Member

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    Agreed, I had one of my new sites increase in rankings for all keywords.
     
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    dbdnvikas Junior Member

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    Maybe a Panda/Penguin update is rolling out!