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Does age affect a backlinks ability to pass on juice

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by killakem, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. killakem

    killakem Regular Member

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    Hi,

    searched the forum and had a google but couldnt find anything definitive.

    My question is, does an older backlink have the potential to pass more juice.

    I bought an aged domain and it has backlinks from articles on ezinearticles that are 4 years old. Are these valuable in anyway? should i use these in my tier one?

    thanks in advance
     
  2. DutchTrafficService

    DutchTrafficService Regular Member

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    Absolutely nobody can give you more than an educated guess, but if you would have to pick:

    A brand new backlink, or one thats 4 years old, which one would you pick..?

    There's your answer ;)
     
  3. dichotom

    dichotom Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Age is basically the only thing that can't truly be artificially done, I would probably try to leverage it toward a related money site. Do you have any idea how the domain performed before you got it?
     
  4. killakem

    killakem Regular Member

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    Thanks for your input!!

    It was and still is PR1 with about 600 backlinks reported in webmaster tools.

    it has loads of backlinks from ezinearticles and other article sites.

    im thinking if i use these as my tier one will it be safer than creating a load of new web 2.0's. i ask this because im building an authority site that i want to rank for years to come, so i need to stay in very light shades of grey!!
     
  5. killakem

    killakem Regular Member

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    Actually!! i was hoping someone would have done research against it. If no one can give me information based on research i may do it my self.

     
  6. dichotom

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    I suppose you could just do a 301 to your site and try to absorb the juice directly. Another thought is getting the old site content and leaving it as it was, that is, if the internet archive or google cache have something to offer. Anyway, that and throw a nice in-content homepage link on it. You can find info all over the place here about doing 301's and the effects of doing so.
     
  7. killakem

    killakem Regular Member

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    The backlinks I'm talking about are from article directory's so I can't 301 them!!

    I was just wondering if I should use these in my 1st tier or use web 2.0's like everyone else!!
     
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  8. jeancarlin

    jeancarlin Registered Member

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    Just so I am clear, you bought a domain that has 600 inbound links and some are from articles on eZA. Are those links going to specific inner pages OR to the homepage OR both?

    Two ideas from me.

    1) If the articles are deeplinking to inner pages on the site, redirect those pages to a single collector page (like the home page). Then write some well optimized content on that page and use it to link out to your target.

    2) If the articles are linking to the home page, you can skip the redirect bit and just add your content with external link(s).

    Yes you could use those articles as Tier 2 links. If you treated them as tier 1 links, that would assume you were trying to rank the domain you bought.

    There is no right or wrong method just pick one. In a general sense though, Tier 1 links should be those you have control over. In other words, you never want to lose tier 1 links as that can negatively affect the link velocity of your MS.

    So, since you control this new domain but you do not control the articles, I personally would make it a permanent Tier 1. I would collect all the inbound links, make a list of the destination pages, redirect those to the home page and then make this domain into a T1 blog that links to your MS. The age helps with trust and the inbound links help with the PR.

    Once that is done, I would create some external T2 links to your new blog but I would go easy on the link velocity especially if this domain had 0 new backlinks in the last 3+ months.

    JC.
     
  9. rockong

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    no definitive answer, but I say odds are that it def helps more than it hurts ;)