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Does buying an "Aged" Domain gets you passed the age factor

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by dragonlube, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. dragonlube

    dragonlube Regular Member

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    Sup fellas,

    all the info Ive read about this so far is kinda foggy and would love someone to clarify.

    If I buy a 4 year old domain from Godaddy auctions and build a site on it, will google treat it as a 4 year old site and will get me passed through the first 3-6 months of google testing phase.

    Does whatever little authority the domain has pass down along with the name?

    Thanks
     
  2. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    What is the 3-6 months of google testing phase?
     
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  3. todor

    todor Regular Member

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    Yeah, I'm too interested in buying old domain staff.

    Let me phrase like this... If I buy 4 year old domain and build a new website on it.
    - will Google consider it as a 4 year old or as a new website.

    If domain is 4 year old, but it has expired last month, so it is available for registration again and I buy it -> Will it be considered as new or aged domain?
     
  4. dragonlube

    dragonlube Regular Member

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    if a domain expired and you buy it will be considered new, what I am asking is buying a domain that has not expired.

    The testing phase I'm refering to is basically the simple fact that if I buy a new domain and start building a whole bunch on links during the first couple of months, that will just seem suspicious, so my question is, if I for example blast a 4 year old domain I just bought, will it still keep its aged status and not be affected in a negative way or at least to the same extant as a new domain would "sandbox, dance"
     
  5. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    How would you figure that Googles algorithm considers a website that is 4 years old, and has a 4 year history of never building tons of backlinks, and suddenly out of nowhere builds tons of backlinks is LESS suspicious than a website that is brand new, may be viral or using a ton of legitimate marketing methods building tons of links?

    Which one seems more legitimate in your eyes? Which one will want to make you take a closer look? Or do both seem equally suspicious to you?

    I have done extensive testing and NEVER found any harm from building upwards up 10,000 Links per month for the first 5 months of websites. I have done testing with dozens of websites, tracking hundreds of keywords. Never saw any major ranking changes. Just slowly rising to the top all day every day.

    So I don't think this is a simple fact at all, but rather a complete misconception by people who are looking at the internet from the eyes of an SEO, instead of through the eyes of an average website owner.

    Do you think a normal website owner would ever be worried about thousands of people linking to their brand new site? Or do you think they would be extremely happy? Google isn't out there to penalize the average joe who just happened to post a funny viral video on his site and got 30,000 backlinks in 1 day. That just wouldn't be fair.

    And there are people who build 50,000 backlinks per week on new websites all day, every day. Google certainly can't manually review them all.
     
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  6. dannistone

    dannistone Regular Member

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    Kickflip is correct. Just make sure to mix up your keywords and throw in some direct URLs, some "click here" etc. Plus it's easier to rank an older website but be careful because Google may be able to know if a site was sold :p
     
  7. dragonlube

    dragonlube Regular Member

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    @Kickflip I see your point about viral sites exploding so lets assume all things being equal as far as the probability for a new site to become viral just like an aged one, an aged site still has one advantage over a new one, the fact that its been sitting there quietly on google's serps without breaking the rules.

    Now you say you've done extensive testing so can't really argue with numbers, I assume you didnt just blast 10,000 low quality links per month, would be interested in more info about that.

    Thanks for your input
     
  8. fbexpertph

    fbexpertph Newbie

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    if a domain expired and someone buys it. it is considered new registration..
     
  9. ixrumer

    ixrumer Regular Member

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    Should there be a difference between an aged domain, and an aged website?
    I'm sure GOOGLE does have ways to look into this.
     
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    fbexpertph Newbie

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    yes there is.. an aged domain doesn't necessarily mean an aged website..
     
  11. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I always buy aged + PRed sites (irrelevant niches - 301 redir), so I can't tell for age only. For aged+PR though, yes, the site ranks faster according to my testing.
     
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    jdizzle Registered Member

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    when you say you 301 redirect. Does this benefit the site your 301 redirecting to? assuming you just 301 the site you bought straight to your money site? or am i wrong..
     
  13. Kickflip

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    Yes I just blast 10,000 low quality links as soon as I feel like it. 1 day after registering, 1 week, 1 month. Never seen any penalty at all. I don't mix up the keywords, I don't vary the anchor text, I don't follow any of the old myths of building backlinks. If it was a rule, then everyone who builds 10,000 links would get sandboxed. I promise, Google knows when I blast my sites. I have webmaster tools on all my sites.

    I am in this game to push every rule to the limit and see what happens. Tell me I shouldn't do something, and I do it twice as much. Never seen any negative effects from all the things I hear from people.
     
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    Domain age does impact SEO rankings, to a brand-new website. After the first couple of months, I have found it looses its importance.