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Does domain name help ranking?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Zuckerberg, May 21, 2012.

  1. Zuckerberg

    Zuckerberg Regular Member

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    I'm pretty new to seo and i just wondered if the age of the domain contributes to anything?

    The domain i purchased today is 8 years and 7 months old?

    Thanks, zuck.
     
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  2. BlackHatWidow

    BlackHatWidow Newbie

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    My casual observation suggest that keywords in the domain trump its age.
     
  3. SnakeX

    SnakeX Registered Member

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    sure its better than a new one but check also if there are backlinks to it.I usually if i find old domains with crap-spam links to it i wont buy it
     
  4. Zuckerberg

    Zuckerberg Regular Member

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    Do you know where a site where i can check the backlinks to it? and thanks for the reply :).
     
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    Majestic SEO & Opensiteexplorer will get you started :)
     
  6. Zuckerberg

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    Thank you, say's the domain has 108 backlinks :).
     
  7. Mortz

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    The question now is are those backlinks worth having? If they're spammy low quality backlinks you may be working uphill. However, even 108 spammy backlinks isn't that bad and shouldn't be that hard to overcome.
     
  8. Zuckerberg

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    Thanks for the post :). How do i find out what backlinks they are? i really hope they're not as i'm a beginner seo'er atm.. haha :).
     
  9. Mortz

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    If you haven't then you should register with MajesticSEO. If you don't use their paid services you can't see them all but the ones you do find may shed some insight. There are other free backlink checkers on the web. Another interesting thing to try is to plug your domain into the "Wayback Machine" and see what kind of content was on the site before you picked it up. You might be able to shape your content and capitalize off of the previous content you find.
     
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  10. Zuckerberg

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    I signed up to that earlier and checked and found this using the historic index:

    Referring Domains 288 External Backlinks 422,618
    Referring IP addresses: 130
    Referring Class C subnets: 114
    Indexed URLs: 1,274,315
    Backlink Breakdown
    [​IMG] Images: 117
    [​IMG] NoFollow: 7
    [​IMG] Redirects: 120
    [​IMG] Frames: 67
    [​IMG] Deleted: 2,332
     
  11. Zuckerberg

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    Fresh index check has 106 backlinks and 28 referring domains, 142 indexed urls?

    Looking good or bad?​
     
  12. Zuckerberg

    Zuckerberg Regular Member

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    Anyone read my 2 posts above?? :)
     
  13. lanbo

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    Age and if it's a EMD or not matters
     
  14. maximviper

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    Also check is the anchor text that's linking to that domain are not porn or viagra related :p
     
  15. Zuckerberg

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    Well my site will be based all on nudity and will include nude videos and images :).