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Domain age and Google page rank...

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by CEOPhillip, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. CEOPhillip

    CEOPhillip Registered Member

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    As I was looking at the competition for keywords for my local business. I notice that all pages ranked for that keyword have a domain age of atleast 3 years and about 2K backlinks each. How hard will it be for me to rank my brand new domain; about a month old. Does domain age play a big part in page ranks?
     
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    Ya I think it is huge...but not impossible to over come...
     
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  3. CEOPhillip

    CEOPhillip Registered Member

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    Yikes... Well I'll go for it anyway, yolo
     
  4. steelballs

    steelballs BANNED BANNED

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    PR is irrelevant period - forget about this failed metrix it is not something you should chase after!
     
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  5. phr0zt

    phr0zt Regular Member

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    When it comes to ranking, Domain Authority is the best factor, and age also helps. But yeah ranking a month old website is a bitch these days lol.
     
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    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    CEOPhillip,

    Depending on how you approach this, it could take a while or it could be rather quick. The age of the domain helps but is not essential to achieve a high PR. If you are focused on longevity for your site, you will have to build links naturally and avoid any black hat tactics. This means ranking could take a while.

    As mentioned by steelballs, I wouldn't focus too much on PR as this is a metric that will be in decline in the near future. Google is focusing on other metrics such as Author Rank which matches up content with those that produce it. This is something much more difficult to emulate as opposed to PR.

    This post should give you some background on what is to come,

    http://www.seomoz.org/blog/how-to-prepare-for-authorrank-and-get-the-jump-on-google

    Hope that helps,

    Shawn
     
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    Lalalaenhund Power Member

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    When you say page ranks, do you actually mean search engine rankings or Google PageRank? Because I don't see why you would even care that much about PR if you mean the latter.
     
  8. phr0zt

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    I don't see anywhere where the OP mentions PR, all he says is age and backlink count for top rankings lol
     
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    He edited it or maybe I have schizophrenia...
     
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    phr0zt Regular Member

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    Haha fair enough, either could be plausible :p
     
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    Yes, at least I've noticed ranking being easier having an aged domain with PR. People might say that doesn't matter but I'll always beat these guys in the serps.

    It's more of a trust thing, and G does play favorites.. I find domains with no or little backlinks holding real PR aged 3+ years and 85% of my keyword will end up on the first 4 pages of G after just a week of posting content to my sites. This never happens with a brand new domain for me.
     
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    The longer you hold on for a domain, the more time you have to make it appear as an authority resource. Build up those perfect domain names by putting a content page up and building backlinks. If the domain has a high PageRank, it will automatically be worth something. Build as many backlinks as you can for around a year, and the value of your domain will skyrocket. To cut it short: Time is money.
     
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