Hey, I'm going to publish a site that I would like to get moderate rankings from the start on. While I have good white hat seo experience I never experimented with older domains that never haven't been used really. Does it make any difference if the domain had been registered 2 years ago and hasn't been really used yet. (no web archive content) I mean does the registration count have any effect on the ranking world of google or do they only care a bit about domains that had been indexed before? It would be great if you have some basic experience here and could let me know what you experienced. It is not a huge project and it doesn't make a big difference if I take a 2 year old never used domain or register a new one. But if it might give it a bit of a quick start boost, why not take it. Maybe as comprehension use the exact domain match value which isn't really important any more.