Domain Age Vs Backlinks?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by tbrad, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. tbrad

    tbrad Registered Member

    Aug 11, 2010
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    Can a new site with superior links outrank a site that's a lot older,
    but has a much lower quantity of links?

    Anyone have any keywords that would display this in google?
    For example a 2010 domain outranking a 2005 for a competitive keyword?

    I just want to check this myself in google, im trying to figure out the power of links vs domain age.

  2. englandrm

    englandrm BANNED BANNED

    Nov 11, 2010
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    Links and domain age aren't the only factors in ranking. Of the 200+ ranking factors, its the combination of all of them that decides where the sites are going to rank.

    There isn't going to be a set amount of high PR links that equals 5 years, but it definitely is possible to outrank the older sites.

    Look in any market, and you are bound to see a 1 year old domain outranking 10 and 12 year olds.

    Have better on page SEO, more links, and better links, and you should on track. Good luck.
  3. lonojoe

    lonojoe Junior Member

    Nov 8, 2009
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    Yes of course. You can outrank them, if those sites have weaker or less backlinks. Domain age alone will do nothing. If it would done the trick everyone would have bought those year old expiring domains rather than going for niche domains.
    I agree its a factor. But it's weightage is very low.

    All the best :)