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domain age

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by leehughes, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. leehughes

    leehughes Regular Member

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    I have a domain that has been setting here for 3 years. It has no backlinks and has been doing nothing for the 3 years.

    I have built a site on it now but would the no activity for the domain be treated as a new domain by google even though it's 3 years old?
     
  2. beazt

    beazt Power Member

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    Domain age is counted irrespective of the activity. Even if you park a domain permanently for 10 years without any activity on it, it would still be counted as 10 year old.
     
  3. leehughes

    leehughes Regular Member

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    thanks for clearing that up
     
  4. lucky17

    lucky17 Junior Member

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    That great news because I have 9 domains which are 9 years old.
    All had sites for the first 6 years now looking to use them again:)
     
  5. greentitanium

    greentitanium Senior Member

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    you will be VERY happy with the bonus you get for an idle aging domain.
     
  6. bizroot

    bizroot Supreme Member

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    It will be better then new domain but I don't think better then active domain with roughly same age... Age helps in ranking but then there are lots of other factors also...
     
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    homenet Power Member

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    I think age only helps if that site has been indexed.

    For example: a 9 year old domain that originally got indexed 9 years ago will hold a lot of value to it.

    On the other hand a 9 year old domain that literally had nothing on it and Google doesnt know about will probably hold very little value.
     
  8. Lady Gaga

    Lady Gaga Newbie

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    you'll very happpy (with triple "P") because you have lot of advantage of it
     
  9. mccullum

    mccullum Power Member

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    i agree with the above opinions but you must also keep in mind that if the domain has had archives as well,that would be great.