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Domain Registration Length and SEO Impact

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by SuperBlackHat, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. SuperBlackHat

    SuperBlackHat Power Member

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    Im considering adding more years to my current registration instead of the 1 year that it is currently at, since I HEARD that having 2 or more years on a domain adds a significant SERP boost when trying to rank for a keyword.

    Can anyone who is EXPERIENCED and SUCCESSFUL in the SEO game CONSISTENTLY, confirm and verify this? Not really looking much for newbie input on this one.
     
  2. trancecommunity

    trancecommunity Regular Member

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    It has no affect. When the domain was first registered has an affect as far as i know :)

    One of my sites that just jumped to the top of Google for a very difficult keyword is due for renewal next month. Its beating sites with many years left
     
  3. boiler

    boiler Power Member

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    well my own site which got ranked only 1 year on registration but it's seem i most adding another year for it before someone else taking it because I forgot to renew it lol
     
  4. G0D0VERY0U

    G0D0VERY0U Regular Member

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    Yeah, it's all about how long a site has been around, not it registration expiration like others said.

    It's why I make a habit out of buying 10 year old PR0 or PR1 sites... You just can't replace the kind of trust that comes with 10 years so long as you keep the majority of the page intact.
     
  5. trancecommunity

    trancecommunity Regular Member

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    I bought a 9 1/2 year old domain in my niche for $6 a few days back :)

    Now thats a good find.
     
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  6. G0D0VERY0U

    G0D0VERY0U Regular Member

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    I take ownership of an 11 year old one tomorrow for $10 and I thought that was a good deal. I'm jealous... $6... you bastard :)

    If I have my choice between age and PR - I take age.
     
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  7. businessbira

    businessbira Power Member

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    I recall Matt Cuts claiming that no, it's not a ranking factor YET (at the moment of his claims, not long time ago).

    "But it may become one in the future", Google can access that info. This is Matt Cutts speaking though, you can't trust him.

    But here, I think he may have a point.

    Think about it: if it is a ranking factor, it's probably a minor one, since you can easily manipulate it adding more dollars at the moment of the registration. Kinda easy, don't ya think?

    i think that if you have a long-term project that you expect to take care of in the future, why not registering for many years to come.
    Best case scenario: you have an edge. Worst case scenario: nothing happens, you would have spent that money anyway.
     
  8. beazt

    beazt Power Member

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    Another point to consider is that when one registers a domain for a longer period of time, say 5 years, it shows that the website owner is serious about his business. Spam sites would come and go- registered for one year, make the money via blackhat techniques, and then either flip or expire the domain.

    Google always looks for trust factor and as such, a domain registered for longer tenure is likely to get more points. And most of us know already that the older a domain, the better it is. So yes, I would say that it is probably one of the ranking factor- maybe one of 200 as claimed by Google.
     
  9. bluesbell

    bluesbell Newbie

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    I saw various reports which stated it MAY count, but WILL be added to the ranking factor mix in the near future for nearly sure.
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  10. mccullum

    mccullum Power Member

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    in my opinion,it does not matter so much.So if i were you,i would not bother buying more years.
     
  11. fencersbeatngu

    fencersbeatngu Registered Member

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    but where can you find an abandoned domain at that ridiculous price :-O 10$