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Domain/Site Age Factor for Google

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by mikesath123, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. mikesath123

    mikesath123 Newbie

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    Hi All

    I started my first site about 8 months ago and within the last two months I started seeing some real changes in my traffic and leads, strictly white hat, no packages or anything.

    Now I just started another site and wanted to know how long does it take for a site to age appropriately?

    It was just index on google and bing a month ago

    Does it just get better with age?

    I plan on creating a network of sites, if age is such an important factor does that mean I should create all sites ASAP?

    Please note I did search the forum, couldn't find what I was looking for. Please PM me the link if I missed it

    Thanks in advance, you guys are always a great help
     
  2. white92

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    Domain age is different from site age. Just start your new sites since you can updated them all. I suggest you to post fresh content every 2 or 3 days and that's okay.
     
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    0_00_0 Senior Member

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    I don't think there is any set duration that gives you more authority but I have personally noticed that older domains have more power. I say do what you would normally do and as your domain ages you will likely see some improvements!
     
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    Thanks will give that try, I thought age was a major factor and that in order to rank I had to wait abit while building backlinks social media
     
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    mikesath123 Newbie

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    I was curious if there was a set duration, like a rule of thumb. My other domain is about 3 years old but the site is 8 months old. The new site is 1 month old with a 1 month old domain.

    Will continue doing what I normally do with the older site and hopefully it will rank quicker then the old site

    Thanks for you input
     
  6. RedMango

    RedMango Power Member

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    Domain age is important. Trust me.

    However, I can rank medium competition keywords with brand new sites quite easily. If they have domain age, you get a boost from just creating a fresh site with super on-page SEO. Once link building starts you usually get a bit more 'dance' than an aged domain.
     
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    Aged domains can take more abuse ;)
     
  8. mikesath123

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    To my knowledge all my keywords are high competition. Had new content written by on of the members on the forum. The new sites overall SEO score on seositecheckup was 79% but still no were to be seen on google.

    Going to do abit more seo to see if can't speed up this process with some link building and social media
     
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    Hi Mike,

    Can you PM me an example of your keyword? or at least the niche? I'm in the travel, SEO, online education, finance, electronics (smartphones), accountancy niches for my own and client's sites, and I have weird results ie. the harder niches are actually easier. Finance is so easy.....and I mean loans type keywords!!! I'm currently building my own sites in the finance sector now because of it (obviously not going to compete with my client's site), and might venture into the insurance niche too.

    If you'd like me to take a look at your site I can do a report on it and give you some tips if you like - not saying I'm a guru or trying to step on your toes but just trying to help as it's good to get a second pair of eyes on things if you're struggling. Getting the on-page perfect is the key, and I only know of 2 other companies that 'fix' sites the same way as me...and I'm friends with the guys that run them.
     
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    fresh content + links will help you, domain age is just a small factor.
     
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    I think domain age is a factor but not necessarily a large factor.

    I wouldn't worry about it to much because popular new websites happen all the time
     
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    Domain age is a significant factor (for a quality site) after about three years of being online without interruption. Domain authority will improve over time. Its not going to rank a site by itself, but if all other things are equal, it will put you on top.
     
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  13. mikesath123

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    Thanks everyone for you help

    My new site just reached its 1 month mark but traffic is still less then 10 visitors per day, still has a 80% seo score with seositecheckup.

    Still abit unclear if I should just wait, thinking about buying some likes and links. Hoping with some more social media and link building it will do something

    Thank again everyone, some great feedback
     
  14. proson

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    Creating a network of sites, well this good, but you have to make sure their anonymity otherwise make lead to Google ban.
     
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    Forget about "domain age" for your site since it is a factor that you cannot control (unless you have a time machine).
     
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    Hi Proson

    Yes, I make sure the sites are in no way linked to avoid this all together

    Thanks for your response
     
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    Hi

    The new sites domain is 2 months old

    The old site which ranks is 3 and a half years old so its quite a big gap

    Thanks