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Google & Domain Age?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by spectrejoe, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. spectrejoe

    spectrejoe Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Does google count domain age as the last time you registered it or the first time it was registered?

    My domain was first registered it 4 years ago and then it expired and I picked it back up a week ago, some websites says it's 8 days old while others say it's 4 years old, which one does google take into consideration?
     
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    First time it was registered.

    But that doesn't mean anything for your rankings. Old domains usually rank better because of their backlink profile, not their age.
     
  3. spectrejoe

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    But I suppose they have higher link tolerancy before being penalized? Older domains can receive links a little faster than a new domain.

    Ie: New domain you shouldn't start making backlinks right away while with a old domain you could build 1-2 per day at the start
     
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    It does weight in the first time it was registered but if it's a domain that was dropped and not registered for months/years, it does not weight the same as if it had been registered for X number of years.

    Also, something that isn't talked much about is the page authority. A page/article published a year old vs one a couple days ago isn't going to weight the same.

    You can still build links to a new domain, just not as much as a older domain with more authority. When registering new domains, or dropped domains, I like to let it sit for a couple months.. just to make sure.
     
  5. spectrejoe

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    I suppose social bookmarks & social signs aren't that relevant to get penalized? I've been adding every article I post to fb,twitter,g+,stumbleupon & delicious. Is there a problem? Domain is 4 years old but it was dropped 2 years ago and I just registered it 1 week ago
     
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    No, that is not a problem, at all.
     
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    Agree on this..
    age doesnt matter, but the links is...

    as matt cunts said, they dont value ranking signals of the age of the domains

    for them (google) they calculate the age of the website when the first day they indexed them..

    so if you can get aged domains with atleast 1 indexed page.. its guaranteed more powerful than the basic age domain without any indexed urls...ofcourse even without any indexed if the age domains haves a goodbacklinks its still powerful than newly register domains..

    so @ OP
    if your domains got expired then its still indexed, its doesnt matter aslong as your website its indexed, they just see the website as down when its expired..
     
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