So for a couple of months, my rankings have suffered because a few other websites have outranked me. I was really confused why. I looked at their backlinks and the #1 site has like 100 garbage backlinks. so I was really scratching my head "WTF is going on?" Then I decided to check domain age. It seems that the algorithm gives more value to domain age now. site #1 was made in 1998. ranking #1 for a very competitive keyword just because of age? Since I plan to launch some more websites soon, I am wondering are new websites screwed simply because they are new? is it possible to fake domain age?