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Is it worth buying an aged domain?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by GedgeDS, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. GedgeDS

    GedgeDS Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I have read that buying a high PR domain is almost worthless as when you change the theme/content it will drop back to PR0 or because most companies use 301's to show a high PR until you buy it then when they 301 to another domain, you get left with a PR0...

    As title says, I would quite like to get a few websites improving their PR/DR as quickly as possible and have heard that an aged domain will help with this.

    What are your thoughts on this?

    Gedge
     
  2. LBrown

    LBrown Senior Member

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    I've bought a lot of aged domains so here are my thoughts:

    They rank well with less work from my experience and that is regardless of their PR.

    Some hold their PR no matter what you do with them and others drop their PR. It's a risk but I still think it's worth it.

    If you're worried about PR that is faked, google info:thesite.com. If a site shows up that is different from the site that you are buying then the PR is faked.
     
  3. GedgeDS

    GedgeDS Registered Member

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    Thanks for the advice! Will have a look around and see how cheap I can get one for.

    Gedge
     
  4. gorang

    gorang Elite Member

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    Be careful of domains that have been penalized by Google.
     
  5. bertbaby

    bertbaby Elite Member

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    Age of domain is used by Google and other organizations such as Spamhaus to determine the rep of the site, the assumption being that hackers/scammers have a slash and burn attitude regarding domain usage. So you will get some benefit from an aged site.
     
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    cooldude7 Regular Member

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    aged domains pages gets indexed very quick.
     
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    icepay Junior Member

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    I have a domain that is 9 months old. But I never used it. Is it considered aged or new as I never used it?
     
  8. JimmyConway

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    In my opinion, they're easier to work with. Its just a matter of sifting through good and bad.
     
  9. Drink More Tea

    Drink More Tea Regular Member

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    There's no definitive cut off point as far as a I know, but I would say that anything less than a 1 year old domain is 'new', and anything over 3 years is 'old'.
     
  10. axus_auto

    axus_auto Power Member

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    Actually, if someone uses 301 redirect then that is a fake PR and is fraudulent. I think you should separate that from an aged domain with real PR. Also, there are Pagerank checkers that can easily tell if it is real or fake.

    So, the question should be if a domain is really aged or with real PR, are the benefits worth your time and money in getting it?
     
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    SyZygy Senior Member

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    Just go for it ;)

    Easier to rank, faster to rank, you can blast it with no problems etc.
     
  12. scopezero

    scopezero Regular Member

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    if u have scrapebox , u can check thenm easily with very less effort
    search godaddy closeout for domains
    check their age and Pr
    then check the high Pr domains for fake Pr
    remove domains with fake PR and then start checking others for backlinks and google indexed pages and other factors like sandboxie etc

    and yes aged domains with retained PR are awesome for SEO
    i worked on a new website of my client , they domain was 4 yrs old and with PR3 and some 300+ backlinks

    we worked on it for 10 days and got results which are even better than the exact match domain on the first page .
     
  13. Typlo

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    The only time that I recommend the purchase of an aged domain is if the domain under consideration has an attraction such as easy to remember or an obvious connection to an important keyword. It is my belief however... I am seeing one case where a local business connected to a busy generic industry just went under. My thought is there could be some value in checking out and considering purchase of those. I won't hold my breath for GM.com. But, some smaller local companies. There could also be some value in those who have bookmarked this local and frequently visited site.
    I would definitly purchase when available if the aged domain is easy to remember or has an obvious connection to an important keyword.