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Old domain with no bl-s VS already expired domain with good bl-s?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by karupoiss, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. karupoiss

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    Which one is more beneficial to build my money site on?

    a.) a site that has not been expired yet and is like 10 years old but with no backlinks or few not strong ones
    b.) a site that has been expired and is available for registration as a new domain but with good backlink profile

    I think the "b" option would be better but at the same time I have had more success with a year old domains with no backlinks vs new domains with backlinks. The option "b" would be like a new domain in Googles eyes.

    What does your experience say about this?

    Thank you and Merry Christmas!
     
  2. karupoiss

    karupoiss Elite Member

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    Nobody? How important is the age thing?
     
  3. SEO Power

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    The importance of domain age is debatable. Some say it matters, some say it doesn't. You know what? Just get both domains and build a test site on them. Then build out the one that performs better.

    That said, if I was asked to guess which would reach the top faster, I would pick the 10-year old domain with few/no backlinks.
     
  4. skyflash

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    Option 'b' will be better because it has a backlinks profile but will need to consider about the "Anchor Texts" it already optimized for and build the new site based on them.
     
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