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Purchasing and old domain for seo

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by larrysplash, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. larrysplash

    larrysplash Newbie

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    I am a newbie so be patient :) Lots of quesitons all at once.

    Will an old registered domain have higher ranking than a new registered domain? Given they both have the same content/links and etc.

    Can an old registered domain be transferred and be optomized for keywords that are within the domain name and still maintain utilize its old rank/links and etc.?

    I want to know, if I am doing seo for keywords, should I get a new domain or try to purchase an old domain?

    Thanks for any input.
     
  2. blackbaby

    blackbaby BANNED BANNED

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    One of the factors that SE's look for is the Age of the domain, so it will be a plus factor if you registered an old domain but still you have look if that old domain has been drop, banned, etc..

    Some of the practices of seo's with regards to old domain, is that they still use the niche/keywords of the domain and still maintain the ranking and backlinks.

    For me, I would purchase a domain that has my keyword in it and also check its background if it has bad record on SE's or not. It would hold a much greater weight if you use an old domain rather than a new domain as the SE's treat those domains as different when it comes to different factors.

    Hope I help shed some light to your questions. Please correct me if im wrong. :D
     
  3. dirtysecret

    dirtysecret Regular Member

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    How exactly would you do this? I doubt G & Y publish an official "banned domains" list like the RBL's that exist for IP addresses and emailing.

    Or maybe such a thing does exist....
    I hope so, but I doubt it.
     
  4. larrysplash

    larrysplash Newbie

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    Aren't the backlinks reset once the domain is expired or transferred? How would you avoid this if this is the case?
     
  5. dirtysecret

    dirtysecret Regular Member

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    I would think that be up to the webmasters of the sites that have those backlinks on their sites...wouldn't you?

    However, if the links stay "broken" for more than a few months, I'd guess that the Google & Yahoo spiders would notice that and therefore discount the links, maybe even void their relevancy ("link juice") altogether.