1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

[QUESTION] Aged Domains

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by marcus528, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. marcus528

    marcus528 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2010
    Messages:
    254
    Likes Received:
    83
    I would appreciate any feedback/suggestions one might have about this question.

    Lets say I purchase an aged domain about school supplies that is still indexed from GoDaddy auction and I build a new website with the the same domain I purchased and use it for a different niche like lawyers.

    Can it still rank?

    In other words can a domain that's about one specific niche can be used to rank for a completely difference niche? Has anybody tried it? Was it successful?

    Also how can one check if a site is still indexed? Not penalized by google?
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2012
  2. lover

    lover Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Messages:
    2,152
    Likes Received:
    812
    Location:
    BHW
    Yes, you can rank for non-domain related keyword. Website content + backlinks is what google looks at.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. Blog Rider

    Blog Rider Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2011
    Messages:
    61
    Likes Received:
    8
    Yes, I have also done this in the past. The domain even retained the original pagerank.
    However, it is advisible to build as many relavent links as possible after you set up the site in a different niche.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  4. Namun

    Namun Junior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2008
    Messages:
    136
    Likes Received:
    175
    Yes it will rank better than a brand new domain (considering you build relevant backlinks, etc)

    Make sure the domain is not penalized in google before buying it tho (info:domain.com or site:domain.com etc.)

    I'm doing this for quite some time.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  5. bovaum

    bovaum Newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2012
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    2
    old domains are good, haven't conducted much testing as to whether there is a difference between bought at auction not yet expired vs previously registered and expired though older domains do seem to perform better than newer as a rule of thumb

    domain name itself matters but is but 1 factor vs the final decision maker else EMD's would also hold the #1 position for every keyword