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SEO related - use new or used domain?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by idoit, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. idoit

    idoit Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I'm starting a blog and - being practical and wanting not to spend too much money - I decided to use one of my domains that was used for some redirect scripts. I used it as redirect on tumblr and in time the domain accumulated PR 3.
    Now I'm wondering if Google will downgrade my SEO at some point because these backlinks are not related to subject I'm planning to blog on (my subject is programming related).

    What do you guys think? Go with new domain or use one that already has a bunch of backlinks?
     
  2. Not Ste Hughes

    Not Ste Hughes BANNED BANNED

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    Who cares, honestly your blog will probably make you $50 over its lifetime
     
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  3. mickyfu

    mickyfu Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Come on Ste calm the fuck down, throwing wild figures around. Don't get his hopes high. £2.50 and that is maximum
     
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  4. T0NYS

    T0NYS Supreme Member

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    Well OP it's better to start with an aged domain because of "sandbox"
     
  5. mickyfu

    mickyfu Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I think my boyfriend has gone in the sandbox, I have not seen him for three month.
     
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  6. myopic1

    myopic1 Regular Member

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    That's weird, my girlfriend got slapped by a penguin.
     
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  7. Shardy

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    My wife got given a panda...
     
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  8. GoTRooT

    GoTRooT Power Member

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    Ooof I can be pretty harsh but that is a tough one.
     
  9. myopic1

    myopic1 Regular Member

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    Now you're just being silly.
     
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  10. idoit

    idoit Registered Member

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    Huh, someone got beaten up when going out of his backyard quite a lot.

    K guys, thx for helping.
     
  11. LoftPower

    LoftPower Elite Member

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    Well I will just say that you need to use an aged one on this one. Just throwing my 2 cents in.
     
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  12. Aty

    Aty Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Buy and aged domain that has relevant backlinks to your niche.
     
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  13. Particle

    Particle Newbie

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    If the site's links are topically relevant, use the old site, if not - don't bother.
     
  14. shopadise

    shopadise Newbie

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    Even if not related content, having an aged domain can be of some value. But the aged domain must have pre-existiing links to it and these links must be from good sources not from harmful spam like websites. Otherwise, there is little value to an old domain with bad links and or little to no links.
     
  15. BriefEncounter

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    Don't worry about the links not being related, it's not going to cause you a problem.
     
  16. idoit

    idoit Registered Member

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    Thanks guys, I think it's best to either seek to buy an aged domain in same niche or to get rid of this one. Problem with this domain is that it was used - I might have mentioned - for redirect purposes. I have a bunch of different niche tumblr blogs that bring me revenue, all of them being fully white hat, but still cannot be considered related nor of any significance to the blog itself. That's why I'm worrying it will simply downgrade my serp.

    In any case, I'm fully aware it's just a beginning (like those assholes from initial responses kindly suggested), but I'd rather plan for clear future than think how to fix things at some point.

    Cheers again all!