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SERP Improvement After Domain Age Hit 1 Year

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by nicnicstew, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. nicnicstew

    nicnicstew Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I've had an affiliate website sitting around for a while now. Before the domain age hit 1 year, the website was only ranking for around 80 KWs according to Webmaster Tools. When I checked my dashboard today, I noticed the website was ranking for 127 queries (my position for several main KWs had improved) and the amount of impressions received on a daily basis had nearly doubled. I haven't touched the website in a couple of months. The only conclusion I can come to is that when the domain aged past 1 year, it somehow improved my SERP movement.

    Thoughts?

    (Granted, this could just be the result of some SEO work that was done several months ago)
     
  2. Nut-Nights

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    Nothing new OP, Aged domains with few backlinks rank much faster than new ones. Its known to everyone.
     
  3. nicnicstew

    nicnicstew Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    That much is obvious. I just found it interesting how the improvement happened quite literally after the domain age had past the 1 year mark.
     
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  4. RoyCooper

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    Same thing happened to me on another domain I have.
    At first I just used it for emails but after one year I decided to make a WordPress website which no longer exists.
    The website immediately started ranking with almost no content. Now I got a website in late February with considerably more content in HTML/CSS and I struggle to even rank at all.

    Guess it must be a good strategy to eliminate spam websites.
    A lot of online SEO analysis websites will increase your score just for having a website around longer than 6 months even.
     
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  5. dennis11209

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    interesting statement and yes age is a factor, however waaay too many things going on to think it was isolated conclusion.

    Perhaps a big competitor got hit with a penalty.... I would check to see who I outpaced or who got booted from page 1 or even the serps....

    contrats on the extra traffic either way!
     
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    Aged domains are definitely the way to go. Cool information.
     
  7. RoyCooper

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    I only realized now why I'm having trouble ranking with the new website when compared with the older one, thanks to this thread.
    Guess domain age really is important.
    What are the thresholds for Google, are they known? I mean 6 month mark, 1 year mark, anything else?