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Should I change domain names?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by mikesmith3, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. mikesmith3

    mikesmith3 Newbie

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    I have a mortgage website which has been up a little less than 1 year and domain name is the same (under 1 year old). Name (17 letters long) is not bad and does include word mortgage at the beginning.

    Well I've been able to pick up, off the expired list, a domain with a "9":yield: year history with google. Name is pretty solid (better than current) and 15 letters long.

    Domain is NOT BANNED

    1. What do you guys think as far as SEO advantages being 9 years old with google?

    2. ASP.net so I'm guessing just do 301 redirects on every page? can't use Apache.

    3. Is the domain name being 9 years old going to give me any extra love with the search engines?

    The new name is easier to remember

    I'm thinking about changing the 200 pages over, but figured I would ask the crowd in case I'm missing something.


    Thanks for the help guys
    BHW Rocks

    MikeS.
     
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    Do you get traffic right now that is good and are you on top with your page?
    New one has credibility but may not have enough backlinks etc to bring you where you want.
     
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    No I don't get a ton of traffic now and not to many backlinks, (even with Angelas and the link juicer) as I seem to lose as many as I get with the auto submitter on here.

    I'm curious how Much weight everyone thinks the domains age of 9.7 years will help with SEO.

    Hate to trash my ranking for nothing as once I perm 301, I doubt google would be happy if I went back to the old domain.

    Thanx for the help

    Mike

    In all fairness to the linkjuicer I have only set up 3 campaigns as of yet so I'll report back later as I do believe it's a great long term backlink solution, just takes forever to set up with all the damn spinning, grrrr.
     
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