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So is it worth buying an aged domain?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by 6000RWHP, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. 6000RWHP

    6000RWHP Regular Member

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    Doesn't Google devalue the SEO strength of an aged domain when the contents have been rewritten by the new owner?
     
  2. boffmaster

    boffmaster Junior Member

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    You can go onto the wayback machine, clone the old content and call it a "tribute" to the old site. hehe. make sure the pages have the same complete urls as the old site and set up some redirects to the home page instead of 404 errors
     
  3. dirtbag

    dirtbag Senior Member

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    You'll take a little dip for a while, but so long as you stay within your niche, it's not a big hit and you can recover from it easily enough. Make sure the domain has had continuous registration and that it has been indexed. The continuous registration may be debatable, but I stand by it that once the domain has dropped you're basically starting from scratch. As far as domain age is concerned, the oldest domain in existence still isn't any good to you if it's never been indexed...