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Starting website and wondering which domain to pick.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by SPQR, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. SPQR

    SPQR Elite Member

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    Hello! I am looking through expired domains and I've found a few that fit my niche.

    I don't want to create a new domain because I want Google to already 'trust' the website once I create it.

    I have narrowed down my list to two domains. Which one would you pick?

    (Domain A) 16 years, 3 months old. DA of 15 and PA of 22.

    (Domain B) 4 years, 2 months. 25.3 DA and 33 PA.


    Obviously Domain A has a much older age and Domain B has a higher DA/PA.

    So, in essence....

    Domain Age > DA/PA
    or...
    Domain Age < DA/PA

    ???

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Are you doing for SEO like a PBN, or for a legit site? I don't like using spammy expired domains on money sites because the usually lack branding. I'd pick whichever one has the best name, honestly.
     
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  3. SPQR

    SPQR Elite Member

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    A legitimate site. I checked the wayback for both of these sites and they are super clean and relevant to what I am going to turn them into. Yeah, they are brandable and they both have their pros.

    The reason why I am looking into buying a domain that already has metrics is because my budget is really low. If buying one of these domains would save me some future SEO costs, that would be awesome.

    Thanks ThopHayt.

    The question still remains.

    Is age or authority more important to ranking?
     
  4. veboo

    veboo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Check the backlink profile of each domain and choose the stringest and non spammy DOmain. DA/PA can be easily manipulated so the best metric to check is the backlink profile
     
  5. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Between age and Authority I'd say authority is hands down more important as long as both are at least 2 years old (which they are). That said, I agree with veboo in that backlink profile is also quite important. You don't want any spammy links if possible. If both are spammy then you should forget them and move on.
     
  6. SPQR

    SPQR Elite Member

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    Just registered Domain A due to it's super-clean backlink profile.

    Thanks to both ThopHayt and veboo! :)
     
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    Go with second one and you will have good result.