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Use 10 years old expired domain or Brand new domain?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by bond 007, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. bond 007

    bond 007 Newbie

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    Hello i started a niche site just about 10 days ago and yesterday i found a good and almost exact match domain for my niche on godaddy auctions.

    I can get it for only $10.

    Domain has hardly 4-5 backlinks but its in existence since 2005. All other metrics are 0.

    Should i buy this expiring domain and 301 my new domain to this?

    or it won't be much difference using the expired domain for my money site? So i should continue with the new domain only i registered.

    Does domain age really help you in rankings? Or any possible negative effects of making money site on old expired domain?
     
  2. Aty

    Aty Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If you are planning to do SEO on your website then go with the aged domain.
     
  3. bond 007

    bond 007 Newbie

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    Didn't get sufficient replies.

    Anyhow I have purchased the domain as it was in closeout auction and was going to end in like next 3 hours. so i didn't risk for it to get dropped.

    Now here is the decision i need to take:

    web.achieve says the domain exists since 2005 (10 years old)

    godaddy says it was registered in nov 2013 so few tolls are saying its age is 1 year 2 months.

    I think it was dropped once in mid.

    The domain has few backlinks only that too appear natural (mainly site stats and whois types) so its a complete clean domain.

    Question: Should i move my site to this new domain via 301 redirect? My site is just 10 days old so it won't be a big problem. there are hardly 15 articles yet on site.

    Or there won't be any benefit of using this aged domain for seo?
     
  4. TeKn1qu3z

    TeKn1qu3z Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Buy the old domain. Althought I don't think Google specifically said it anywhere, but age of the domain does contribute to SEO.