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Very Old Domains - What can they be used for?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by box0204, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. box0204

    box0204 Regular Member

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    Hi,

    does the age of a domain name play a major factor? the thing is the the domain doesnt have keywords in it, but i acquired it back in 1999 and it was used for a computer shop. right now its not used for anything. just wondering what can be done? and would it factor in better due to its age.

    thanks.
     
  2. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    As long as the domain has been kept active and haven't let it drop from the index then the domain age can help quite a bit. If you have a lot of backlinks and you can keep the new content at least somewhat related to the old content then it can help even more.

    Not having keywords in the domain can actually be an advantage in this case because you may now want to be targeting some other keywords. By not having the keywords in the domain it'll be easier to repurpose the domain.

    Good luck with it. :cool:
     
  3. Bross

    Bross Senior Member

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    I find domain age to matter nothing.

    A 6 month old domain and a 6 years will rank the same if they get the same seo work and share the same factors.
     
  4. aldragon

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    Greywolf is a wise man! I generally look for old domains 1996 - 2003 indexed. In this I put wp robot on them with campaigns realated to the future use of it until at least 1k indexed pages-tags etc are reached.Then without erasing anything I put another template where I choose what to put on the main page with many options. I build links and then I start to put good content essencially. They soon rank longtail first then you can shorten.