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What is more important? Domain Age, Rank, etc?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by zip22031, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. zip22031

    zip22031 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    Can you please give me your opinion of what the order of importance of the following when buying expired domains in auction:

    1.Domain Age
    2. Domain Rank
    3. Backlinks
    4. Traffic

    and anything else that I missed, please list it in order of importance.

    Thanks
     
  2. wallofiron

    wallofiron Power Member

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    love to know this myself...
     
  3. dishnetboi

    dishnetboi Power Member

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    Well based on what I have heard, Domain age, Rank, and sometimes even backlinks get reset to 0 when a domain goes expired.

    Though I don't know how true that is for sure.
     
  4. russaus

    russaus Junior Member

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    It's a unique variation for different sectors and where you're entering the sector from. If there is ZERO or low competition for keywords and you can make an impact with a domain I would go for:

    1. Backlinks
    2. Traffic

    If it is something you see being a long tail investment then Domain age and rank are good too. They are all important although the one I would mark as being "less" important is the age of the domain.

    Who cares about domain age? Does a G Sandbox exist (lol)? domain age is not a huge concern.

    What are your intentions? Give me more and better information and I'll give you a better answer.

     
  5. yaz24

    yaz24 Newbie

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    main thing is traffic
    every thing is done for it
     
  6. darkface

    darkface Senior Member

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    Eventhough I am fairly new to SEO I would believe that you have to distinguish between what kind of traffic. A lot of bought traffic will not get a site anywhere.

    However if you manage to get a huge traffic exposer through viral marketing or any similar things, well yes than that would take care of everything as those people would create backlinks for you.
     
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    drey2k Power Member

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    Obvious traffic is #1 because that is what you aim for...

    Backlinks lead to traffic...
     
  8. queenrockz

    queenrockz Registered Member

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    Compared to those four criterias you provide, the number one must be traffic.
    These days it's hard to get domain with generic keyword, so to make domain is valuable, we must have good traffic. For second, and so on I think it doesn't matter a lot.
     
  9. zip22031

    zip22031 Registered Member

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    I think, the most important is Age, because you can't change the date of getting a domain, but you can add more back-links in future.

    I agree traffic is important, but is it more important than backlink?
     
  10. brring-scam

    brring-scam Newbie

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    valued content by people
     
  11. littleg2008

    littleg2008 Senior Member

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    Domain Age is most important as long as its over 5 years

    (below this and it does not count AT ALL.)

    And like the person above said - once the domain is expired, then it does go back to 0, so if your buying an old domain name - make sure its not expired.

    Next would be traffic, then backlinks
     
  12. iwinyay1

    iwinyay1 Newbie

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    TRAFFIC matters the most! No traffic = no sales.. Just as simple as that.
     
  13. hasselblad

    hasselblad Newbie

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    Only backlinks are real, think about how Google can reset incoming backlinks if they exists?