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Will purchasing 10 years on a domain help SERPS?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by victoriavain, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. victoriavain

    victoriavain Regular Member

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    I have mixed feelings in this. Does anyone know if buying a domain one year at a time differ from buying it for 10 years in the SERPS?
     
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    195471 Regular Member

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    I've heard that buying a domain for 5+ years vs. 1 year can affect AdWords Quality Score, and since SEO can also affect the QS, it makes sense that the domain registration period would affect the SERPs. I have been purchasing one-year registrations and getting ranked, so I really don't think that the registration period is a huge factor.
     
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  3. businessminder

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    If you are referring to the expiry date, I don't think it matters.
    However, if you are serious about your domain as your Internet business, I don't see a point of buying it one year at a time.

    Basically, for less than $10 a year on registration, it is always a positive investment.

    I would just register for as long as I can so I won't have to worry about it at a later date.
     
  4. salman321

    salman321 Junior Member

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    it does help a bit. But other factors like links and on page SEO matter more.
     
  5. GreyGhost

    GreyGhost Registered Member

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    every detail matters. throw-away domains are usually bough for one year so it's not a good idea to be the same as them. age of the domain matters much more, but sometimes even a 0.5% improvement (let's say you get it for later expiration day) helps.
     
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    Well, it would be more important that the old domain has old backlinks, too. That's it what makes an old domain strong.
    I prefer registering new keyword domains. ;)
     
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    bklooste Newbie

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    Agree keyword in the domain name is FAR more important than age.. You do see minor improvents for 6 months with a new domain even with no back links . The number of years before it expires is even less some domain vendors only allow 1 years and tehy arent going to penalize big companies many of which i have checked expire yearly.
     
  8. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    It mattered in the late 90's, because there wasn't much other information to gather about a site. There were companies that would sell 50 year registrations because of this. It does not matter for modern search engines.