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Would You Buy A Domain Just For The Age?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by derpywizard, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. derpywizard

    derpywizard Regular Member

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    I've come across some pretty old domains on godaddy's TDNAM.

    I found 4 11 year old domains, 3 10s.

    What I'm trying to do is find just one keyword that might be profitable and give it a complete overhaul. Change the content, template, and everything else.

    Then because it is old I will be able to blast it with a lot of links. That way I might be able to get a ton of traffic in a few weeks/months and even if the keyword itself isn't profitable, I will be able to monetize with Adbrite or sell advertising space (if lucky) or flip it on flippa.

    What do you guys think about old domains?
     
  2. lwelch45

    lwelch45 Junior Member

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    that is a pretty good plan
     
  3. metrony

    metrony Newbie

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    yes buy it, domain age is key for google rank. assuming it's name contains your keyword.
     
  4. derpywizard

    derpywizard Regular Member

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    3 of them do. I actually took a look at GoDaddy's TDNAM instead of scraping it and I found that there are a bunch of really old domains for sale, just not many with my keywords.

    Here's some food for though:

    Question: How much would you guys pay for old domains, 10 years+ with no backlinks, PR or traffic, low (high number) Alexa rank?

    Basically, an empty slate apart from age. I'm thinking that these old domains are worth regular registration price on those conditions.

    Here's the thing though. Because old domains are sturdy for linkbuilding, or so I've been told, they should be much easier and faster to SEO into top right?

    So if you find a marketable old domain, something like freelancemagic.com (that's not the name of the domain but it's close), wouldn't that be worth at least a little more than registration price if it's what you are looking for?

    Just looking for your opinions on the worth of old domains.
     
  5. fancyworks

    fancyworks BANNED BANNED

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    I dont prefer, domain age is the only thing for seo.
     
  6. warezqq

    warezqq Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Buy them if the price is reasonable, the domain name is brandable.... what you say is correct google loves old domains :)
     
  7. andreyg13

    andreyg13 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Aged domains are very good as you can also build numerous links to them and not get flagged
     
  8. mccullum

    mccullum Power Member

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    absolutely.And if the domain has got some quite a few aged links already,it would be a gold mine.
     
  9. neo3187

    neo3187 Senior Member

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    dont forget to enable whois privacy as soon as you acquire the domain
     
  10. trialpradeep

    trialpradeep Newbie

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    fancy works is big scamer..he cheated me 76$ in LR his online skype id online web world..he told me to give facebook ads account dnt buy him or dnt pay pay him....hwe will talk like good manner he did provide single after payment he blocked me.....i have proofs
     
  11. poweronics

    poweronics Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    There was no need of posting here as a separate section is available for that purpose.
     
  12. Bostoncab

    Bostoncab Elite Member

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    How do you see the domain age on tdnam without going to who.is?
     
  13. BRAIN_PAIN

    BRAIN_PAIN Junior Member

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    Domain age is a big plus, no doubt about it. But I think that you should reconsider blasting to many Spam links domains like that. We have seen the latest updates from Google and boy, many old sites got wrecked, so maybe it is not so safe to spam links for old domains anymore. But as long as you keep your profile natural looking it should be ok ;)
     
  14. thegoatwhisperer

    thegoatwhisperer Newbie

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    I dont know if I would buy it JUST for age, but if other stars were aligning as well, age is a huge huge huge plus in my mind.
     
  15. Jinko

    Jinko Regular Member

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    I've been wondering the same myself as considering purchasing some aged domains. Another angle I was considering was a 301 redirect from the purchased aged domain to a new domain to pass on the authority. Would this work? The only reason I'm considering doing this is it's an obscure niche and the aged domains are not directly related to my keywords and the new .com I want to rank is an EMD.
     
  16. caitlin

    caitlin Junior Member

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    Old domains are gold. Pure gold. I have sold $5k worth this year and I paid $23 for each of them on gdaddy.
     
  17. tinakramer

    tinakramer Registered Member

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    For ranking and authority purposes I thought that there was a difference between domain age and domain registration. I could be wrong. I think it is noticed by G that the domain switched owners and therefore the domain age goes to zero. Not sure though.
     
  18. awayaway

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    age isn't really so important. it isn't a determinant of the value of a domain
     
  19. lagger

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    Buy emd and aged domain.
    301 aged to emd.
    Build "spammy links" to aged
    build solid links to emd.

    If shit hits the fan drop 301 redirect
     
  20. piscean

    piscean Registered Member

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    I wouldn't look the whois date. I would rather look the dates from archive.org and determining if the website had a good history.