How are Aged Domain Names?

novandak

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I heard more about Aged domains that affect SEO rankings, it's right? I know there are lots of factors in a ranking but I want to know if the age is a factor and if so, I want to know how important is

And how are aged domain names? from 3 years, 5 years or longer?

Any explanations?
 

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Hiya Novandak,

My best advice is that you should only treat "Domain Age" as an indicator... First of all domain age is only relevant from the moment G and other search engines index content... In otherwords if you buy a domain name and you never host it etc... then it does not matter how many years later you keep it as it has no history! Therefore lets say so many years later you decide to host the domain for the first time then it will be treated as a new domain.... Its an important but subtle difference to note!!!

That aside domain age as mentioned it gives an indicator... You should also look at the total number of indexed content and other authority metrics... The general correlation being the older the domain the more content and hence the greater its authority metrics such as MOZ DA (domain authority not to be confused with domain age lol), Majestic CF/TF (citation flow, trust flow) which are some good metrics to use with assessing the SEO value of a domain...

BTW - dont bother with PR (page rank) as that has not been updated for sometime and besides it only gave a partial indicator and not defacto that many people still make the mistake of doing....

One great way to check the history of a domain is to use the "wayback machine" - from that you can see the type of content, history etc....

Hope that helps!

Cheers,

Sid
 

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Yeahh I have known these factors and you are showing common factors, which I want to know it is how was an aged domain name. I'm sure Google has a limitation to calculate if a domain has age or not. May be 5 years or more than that.
 

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Also keep in mind Google is also registered as a "domain registrar" and have access to domain registration data such as nameservers etc... They use that to access data such as new sites which are being hosted via nameserver registration which is propagated globally - hence I never worry about G visiting any of my new sites as they already know its been hosted.... Its been like that for a long time... At the end of the day I still see G as a web scraper lol....

That aside I am sure "WHOIS" privacy is still respected especially noting use of PBNs... and I very much hope that will stay the same as that will put ICANN under serious jeopardy as to integrity and trust for all concerned should they violate that...

In addition it is also interesting to note that G is moving towards providing an actual service for domain registration... Its available with it being supposedly invited parties only, but apparently easy to find and register when searching for domain registrars lol, so its in beta but to be rolled out big time soon....

The sneaky b******* ;-)

Whether that will be a success is any ones guess - my opinion is that it will be similar with G's failure to beat FB, twitter etc on social media with G+.... They'll make a lot of money from it but I doubt they will take over as #1 with being a domain registration service and perhaps web hosting which is also likely to follow... Plus if you're into SEO and gaming the serps then would you seriously want to register your domain with G LOL???

Getting back to the discussion - G does have access to a lot of data... But at the same time there are some things they dont.... which otherwise would clearly violate international privacy laws etc ;-)) and that is a good thing!!! The actual date of when a domain has been registered, the date of when it has been hosted and where it is being hosted and when that changes is not a problem for them to track..... and in addition to content belonging to the domain.... as well as content removed.... i.e snapshot data similar to the "wayback machine"...
 

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I heard more about Aged domains that affect SEO rankings, it's right?
No, as based on a few of my personal domains, the 12 years old domain name has exactly the same PR as it was 7 years ago, anyone nowadays can have the whole website indexed by Google and normally result will appear within 3 - 7 days.
 

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Domain age will not play any huge role in your favor for SEO efforts, but it can be a negative thing depending on what the domain has been used for. This can of course be cleared upon transfer - but that's a process in itself. It can however be a good thing if you're (for example) establishing a business, as a lot of customers see it as a "longevity"-thing when (read: if) they do research.

However, there are a lot of domain names that are aged due to being brokered and nothing else - in that case, it won't really matter at all.
 

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Google’s patent:
a.)the date that a domain with which a document is registered may be used as an indication of the inception date of the document.
b.)Certain signals may be used to distinguish between illegitimate and legitimate domains. … Valuable (legitimate) domains are often paid for several years in advance, while doorway (illegitimate) domains rarely are used for more than a year. Therefore, the date when a domain expires in the future can be used as a factor in predicting the legitimacy of a domain and, thus, the documents associated therewith.
 
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