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Does domain age affect SEO?

Discussion in 'Social Media, SEO/SEM & Online Marketing' started by rehan12, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. rehan12

    rehan12

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    can Google give any special priority to the website's domain age in terms of search results ???
  2. Lace

    Lace Retired Moderator

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    Hi Rehan,

    Personally I think domain age only plays a minor role. What you should be looking at is 'website age'. Of course, the older a website operates the richer its history is in terms of back links (usually). Note this is just me and I'm not an SEO expert.

    However, this remains a good topic to debate on for many and more knowledgeable SEO professionals.
  3. Andy777

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    As Lace said, it's the website history that counts.

    If it's an un-used domain name sitting for years on a empty page, it won't give you any advantage in SEO.
  4. cheapbuying

    cheapbuying

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    I would like to add a bit more,

    Old domain name does not matter.

    Yes, website history counts but history does not mean that a website is up and running for years will have high ranking in searches. To build up good high rank history, website should be optimised by SEO technology. That is why people spend £££ and £££ on website SEO to get their website on first page of Google search.
  5. eog

    eog

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    Yes, domain age does matter and can have a positive bearing on your position. But its only one small aspect to consider and not overly important. If you have a 5 or 10 year old site, that is regularly churning out content it will carry far more authority that a 6 month old site and naturally rank similar content far higher.
  6. Bubsa

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    That's nothing to do with strictly the age of the site, however. Merely the amount of time it has been backlinking and building content.

    Yes, an older site has had more time to do so, but that is not always necessarily the case. Correlation =/= Causation and all that.
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