SEO Question, Expiratiom Of Domain Name

by LXR 7 replies
One of my domains was earning like $1 a day with googie ads.

The domain has about 6 mths to expire.

So, traffic was basically nothing 2 mths ago, I had not bothered to submit a site map to the search engines.... it's just a hobby site.

A few weeks ago, I submitted site maps to the major players however the site has of yet to be indexed.

The $1 a day has stopped.

Am I thinking correctly that the search engines give you less "juice" depending upon when your site is to expire ?

If I renew the site for like 2 yrs, would that help?
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    Expiration date doesn't matter. I forgot to renew a domain a while back, I was offline for a a day, paid the bill, & all was back to normal in the SERPs within a week. That was my own fault since the site was down.

    That 2 year renewal won't do anything as far as ranking pages.
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    • Profile picture of the author LXR
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      Expiration date doesn't matter. I forgot to renew a domain a while back, I was offline for a a day, paid the bill, & all was back to normal in the SERPs within a week. That was my own fault since the site was down.

      That 2 year renewal won't do anything as far as ranking pages.
      It's really not the page rank, it ranks on Pg 1 of google already. Its the fact that google / bing/yahoo has of yet to index the new pages.

      I can almost understand them not wanting to index new pages of a site if the domain is set to expire in a few months. I just do not know if my train of thought is correct.

      I forgot to mention in the first post that I have since added approx 100 pgs to the site prior to submitting the site maps.
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        Originally Posted by LXR View Post

        It's really not the page rank, it ranks on Pg 1 of google already. Its the fact that google / bing/yahoo has of yet to index the new pages.

        I can almost understand them not wanting to index new pages of a site if the domain is set to expire in a few months. I just do not know if my train of thought is correct.

        I forgot to mention in the first post that I have since added approx 100 pgs to the site prior to submitting the site maps.
        Don't submit your sitemap again... You can do a few backlinks from Facebook, Twitter, G+, etc. to make your website being indexed via these backlinks. If it does not get indexed, then we should think of a much serious way to get it there!
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      • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
        Originally Posted by LXR View Post

        I can almost understand them not wanting to index new pages of a site if the domain is set to expire in a few months. I just do not know if my train of thought is correct.
        You got an answer already, but didn't believe it for some reason. So here goes...

        I'm pretty sure it doesn't work that way. I've seen no evidence that the registration period affects SEO, and 6 months is half of the default registration period of a domain for many registrars. Secondly search engines have to drop sites every minute as a part of the process so prediction would not save them that much resources. They would be doing weird and error-prone predictions for no good reason.
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        • Profile picture of the author LXR
          Originally Posted by nettiapina View Post

          You got an answer already, but didn't believe it for some reason. So here goes...

          I'm pretty sure it doesn't work that way. I've seen no evidence that the registration period affects SEO, and 6 months is half of the default registration period of a domain for many registrars. Secondly search engines have to drop sites every minute as a part of the process so prediction would not save them that much resources. They would be doing weird and error-prone predictions for no good reason.
          It's not that I do not believe it, it's more along the lines that I am ignorant on the subject. That being be the reason I am asking questions.
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      • Profile picture of the author yukon
        Originally Posted by LXR View Post

        It's really not the page rank, it ranks on Pg 1 of google already. Its the fact that google / bing/yahoo has of yet to index the new pages.

        I can almost understand them not wanting to index new pages of a site if the domain is set to expire in a few months. I just do not know if my train of thought is correct.

        I forgot to mention in the first post that I have since added approx 100 pgs to the site prior to submitting the site maps.
        Indexing pages has nothing to do with how long a domain is payed for.

        Maybe your blocking the bots from indexing? I've seen it happen plenty of times here on WF from people trying to rank pages with a noindex tag in their header.
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  • Profile picture of the author yoangov
    The 2 year renewal worked a few years ago, now I don't see any difference. One of my websites was down for 2 weeks, then a month later it all came back to normal with some link building.
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