Does age of domain have any impact on SEO?

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I am running my website for almost 4 years and there is not any improvement in organic traffic. Does age of domain have any impact on SEO? If so then I will renew my domain and make some changes on my website, when I am free. What do you guys think?
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  • Profile picture of the author expmrb
    Have effect that's true but not very much, a little.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nikhil Bansal
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      Originally Posted by expmrb View Post

      Have effect that's true but not very much, a little.
      It really effects how?
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    I think it does a little, but backlinks are really what matters
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    • Profile picture of the author Nikhil Bansal
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      Originally Posted by jamie3000 View Post

      I think it does a little, but backlinks are really what matters
      So you think google ranked fast only old domain, Is it true?
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    Does age of domain have any impact on SEO?


    No, domain age doesn't mean anything for SEO.

    Easy to prove, plenty of old sites don't have any ranked pages.

    People tend to confuse established followed backlinks with aged domains, two totally different things.
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    Well in my opinion sure it has .The older it is the higher its apreciated and ranked by google .This its logicaly also because if you was an search engine you would give priority to older domain in the field
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      Originally Posted by spartan14 View Post

      Well in my opinion sure it has .The older it is the higher its apreciated and ranked by google .This its logicaly also because if you was an search engine you would give priority to older domain in the field


      Wrong.

      That's not even close to being realistic let alone logical.

      A domain on it's own is useless for SEO.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nikhil Bansal
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      Originally Posted by spartan14 View Post

      Well in my opinion sure it has .The older it is the higher its apreciated and ranked by google .This its logicaly also because if you was an search engine you would give priority to older domain in the field
      If you think google easily ranked old domain but I see many websites they have a new domain or they easily ranked as compared to the old domain. What do you think about my domain?
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      • Profile picture of the author Siegfried07
        Whether the domain is new or old, it doesn't matter. Just focus on Off page SEO, On page SEO, consistency in producing high quality contents every day, patience, and only target low competitive keywords. That's all

        So if the site is new or old? who cares
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  • Profile picture of the author johnsimth
    Yes, domain age is important for SEO. Search engine give more priority to old domain.
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    • Profile picture of the author TrafficFlow
      Perfect combination is an old exact match domain. If your domain is old but is not relevant to your keywords it may not be worth renewing.

      Try putting the domain url into estibot.com. If it is worth $50 or more then keep it.
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      • Profile picture of the author yukon
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        Originally Posted by TrafficFlow View Post

        Perfect combination is an old exact match domain. If your domain is old but is not relevant to your keywords it may not be worth renewing.

        Try putting the domain url into estibot.com. If it is worth $50 or more then keep it.


        Really?

        What about...
        • ebay.com
        • cnn.com
        • allstate.com

        Maybe none of that matters.
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        • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
          Originally Posted by yukon View Post

          Really?

          What about...
          • ebay.com
          • cnn.com
          • allstate.com

          Maybe none of that matters.
          Add to the list:
          • amazon.com
          • moz.com
          • wayfair.com

          We do believe, however, that domain age is a minor algorithmic signal with Google - all other things being equal. That is assuming two sites have similar content, optimization and backlink profiles (something impossible to replicate) and one has been around 20 years with 20 years of seasoned backlinks and the other one is a couple months old.

          Matt Cutts said it is a very minor ranking signal but there are other much more important things - Matt Cutts: Does Domain Age Really Matter?
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            Originally Posted by dave_hermansen View Post

            Add to the list:
            • amazon.com
            • moz.com
            • wayfair.com

            We do believe, however, that domain age is a minor algorithmic signal with Google - all other things being equal. That is assuming two sites have similar content, optimization and backlink profiles (something impossible to replicate) and one has been around 20 years with 20 years of seasoned backlinks and the other one is a couple months old.

            Matt Cutts said it is a very minor ranking signal but there are other much more important things - Matt Cutts: Does Domain Age Really Matter?


            We? Is there more than one of you?

            No, domain age doesn't rank pages, never has, never will. There's no minor signal.
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            • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
              Originally Posted by yukon View Post

              We? Is there more than one of you?

              No, domain age doesn't rank pages, never has, never will. There's no minor signal.
              So, in other words, you do not take the word of Matt Cutts. Not a surprise.

              We've tested this and know it has a small effect, but as usual, you know better than everybody else, including people who work at Google.

              And yes, "we" means Store Coach. Store Coach is not a one man operation. We have an actual office building and employees. WE have more than 50 eCommerce websites live right now and have built more than 100 over the years. WE have the ability to compare sites that WE own, side by side, that are in the same niche and sell the same products that have the same exact product descriptions - one with a seasoned, older domain and another with a brand new domain.

              I'm sure you have the same!
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            • Profile picture of the author Nikhil Bansal
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              Originally Posted by yukon View Post

              We? Is there more than one of you?

              No, domain age doesn't rank pages, never has, never will. There's no minor signal.
              yes, domain age doesn't increase or decrease your ranking.
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          • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
            Originally Posted by dave_hermansen View Post

            Matt Cutts said it is a very minor ranking signal but there are other much more important things - Matt Cutts: Does Domain Age Really Matter?

            Have you actually watched that video? His explanation is about as clear as mud. What he does hint at a couple of times in the video is that link age plays a role, not domain age. If you think about it, that makes a lot more sense. There is no reason a domain that is 20 years old should get a boost over one that is newer if that 20-year-old domain is total garbage.
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            • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
              Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

              Have you actually watched that video? His explanation is about as clear as mud. What he does hint at a couple of times in the video is that link age plays a role, not domain age. If you think about it, that makes a lot more sense. There is no reason a domain that is 20 years old should get a boost over one that is newer if that 20-year-old domain is total garbage.
              Yes, so an older domain with the same links, assuming they got them before the newer domain, is going to have an advantage.

              So, perhaps this needs to be re-worded to something like "the date of link acquisition has an effect on rankings". Would that make all the naysayers feel better?

              You are the one who is assuming that the older domain has garbage content for some reason. I said "all things being equal".
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              • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
                Originally Posted by dave_hermansen View Post

                Yes, so an older domain with the same links, assuming they got them before the newer domain, is going to have an advantage.

                So, perhaps this needs to be re-worded to something like "the date of link acquisition has an effect on rankings". Would that make all the naysayers feel better?

                You are the one who is assuming that the older domain has garbage content for some reason. I said "all things being equal".

                My point about the domain with garbage content was it doesn't make sense for Google to use domain age as a ranking factor. Older doesn't mean better. It doesn't mean more trusted. It doesn't guarantee anything positive.

                Even if all things are equal, I still don't think domain age plays any role in rankings.

                Link age on the other hand, makes a lot more sense for them to use to judge the strength of a link. If several websites have been linking to me for 15 years, that says a lot more than just the domain being around for 15 years.
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                  Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

                  My point about the domain with garbage content was it doesn't make sense for Google to use domain age as a ranking factor. Older doesn't mean better. It doesn't mean more trusted. It doesn't guarantee anything positive.

                  Even if all things are equal, I still don't think domain age plays any role in rankings.

                  Link age on the other hand, makes a lot more sense for them to use to judge the strength of a link. If several websites have been linking to me for 15 years, that says a lot more than just the domain being around for 15 years.
                  Its right. Don't relate to domain age in ranking. Google never ranked to check your domain age. its just penalized or improved to check your SEO work.
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              • Profile picture of the author DABK
                Yes, because now you're not getting people to go buy older domains just because they're older and, therefore, produce waste.

                Perhaps you have not noticed it, but many people on this forum take things very literally and limit their focus excessively. Imprecision doubles and triples and quadruples negative effects.

                Originally Posted by dave_hermansen View Post


                So, perhaps this needs to be re-worded to something like "the date of link acquisition has an effect on rankings". Would that make all the naysayers feel better?
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      • Profile picture of the author Nikhil Bansal
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        Originally Posted by TrafficFlow View Post

        Perfect combination is an old exact match domain. If your domain is old but is not relevant to your keywords it may not be worth renewing.

        Try putting the domain url into estibot.com. If it is worth $50 or more then keep it.
        I didn't understand your answer, in my service page, I have a page related to ios application development company. this page keyword is present in my domain or page(metas). My website domain is old as compared to my competitors. I follow the same strategy like my competitors. Why competitors website easily ranked or my website ranking down day by day?
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    • Profile picture of the author Nikhil Bansal
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      Originally Posted by johnsimth View Post

      Yes, domain age is important for SEO. Search engine give more priority to old domain.
      If you said that google priority old domain why my competitors easily ranked and they have a new domain as compared to me.
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      Originally Posted by Cuso View Post

      There are mixed answers here which makes sense because domain age is something that can help but is not a stand-alone ranking factor in and of itself.

      Just having an older domain by itself will not make you rank higher.

      But let's look at a situation where it would help.

      Let's say your site was optimized properly and you have been consistently adding quality backlinks and moving up the rankings for your targeted keywords, if you are doing other things correctly to rank your website and you are trying to beat out competitors who are optimized the same as you (just for the sake of conversation) BUT their domain is not as old as yours...

      That would give you a leg up on them...

      So to be clear, it is ONE factor in play.

      Also, you have to take into account that some SERP's are VERY DIFFERENT from others.

      In one of the niches that I'm in for example all of the domains ranking have been around since 2008 and most of them ranking for quite some time...

      If you find yourself battling in a niche like this where all top ranking domains are older and trusted and you come in as the new guy on the block with a brand new domain, you won't be as trusted and likely will have a more difficult time breaking through...

      Not saying it can't be done.

      Your website has 4 years of age and over 200 RD.

      There are many things you can be doing to take advantage of the authority that your website has...

      For example if we look in SEMrush we can see the keywords that you are already ranking for (be it on the 1st page - or the 2nd). These are your quickest win opportunities.

      Check this out:


      SEO Title:
      Mobile Enterprise Application Development

      h1:
      EVOLVING MOBILE ENTERPRISE APPLICATION
      DEVELOPMENT
      TO YOUR COMPLEX BUSINESS PROBLEMS

      You have the exact keyword "Mobile Enterprise Application Development" in your URL, SEO Title, h1 and 6x in your content...

      That's a bit much and you'd get better results mixing in other variations and not hitting the exact match every time...

      If you have them the exact way in your URL and Title then use an LSI for your h1

      Or

      Mix up the wording, don't have it the exact same way

      make the h1 something like this

      Enterprise Level Solutions For The Development of Mobile Applications

      You still have all your keywords in there just not in the same string.

      If I was you I'd also test removing it from the content 1-2x as well. You can play around with this.

      Hope that helps.

      Check out these LSI's you could include in your content as well so you don't have to add the exact phrase every time:

      I really like the way that you gives me an informative answer. My keyword related to mobile application development company. I use this keyword in my metas. So this keyword is not fit for my website because my website related to the mobile app. if a huge amount of people search this keyword mobile enterprise application development company. so I change the keyword on my home page when I change my metas in a previous month my keyword ranking give me some negative result. if I change some metas . Is it good or bad for my ranking? I want to know what you think about my website please give me some suggestion about (on page, domain, design, theme).
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        Originally Posted by Nikhil Bansal View Post

        I really like the way that you gives me an informative answer. My keyword related to mobile application development company. I use this keyword in my metas. So this keyword is not fit for my website because my website related to the mobile app. if a huge amount of people search this keyword mobile enterprise application development company. so I change the keyword on my home page when I change my metas in a previous month my keyword ranking give me some negative result. if I change some metas . Is it good or bad for my ranking? I want to know what you think about my website please give me some suggestion about (on page, domain, design, theme).
        Meta keywords play zero role in your rankings. You can change them to whatever you want. Google hasn't used them since 2003.
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        • Profile picture of the author Nikhil Bansal
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          Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

          Meta keywords play zero role in your rankings. You can change them to whatever you want. Google hasn't used them since 2003.
          I didn't use meta keywords. please check again.
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      Originally Posted by Cuso View Post

      There are mixed answers here which makes sense because domain age is something that can help but is not a stand-alone ranking factor in and of itself.

      Just having an older domain by itself will not make you rank higher.

      But let's look at a situation where it would help.

      Let's say your site was optimized properly and you have been consistently adding quality backlinks and moving up the rankings for your targeted keywords, if you are doing other things correctly to rank your website and you are trying to beat out competitors who are optimized the same as you (just for the sake of conversation) BUT their domain is not as old as yours...

      That would give you a leg up on them...

      So to be clear, it is ONE factor in play.

      Also, you have to take into account that some SERP's are VERY DIFFERENT from others.

      In one of the niches that I'm in for example all of the domains ranking have been around since 2008 and most of them ranking for quite some time...

      If you find yourself battling in a niche like this where all top ranking domains are older and trusted and you come in as the new guy on the block with a brand new domain, you won't be as trusted and likely will have a more difficult time breaking through...

      Not saying it can't be done.

      Your website has 4 years of age and over 200 RD.

      There are many things you can be doing to take advantage of the authority that your website has...

      For example if we look in SEMrush we can see the keywords that you are already ranking for (be it on the 1st page - or the 2nd). These are your quickest win opportunities.

      Check this out:


      SEO Title:
      Mobile Enterprise Application Development

      h1:
      EVOLVING MOBILE ENTERPRISE APPLICATION
      DEVELOPMENT
      TO YOUR COMPLEX BUSINESS PROBLEMS

      You have the exact keyword "Mobile Enterprise Application Development" in your URL, SEO Title, h1 and 6x in your content...

      That's a bit much and you'd get better results mixing in other variations and not hitting the exact match every time...

      If you have them the exact way in your URL and Title then use an LSI for your h1

      Or

      Mix up the wording, don't have it the exact same way

      make the h1 something like this

      Enterprise Level Solutions For The Development of Mobile Applications

      You still have all your keywords in there just not in the same string.

      If I was you I'd also test removing it from the content 1-2x as well. You can play around with this.

      Hope that helps.

      Check out these LSI's you could include in your content as well so you don't have to add the exact phrase every time:

      Best answer really helpful... thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Madhukar B
    As I know nowadays there is no importance for domain age by Google and the important thing is domain authority & Spam score matters.
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    Just to clarify, let's run a scenario by you.

    We're going for the keyword
    get auto insurance in Chicago

    We look at a domain that's 20 years old, whose title is Dentures for Everybody, and has a lot of content about dentures and an ad for auto insurance.

    We look at a domain that's 3 weeks old, whose title is Chicago Auto Insurance, that's got a lot of content about auto insurance.

    If I were Google, I would give priority to the 2nd search, and I ain't half as smart or rich as Google!

    Originally Posted by spartan14 View Post

    Well in my opinion sure it has .The older it is the higher its apreciated and ranked by google .This its logicaly also because if you was an search engine you would give priority to older domain in the field
    Originally Posted by johnsimth View Post

    Yes, domain age is important for SEO. Search engine give more priority to old domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author alvin2013
    I think it depends more on the consistent content and traffic. old domain maybe help your website index faster
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    • Profile picture of the author Nikhil Bansal
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      Originally Posted by alvin2013 View Post

      I think it depends more on the consistent content and traffic. old domain maybe help your website index faster
      so you think, the old domain has more traffic as compared to the new domain. Why old domain index faster? because it is an old domain. I'm not satisfied with your answer.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nikhil Bansal
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      Originally Posted by taxattorneyillinois View Post

      Yes, At now Google gives the priority to rank Old domain or expired domain. But you need to go some seo backlink building process to get a better result.
      Are you sure google gives the priority to old one? because my competitors have a new domain and they have good traffic or ranking as compared to me. so How I accept google give more priority to the old domain as compared to new one.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nikhil Bansal
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      Originally Posted by taxattorneyillinois View Post

      Yes, At now Google gives the priority to rank Old domain or expired domain. But you need to go some seo backlink building process to get a better result.
      Google priority your work. it doesn't to get ranked high through your domain age. how you relate your domain age in your ranking.

      For a new site, domain age is a factor, because typically a new site does not have much content on it, so for that reason, it will be more difficult to rank well in the search index. After a few months, site rankings can be based on giving visitors the good content they are looking for, so at that point, domain age is no longer.
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    Don't think so..!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author gracewilson
    According to me,Search engines give importance to Old domain and improves their ranking, if their website is completely optimized from SEO perspective.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nikhil Bansal
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      Originally Posted by gracewilson View Post

      According to me,Search engines give importance to Old domain and improves their ranking, if their website is completely optimized from SEO perspective.
      so you mean google check your domain is old or new. if your domain is old then google improve your ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author gracewilson
    It's not like Google will check your domain, it will consider domain age as one of the ranking factor.

    And you have to fix all the On page issues, website loading time issues and everything to improve your ranking.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nikhil Bansal
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      Originally Posted by gracewilson View Post

      It's not like Google will check your domain, it will consider domain age as one of the ranking factor.

      And you have to fix all the On page issues, website loading time issues and everything to improve your ranking.
      Why google check my domain age. if I have created so many backlinks or improve my ranking in SEO way. google crawl only your work. Ranking doesn't depend on your domain age.
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  • Profile picture of the author gracewilson
    So you think Backlink alone is important for ranking?
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    • Profile picture of the author Nikhil Bansal
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      Originally Posted by gracewilson View Post

      So you think Backlink alone is important for ranking?
      We have many options for improving our ranking. Backlink is the small part of improving our ranking. If you improve our ranking by backlink so focused on natural backlink. Natural backlink creates when some one creates backlink on your backlink. Google always crawl this way. so focus on your work. domain age has no link up your ranking.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nikhil Bansal
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      I want to know, why google checked your da pa when they get ranked to your website. Don't relate ranking to domain age. ok don't do any task related to ranking or wait for domain more older than check your ranking.
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      • Profile picture of the author softprodigy
        Previously, Google use to measure the quality of a web page and provide page rank from 0 to 10. But now scenerio is changed, Google Page Rank is not updated from more than 8 years. Now, some gaint SEO tool arise in the internet market which provides quality score to your website in form of DA, PA or TF. If you check popular guest bloggers they also follow these factors. Although there are factors of page quality but keyword ranking is also somewhere linked to the quality of your web page.
        And you can't expect that a old domain will rank without opimization. Optimization is always required which make your web page search engine friendly.
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        • Profile picture of the author Nikhil Bansal
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          Originally Posted by softprodigy View Post

          Previously, Google use to measure the quality of a web page and provide page rank from 0 to 10. But now scenerio is changed, Google Page Rank is not updated from more than 8 years. Now, some gaint SEO tool arise in the internet market which provides quality score to your website in form of DA, PA or TF. If you check popular guest bloggers they also follow these factors. Although there are factors of page quality but keyword ranking is also somewhere linked to the quality of your web page.
          And you can't expect that a old domain will rank without opimization. Optimization is always required which make your web page search engine friendly.
          PR always updated by google but it doesn't show on publically.
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          • Profile picture of the author softprodigy
            Which tool you use to check Google PR (Page Rank) for any web page?
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            • Profile picture of the author DABK
              None. PR has not been made public since 2013.

              Originally Posted by softprodigy View Post

              Which tool you use to check Google PR (Page Rank) for any web page?
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  • Profile picture of the author Siegfried07
    It doesn't have much impact since even new sites can rank higher than the old ones. Maybe your keywords are way too competitive.
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  • Profile picture of the author Suresh K
    Yes, domain age is an important SEO factor for your Google ranking. Among the hundreds of weighting factors that Google considers in determining how to rank search engine results is the age of your domain -- in other words, how long that domain has been around.

    It's worth noting that domain age isn't referring just to how long you have owned a given domain name, but instead how long it has been since Google first indexed that domain, or saw a link to the domain. Because of this many companies purchase "aged" domains that have been around for a while for the extra bit of Google oomph. Of course just because a domain has been registered for 10 years doesn't mean that Google considers it 10 years old -- it has to have actually had a site indexed by Google.

    In other words a domain that's been registered for 10 years but has no actual site up, or nothing that Google has ever found, is the same as a domain that you bought yesterday.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nikhil Bansal
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      Originally Posted by Suresh K View Post

      Yes, domain age is an important SEO factor for your Google ranking. Among the hundreds of weighting factors that Google considers in determining how to rank search engine results is the age of your domain -- in other words, how long that domain has been around.

      It's worth noting that domain age isn't referring just to how long you have owned a given domain name, but instead how long it has been since Google first indexed that domain, or saw a link to the domain. Because of this many companies purchase "aged" domains that have been around for a while for the extra bit of Google oomph. Of course just because a domain has been registered for 10 years doesn't mean that Google considers it 10 years old -- it has to have actually had a site indexed by Google.

      In other words a domain that's been registered for 10 years but has no actual site up, or nothing that Google has ever found, is the same as a domain that you bought yesterday.
      I really appreciate your answer

      First of all, I clearly told you. domain age never reflects your ranking. your ranking up or down because of your SEO work. Google never see your domain age. if they get ranked your website in SERP. If you said that big companies buy the old domain. they have some reason. old domain has better backlink or better work as compared to new one. That is the main reason to buy an old domain. Imagine don't need to do any task related to SEO. wait for domain older and your ranking or traffic increased. because google notice your domain age. if you think this way you are going to wrong way

      Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Jess Marsh
    When was the last time you updated content on the site?
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  • Profile picture of the author iamrmishra
    Age of domain and organic traffic, these are two different things. Old domain means website have possibility to have great trust rank. But organic traffic depend on your keywords ranking, website design, brand and some other On Page SEO factors. Yes you can renew and make some change in website to get better rankings. Thanks good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author st0nec0ld
    It only means that your site isn't ranking neither on its target keywords and the domain itself. I wonder what strategies have you been doing for 4 long years? I hope you'd experiment on techniques.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nikhil Bansal
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      Originally Posted by st0nec0ld View Post

      It only means that your site isn't ranking neither on its target keywords and the domain itself. I wonder what strategies have you been doing for 4 long years? I hope you'd experiment on techniques.
      What do you think domain age get ranked to your website?

      say yes or no
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  • Profile picture of the author viveksehgal
    Google usually consider domain less than 6 months old fairly new. For how long it usually take to rank in google you can refer this study by ahrefs
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      Nah. That was how long it took the pages that were in the top 10 at the time they looked.

      Worse, it assumes that all of them started to do great SEO off the bat.

      A lot of pointlessness to get some traffic to ahrefs.

      And, even their study, didn't talk about domain age but age of pages...

      Originally Posted by viveksehgal View Post

      Google usually consider domain less than 6 months old fairly new. For how long it usually take to rank in google you can refer this study by ahrefs
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  • Profile picture of the author Tech Buzz
    Yes, Domain age is a metrics in Google Ranking Factor.
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  • Profile picture of the author SurVinTechno
    Yes, Domain Age Is An Important Factor In SEO, When It Comes To Aggressive Strategy Implementation For More Traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author connorcortese
    yes it's one of the rankings factors, google more trust on old domains.
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      NO, IT DOES NOT.

      Here's what Google's Muller says about it: https://www.seroundtable.com/google-...age-23697.html

      In addition, use your head. Why would a 14-year old website be better than a 3-year old site?

      Is Amazon.com less trustworthy than Sears? Sears is over one hundred years older.


      Originally Posted by connorcortese View Post

      yes it's one of the rankings factors, google more trust on old domains.
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      • Profile picture of the author connorcortese
        Hey DABK,

        Only domain age is not the ranking factor, this is one of the factors.
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  • Profile picture of the author AmarInfotech
    Yes.! Domain Age is one of the crucial factor considered by the search engines around the globe for the ranking process of your website or web page. One of the reasons for considering this factor is that Domain Age is directly related to the trustability of your website.

    If your Domain is Old enough, it has better chance to rank higher in SERP because it has already established trust among the customers. In contrast to that, a newbie website would find it difficult get good rank despite having quality content because it not yet regarded as trustworthy by the users.

    Domain Age is one of the factors while calculating Domain Authority (DA) metric & you already know that the higher the DA, the better chances of your website to rank higher in SERP. So that way, it is proved that Domain Age is critical for improving the visibility of your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author adritapatil
    Of Course, Domain age is important SEO factor. If a domain has been registered for 10 years doesn't mean that Google considers it 10 years old. It has to had a site indexed by Google.
    The difference between a domain that's six months old vs one year old is really not that big at all. As long as you've been around for at least a couple of months, you should be able make sure that you can show up in search results.
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  • Profile picture of the author chrisniel
    Yes domain age matters.
    As per brian dean it is one the 200 factors of google's algorithm.
    But still not that important for ranking your website.
    Mainly focus on creating sharable quality content which adds value to your readers.
    Also focus on building backlinks from high page authority pages.

    PS: Stay away from blackhat techniques.
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      Hi, Conner,

      As per Google's guy (click on the link I gave), it's not.

      Since age of a domain as a ranking factor doesn't make sense to me and Google says it's not, I'm going to say it's not.

      Yes, I know, Brian Dean's awesome and all, but why would a domain that's 10 years and 3 months and 1 day old outrank one that's 10 years and 3 months old? How does that make sense? Can't Google come up with anything more relevant to the search term to determine which one should be 1st and which one should be 2nd?

      By the way, are you better at anything now than 2 years ago, just because you got 2 years older? Are 50-year old people more trustworthy than 30-year old people?

      Originally Posted by connorcortese View Post

      Hey DABK,

      Only domain age is not the ranking factor, this is one of the factors.
      Originally Posted by chrisniel View Post

      Yes domain age matters.
      As per brian dean it is one the 200 factors of google's algorithm.
      But still not that important for ranking your website.
      Mainly focus on creating sharable quality content which adds value to your readers.
      Also focus on building backlinks from high page authority pages.

      PS: Stay away from blackhat techniques.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by chrisniel View Post

      Yes domain age matters.
      As per brian dean it is one the 200 factors of google's algorithm.
      But still not that important for ranking your website.
      Mainly focus on creating sharable quality content which adds value to your readers.
      Also focus on building backlinks from high page authority pages.

      PS: Stay away from blackhat techniques.
      I wouldn't go by his 200 ranking factors. He created that post for link bait. That's all.
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  • Profile picture of the author AmarInfotech
    Domain age is a trust factor, and old domain considers more trustworthy compared to a newer one and at same time domain, register period is also important as it is also a trust factor.but is not a powerful ranking factor.
    at the same time, your domain authority increase when only when you have regular updates, with a moderate number of regular users to the website, old domain is considered betters than new domain.
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