SEO Question that I don't understand...

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I am looking at acquiring a website with the stats below. My question is, if I wanted to go into a new keyword in the same niche that the website currently isn't targeting, will it be easier with these stats or just like starting over with a new website? I know the domain age and domain links are very helpful, but didn't know how well it works on a new targeted keyword. Obviously I would still get backlinks to the new page that is targeting the new keyword, but wasn't for sure how much help these stats will be in getting ranked for the keyword quickly with moderate keyword competition.

Here are the stats:

-Domain is 2+ years old.
-PR4
-Index Count of 580
-Total Backlinks Domain: 49,800
-.Edu/>gov links to Domain: 144
-Listed in DMOZ

Thank you for your help!

Adam
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  • Profile picture of the author DariusMoney
    Originally Posted by ProfitwithAdam View Post

    I am looking at acquiring a website with the stats below. My question is, if I wanted to go into a new keyword in the same niche that the website currently isn't targeting, will it be easier with these stats or just like starting over with a new website? I know the domain age and domain links are very helpful, but didn't know how well it works on a new targeted keyword. Obviously I would still get backlinks to the new page that is targeting the new keyword, but wasn't for sure how much help these stats will be in getting ranked for the keyword quickly with moderate keyword competition.

    Here are the stats:

    -Domain is 2+ years old.
    -PR4
    -Index Count of 580
    -Total Backlinks Domain: 49,800
    -.Edu/>gov links to Domain: 144
    -Listed in DMOZ

    Thank you for your help!

    Adam
    With a pr4 of four google will trust the site you bought ... You will rank faster for that keyword with the site you bought .if you start with a new site, you have to avoid the sandbox... Plus since you have a pr 4, you will acquire long tail traffic without any seo just because you have a pr of 4... and as you probably already no, long tail traffic converts the best.. I mean you still will have to have a link building campaign for the site, but you will see progress with you efforts a lot faster than buying a new domain name and creating a new site
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  • Profile picture of the author Malachi Kelly
    The fact that the site already has a page rank 4 and has just under 50,000 backlinks and is also listed in DMOZ will help your rankings improve quicker when you start building targeted links.

    For example wiki owns many first place spots for a variety of keywords. The main reason is the BLD (back links to domain), BLD is one of the factors that helps you rank.

    The more authority your site has the quicker you can link for new terms.

    You will still need to build targeted links to your site but you would rank quicker than if you were starting from scratch.
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  • Profile picture of the author ProfitwithAdam
    Thank you both!
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  • Profile picture of the author hotftuna
    One word of advice-

    If possible keep as much of the original content, and all page url's as they were.

    Change logos and other aspects to customize.
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  • Profile picture of the author rogerbauer
    I agree with hotftuna ... keep as much of the original structure as possible.

    Adding to that: If you want to start another site that centers on another keyword, you can link to it from your PR4 site so you'll at least start with a decent & trusted site linking to your new site.

    It's always a good practice to have multiple domains in a market if your desire is to dominate it.
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