Keyword Rich Domain V Aged Domain With PR

by Lee McKenna Banned
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Hi everyone,

I would like to ask a question.

I'm building lots of niche sites (AffiloBlueprint Style) and the way I've been doing it is by getting a keyword rich domain for the main keyword I'm targeting.

I've just been told that getting a aged domain with high PR is also very good and that you can take a site that was on the topic of say golf and totally change the topic to whatever niche you like and you will still keep the authority and age and PR which will get you to the top of Google VERY QUICK.

The only problem with buying aged domains is that you will not alway and very rarely be able to get a keyword rich domain.

Does this matter?

And which wins? Getting a keyword rich domain or getting a aged domain with PR?

I look forward to your thoughts on this matter.

Lee
#aged #domain #keyword #rich
  • Profile picture of the author InitialEffort
    Aged Domain with PR will absolutely blow away a new domain with exact match. Almost no question about it. Just make sure your aged domain doesn't have a penalty on it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Lee McKenna
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      Hi InitialEffort,

      Thanks what I was thinking. Just wanted to make sure as I'm new to SEO.

      The question is how much do you pay for a good one?

      Lee
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    • Profile picture of the author Amitywill
      Originally Posted by InitialEffort View Post

      Aged Domain with PR will absolutely blow away a new domain with exact match. Almost no question about it. Just make sure your aged domain doesn't have a penalty on it.
      I disagree.

      I would take an exact match domain over an aged domain with PR.

      If you have an aged domain with PR about Golf then that's not going
      to be a big advantage if you're trying to rank in the man boobs niche.

      Google is not stupid.

      However if you buy a QUALITY aged domain with PR in the Golf
      niche and build a site about golf then you will have an advantage over
      newer sites.

      This is from my experience of using both exact match domains and
      aged domains.

      Will
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      • Profile picture of the author NikkiBlue
        The age doesn't matter . It the quality of the backlinks.
        I have a domain from 2003 that has casino and gambling backlinks. It used to be PR4 , now its PR:0 and appears to be penalized.

        I had just posted this video from Matt Cutts in another thread ;

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  • Profile picture of the author akasheg
    Originally Posted by Lee McKenna View Post

    Hi everyone,

    I would like to ask a question.

    I'm building lots of niche sites (AffiloBlueprint Style) and the way I've been doing it is by getting a keyword rich domain for the main keyword I'm targeting.

    I've just been told that getting a aged domain with high PR is also very good and that you can take a site that was on the topic of say golf and totally change the topic to whatever niche you like and you will still keep the authority and age and PR which will get you to the top of Google VERY QUICK.

    The only problem with buying aged domains is that you will not alway and very rarely be able to get a keyword rich domain.

    Does this matter?

    And which wins? Getting a keyword rich domain or getting a aged domain with PR?

    I look forward to your thoughts on this matter.

    Lee
    Whoever has advised you this has certainly done it wrong. If you buy an aged domain it is very important that you buy the domains that are relevant for your niche. Suppose you buy an expired domain which used to be a golf site earlier and if you now want to start a real estate site on that domain that won't help you at all, because the links the domain used to have was from relevant golf sites and won't help you in the real estate sector. And once the search engines find that the site content and niche has changed it will devalue all the links and the current link profile that the domain has and you'll have to start all over again. So, it won't help.

    Its better that you register a new domain and try to include your keywords within the domain. Hope it helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author julianbooth123
    Buying aged domains with pr is the best option but that domain should be related to your niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author outwest
    Also what good are aged sites, which presumably you are buying aged sites for aged backlinks, and PR

    If the anchor text of the backlinks is totally unrelated

    You are trying to rank for
    Gadget discounts

    all the aged domain backlinks have anchor text for 1956 Corvette
    so what good does that do you?
    not much

    as a wise old man once said, google goes not rank SITES
    they rank pages

    relative to the kws being searched for

    If I am searching for Gadget discounts and you have a 5 yr old aged site with 100s of aged backlinks for 1956 Corvette
    Do you think Google ranks the aged site higher because of simply the fact its an older site? with a lot of mishmash \backlinks having nothing to do with the kws entered?

    Nope
    Google ranks sites based on kws searched
    and what is the PR and Anchor text of the backlinks for THAT KW , on these particular sites being pulled up

    among other factors of course
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