Should I buy An Aged Domain?

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I have heard different things when it comes to this kind of subject and the effects it can have on the search engines.

If I were to buy a website that is, say, PR 3-5 and has a domain age of 10+, would it be easier for me to rank in the search engines with certain keywords if I started a blog?

I'm quite curious about this and some feedback would be great.
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  • Profile picture of the author gearmonkey
    It is a good strategy. You can build your own blog network for yourself. Worth the time and money IMO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brendan Mace
    If you can find a High PR domain in your niche, then you ABSOLUTELY should purchase it. It will be far easier to rank the root domain as well as all of the inner pages. Your one time investment will pay for itself many times over.

    ON TOP OF THAT, you can also send external links to other properties that you own. So you can easily increase the page rank of your other domains as well. With only two pr 4 domains, I can easily create a couple additional pr 3 websites.

    So really, you get a lot of benefits from buying a high pr website.

    1. Easier to rank

    2. Can transfer page rank to other properties

    3. Save a ton of money on backlink building
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  • Profile picture of the author anton111
    Make sure you check domain history.I once purchased a domain with a job related keyword and it turned out that it was used as a p0rn directory before....
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  • Profile picture of the author gPlayer
    You should purchase a old high PR domain. But before purchasing check the PR is fake or actual. And check the backlinks to the domain. If most the backlinks came from bad sites then you should not purchase it. It'll be much easier to rank an old domain related to your niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author ronaldec
    The only advantage is the age and any backlinks this domain has picked up during its lifetime. PR rank will be loss. Just buy a clean domain that is relevant to your topic.
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  • Profile picture of the author awj888
    just make your checks on the history of the domain, yes 10y and high pr is great!! but then what if it was banned before? or blacklisted? or used for malware, spyware/ xxx/ etc

    just check everthing before you do anything, as it might hurt you if you dont.

    also getting something like mycoolcar.com 10yold and pr5 wont help you ranking for weight loss
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  • Profile picture of the author awj888
    just make your checks on the history of the domain, yes 10y and high pr is great!! but then what if it was banned before? or blacklisted? or used for malware, spyware/ xxx/ etc

    just check everthing before you do anything, as it might hurt you if you dont.

    also getting something like mycoolcar.com 10yold and pr5 wont help you ranking for weight loss
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    • An aged domain can help you rank faster in search results. Aged domains are already ranked. If you buy a new domain, you will have to wait a few months for your website to get ranked by search engines. In addition, an aged domain with high Page Rank is considered more trustful than a new one.
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  • Profile picture of the author piermichel
    aged domain , exact match and your keyowrds in domain if exact match not available is always recommended whenever it is possible. there is no doubt about it. Go for it
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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    YES DO BUY AN AGED DOMAIN!

    Only reason I say that is the first site I bought was an aged domain (only 2 years), my competitors all had pr3 ranking websites.

    It took me 3 months to do but I am now on page 1 of google for a moderately competitive search term (position #4).

    I am very much a newbie at SEO (a passionate newbie who never stops reading) but I think the aged domain helped me a lot.

    I also focused a TON on social media for backlinks/likes, never used anchor text for blog commenting, and did a few other things as well.

    Here is one final word. I had the option to buy a keyword rich .info domain (new) or a moderately keyword rich .com (with only half the words I needed) but wound up going for the second one because it was aged. Also because I noticed many of my competitors on page 1 had aged domains (not neccessarily keyword rich) and that also played a role in my decision making.

    I wish I bought both and split tested, but I'm ranking so thats all I care about right now (well that and avoiding the sandbox of course).

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  • Profile picture of the author Rostonix
    Make sure you check domain history, bud.
    And go for it if its clean
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  • Profile picture of the author C Rebecca
    See, domain age matters sometimes... If the domain which you are going to use have good reputation and good amount of backlinks.

    Same thing goes in reverse, if you domain has bad reputation... that will have negative impact on your website's reputation.

    On the other hand if you have a 10 year old parked domain that will have zero impact on your website's reputation.
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  • Profile picture of the author CashBackID
    Originally Posted by zombiesredalert View Post

    I have heard different things when it comes to this kind of subject and the effects it can have on the search engines.

    If I were to buy a website that is, say, PR 3-5 and has a domain age of 10+, would it be easier for me to rank in the search engines with certain keywords if I started a blog?

    I'm quite curious about this and some feedback would be great.
    I have a aged domain and with good PR (PR 4). But this domain chinadollbnb.com was sandbox-ed by Google because low quality content (I Know from Google warning while i submit this site on Google Webmasters). So in my opinion aged is not give you a sure guaranted. Quality is number one. CMIIW
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  • Profile picture of the author nasuryono
    It used to be a good strategy if you want to rank quicker in Google. However, things have changed since the Penguin update.

    From my experience, Google is putting less consideration in Domain Age and PR. They still have a role in SEO Ranking Algorithm but they are not as powerful as they used to be.
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  • Profile picture of the author marketwarrior06
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    take a deep look inside the domain. The ranks are real or not, the visitors are real or not etc.
    If the domain name contains the exact same keyword that you want to rank at first then without any doubt you should buy it.
    otherwise think again.
    thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author radivoj
    you should get expiring domain not expired and domain should be relative to your niche for example your niche is weight loss you need domain in same niche that already has or had relative content on the page, but if you buy some high PR domain that has nothing to do with your niche then you will having hard time to rank the reason when search engine crawler crawl the new content it will notice that content is totally different as well backlink that point to the site has nothing to do with your new content and keyword's, and it will looks like that you are trying to game the ranking with high PR domain, I already test this on several High PR domains...
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  • Profile picture of the author juninho14
    What about a pr1 with 15 years? Does it worth? Does it rank betters than a new domain? Age (just age, not page rank) still matters to search engines?
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    • Profile picture of the author barry500
      One of the reasons aged domains work has nothing to do with the age of the domain but the authority and value of the links to that domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ruth Paulson
    Originally Posted by zombiesredalert View Post

    I have heard different things when it comes to this kind of subject and the effects it can have on the search engines.

    If I were to buy a website that is, say, PR 3-5 and has a domain age of 10+, would it be easier for me to rank in the search engines with certain keywords if I started a blog?

    I'm quite curious about this and some feedback would be great.
    I find it easier to rank aged domains.
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    • Profile picture of the author rickfoster25
      I understand but where is a good place to buy them ..
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      • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
        Originally Posted by rickfoster25 View Post

        I understand but where is a good place to buy them ..
        Godaddy is a good place to start. Pick up some cheap PR2s until you know what you are doing. If you don't you can end up buying domains that three months later are worth nothing
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  • Profile picture of the author denysapu
    Originally Posted by zombiesredalert View Post

    I have heard different things when it comes to this kind of subject and the effects it can have on the search engines.

    If I were to buy a website that is, say, PR 3-5 and has a domain age of 10+, would it be easier for me to rank in the search engines with certain keywords if I started a blog?

    I'm quite curious about this and some feedback would be great.
    Domain aged and PR take their portion on SERPs, however it's just a complex as usual.

    Old domain will "easier" to get ranked, and of course with another consideration must done
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  • Profile picture of the author johnnys229
    Godaddy auctions can get you some gems for under 10 bucks, I've personally had great success with them vs new domains. Absolutely go for it.
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