does length of domain renewal affect SEO?

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there used to be this notion that if you renewed your domain for a long period, lets say 5 years, google took it as a sign of stability and could help your SEO. Recently Matt Cutts said it didnt matter "to the best of his knoweldge", but can any of you shed any practical experience on this matter? frankly I could use anything to improve my ranking, even the slightest of factors

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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    does length of domain renewal affect SEO?
    Doesn't matter, I still renew all my domains yearly.
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  • Profile picture of the author squadron
    Originally Posted by GarfieldLordofCats View Post

    there used to be this notion that if you renewed your domain for a long period, lets say 5 years, google took it as a sign of stability and could help your SEO. ...
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    I have seen no evidence that this is so. In some countries, like Australia - .com.au, the renewal term is fixed. The only reason I would go for >1 year is for a BIG discount.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
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  • Profile picture of the author kafiemon
    Actually it doesn't matter. It's a rumor !!
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    • Profile picture of the author nik0
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      Probably invented by the domain registrars.
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  • Profile picture of the author ashishthakkar
    It hasn't been proved but i guess it would mean something.

    For example If a search engine had only two websites to rank and all other things are same I guess they would rank the domain higher which was renewed for a longer period of time.

    Even renewal date - I (as a search engine) would trust a business who has renewed their domain 3 months in advance compared to a business that renews their domain 3 days before expiry.

    Again nothing proved but this could/should be a factor. Or this would be a factor in future.

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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by ashishthakkar View Post

      It hasn't been proved but i guess it would mean something.

      For example If a search engine had only two websites to rank and all other things are same I guess they would rank the domain higher which was renewed for a longer period of time.

      Even renewal date - I (as a search engine) would trust a business who has renewed their domain 3 months in advance compared to a business that renews their domain 3 days before expiry.

      Again nothing proved but this could/should be a factor. Or this would be a factor in future.

      Cheers.
      Anyone that's had a website/page ranked longer than a year knows that's nonsense.
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      • Profile picture of the author Adam Short
        Years ago, it was stated that a longer domain renewal would help rankings, but I have never seen evidence of this.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Maguire
    Go reg a domain in "payday loans" for 25 years. Come back after and let us know how it went for you.
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