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Old 14th October 2007, 09:02 AM   #3
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The age of a domain is important. How important? I don't know. But the seo experts say it is.

The simple answer, think of a business. If it's been in business for 20 years, you probably trust it more.

Here's another simple reason for placing importance on domain age, that is specific to SEO/ranking in search engines.

There are a number of people who will buy a domain, and then immediately begin to employ overly aggressive SEO techniques (blackhat SEO). They do their best to manipulate search engine results with any number of techniques.

Search google for blackhat seo if you wanna know more.

So to combat those slash and burn style websites polluting the search engines, the domain age is taken into account. I guess the thinking is, the older the domain, the less likely they will suddenly employ short term gain aggresive seo tactics.

But what if you knew about the whole domain age thing, and decided to buy a whole bunch of domains, with the intention of slashing and burning them down the line...well that gets more complicated...but then you have incoming link age...etc......

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