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    What is better for Google

    In order to launch a new website what is better for Google?

    What will be the best solution to be noticed by Google asap?

    - Use an old domain name already online for 5/7 years (even if the name is not using the keyword you want)

    - Use a brand new domain name (with the keyword you need inside)

    Old domain name vs. new domain with a keyword. What is the best solution?

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    depends on the backlinks to each:

    how many backlinks already to the existing domain?
    how soon can you get the same number of backlinks to a new domain?

    in the long term, a new domain with appropriate keyword(s) will be better.

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    Google are a domain registrar although they don't actually register domains. This gives them access to all the registrars API's and databases and the only reason I can think of for them wanting to do that is to monitor exactly the situation that you're talking about.

    I think that if you buy and old domain then build a site that uses the keywords in the existing backlinks, they'll let you get away with that because you're still providing a relevant site, and you may even rank well straight away. But simply buying an old domain will give you no benefit at all, especially if you then use it on a site that isn't the same context as the old site.

    So, I would recommend using a new domain with the keyword (doesn't matter what since it's new), or an old domain with the keywords that it was used for originally.
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    age is an important factor. so go for an old domain

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakir View Post
    age is an important factor. so go for an old domain
    Age is not an important factor.

    Go for the domain name that best suits your website. If you can get one with a good keyword in it don't hesitate to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by relativity View Post
    depends on the backlinks to each:

    how many backlinks already to the existing domain?
    how soon can you get the same number of backlinks to a new domain?

    in the long term, a new domain with appropriate keyword(s) will be better.
    It really doesn't matter how many backlinks the old domain have as long as they are not relevant for your new project. Once you'll start developing your website you will soon loose them all...

    Quote Originally Posted by stymiee View Post
    Age is not an important factor.

    Go for the domain name that best suits your website. If you can get one with a good keyword in it don't hesitate to do it.
    I agree with that.
    Start with a new domain, if you can get your keyword(s) in it is even better,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lastbutnotleast View Post
    In order to launch a new website what is better for Google?

    What will be the best solution to be noticed by Google asap?

    - Use an old domain name already online for 5/7 years (even if the name is not using the keyword you want)

    - Use a brand new domain name (with the keyword you need inside)

    Old domain name vs. new domain with a keyword. What is the best solution?
    go for new domain name. Google will notice it very soon.

    I launched a site 3 days ago, and submitted it to google, it is now indexed in google

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    The old domain name is only relevant if it has lots of backlinks and you plan on recreating pages that cover the same content as the domain had on it before so that the backlinks remain relevant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJMcClure View Post
    I think that if you buy and old domain then build a site that uses the keywords in the existing backlinks, they'll let you get away with that because you're still providing a relevant site, and you may even rank well straight away. But simply buying an old domain will give you no benefit at all, especially if you then use it on a site that isn't the same context as the old site.

    So, I would recommend using a new domain with the keyword (doesn't matter what since it's new), or an old domain with the keywords that it was used for originally.
    The point was that I do have (I do not have to buy them) some old domains (4 to 7 years old) with websites online but without any update for a long time

    About 0 backlink and PR = 0

    The only (positive?) thing was (maybe) that this sites are online for 4 to 7 years

    It's a little bit hard to abandon old domain names or not maximise their use but I think I will go for new (relevant) domain names including keywords in the name

    I do hope it's the right decision

    Many thanks for your advices
    Last edited by Lastbutnotleast; Jan 19, 2008 at 18:33. Reason: precision

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    Benefits from using the old domain aren't that great ..but having keywords in them certainly help little more..

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    I would recommend using a new domain. Old domain may give you some advantage early on, but better to look for long term results and a good branding. The links pointing to the old domains may not stay for long and even some panalties applicable for the old domain may get passed to you

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    If you're talking about getting indexed by Google, the simplest method I can recommend is post comment on one of the more popular blogs like Techcrunch or DoshDosh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorTom View Post
    If you're talking about getting indexed by Google, the simplest method I can recommend is post comment on one of the more popular blogs like Techcrunch or DoshDosh.
    yes, i agree with you, these popular blogs can do a lot benifits to you

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    Many thanks for your contributions

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorTom View Post
    If you're talking about getting indexed by Google, the simplest method I can recommend is post comment on one of the more popular blogs like Techcrunch or DoshDosh.
    Any other blogs like this ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorTom View Post
    If you're talking about getting indexed by Google, the simplest method I can recommend is post comment on one of the more popular blogs like Techcrunch or DoshDosh.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lastbutnotleast View Post
    Any other blogs like this ?
    Sorry, but those blogs, like most other blogs, use nofollow on their links making them useless for SEO. Especially Google.

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    I launched a blog on new domain, it was indexed same day.


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