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    I thought I read some time ago that the SE's might like a domain that has been registered for 10 years over one that has been registered 1 year for instance. Has this been confirmed?
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    sandbopx theory seems to back this up. Most newly registered domains dont seem to rank well, in google, until they are about 8-12 months old. But I would guess anything over 1 year is fine.

    If you can purchase a domain that has some age to it, do so.
    however, I don't know if google takes into account other age-factors as well.
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    It is mentioned in one of their latest patents, but I would assume that if they use this as a ranking criteria, it is probably a minor point. So yeah, sure, I'll make sure to register my domains 2-3 years at a time, rather than 1 year at a time, but I'm not going to stress about it. Probably is one of the gazillion factors that affect ranking, but is probably also one of the least influential factors.
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    Just curious. So if a domain is registered 3 or 4 years ago, but either has not gone live, or went live and has been offline for 3/4 years. Does that count?

    What experience have people had in this regard?
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    It seems that Google doesn't care how old is a domain. Googre takes into consideration only the date of the first SEO activity at a website (not domain but website).

    Even if you have a 5-year old domain but it was "on-hold" all this time, and only now you decided to start promotiong a website at this domain -- it'll be sandboxed.
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    I understand that. My question is if it SEOd back in the late 90s or early 2000s, and then went offline, what effect does that have on the words that are sandboxed?

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