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    Smile A new domain or an old domain


    Hi, I am new to this forum.

    I am starting a business with someone.

    he has an old domain of 10 years and he never built a website with it.

    Is there a difference (with Google) as far as trust with an old domain (never had a website connected to it ) or just to buy a new domain?

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    There may be a very very very very small advantage in using it. So small in fact, it is not worth debating it ...

    If name is ok, sounds good, then use it.. if not buy a new domain name.

    Biggest advantage will be you save 10 bucks buying a domain name, but next year you still have to renew unless the name is paid for in advanced, so you may save a few dollars...
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    Originally Posted by KnowOneSpecial
    There may be a very very very very small advantage in using it. So small in fact, it is not worth debating it ...

    If name is ok, sounds good, then use it.. if not buy a new domain name.

    Biggest advantage will be you save 10 bucks buying a domain name, but next year you still have to renew unless the name is paid for in advanced, so you may save a few dollars...
    It is not a matter of money but more to know if Google will trust more a domain already esisting than a new domain.
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    You might get advantages of domain age!
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    What KOS said plus...

    Do you know if the domain was parked with a service that used it to list online ads?

    Google dumped on that practice a few years ago and penalised domains that adopted the tactic.

    I'm not sure if there are domain selling services that still use this tactic. This article tells you what to do:

    Apr 2014: How to Avoid Buying a Bad Domain – Tips From Google’s Matt Cutts
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    It will be no difference as both domains will have the same authority. I will suggest to buy a new one as the new name will be according to the recent trends or if the previous name is good then go for it.
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    It depends on the domain history, etc. For example, Cooking.com was sold for a big amount of money (which I can't disclose) because the domain was one of the early domains of .com, has a ton of backlinks, etc. Its a good name and will have good SEO if the site ends up being a recipe site.

    But honestly, I personally would look beyond just SEO for a domain. I'd look at branding, how it would represent my business, etc.
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    I thinks google will prefer the old domain name because it has a trust
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    It seems Google has been telling website owners for years that domain age has no direct relevance in its ranking signal.

    Apr 2017: Google: Domain Age Doesn't Matter For Search Rankings

    "Google's John Mueller responded with a resounding "no" when he was asked if domain age matters for ranking in Google's search results."

    Oct 2010 Video: How does Google determine domain age, and is it important for ranking?

    An indirect impact may accrue in that an old website has had more time to generate more external links than a new one but that is not an issue when we are talking about a parked domain.

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