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Old sites are better?
Old sites are better?

 7:02 pm on Feb 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hey guys.

Do you think that google also checking how old is the site (for how long it is indexed by google) for the results?



 7:08 pm on Feb 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

For sure i totally agree with this theory. Some highly placed sites are so old in my main field that they say "works best in IE3" LOL


 7:09 pm on Feb 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

I donīt think so. In early 2001 we had no presence on the web. We did our website and within 9 months we came up in the first 3 on most searches for our keyword, and often #1. From what I can tell, content is what makes it for us. We optimized and optimized and continue optimizing.



 7:12 pm on Feb 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

janine - how competitive is your major keyword ie how many results does google return for this word?


 7:12 pm on Feb 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

Old sites get better rank, I think, just because they've been around long enough to have lots of sites link to them. It's a natural effect of being on the web for a long time.



 7:15 pm on Feb 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

Well, from my personal experience, I do agree to an extent that older sites do tend to be better positioned. However, that is largely due to the fact that they managed to acquire numerous (free) links and listings at a time when PageRank was non-existent and the web was perceived as a free medium.


 7:32 pm on Feb 25, 2003 (gmt 0)


Our site only serves a very small industry so maybe there are 20 to 30 major competitors. But I do know that our major competitor, who doesnīt get exceptional rankings except on Teoma/ASK has 10x-50x more links that we do. So based on my experience it didnīt seem very relevant.


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