ecmedia - 4:17 pm on Nov 13, 2012 (gmt 0)
Well, I agree with diberry. My wife recently registered a domain to post pictures of weddings and she got a simple domain name available on Godaddy for their standard price. When it did not rank even for a paragraph of text from the website and got no traffic from Google, I decided to investigate. It appears that for many years it was a parked domain but no website was ever created. However, all sorts of websites had linked to it. I then sent a request through Webmaster tools to Google explaining what was done, and three days later, the website started to rank normally. The lesson is that if you do get a new domain, it is better to check if it was ever registered before.