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10:11 pm on Jun 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hello,

My web host tells me that if a register my domain name for 10 years that this will help me big time in search engine rankings... It seemed like a line of BS to me just to get me to give them more money, but I was wondering if this was fact or fiction?

10:22 pm on June 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Some people are of the opinion that regisering for more than 1 year may help slightly (others are more dubious). But I don't know of anyone who believes it will help "big time."
12:33 am on June 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I believe there is a thread somewhere here where Google mentions domain registration length as *a* signal of quality . . . among many others. And it makes sense. Sites in it for the long haul are much more likely to use longer registrations.
1:00 am on June 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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this will help me big time in search engine rankings

Rowlocks...quality & relevancy count (I'm deliberately not mentioning SEO!) however the low cost of 10 years registration these days if one is only buying one name, why not?

At least YOU won't have to be reminded once you've sold your multi-million Dollar net-empire:-))

The host is not making a huge amount from you...unless you're paying more than USD 10.00-12.00 per annum?

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There is a body of opinion that a registration in excess of 1 year can speed up your initial indexing by the search engines. I have no idea if this is based on fact or is just an urban myth.

Once they have found you I have seen nothing that suggests a continuing benefit.