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Is Website "Age" Really a Factor?

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12:07 am on Feb 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi All,
I am brand new to this industry with no experience, however, my company has many sites that are ranked within the top 5 in Yahoo. Many of those sites have been "around" for 3+ years. I have noticed, too, that my newer sites - though in same format as the other high-ranked ones - do not rank as well. Is "age" of the website (and the fact that it ranked well years ago) really a factor today?

My knowledge is very limited so any help would be appreciated!

1:28 pm on Feb 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yes, in my experience age is a factor. In general my older sites rank better than my newer ones. However I have yet to determine whether it's simply the age of the domain or the age of the links pointing to the domain.

My guess is that it's Yahoo's way of discouraging you from buying lots of domains and linking them together.

1:35 pm on Feb 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I do not think this is a rule.

If you got good links you can rank in one - two months.