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Wow sites less than a week old being dropped? I can't imagine! Our site is a dozen years old...
@ TheOptimizationIdiot: Obviously, there are many factors that go into building trust, but age is one of them.
[edited by: TheOptimizationIdiot at 11:29 pm (utc) on Apr 7, 2013]
In other words, how many months (or even years) after indexing a site does Google gain enough trust in it to not let its age be a hindrance any longer when determining its rankings?
3 months? 6 months? A year? What do you think the number is judging by your own experiences in building/ranking new websites?
Agreed. I was expecting to hear different estimates from webmasters.
If there was any domain related trust factor there it was the OWNER of the domain - a well known brand.
Yes, the brand did link (do follow) to their new site from their flagship site right a launch.
Turst in many ways is actually closely to PageRank and definitely link related. And trust, in my opinion, can in some cases overcome actual "time" related factors like Document Inception Date and Historical Based Ranking Criteria.
I think backraft7 and Matt Cutts would disagree with it being much if any type of factor. Backdraft7's site is 12 years old and having issues.
301 redirects from aged domains.
P.S. - I wonder what percentage of domains are allowed to expire after the first year. Has anyone seen any data on this?
a domain registrar claiming that Google checks to see how far in advance a domain registration extends