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    The single most important factor in ranking well in Yahoo is this:

    1 Age of Domain

    As the Internet evovles I believe this is the most important factor in high Rankings. SO everybody whatever you do hold ont to those old domains

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    Recently paid for all my domains for 10 years - this is because I know I'll forget, but it's nice to know there's another reason!

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    The single most important factor in ranking well in Yahoo is this:

    1 Age of Domain
    If this is true and stays true then it should create quite a market for sellers of old names. Like wine I guess.

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    Hard to imagine that's the primary determining factor. I would hope it's link popularity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snib
    Hard to imagine that's the primary determining factor. I would hope it's link popularity.

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    Link Popularity can be hacked, however the age of domains cannot be. I would say LP would be the third most important factor with onsite seo being the second.

    Think of it this way, In the year 2020, A domain bought in 1999 versus a domain bought in 2015. CHances are the site that has been around forever would be a better match since it has lasted all these years. Which in turn meaning a better search for the SE's endusers.

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    "The single most important factor in ranking well in Yahoo is this:

    1 Age of Domain"

    I don't know if it's the single most but it is factor that's up there:

    http://www.seomoz.org/article/search...ng-factors#f28

    I had a new site that launched in December of last year and already have some #1's in Yahoo. I do think links in will always be #1. Straight links better than reciprocal links. Links from "authority sites" better. And links in from sites that are "aged" Also sites that have been around longer (in general) are going to have more links in than sites just launched. As time goes on your site should be picking up links, so ones that have been around longer should have more. So I would say that is still #1 but age of domain is right up there too.

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    I wouldn't say age necessarily implies relevancy. There are many old sites that are no longer current. For example consider DMOZ vs. del.icio.us. DMOZ is much older, but del.icio.us has much more current information.

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    I agree with Snib and Trust. Links are of primary importance.

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    Link Popularity can be hacked, however the age of domains cannot be.
    Sure it can. Just buy some domains, set 'em up so they don't go to 404sville, and sit on 'em for a few years. Patience is all that's needed to "hack" a domain-age filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by netnow22
    Link Popularity can be hacked, however the age of domains cannot be.
    Although the age cannot be hacked, the domain can be sold and the content changed or the topics completely changed. Also, a site can be paid for for many years in advance and then abandoned making the content irrelevant years later; in turn possibly decreasing the rankings. I also agree age is a factor, but not neccesarily the #1.

    I would agree with snib, trust and leader on the linking. One other thing though, if you have a ton of links to an old site but then the content changes, the links will not be content to content possibly decreasing the link value and hurting the rankings as well.
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    Agreed. Age is a factor, sure, but if SE's algorithms were only looking for "mature" domains they would lose out of the fast moving pace of the Internet. The game can change in 24 hours, and that's what makes it great, right?
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