Age of Domain: How Important in Terms of Search Engine Optimization

What is the age of your domain and for how many years you have registered the domain? These parameters are really important in terms of search engine optimization as Google or other search engine try to avoid spam sites which live for a couple of years and then die. To show Google that you are serious about blogging and the domain that you have purchased, always register the domain for longer time period.

Age of domain is one of the parameter in google algorithm and weightage of that parameter is considerable. Initially clickonf5.org was registered for one year but now we have extended the registration to next 5 years. After extending the registration, we have seen growth of around 40% in traffic from search engines. Here is the details about domain registration period for some good blogs around the world:

Domain Name

Domain Created on

Domain Expires on

Problogger.net

2004-11-18

2010-11-18

Mattcutts.com

2003-06-21

2011-06-21

Labnol.org

2006-12-15

2009-12-15

Pirillo.com

1997-12-15

2012-12-14

Gigaom.com

2001-04-07

2010-04-07

Mashable.com

2005-07-19

2011-07-19

Lifehacker.com

2004-09-08

2010-09-08

Raymond.cc

2003-03-14

2011-03-14

Techcrunch.com

2005-06-10

2010-06-10

Source: Whois record| DomainTools

clickonf5.org was created on 2008-11-15 and will expire on 2014-11-15 (registration for next 5 years). You may choose any registrar to register a domain for your blog. You can check the registration date and expiry date of a domain using lot many free online application available on Internet. I used whois record on Domaintools to get the above data.

GoDaddy is one of the popular registrar thru which you can register a new domain or transfer older ones at very reasonable price. 

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Sanjeev Mishra is a professional blogger and an Internet Marketing Consultant based in India. He has built the Internet Techies to provide you updates in technology and web application area.
  • I was not aware that registering a domain period increases your search engine traffic. Thanks For sharing this.
    How much price we have to pay per year for getting it registered ?

  • Age is really important in SEO. Google will think your website as long term player.

  • Thanks Ruchi. Actually the price of domain registration depends on the TLD (Top Level Domain) i.e. whether you choose .com, .org, .net etc. dot com domains are for $10/year and you may extend the registration thru your cPanel as well.

  • True buddy, Age of domain is really important.

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  • Individually it is difficult to adding some code for each search engine, I generally update code for google.

  • Hi Dear

    the report at your article is so great also i like your advices.
    so thanks