The Domain Age and Search Engine Rankings

November 24, 2011 by  Filed under: Domain 

The length of your web site domain registration will affect SEO, yes or no? Must you renew your domains for a long period of time, 3 years for example? If you want to stay ahead of your competition, then you might consider looking at the length of time your competitor has registered its domain. If your competitor has generally renewed its domain for 1or 2 years, you might consider registering your domain for five or ten years. While putting off your domain’s expiration dates may help your SEO, keep in mind that this will be only a very small victory when it comes to SEO and rankings.

It’s good sense to register your domains for at least ten years. You may not want to deal with the process of renewing them every year. It will be best to obtain the domains that you want to keep for a while and renew then on a five to ten year plan.

If your domains expired, there are good chances that someone will register your domains immediately after they expired. For whatever reason, you couldn’t renew your domain, someone watching a list of expiring domains will try to get the online business that you’ve built for years. H/she knows that there are good amount of traffic they can have simply by renewing your old domain.

If you want to stay ahead of the competition, you should register or renew your domains for at least 10 years. Currently, Network Solutions ( is the only registrar offering the 100 years option, which costs $999.00. GoDaddy (, currently offers to renew or register a domain name for ten years, at a discount of $6.95 per year.

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