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Seo On An Old Abandoned Site
Posted 19 August 2008 - 03:34 PM
Posted 19 August 2008 - 03:55 PM
Then treat this site like you would a new one; add content, revise title tags, create a solid internal linking structure, and keep building quality backlinks. From my experience you will be able to regain ranking in the search engines fairly quickly thanks to the age of the domain.
Posted 19 August 2008 - 06:30 PM
Posted 20 August 2008 - 03:39 AM
Posted 20 August 2008 - 05:24 AM
The rank loss may well be partially due to the fact that Google has picked up on the domain changing hands.
If the Whois data has not changed - then probably the fact the site has been pretty static for years means that other sites have gained in stature and "authority" over the same period - increasing their rankings and depressing yours.
Posted 20 August 2008 - 09:24 AM
Yes, I had a vision that I am working toward. What I was asking was if anyone had any tips on SEOing a site that was abandoned. My thought was there could be some valuable tips from someone that has ranked an old site that once ranked well.
Thanks for the information from the other posters. The keywords were already on page 10+ when I bought the site so they did not drop due to the domain changing hands though that probably didn't help any either.
Posted 20 August 2008 - 09:38 AM
Posted 26 August 2008 - 12:40 AM
They most certainly do Danny.
Linda as mentioned before I would treat the site as though it has not received any SEO. Do your keyword research and then go about making changes. As the site has ben established with Google before i would move at a steady pace and gauge results with each Google update.
Posted 26 August 2008 - 03:38 AM
Ok then, seeing how you are totally convinced!
What's the age of a website?
The date of registration?
The date of the last Whois update?
The date it first went on-line?
The date it got it's first link?
The date any search engine first found it?
Or something else?
bearing in mind of course that search engines don't list websites, they list webpages
Posted 26 August 2008 - 10:44 AM
Posted 03 September 2008 - 03:40 PM
I would imagine that the age of a website is determined by the date the domain was registered. It's logical.
Posted 03 September 2008 - 06:10 PM
If it's been in G's index all this time, you definitely have a strong start. If it's fallen out of the index, I'd say it's no different than any other new site.
Whether it's considered new or old is really irrelevant- you are going to work with it the same way, right? There aren't any magical SEO incantations for old sites vs new- it's a bonus if you already have some time on the clock with the site.
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