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301 From Old Domain To Brand New Domain. Bad For Seo?

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#16 LewisSellers


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Posted 08 December 2011 - 12:20 PM

QUOTE(chrishirst @ Dec 8 2011, 04:57 PM) View Post
Would you take advice on cars from a seventy five year old Amish man just because he is seventy five therefore must know more than a twenty year old rally driver?

Lol, No I wouldn't... That's a bit different though.

#17 chrishirst


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Posted 08 December 2011 - 04:29 PM

The principle is the same.

Existing for an arbitrary period of time does not provide credibilty or "trust" that has to be earned

#18 Jill


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Posted 08 December 2011 - 06:35 PM

Isn't SEO just based off peoples opinions?

For some it is, and that's why there's so much bad wrong and outright dangerous info out there.

SEO should be based on testing and and what works in a particular situation under a particular set of circumstances. SEO is not opinions and it's not what Google or Matt Cutts says it is (they have their own agenda).

I recommend that nobody take anyone's opinion for fact (even anything I say). If something sounds right to you that someone else has tried, then certainly try it out for yourself. But don't go talking about ANYTHING on forums as if it's a fact, unless it's truly a proven one--just because you read it somewhere.

[Added: I would be shocked to read or see Matt Cutts ever say that strictly the age of a domain (that was never used) would ever be an SEO factor. If someone can find him saying that, I'd love to see it. But I can't imagine anyone will find that.]

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:37 PM

One thing that I would caution against. Don't do the DNS change until all the files and EVERYTHING has been moved to the new domain folder on the new server location. If you do the DNS change and Google indexes your site, you're in trouble.

#20 chrishirst


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Posted 13 December 2011 - 06:14 AM

DNS changes do not happen immediately, it takes 48 to 96 hours for the change to propogate around the entire system.

It does make sense to delay DNS changes until everything is in place, just not for the reasoning you offer.

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