Google Ranking Factor – Live Domain Age
Does the live age of your domain weighs positively toward being ranked?
If so, it means that if your domain is fresh and has only been live for a short time (say 2 or 3 months) then it doesn’t yet have any history associated with it, and it’s unlikely to gain rank from the age factor. This ‘seems’ to be true, but really this is because of many other factors, not age.
Conversely, if the domain has been live for many years (and some domains have been around now since the ’90s), these could have been gathering some ranking power purely from the fact that they have stuck around for so long?
The idea of domain age weighing positively toward Google rank makes no sense, because what was a rubbish website in 2005 is most certainly a rubbish website now. What really matters is how Google sees it’s current state and content.
I don’t believe domain age is a factor.
Some SEO people used to claim that you just need to give it time. Not true – you have to work on it. Time alone doesn’t help.