Does Domain Registration Length Affects SEO Rankings?

Domain Registration length

What is Domain Registration Length?

Domain Registration Length means for the number of year’s, the domain renewal amount paid in advance to the Registrar, You can pay for at least 1 year & maximum 10 years. For every domain bought, you have to pay a yearly renewal amount.

Webmaster says Search Engine gives more preference to the domains which are registered for a long time. Because domains which are bought for spamming web are generally registered for not more than a year.

What does Google say?

Officially, Google’s Matt Cutts has declined by saying: To the best of my knowledge, no search engine has ever confirmed that they use length-of-registration as a factor in scoring(for SEO). If a company is asserting that as a fact, that would be troubling.

If you don’t have time to watch the video, Matt says: “My short answer is not to worry about that very much. Not very much at all, in fact.
Danny Sullivan had asked about this recently because there were some registrars that were sending around emails…that said: “Did you know that Google gives you a bonus in ranking if you register your site for 3 or more years?”. Just to clarify, that’s not based on anything that we’ve said.
My short answer is make great content, don’t worry nearly as much about how many years your domain is registered for. Just because someone is sending you an email that says “Google does” or even may use this in ranking, it doesn’t mean that you should automatically take them at face-value.
What makes a really big difference is the quality of your site, and the sort of links that you have pointing to you, not “Is my site registered for 3 or 4 years, instead of 1 or 2 years?”

Continue reading “Does Domain Registration Length Affects SEO Rankings?”

Found this blog awesome? Share with a friend :)

Do Keywords in Domain Effect SEO?

According to Google, it does not matter whether you use a keyword or no in your domain.

In September 2012 Google rolled out an update. Matt Cutts tweeted about it.

Matt Cutts Statement

After this Update was rolled out:

High Position’s study indicated that the “average EMD ranking went from #13.4 down to #26.6,” and the “average top 10 EMD went from #3.2 down to #11.9.”

SEOmoz data shows that EMD correlation with ranking has dropped from 0.34 in 2010 to 0.18 in 2012.

But wait, keywords in the domain still matters. We agree that it doesn’t give the boost it used to in 2010-12.

But here are some examples that are going to blow your mind:

These are some competitive keywords where using a keyword in the domain is ranking them higher.

Continue reading “Do Keywords in Domain Effect SEO?”

Found this blog awesome? Share with a friend :)

Do Exact Match Domains Still Work in SEO?

Hey SEO Folks

Today our Topic of Discussion is, Do Exact Match Domain Still Works in SEO?

While this ranking factor still works for Local SEO, but you cannot just rank a website a website using EMD’s.

Many people have doubt on this topic and there are many discussions available where some, agrees to it & some don’t

Well, today we have covered up all in this Post.

We’ll start with the:-

  • Definition.
  • Google’s Official Statement.
  • Our Research on using Brand Name.
  • Does EMD Still Work?(with proof)
  • Conclusion.

So, at the end of this Blog, all your doubts will be cleared.

Let’s get started.

Continue reading “Do Exact Match Domains Still Work in SEO?”

Found this blog awesome? Share with a friend :)

Keyword As First Word in Domain

Updated on: [last-modified]

Hey SEO Folks,

We are back with a New Topic, or Myth(as some says):

Should we Put Keywords as a First Word in Domains?

This seems to be a weird Question, like how does it Matter?

But believe Me, it can Boost your Rankings.

There are some debates, whether Keyword as a First Word in a Domain is a Ranking Factor or not?

We agree with this Opinion as this Ranking Factor is not mentioned anywhere, and no Biggies(SEJ, SEL, Moz) have given an Indication of it in any of their blogs.

But does that mean, that we should Totally Ignore it?

Continue reading “Keyword As First Word in Domain”

Found this blog awesome? Share with a friend :)

Is Domain Age – An SEO Factor?

Updated On: [last-modified]

Question: Is Domain Age an SEO Factor or Not?

The simple answer to the Question is: Yes, Domain Age is a Ranking Factor & Google cares about your indexed age.

As Matt Cutts stated:

“Domain age does play a role, but a small role & it’s not a very strong ranking factor as compared to others.

The main Problem associated with buying Old Domains is you have to find out with what it was associated before? Because domains that get Expired may have to be used before for the purposes of Gambling, Spam, Illegal Content, Adult Websites etc.

So, if Search Engine finds out the Profile History of the expired domains, then your Website will never Rank.

Here’s an Amazing Thing:

We have done a full research & have given practical examples for the Topic which will clear all your doubts.

Continue reading “Is Domain Age – An SEO Factor?”

Found this blog awesome? Share with a friend :)