Domain Age Checker

Site age checker

Domain Age Checker

Domain Age refers to the amount of time during which a domain name has existed. It is how old a domain name is.

Why check domain age?

There are different reasons why you may want to check the age of a domain name, which are listed below.

But first, keep in mind that you may decide to check:

  • The age of an already existing domain name you want to buy
  • The age of your competitors’ domain names
  • Or just the age of your own domain name.

For these two reasons, below are the reasons why knowing domain age matters:

You get to have an idea of the size of the backlink profile of the domain name.

There is a high chance that an aged domain name will have a greater link profile. Why? Because it has existed for a long while and may have accumulated some links over time. The owner might have put in some effort to build some quality backlinks, and search engines do take into consideration the quantity and quality of backlinks in ranking websites. The SEO work done in the past by the previous owner to create a good link profile can be a big plus for future owners.

You get to have an idea of how well the domain does in search engine rankings

As said just above, chances are that a long-existing domain name (with a quality backlink profile) will do fairly well in search. In fact, most SEOs believe that domain age is one of Google’s ranking factors. If a domain has a good search engine ranking, it will save you a lot of SEO time, money, and effort. And checking its age gives you an idea of how well the name might be doing in search.

You get to have an idea of how much traffic to expect

from long-existing and established domains will be getting a fair amount of traffic. Although there are other factors that determine the amount of traffic a website gets, like publishing regular content, etc., a domain name that has existed for a while will still “naturally” perform better than new ones in terms of organic or direct traffic.

You get to have an idea of the domain name’s reputation

using a completely new domain name means starting from scratch to build a good reputation. But long-existing domain names sometimes hold an already established positive reputation within their market segment. This means that users have already developed some trust for the name because it has been there and they know it already. Checking the domain age gives you an idea of how long it's been there.

You get to have an idea of how bad the domain name may be

With the above four points in mind, you may start thinking that all long-existing domain names come clean and heavenly. Don't get it twisted, they are not all perfect. After checking the age of a domain name and finding that it has existed for a long, you can then make efforts to find out if the domain name has some negativism attached to it and for how long. For instance, the previous owner might have been employing black hat SEO techniques to try to gain some search engine advantages.

Another problem associated with some existing domain names is having a bad reputation amongst users. Some users may have blocked the website or tagged it as spam or malware. If these flaws are not removed, the future of the domain could be at stake. Checking the domain name gives you an idea of how long it has existed so you can carry out an underground investigation before buying it.