However, I was told to only buy an aged domain if it had page rank. This domain has no page rank. I don't think there was ever a site built on it but I could be wrong. I checked the way back machine but it said the robots.txt file prevented it from showing anything.
I would appreciate any advice to evaluate this domain further.
This would be the first time I have bought an aged domain and I want to do it correctly and not waste money.
If its for "SEO" then go find something better to do with your money as "age" is more or less meaningless.
if however, Your gonna run some kind of site dedicated to careers in nursing... Then buy it.
Yes, I am going to build a site around nursing careers. That is what I do. I own over 63 sites in various niches. I build authority sites and membership sites in particular niches.
Why is age meaningless? I start new sites all of the time and in competitive niches, it can take several years to rank. The first year is a big dance in the serps. I have always heard if you buy an aged domain it can shorten the time in the serp "dance".
Maybe I am wrong as I always buy new domains. Any help would be appreciated.
You have to double check if a webpage was ever uploaded there. If there was a page on that url, then you should consider of checking better the history of that url. A webpage of 9 year old with no PR might make me think if there was a Google ban before. I know its sound a bit paranoid.. but it's better to be sure.
It's parked which is probably why it has no PR and only has one minimal listing on the site:domain check in Google. If you bought it and developed it, there shouldn't be a problem with getting your pages indexed or anything (certainly less problem than with registering a new domain) and the domain age and exact keyword matching domain should give you a definite benefit to ranking for nursing careers.
I think if that is your focus like you say, go for it. I make a living selling domains like that to developers and SEOs and a lot of them are repeat buyers that come back for more, so they must be working.
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First off, parked domains can have and maintain PR. I've a PR6 that's parked for 4 years and several PR5 and lower.
Second, aged domains do matter when you implement SEO. It's part of the Google algorithm to establish a web site's "weight".
Thirdly, it's always the best of both worlds if you can get a domain that matches your niche e.g. nursing careers = nursingcareers.*** and you will acquire PR through active backlinking via link exchange or natural linking from other places. That's the only way PR is built.
I agree with Acroplex. The domain seems to accurately match your niche (this alone is great for google) and it is aged which also helps. The only thing is how much it will cost you to purchase it as it is owned by buydomains.com...
Personally, i guess aged domains worth more because they should have more backlinks because they have been established longer.
Sorry. I have to disagree. Yes, aged domains worth something because they have been established longer ( if never dropped ) but aged domains do not guaranteed the amount of backlinks. From my personal point of view, keyword riched domains have more weight in seo and easy to rank.