Did you know that registering your domain name for multiple years can help increase
your chances of getting higher placement on Google? That?s right! In an effort to
wipe out spam in search engines, Google filed a patent application:
in March 2005 which states:
Certain signals may be used to distinguish between illegitimate and legitimate
domains. For example, domains can be renewed up to a period of 10 years. Valuable
(legitimate) domains are often paid for several years in advance, while doorway
(illegitimate) domains rarely are used for more than a year. Therefore, the date
when a domain expires in the future can be used as a factor in predicting the
legitimacy of a domain and, thus, the documents associated therewith.?
A lot of spammers use "throw away" domain names and register them for only a year.
Google then uses the length of time that a domain is registered to determine whether
the owner of that domain name is committed to it or not. What does this mean for
you? In order to prove to Google, and site visitors, that your web site is
legitimate and you are committed to that domain name, register your domain name for
a longer period of time.
You can renew any domain name for up to 10 years.
So they are saying that Google is using the date registration date to tell if a domain is worth of page rank, etc.
Taking a quick thought into this ploy, google can look at the year registered, they don't need to know that you have registered it for 10 years, who knows if you will be around. Anyway what do you think ?