Well if this was the question for wine then with blind folded anyone can say go for the old one – do you think the same could be follow for old domains too.
I doubt that the same trick works with old domain – as there are various factors, which come into play – which you need to watch out for when you are buying the domain.
Few Things to Watch
Basically you are buying old domain to create authority – isn’t and a brand that you are so old and still in business – good for a business tricks – but you know very well – Google don’t like these kind of tricks.
First of all things you need to watch
- Try to grab the old domain related to your niche – or if you are not getting get a neutral domain which can be applied to any domain.
- Find out that previously this domain was working for how long.
- Is still there some content lying with search engines or not.
- Go for the domain that is not working for more than 2years.
Domains that are inactive for less than 2year are usually hard to get crawled by search engines – and you have to put a lot of efforts to do that. So, two years is perfect gap between
If you are continuing with the same niche that the domain was doing previous – I count that it’s a big plus for your marketing and search engines will easily crawl you.
On the other side, if you go for neutral domain – then it would be all new exploration once again.