Below you will find some common questions regarding website age and our Website Age Checker tool.
The age of a website refers to the amount of time since its publication date. If your site has been published say in November 2017, its age will be three years by November 2020.
Website or web page age is not by default the same as domain age. Domain age refers to the time since a certain domain (such as yourdomain.com) has been registered. Website age on the other hand refers to the age of a certain site on the domain. I.e. the time since the site itself has been published.
A domain can in some cases be registered around the same time as the current version of the site on it has been published. However, it may also be that the domain has been home for several different websites with different owners and agendas. Or, the same owner may have renewed their site. This would mean their domain is older than the renewed website.
People renew their sites for many different reasons. It’s rare that a site older than 5-10 years is still current in every way. Older sites may lack in responsiveness, web accessibility, or simply need renewal for visual or brand-related reasons.
With our online tool, it’s easy to discover old sites in need of renewal. Or you can just check the age of your competitors’ pages, your own site or any cool or uncool page you found.
Many people are in the belief that domain age is a key factor in SEO, in that older domains perform better. It’s not all that straight-forward though. Older domains often have SEO-improving factors such as lots of backlinks or an abundance of quality content. If an older domain doesn’t have these, it’s not automatically better optimized for SEO.
Website age does not automatically affect SEO either. It’s the quality of the site and how well it is optimized for search engines that matters.
Our Website Age Checker online tool looks up different factors in the site to determine its age. First, it fetches the page in the given url, and then scans through the HTML markup and content, to find indicators of the page’s age.
The age the tool detects, is always an estimation, and may in some cases be thrown off by web page caching, CDN’s or some static site builders that regenerate the site often. However, we do our best in optimizing the tool and making it provide as reliable results as possible.