How Old is Your Favorite Website?

How old is Google? What about Yahoo? Which is older, Facebook or Friendster? Is there a way to know the age of your favorite website?

There are two sites that give ready answers to these questions. SEOlogs.com (www.seologs.com) determines the approximate domain age of a site once a URL is submitted to its Domain Age Check Tool. Here's what I gathered: Google's domain was created on September 15, 1997; Yahoo, on January 18, 1995. As of March 31, 2012, Google's approximate age is 14 years and 6 months old. Yahoo's approximate age, on the other hand, is 17 years, 2 months and 11 days old.

According to the same tool, Facebook is older than Friendster by 5 years (see information below). Notice that SEOlogs uses the word 'approximately'. It's because most websites don't immediately buy their own domain names during inception phase. Some webmasters use free webhosting sites before fully launching their own sites to the public. Hence, there's a big chance that most of these sites are older than their actual domain age.

Below are some popular sites and the dates their domain names were registered.
  • Youtube.com: domain created on February 15, 2005
  • Facebook.com: domain created on March 29, 1997
  • Friendster.com: domain created on March 22, 2002
  • Twitter.com: domain created on January 21, 2000/Aug. 31, 2011 (please see update below)

    Useful sites for bloggers:
  • Blogger.com: domain created on June 22, 1999
  • Blogspot.com: domain created on July 31, 2000
  • Wordpress.com: domain created on March 3, 2000
  • Wordpress.org: domain created on March 28, 2003
  • Alexa.com: domain created on June 17, 1996
  • Chitika.com: domain created on January 28, 2001
  • Infolinks.com: domain created on July 23, 1997
  • Triond.com: domain created on March 14, 2006
  • Expertscolumn.com: domain on January 3, 2009

    Popular sites in the Philippines
  • Abs-cbn.com: domain created on January 18, 1996
  • Gmanetwork.com: domain created on May 13, 1997
  • Philstar.com: domain created on June 26, 1996
  • Inquirer.net: domain created on July 29, 1997

There's another site that determines the domain age of a website. It's called URL APPRAISAL (www.urlappraisal.net). If you own a blog, you might find this tool very useful. Not only does it tell you about domain age, but it also gives an estimate of a site's value. As of March 31, 2012, Yahoo's estimated site worth is $41,726.30; Google's, $34,293.54.




If there's any information that's not accurately given by URL Appraisal, it's the Google PageRank (all websites are ranked 0/10, according to this tool). Other information provided by the website are: Compete Traffic Details, Alexa Traffic Details, Google and Yahoo Links, and the URL Marketability Analysis.

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Update:

The two sites give different dates for Twitter's domain age. I'm placing here the screenshots of the results given by the two sites.

Twitter's domain age according to www.urlappraisal.net:
Twitter's domain age according to Seologs' Domain Check Tool:


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10 comments:

LCM Linda said...

Interesting topic. I am surprised that Twitter is so "young" and gains a lot of users within such a short time. Another surprise is to know blogger.com and blogspot.com are two different sites. I used to think they are one.

Rhodora said...

Hi Linda,

Actually, the two sites don't agree on Twitter's domain age. I updated this post and placed screenshots from both sites. Thanks, my friend.

Macherie said...

hey, sis! thanks for visiting my site. Its currently miss macherie. Im sorry for the late reply as I am quite busy. I am not as active as I wish.=)

Anurag said...

Now, I can check domain age... woah!!!!!! thanxxxxxxxxx

Sumon Ahmed said...

Very helpful and Informational Post. I check two Domain. Thanks for the post.

lettersfromlaunna said...

Very informative blog, thank you for posting this:)

Thank you so much for posting on my blog, I try very hard to be open and honest:)

All Things Good said...

Still not sure what Waray is though. I have looked around your blog but can't find an explanation.

Rhodora said...

To All Things Good: Waray is one of the 8 major languages in the Philippines and is spoken in the islands of Samar, Leyte and Biliran.

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mtrguanlao said...

Wow sis, these are great infos! Kala ko super old na ng google,hehe! Sorry for my delayed visit sis ha and thanks so much for visiting my blog :) Have less time for it :( Kaya ln ako ngpost bago para di mawaka blog ko,hehe!

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