In episode 257 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked if Google sandbox new domains for at least 3 weeks or longer.
The exact question was:
Hi Guys, . . . . I don't want to sound like a broken record, but, I just want to say again, your Hump Day help is VERY much appreciated (smile) . . . . If I remember correctly, you've said in the past that you prefer to use a new domain instead of an aged domain to rank a local lead-gen site so you can control the name of the domain for seo purposes and for branding purposes . . . . . . But I was wondering (smile) . . . if in fact Google does “sandbox” new domains for at least 3 weeks, or probably longer, other than losing the “branding” and “partial keyword in domain” benefit, why is it not better to use a niche related aged domain with a “clean” niche related backlink profile? . . . . and, if you used an aged domain, would you need to rebuild the old site pages that the old links point to using “wayback machine” in order not to lose that “link juice”?