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Aged social media accounts – do they have more clout?



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Aged social media accounts – do they have more clout?

Can anyone explain to me why people refer to "aged social media accounts"? I have seen this quite often that a seller says that they will promote your content on an aged social media account.

Does this mean that that social media account somehow packs more link juice? Or is this meant that the account is trusted more and holds more authority because it is obviously not a "fly by night" account.

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idealmike

Yes and yes and yes! What a great question. In fact I think this should be question of the day! Aged social media accounts – do they have more clout? And I think you've asked a question that many social media users, webmasters, bloggers, affiliate marketers and just about any other Internet entrepreneur wants to know.

Think of it like this, which social media account would you trust in more if someone added you; one that was only 2 days old and had 0 friends, posts, updates, pictures, likes etc. Or one that was 2 years old and had 200+ friends and posts, updates, pictures, likes etc?

In the same way a business profile on a social media site like a Fanpage that has more fans, more updates, posts and has been around a lot longer and has a lot more engagement on it would have a lot more trust and carry more clout with people when they visit it.

Social media sites are high authority sites and getting links from them, (although mostly no follow) can still carry through a lot of weight and have a positive effect on your rankings. And of course, the older a link is, the older a post is on a social media site, the more value it has in the eyes of a Search Engine. As you know, age can play a massive role in rankings. That's why it's sometimes really hard to outrank a competitors site even though their site is rubbish and you have better content/traffic/engagement/links than them. The age of their site is taken into consideration by Google more than their backlinks on some occasions.

In the same way, old, aged and matured social media accounts, pages and profiles can be better than newly created pages when it comes to taking advantage of that for your own site. It's always best to get try and get links from aged social media sites. And in fact, that could be another great discussion as well. How to get links from aged social media accounts?

Buying aged Tumblr accounts is one way. But not everyone has them and they're not cheap for what they are most time. Plus that can land you in hot water if you're caught by Google buying them and can put you on Google's naughty list! lol

But so the best thing to do is build loads of your own now. Then just sit on them. Obviously it's good to work on them as well. Randomly occasionally adding content to them. Getting them shared on other pages, profiles and accounts as well so that it increases it's inbound links from the same site.

Again that's another great discussion to have as well. How to make insanely powerful social media backlinks by interacting on those sites in such a way as to build internal-links to your site. In fact you'll want to do this anyway as the last thing you want to do is create what's known as "Orphan Pages" which are basically just dormant pages and do nothing for your credibility but there's a technique usually with each social media site or even a forum where you can build really powerful backlinks by doing that I'll have to do a post on it later. Aged social media accounts – do they have more clout?

That's my take on it anyway and hope it helps! Aged social media accounts – do they have more clout?

Mike.




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hitmeasap

Superb answer Mike! This is what I've been doing, during the time I've had my brand building business. As I've mentioned multiple time previously, I do my brand building on different Forums and on Social media, which basically makes all of my accounts (well most of them, as some obviously have been banned and suspended) old. The sad part is, that I've lost so many accounts due to the fact that I worked with different people over the years. I had a team of great members and they deserve all the best in their future ventures, and most of these people built their own Forum and social media accounts too, and these are the accounts I've lost.

I couldn't find a good reason to ask them for their accounts when they stopped working for and with me. It just didn't felt right, as it was their hard work that got them their accounts. However, I could obviously have (and still can) buy them, but at what cost? - Aged accounts are usually expensive, so this is not something I consider right now at least.

Fortunately, I still have several accounts, like my Facebook account for instance. It's from early 2012, I have more than 2000 followers and 850+ friends. And that's an alternate account I'm using.




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Lynne

Oh nice one Mike... that really does explain everything I wanted to know. I was just wondering about it because you know I hear a lot of things but not everything means a lot if you know what I mean?

I just wanted to know what sort of weight it really carried when someone says an aged social media account.

Ok so my mommy blog Facebook page would be a good example of an aged social media account? It is about 4 or 5 years old and I have 43000 fans that I have built up naturally over time and I post my website content to that page all day every day!




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idealmike

Yeah that is well and truly aged and is a prime example of one! And that's awesome that you've done that and have that following all through real engagement you must feel like a real celebrity and bet it's a nice feeling! It's no wonder you're such a diva lol only kidding. Seriously though that's quite impressive and just think there's no limit to how many more you can reach. Today 43k tomorrow 86k, after that 100k? 250k? 1KK? Where does it end? People Magazine that's where! ;)




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hitmeasap

Lynne, that's a good example of an aged account, and even better as it has that many fans. It's really great! - Especially as I know that you're doing multiple things each time, so 43,000 fans is wonderful. It really is.

Have you ever tried to earn something from that? - Affiliate products or whatever? - I bet that your 43,000 fans have liked you because of your content and because of the fact that you are you. - That's both unique and a superb opportunity to try a few things out!




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cmoneyspinner

Just a question for my own curiosity. How on earth would Google know that you bought an aged Tumblr account? And exactly why would that be a problem? Seems like it's a legitimate transaction. People buy websites all the time. To me buying an aged Tumblr would be no different from buying an aged website or blog. Where is my thinking on this so screwed up that I can't see why I would end up on Google's "naughty list". (O.o) (???)




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cmoneyspinner

Adding on to this question (since I'm still confused by your logic) Aged social media accounts – do they have more clout?. RE Tumblr, you said: "But so the best thing to do is build loads of your own now. Then just sit on them."

At present, I have 6 Tumblr blogs. They are not "aged". I had about 5 before (dating from 2011) these 6, but they got deleted. Evidently, I got on Tumblr's naughty list before Google had a chance to catch me. (O.o) Not quite sure what I did that was "naughty" but I think it had something to do with affiliate ads.

  • You don't have to answer but ... do you have any aged Tumblr accounts that you've created and how many and what do you plan to do with them once you've stopped sitting on them?


Also, do you add your blogs to those sites where they say you can gain Tumblr followers?




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Everett

Well I'm not too sure about aged social media accounts, and I'll explain why:

I have an aged twitter account, and I use it only for spam, yes spam only on an aged twitter account. This twitter account spams links, retweets, tweets, any kind of spam that you could think of automatically, throughout the entire day, all days of the week, for a continuous period until I can stop it. However, as of late, I'm not sure how to stop it because it's out of my own control. Yes, it's an automated bot process and the bot has a mind of it's own. The thing is, I for some odd reason get followers, and my posts get tons of favorites, and retweets. I don't know why they do, they just do. I think this is because the account is kinda a real word, and it's mentioned a lot on twitter so this could be a major factor. Now, if I wanted to stop the automation spam, I don't think i could unless I were to remove every app that it's connected to, and it's connected to alot that are intertwined with others.. it's a real big mess.


Tweets 1,318
Following 4,309
Followers 5,043
Likes 1,984

Each day the tweets, and likes are removed, and it starts again. It's amazing that the account isn't banned. So you can sort of get a clue if twitter really doesn't like spam.. lol.. i think they do....




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Lynne

Oh wow Everett that is interesting! I use automation software for my social media media accounts and on a few occasions Twitter has made me confirm that I am real.




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Everett

Is your account aged? I never had to confirm that I was a real human, ever. This twitter account is almost 4 years old, and another is almost 7? years old I belive, and both are in good standing. If I ever have to confirm that i am indeed a real human, I would just confirm that i am, via text, or voice, and then repeat, rinse, and reattempt my botting efforts.




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vinaya

Social media account's age does not actually matter, what matters is the number of followers on the account. Imagine this, there is this facebook page created 5 years ago and has 5 k followers and the another facebook page created just 3 months ago with 10K followers. When you are doing social media marketing which page will give you maximum return the one that is old but has fewer followers and the one that is new but has more followers. However, it is also true that the followers of aged account had increased gradually and for new accounts some tactics are applied.




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overcast

I have seen the aged accounts getting more demand. And there seems to be more people relying on them for the promotion. So yes it can be good in such context to get those accounts to work. Another thing is that social media accounts needs to be properly filled out in such case. And it can drive a lot of traffic. So we just learn from those things over a period of time.




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augusta

The simple trick is that people see an old account as a more stable account and not out to defraud or do any malicious stuff unlike a new account that a person might not know the intent of the owner and people believes that for an account to last that long then it on the good side of the platform or else it would have been ban or deleted by the social media platform.So getting one's link on these platforms would bring saner people.




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Corzhens

This is my take on the age of the account. When I receive a friend request from someone that looks respectable, I check on his profile. And when his account has a few friends or a few posts, that is obviously a young account. Forget it, I will pass on that. I don’t exactly just accept a new friend but if the account is aged with lots of friends an countless of posts then maybe that friend request has a reason to be accepted. In other words, you don’t know if that new account is just a hacker or spammer so why waste time on that?




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