twadmin on Thu, 2005-10-27 05:34.
Patrick has posted about some some observations on increased trust in older domains over at the LinkBuildingBlog.
It seems Google has intensified the ranking factor of one key data point that is very tough to manipulate: the age of your domain name. I have been keeping an eye on trends with Google's search results and it seems that there is an increasing trend towards "trusted sites" owning page one. A "trusted site" is loosely defined by me as: an older domain, a nice mix of anchor text, links built over time, links coming in from all kinds of c class blocks, maybe a .edu snuck in there, etc.
There's a fair bit more to the post, including the theory that domains older than 2002 are tops for Google.