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Domain with low TF/CF but actually good? Possible?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ennis, May 21, 2017.

  1. ennis

    ennis Registered Member

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    Recently I am learning domain scraping, and especially try to find domain in my country.
    Today I've got a link with only TF1 CF17, Backlinks 900 with only Ref. Domain 14

    It is a country specific domain.
    The site was owned by a local magazine talking about luxury, make-up, the site expired about a year ago but it still on the front page of the magazine. The site started at 2008 according to wayback machine.
    I have checked and it was run by this magazine the whole time.
    There is a social profile for this site as well but it is Weibo(Chinese twitter)

    Now I am wondering how is that the TF and CF so low for this site
    Is it possible that Majestic metrics is not optimized for Chinese or this site is just bad?
    Go or No?
     
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    silverm Registered Member

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    Check the TF of

    1. root domain
    2. sub domain
    3. homepage url

    Often the TF on the root domain is quite low but the homepage url TF is significantly higher which reflects the actual measurement.

    If its a chinese site, the chinese social profile is fine, so check that. Otherwise it could be bad.

    Besides that, check every backlink as reported by ahrefs and majestic together.
     
  3. ennis

    ennis Registered Member

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    I have check the backlinks, most of it are from the magazine site (Since this page is on the site's menu, It appears on every article.)

    Thanks for your detailed response!<3
     
  4. gramschi

    gramschi Registered Member

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    Good suggestion..
     
  5. Fudnut

    Fudnut Registered Member

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    Good backlinks trump 3rd party metrics everytime
     
  6. Nargil

    Nargil Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yep, such domains can be perfectly fine. But considering this has pretty low RD and even lower TF, I would still most likely skip it. But it's absolutely nothing wrong with using them if you like the profile.
     
  7. starki

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    From my experience, finding real gems that aren't re-registered within seconds is much easier if you are going for ccTLDs instead of the common gTLDs like .com/.net/.org. This advantage comes at a price: Higher registration cost, often no privacy is available, sometimes special requirements for registration like a local presence. Additionally, a backlink profile of mostly .es links looks natural for an spanish site, but probably rises flags with Google if it's a PBN of english language .es sites linking to an english language money site. Last but not least: If you repurpose a strong expired ccTLD as money site, it won't rank internationally, just in the country specific index. You can't change targeting/language for ccTLDs in SC/WMT, with a few exceptions of ccTLDs like .io, .co, .ws, .ag etc. Google treats as gTLDs.