HenrySEO

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@HenrySEO Whenever I do SEO for my own websites my top four parameters are

Traffic 1K+
DR 20+
DA 20+
RDs 1K+
and I have gotten significant results.
I always recommend the same to my clients who have low budget for the guest posts.
but if they have handsome budget then Recommended DA, DR is at least 30+
Nice. Yes, I'd do the same - but sometimes just by eyeballing the site you know if it is adding value
 

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I have seen different approaches with different clients.
Somewhere, It may make sense. Because everyone has their own objective of building links. It depends on the competition of that particular niche they are working in as well.
Whatever, a quality link is what everyone wants.
But unfortunately, in most cases, lack of knowledge is a drawback in building links.
Most people run after vague metrics and end up losing money and time.

✔️Here I have prepared a checklist of KPIs that people used to follow while determining the quality of a link.
  • DA/DR.
  • Organic Traffic.
  • Link type should be Do-follow only. No sponsor tag or no-follow links.
  • Check if it is indexed on Google or not.
  • The number of Unique Referring Domains.
  • Relevant or natural anchor text.
  • Alexa Rank.
  • Trust Flow.
  • Citation Flow.
  • Spam score.
  • The number of outbound links.
  • The number of inbound links.
  • Social shares.
  • Site and Page relevance.
  • Referring IPs.
  • Domain Age.
  • Link Location- header,footer,left sidebar, right sidebar,body.
  • Quality of the keywords they are ranking.

But to be honest, I don’t follow all the KPIs mentioned above.
Here are my KPIs:

  1. DA/DR - Must be higher than my website. It should be 30+ at least.
  2. Organic Traffic - Check the trend of organic traffic growth. Organic Traffic should be a minimum of 5k on Ahrefs.
  3. Link Location - Body.
  4. Link Type - It should be Do-follow
  5. Spam Score - Under 5 %
  6. The number of outbound links - Fewers the better.
  7. Site and Page relevance - Similar niche or relevant sites.
  8. Relevant or natural anchor text.
  9. Indexing Status.
  10. Referring IPs - To check PBN.
  11. Quality of the keywords they are ranking.
Let me know if I missed any key metrics.
Well, I use CoreSEO for that. This tool helps me to identify which backlinks are actually helpful for my site and which are not. Also, it makes my site immune from toxic backlinks. When it comes to backlinking, I think using such a tool can be helpful.
 

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I have seen different approaches with different clients.
Somewhere, It may make sense. Because everyone has their own objective of building links. It depends on the competition of that particular niche they are working in as well.
Whatever, a quality link is what everyone wants.
But unfortunately, in most cases, lack of knowledge is a drawback in building links.
Most people run after vague metrics and end up losing money and time.

✔️Here I have prepared a checklist of KPIs that people used to follow while determining the quality of a link.
  • DA/DR.
  • Organic Traffic.
  • Link type should be Do-follow only. No sponsor tag or no-follow links.
  • Check if it is indexed on Google or not.
  • The number of Unique Referring Domains.
  • Relevant or natural anchor text.
  • Alexa Rank.
  • Trust Flow.
  • Citation Flow.
  • Spam score.
  • The number of outbound links.
  • The number of inbound links.
  • Social shares.
  • Site and Page relevance.
  • Referring IPs.
  • Domain Age.
  • Link Location- header,footer,left sidebar, right sidebar,body.
  • Quality of the keywords they are ranking.

But to be honest, I don’t follow all the KPIs mentioned above.
Here are my KPIs:

  1. DA/DR - Must be higher than my website. It should be 30+ at least.
  2. Organic Traffic - Check the trend of organic traffic growth. Organic Traffic should be a minimum of 5k on Ahrefs.
  3. Link Location - Body.
  4. Link Type - It should be Do-follow
  5. Spam Score - Under 5 %
  6. The number of outbound links - Fewers the better.
  7. Site and Page relevance - Similar niche or relevant sites.
  8. Relevant or natural anchor text.
  9. Indexing Status.
  10. Referring IPs - To check PBN.
  11. Quality of the keywords they are ranking.
Let me know if I missed any key metrics.

you mentioning alexa was a dead give away that you copied this from a site. alexa does not exist anymore. next time include the source. let me help you here: https://startuptalky.com/quality-backlink-evaluation-checklist/
 

MustUSEO

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I have seen different approaches with different clients.
Somewhere, It may make sense. Because everyone has their own objective of building links. It depends on the competition of that particular niche they are working in as well.
Whatever, a quality link is what everyone wants.
But unfortunately, in most cases, lack of knowledge is a drawback in building links.
Most people run after vague metrics and end up losing money and time.

✔️Here I have prepared a checklist of KPIs that people used to follow while determining the quality of a link.
  • DA/DR.
  • Organic Traffic.
  • Link type should be Do-follow only. No sponsor tag or no-follow links.
  • Check if it is indexed on Google or not.
  • The number of Unique Referring Domains.
  • Relevant or natural anchor text.
  • Alexa Rank.
  • Trust Flow.
  • Citation Flow.
  • Spam score.
  • The number of outbound links.
  • The number of inbound links.
  • Social shares.
  • Site and Page relevance.
  • Referring IPs.
  • Domain Age.
  • Link Location- header,footer,left sidebar, right sidebar,body.
  • Quality of the keywords they are ranking.

But to be honest, I don’t follow all the KPIs mentioned above.
Here are my KPIs:

  1. DA/DR - Must be higher than my website. It should be 30+ at least.
  2. Organic Traffic - Check the trend of organic traffic growth. Organic Traffic should be a minimum of 5k on Ahrefs.
  3. Link Location - Body.
  4. Link Type - It should be Do-follow
  5. Spam Score - Under 5 %
  6. The number of outbound links - Fewers the better.
  7. Site and Page relevance - Similar niche or relevant sites.
  8. Relevant or natural anchor text.
  9. Indexing Status.
  10. Referring IPs - To check PBN.
  11. Quality of the keywords they are ranking.
Let me know if I missed any key metrics.
Different clients have different criteria but I generally preferred Domain Authority, Relevancy of website, Do-follow links, Organic Traffics and Backlinks that are placed within the main content.
 
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