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How to interpret MAJESTIC stats for expired domains

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by sin4i, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. sin4i

    sin4i Newbie

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    Hey everybody!


    Lately I have been getting into expired domains a little bit. However, there is something that I don't completely understand.

    When I go to MAJESTIC and enter my URL in their site explorer I get different stats depending on the format of my input:

    Root Domain -> TF=8 ; CF=8
    URL -> TF=15 ; CF=18
    Subdomain -> TF=14 ; CF=16

    How should I interpret this?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. tony_d

    tony_d Elite Member

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    I rely on the data for the root domain, without 'www' - otherwise you're only looking at a small portion of the links coming to the domain.
     
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  3. sin4i

    sin4i Newbie

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    Thanks for your quick reply, tony_d!

    What confuses me though is that the stats for the root domain are lowest. Shouldn't they be higher than the other stats as they take into account a larger portion of links?
     
  4. tony_d

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    Not necessarily - you forget that when you're looking at subdomains (including the www.) you're only seeing a small portion of the total links. It just so happens that they're often 'better' than the other links on average, which then makes the other links as a whole seem of lesser quality, relative to that subdomain.

    It goes both ways.
     
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  5. sin4i

    sin4i Newbie

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    Got it, thanks for your help!
     
  6. karupoiss

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    But it doesn't mean that when the root domain is TF0/CF0 and the www subdomain is 30/30 that it's a bad domain. A lot of times (most of the times) domains have only one address, non-www or www and people linking back to the site will use the one that the webmaster has decided to use. This way if you only use the metrics of root domain you will get tons of domains with weak/bad majestic metrics as most of the web has used the "www" version since the start of the Internet.
     
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    rankspire Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I find this very true as well. I have seen domains with really good backlinks with week TF/CF for root domain with strong TF/CF etc for the www. version. It just shows the webmaster decided to use the www version.

     
  8. domainingin

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    If you are building your PBN you should set up the one with the highest CF TF metrics and 404 all pages to the homepage.
    So if you URL without www hast a better majestic metrics, set up your blog with non www.

    Cheers
    Dan
     
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    Dan, I guess you meant 301 all the 404 pages to the homepage.
     
  10. Aty

    Aty Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yup, he meant a 301, and it is a huge footprint.
     
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