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Interesting article on Trust flow (Majestic)

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by lokko, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. lokko

    lokko Regular Member

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    He makes some good points, I already mentioned somewhere how Majestic drops your TF when it can't crawl a referring page for some reason even if the link is still physically there.
     
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    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Good read. In summary though it's not just TF is it. The article is making the point that ALL of these metrics and automated indicators and they can't replace manual check of backlinks plus common sense.
     
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    Lets not forget that Trust Flow... much like EVERY metric out there is essentially guesswork and bullshit. Majestic, or whoever has (at some point in time) correlated their TF to Google performance but NOBODY can look inside the Google algorithm. Frankly, I am starting to view metrics will more skepticism than I used to. Google ditched PR... so what makes you think that a third-party metric is particularity accurate? We all know these can be manipulated, and are daily by those trying to pump up domains for flipping.

    Personally I almost entirely disregard metrics and prefer to rely upon links. If a domain has good links and is clean it is a good domain. If it doesn't have good links I can give a shit what metrics it has. No automatic metric can tell as much about a domain as a skilled domain man can. This is why people pay them big headhunter fee's.

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  5. Jason Bradbury

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    Is trust flow even still relevant?
     
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    You'd be surprised. Some people live and die by third party metrics. Flippers often depend on this mania.

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    Well I talked about it here - https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/c...osts-metrics-spam-and-niche-relevancy.916518/

    I am spamming that article more than my dick pics.

    TF isn't something to die for and it can be pretty unreliable. But as a rough estimate and tool for filtering, it works perfectly fine. People should be focusing on RD, but that will take a few months until they realize it.

    Still, there is mostly a world of difference between TF5 and TF15 site. However, what needs to be taken into account is number of referring domains. If you have domain with 3 - 5 RD, then it can easily have TF45, just saw like 50 of those in my list yesterday. With higher RD though, the TF should be taken more seriously. If you have RD100+ site which has TF of URL just 3, then you can be sure it won't exactly be a miracle, despite the high RD.
     
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