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Internal linking structure changes and DA and PA changes?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by schleprock, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. schleprock

    schleprock Regular Member

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    I hard coded my home page and 1 or 2 other internal pages into the bottom of most of my posts. Probably 100 or so pages. I also dropped my WP plugin that took care of internal linking. I changed around 3/4 of my homepage backlinks to keyword phrases and left the others as my brand.

    My Moz bar is now telling me that I have dropped about 10 DA points (currently at DA 33) in exchange I noticed that all of my webpages had their PA upped by around 10 points. So I have pages with PA 16 that do not deserve it.

    Example:
    I have a "Press This" reblog post with a link to an article and maybe a 50 word summary of that article by me. That page now has a PA of 16. It is a sh*t page, it doesn't deserve it. I would say it probably deserves a PA of 2, maybe 1. I have never built a single link to it.

    I have other pages that have good on page optimization, I am actively building links to, and they have a PA of 17. I don't understand, unless Moz PA and DA fluctuate for awhile after a change.

    Here is the big question:

    Should I stick with the lower overall DA and keep the higher PA or should I change my internal linking back to what it was. Does anyone know which is better? Or is there another strategy that is better. I don't care what I do as long as my pages rank and get traffic and money.

    Also, I have seen no increase in SERPs, I have seen some drops but I don't thing the internal linking is the reason. I think it is my link velocity is dropping.

    Thanks for any advice.
     
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  2. fc-dh

    fc-dh Elite Member

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    Why do you care about a third party metric that is poor at best?
     
  3. schleprock

    schleprock Regular Member

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    I thought that Moz metrics are suspected of being incorporated into the Google ranking algorithm?

    Other people seem very concerned about what the DA and PA of the sites they get links from are. They try to build parasites on high DA sites and leech PA from them by building links to these Web 2.0 properties. To our money sites we build links to our valuable KW URLs (either money or traffic value) to increase their TF and PA so we can rank.

    That is the fact set (or possibly just speculation set) and the reasoning behind my concern. Yet, you say that they are "poor at best". I am not understanding why.

    It seems to me that either I have a fundamental misunderstanding or I am needlessly concerned and not realizing it or there has been a miscommunication in some way. That I am guilty of one of the above is possible to the point that is probable.

    Anyway, I don't know if I should care. I am trying to assess that.

    Please clarify. If I am just banging my head against a wall with this concern, I would like to stop.

    However, if there is a DA to PA ratio (or other metric) that is better for ranking websites I would like to follow it.
     
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  4. MikeyMikey13

    MikeyMikey13 Senior Member

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    PA/DA is not a ranking factor.

    It is just a measure used by a 3rd party to analyse your site.
     
  5. asap1

    asap1 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP

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    Boy have you been mislead.