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Majestic SEO Trust Level, worth caring about?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by mrPixel, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. mrPixel

    mrPixel Newbie

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    When running a site analysis through Majestic SEO they spit out a trust number and a citation number. Is the trust number really all that effective / purposeful for determining a websites overall authority? How do you weigh that against other factors when preforming your SEO campaign?
     
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    zee007 Senior Member

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    Its very important. Someone on this forum did a test and there was a direct correlation between his grey hat tactics and the trust flow decreasing. Majestic basically looks at all the sites linking to the domain and their "trust" and overall authority. Definitely a number worth looking out for.
     
  3. Nick Flame

    Nick Flame Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Yeah, among Domain Authority, Page Authority, Page Rank, Citation Flow and Trust Flow, in my opinion Trust Flow is the most reliable and hard to game metric.

    PR is outdated, DA, PA and CF can be gamed by spam links, but TF is the most reliable as it counts only quality links.
     
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  4. mrPixel

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    So would you say investing in Majestic would be worthwhile based on their advanced site analytics regarding Trust Flow? Additionally, what number should you be shooting for when it comes to TF? Is a 1:1 ideal? Right now my sites trust flow is a 24, however it's citation flow is a 44. I'm assuming the easiest way to figure out how to narrow that gap would be investing in their service.
     
  5. Tactician

    Tactician Registered Member

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    You'll find PR and Majestics metrics go hand in hand with quality links. Honestly it's the most accurate metric around. (example below) Completely agree on shitty moz metrics though - too easily gamed.

    2x PR8
    3x PR7

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  6. mrPixel

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    So would you say it's worth the investment in their monthly program or can good insights be made on improving trust flow without it?

     
  7. Tactician

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    Honestly Majestic is worth every penny but you don't exactly need membership to monitor your own website's trustflow so the later.
     
  8. GoGetRanked

    GoGetRanked Power Member Premium Member

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    hey nick ,
    i have read your posts and you are a pretty knowledgeable guy and i respect you .
    "PR is outdated" but statements like this and newbies reading it and repeating it to others having no damm clue is a chain reaction .

    PR is an algorithm developed by the guys who run google , hence named after one of them .
    and google still licenses it from stanford ( who owns any IP developed there defacto i think )

    so the way i look at it .. the guys who started one of the top companies in the world based on a product they created are going to SCRAP it for something else ? i have had discussions with domain sellers for over a year and DA/PA is touted as the next big thing ..and now majestic
    but if you look and analyse why DA/PA / CF/TF and X/Y/Z is getting more mention .. personally i think has absolutely nothing to do with the reality but more about the IP owners wanting a check from google

    prediction .. PR wont go away in the next couple of years but will become more important once the negotiations for the new algo fail as google realizes its too expensive to switch and the then figures out a way to have their engineers develop something inhouse to mimic yet stay safe from IP infringement claims.

    and i would be willing to eat crow if proven wrong.


    Just my 2 cents and take it with a grain of salt coming from an old fool.


    regards,
    ToG
     
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  9. MissioneR

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    Both the trust flow and citation flow is much important for the URL. But can anyone give me info for the question like "what is trust flow and what is citation flow? what it is based on?"
     
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    Trust flow is the trust-ability of the domain. Which is considered by G via how well the traffic is and how well the domain is maintained.
    TF and CF matters when you are looking for a ranking for your sites by getting links from relevant domains.

    If you need ranking Don't go behind only PR and DA. Please make a not on TF and CF is more than 20.
     
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    Well morty, I get some info about TF and any ideas about the CF?
     
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    The basics behind why the trust ratio works is because, if the Citation Flow is high and the Trust Flow is low, this means that the website being checked has a lot of link juice, but barely any trust from those links. This usually indicates that the site has gained those links from "spammy" areas of the web as they are not close to authoritative sources.

    Source: http://blog.majesticseo.com/general...flow-trust-flow-check-quality-link-prospects/
     
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    These all metrics, combined has a very healthy effect on your ranking and they even help if you're wanting to sell backlinks.
     
  14. mrPixel

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    Thanks for all the replies guys! How would one go about balancing out their trust flow? For my website in particular, we were recently featured on several japanese/chinese "inspiration" websites that bled from being featured on a larger web design award website. Since then, I saw a jump in the discrepancy between my TF and CF.

    From my perspective, there shouldn't really be any reason why our TF is so low (24) compared to our CF (46). Our site is very "white hat" as most of our SEO efforts have been conducted by myself personally. We haven't really invested too much time and effort into things outside of award website submissions, credible business directories and on-site optimization.
     
  15. PPCPro

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    Majestic SEO is one of the best services so every penny you spend on them is worth it!!!
     
  16. mrPixel

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    What features in particular do you really like about Majestic?