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majestic TF -CF question

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by W9go, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. W9go

    W9go Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    i use this numbers even i know they are just artificial as well but what else could be used. i find them more up to date than DA-PA.

    the question i have is how to interpret this numbers.
    like if a page has low TF and high CF (like TF10 CF 30) ........ what does that mean ... its like this are spammy links ?
    the opposite like high TF and lower CF ... good links but not many because the Cf is low ?

    for my private network ist enough to have a good CF or should i just go for balanced pages ?
    thanks
     
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    The Citation Flow is based on total number of links and the value passed through those links. Look at CF the way you look at PR.

    Now, Trust Flow is far more interesting. Majestic Seo take a basket of top trustworth websites and calculate the juice that flows from these to the domain/url in question. What this calculates as the name suggests is how much you can trust the website.

    When evaluating domains, you want them to have both a high CF and a high TF. However, if there is an imbalance between the two, you can come up with interesting conclusions

    1. CF much higher than TF - this would happen when a domain gets loads of links, but those links are not from trustworthy sites. Domains which have a high CF and low TF typically have spammy links. You would want to check the back link profile for this domain.

    2. TF much higher than CF - this would happen when a domain gets loads of authority links, but the links are mostly no-follow or pass very little juice. A reason for this could be that blog commenting has been used a lot for this domain. The comments are on a trustworthy site, but because there are so many comments very little juice actually flows. You would want to check the back link profile for this domain.

    3. Ratio of TF to CF is close to 1 - in a natural domain (not spammed), the ratio of CF to TF would be close to 1 (say 0.75-1.25) with CF being a little higher than the TF. You can verify this by checking the CF and TF of any of the top sites in your industry.

    Your domain with CF = 30 and TF = 10 falls in the first category. Definitely check the back links.

    That said, scammers are very efficient at manipulating metrics. So you would also want to check other metrics along with this.
     
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    Go on, call me a thread digger. But one thing that was left up in the air for me when I read this two articles was how the guys at Majestic can explain the same thing, the same concept, that thing they call Trust Ratio, in the exact opposite way in each of those articles! :261:

    So is it TF/CF or CF/TF? :hmmmm: For me it makes more sense CF/TF and from what I've read here in BHW that's how most of you see it as well.

    Anyway people at Majestic should get their act together on how the Trust Ratio is calculated, because saying one thing and then the opposite hurts their "Credibility ratio". It seems as even they don't know how to calculate the damn thing...:confused:

    Oh, BTW nikita12's explanation was very good and helpful!:biggthump
     
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    Now i did understand it :) ..thanks
     
  6. BlackTradeTricks

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    Very good explanation. I've been looking at a couple seo services here on the forum and found that most samples given are failing the CF/TF test. Lots of links with low tf but decent cf. Those aren't the links you want. Major shame.
     
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    Noob question: When i analized my domain url i get tf=12 cf=20 , switching to entire domain give tf=7 cf=9 . Which one should be taken into account ???
     
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    always check backlinks
    i many times saw good ratio TF/CF - but spammed domain
    and bad ratio TF/CF - but good domain
     
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    You should always analyze a domain on an individual basis. Overall site health is quite important. I use a combination of Majestic, SEMrush and ahrefs to paint a picture of the site.