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Most important metrics in Expired Domains

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by High5ociety, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. High5ociety

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    Hi guys,

    I've been scraping and scraping you know how it goes :) What I am wondering now is, what's most important? The total amount of back-links or the total referring domains? So if I find a site with let's say a 3k of back links but only 15 referring domains is this worse than finding a domain with 700 backlinks and let's say 80 referring domains? Which of these gives more juice? The total amount of back-links or the site which has the most referring domains?
     
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    And what about Quality of these links?

    Always choose quality over quantity in backlinks.
     
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  3. High5ociety

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    the quality of the links in both cases is good :)
     
  4. High5ociety

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    So which is better in such a case ? referring domains or total amount of back-links?
     
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    Referring domains is more important and correlates the most with power.

    But all the other stuff you gotta check to make sure it's clean is important too.
     
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    Rather than number high-quality backlinks are more important.
     
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    RD is most important out of all metrics IMHO not number of links. In most cases high number of links may be sign of spam and site wide links.
     
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    Referring domains. For example, if you have 10 referring domains and 110 backlinks, Google is likely digging your site for shady backlinks, which negatively impacts your page rank.

    They punish high backlinks and low referring domains. Build quality backlinks and balance both referring domains and backlinks.
     
  9. High5ociety

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    Awesome! Thanks a lot guys for taking the time to school this noobie ;)
     
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    Referring domains would be the one to look out for as much as anything as you could have 1k backlinks from 1 site and you would not be getting full benefit from 1k links from hundreds of sites.

    The quality of the sites linking in is also something to look out for, Majestic TF is not a bad impression of the quality of the links coming in but if you can you should look at the links manually and decide that way.
     
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    So you guys think the amount of reffering domains to my site is too small? My site is on 1st place on all most important keywords for me
     
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    Referring domains are more important metric but of course there many other things you need to look for. Check the links manually and see where they come from - blog comments is one thing, in content links from reputable sites is completely different thing.

    This doesn't mean nothing. I highly doubt you can rank for competitive keywords like: "lawyers" with such metrics. Or you are hiding your PBN from Ahrefs :)
     
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    Why do you care about number of RD linking to your site? :) If you are ranking, then what's the problem? As far as I know, there could be 200 hidden PBN links.

    Regarding the importance of various factors. Not going to write about domain history and cleanliness, that's a must already.

    1. Referring Domains - The most important ever, because it's not a metric. This is a fact. Sure, there might be some differences between Majestic/Ahrefs, but all in all, it's quite precise.
    2. Cclass IP/RD ratio - If this is under 0.7, maximum below 0.6, then skip the domain. They are mostly way too spammed.
    3. Trust Flow - This may seem unreliable to some, but that's not really true. The higher the number of referring domains, the more reliable TF becomes. If you have 5RD and 25TF, then yeh... you don't have gold really. If you have 50RD and TF25, then this is something different. Note, you will find such domains on auctions only. All in all, TF10 - 15 and RD100+ is more than enough, even super strong, quality wise for your regular personal PBN. You can just as well rank with TF10+ RD20+ no problem. You will just need a bit more of them. Then again, it's easier to find weaker domains which are niche relevant, so that's a huge plus.

    These are all you need really. And now "toy" metrics:

    1. Domain Authority - Absolutely random number. Mostly directly connected to total number of backlinks. If you have site with 5RD and a sitewide link, so the total BLs are what, 20K, then the DA is all of a sudden over the moon. Bullshit. Same goes for PA and expired web 2.0s for example. Tumblr can have 5000 RDs, out of what 4999 are nofollow and still have super high PA. Bullcrap again.
    2. Citation Flow - Haven't checked this metric in years. The higher it is, the bigger the chance of the domain being spammy. When you can actually check the backlinks by hand, then what's the point of using automated tool? Plus, all those TF/CF ratios are bullshit and will only limit your selection of domains. Have you seen prices on auctions lately? No? Go there and try not to throw up. Bottom line is, don't be too picky or you will overpay everything and potentially fail. Yeh and one more thing. When you see someone advertising his amazing PBN as "High TF/CF", then you can rest assured, that he doesn't know first thing about what he is selling and I wouldn't touch it with a 6 foot dick... I mean stick.
    3. Ahrefs metrics - Heavily unreliable. Maybe if they announced some kind of niche relevancy metric as Majestic, it would be better, but so far... they are pretty much the same as DA.
     
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