- Nov 3, 2017
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Why you would do this? I enjoy how people missed great domains by looking for "TF 10/20/30+" for years. I started ignoring TF some years ago when a domain with 100 RDs from which 70 EDU, contextual good links, had 8 TF. like WTF Majestic? Same with topical TF. In way too many cases is so much off that is completely useless.Majestic's TF has become a complete joke. It's gotten so useless that I don't bother to factor it into domain buying decisions even the slightest.
People really need to understand just how little they mean.
Just to really hit this point home..
There is a domain currently at auction.. It has 2 days left. Current bid is $5100.
Best TF? 15. TF on the root domain is 11 and http:// is 15. LOW. Very low. You'd think, uh it must be junk.
It has 5k backlinks from 960 RDs on Ahrefs(DR is also mostly junk, but a bit better btw)
We are still at DR90+
You see just how utterly ridiculous TF is?
This domain is a monster. Anyone filtering TF20+ would miss this. Those customers of mine who demand only TF30+ domains would consider this a junk domain.
Moz's DA is actually ok. I don't recall ever seeing a DA < 40 on a monster domain. It's usually a good guideline, but within reason. A DA 23 could be better than a DA 35. You just usually won't see amazing domains with a DA less than 40, or good domains with a DA less than 15-18
And what about Ahrefs DR?
A DR40+ is almost always going to be good. It's reliable at the higher levels.
However.. It has labelled some very strong domains DR10-20. It's a bit skewed towards authority links.
It's great to have a bunch of DR80+ authority links, but a domain with 100+ really solid contextual links from DR10-70's is VERY good. I have a domain like that which is DR10, but it has dozens and dozens of links from mid-level sites. Real contextual links. This is what google looks for. I would rather have a domain with 50 contextuals from DR10-60 than 3-4 DR90+ contextuals. Of course, if you have both, then you have a killer domain.
As for this domain. I won't post it here, because someone is going to buy it, for a lot of money and it wouldn't be very pleasant if their domain was plastered on the public forum, but if anyone wants to see the auction page/url they can pm me and I'll disclose it in private. It just absolutely destroys any credibility TF has. I personally filter on TF7+ and the amount of powerful TF9-13 domains I find is crazy.
Now I am using them only to check for links and anchors Ahrefs may missed.