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URL vs. Subdomain vs. Root Domain metrics

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by neverquitting, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. neverquitting

    neverquitting Regular Member

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    I've been trying to analyze both my PBNs and my money site lately, primarily looking at Trust Flow (as well as CF/TF ratio). One thing that has me confused is if I am looking at http://mysite.com (i.e., the home page of a given site), there are three different options for looking at the given page (I am using the "Majestic Backlink Analyzer" add-on for Firefox)--URL, Subdomain, and Root Domain. Since I am at the homepage and using http (no www), shouldn't all three be the same? Why are there different numbers for each?

    Also, I've frequently noticed that the www version of a given site has better TF than the http version, even if the http is the preferred url. Any insight into why that might be?

    Thanks.
     
  2. SEO Power

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    The data displayed for the preferred version of the url is more accurate than the data displayed for other versions of the URL. By the way, you may want to start using Ahrefs instead because it is the most accurate of all 3 major link checkers.
     
  3. neverquitting

    neverquitting Regular Member

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    Does Ahrefs have a TF-like metric? I feel like a measurement of "trustworthy" links has value, which is why I'm thrown off by the variance when looking at the same page in different ways.
     
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    Urls, subdomain and root domain which have more backlinks and trust flow that is great for link building. If with www your domain have more backlinks than go with it and if without www. you have more than go with that.
     
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    A root url will flow SEO benefits to your entire site, but if one gets limited they all do.

    Subdomains are a separate entity from all other domains within that branch and are treated as a unique url and root domain unless otherwise noted blocked by third party services such as social media sites or anti viruses.

    URL's are just direct links to whichever page you are directing your visitors to.
     
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    Ahref and Majestic are both good.

    Ahref does not have a TF metric like Majestic.
     
  7. karupoiss

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    I think the most important is the page TF/CF. Think about it logically, the more links link to that specific page the more important that page is. Domain TF/CF is just the metrics divided between all the pages of the domain. You are mostly though linking out from your PBN from a specific page (usually homepage).
     
  8. neverquitting

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    Thanks, this actually helped. Now, if I wanted to look at my money site and see how its authority is growing, would I still look at the home page TF/CF or go for root domain in that case? Which would better reflect the "trickle down" authority my inner pages are getting just from being a part of my site?
     
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    For the "trickle down" to your inner pages, the overall domain authority would be the better indicator imo.
     
  10. Lampara

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    Hi I would like to revive this topic.. since i have a question in mind..


    Lets say i got a domain

    Http vs none http?

    Which one should i choose?

    Www without http has higher metrics than with http://www.

    Majestic shows www. Has higher tf than its http://www. Counter part. Or should i find a higher domain and check it with http://www.? Instead of checking www( none http) domains?

    Means im going to ingore all none http only www. Checks filter and only check domains with http://www and http://?