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What are TF and CF ?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by daigia123, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. daigia123

    daigia123 Regular Member

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    Hi, anyone can help me?
    thanks
     
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    Lunaaa Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Trust flow and citation flow.
    A better question you should be asking what's google or a search bar because you obviously don't know what that is
     
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    Trust Flow and Citation Flow are majestic.com's unique statistics, similar to Moz DA and PA.

    Generally TF is gained from high authority websites, while CF is mainly represented by the number of backlinks
     
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    Citation Flow (CF) is determinated by the number of citations to a given URL, or Domain (the strength of one single page, like PA and basically the same as PR).

    Trust Flow (TF) is determinated by the number of clicks from a seed set of trusted sites to a given URL, or Domain (a kind of Trust Rank). Because Majestic uses human SEO experts to judge the trust of a site as a basket of hand-picked “high quality” sites, this is actually a very reliable metric.

    The CF / TF ratio is near impossible to manipulate with SPAM and doesn’t lie. While spam will increase CF, it is very hard to manipulate TF using low quality links.
     
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    daica85 Regular Member

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    TF & CF could be useful indicators if you use them right.

    Think of "Trust Flow" as the "Trust" or "Quality" of the backlinks coming in.
    Citation Flow is the number of backlinks coming in.

    If you have TF = 2 and CF = 30, that means you have a domain with a LOT of sh*tty backlinks. The domain was heavily spammed with crappy backlinks in the past and won't do well with SEO.

    Ideally, I like to see TF > 10, even better TF > 20

    TF should be +/- 20% of CF. If TF is much higher than CF, that is fine. It means you have a handful of ultra-high quality backlinks, but not a lot of them.

    For parking purposes, you would want TF to be within the parameters above. If you had TF=20 CF=30, it would mean you have a lot of backlinks, most are pretty good, and could be a source of traffic.

    If you had TF=40 and CF = 20, it means you have backlinks from high quality sources, like CNN, etc. Fewer backlinks with extreme trust.

    You won't get click traffic (i.e., hyperlinks in a news article) from sh*tty sites, because no one reads them. They are pure search engine spam. But hyperlinks from REAL blogs / news articles / trusted sources / social media, yes, those could get traffic.

    Hopefully this helps!
     
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    Trust flow (TF) - A metric to decide how trustworthy the link is and it based on the quality of backlinks pointing to the site.
    If you have high trust flow it is the clear sign of having high quality content.

    Citation Flow(CF) - A metric to predict how influential a link in site might be by considering the links pointing to it.
    The capacity of your site or blog to have an impact on the readers of your blog or those who are interested in your niche.

    The ratio between the two metrics would be equal because both are the quality dependent of your site.
     
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    thejurek Newbie

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    Majestic metrics and easy to manipulate by someone who does SEO. They have value but it is important to see how the profile of links behind them.