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What Is Good Domain Authority and Is It The Only Factor To Look For?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Chicilikit, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. Chicilikit

    Chicilikit Senior Member

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    Hello, I have decided to buy some high DA domains and build something like my small network of blogs. Well, i really do not know what is good DA and how much to pay for it and also if its the only factor or I should look at something else also. Could anyone experienced tell me what domain with domain authority for example 20,30,40,50 is worth? Thanks :)
     
  2. Gipsy Kings

    Gipsy Kings Junior Member

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    The Quality Of the Backlinks , all spammed domains have high DA but sooner or later they willl be f##ked out .
    ps : Opensiteexplorer doesn't update the history of the DA , use Majestic :)
     
  3. Chicilikit

    Chicilikit Senior Member

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    So domain with DA 31 and 30K sitewide links and 19K not sitewide from 135 domains, almost all DOfolo, is it worth buying?
     
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    blacat Regular Member

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    As mentioned, the backlinks profile is the important factor. it's not necessarily a number game but quality game. Check if the backlinks are from quality sites or just crappy links.
     
  5. Chicilikit

    Chicilikit Senior Member

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    Yes ok i see that now, I thought DA is something different when it is so popular today and no one cares about PR anymore I thought only sites with quality backlink profiles get it, but it seems the domain im checkin out now has links from pretty bad site. Ill keep searching even i could buy it only for 12 bucks, its probably not worth it..
     
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    Kralj187 Senior Member

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    If it's for 12$ I say take it...
     
  7. John_SE

    John_SE Junior Member

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    a good xrumer blast can create a PA/ DA above 50....
    blacat

    is right.. go through the links individually and see if the are quality
     
  8. slim_dusty

    slim_dusty Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Another good thing to look at is the trust flow/citation flow ratio (from majesticseo). Citation flow is higher the more backlinks you have, trust flow is more to do with the quality of the backlink. If the trust flow/citation flow ratio is around 1 it's a pretty good domain. This means that if you find a domain which has good DA authority you can make sure it hasn't been spammed. Ideally the trust flow and citation flow should each be at least 10.

    The very first thing I do when I look at a domain is to go through archives from waybackmachine. Look at the most recent archives to see what has been done with the domain. Avoid buying domains that have been redirected. Also, you will see what the last webmaster did with the domain. You will be able to tell instantly if the domain was used for SEO purposes - just avoid those domains. I will only buy domains that are "genuine" ie haven't been used for seo or spamming. You will also be able to get information about the niche of the website - ideally you should only be getting domains which are related to your niche. You should also check the anchor text to make sure that there are no spammed anchors.

    DA is an important factor (should have DA at least >20), but you need to make sure that the DA hasn't been obtained by spamming - and the best and easiest way to do this is to look at the most recent archives of the website.
     
  9. SPQR

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    49,000 links from only 135 domains may seem a bit fishy, and by a bit, I mean major!