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When is a Blog considered "Authority"?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by johandr, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. johandr

    johandr Regular Member

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    So, when is a Blog considered an authority? What are the main factors that you think a authority blog should have? Any required points?

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    Authority - strength of the website.

    1. Number of links.
    2. Number of quality links.
    3. Linking websites page ranks.
    4. social signals.
    5. atleast authority 25-30 considered as good one.
    6. Quality content.
    7. No bad neighborhood.


    There are other factors too..
     
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  3. johandr

    johandr Regular Member

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    So how many articles, social signals/followers and backlinks should be the average?
     
  4. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    All of the above...

    The clue is in the title Authority...If you are going to do a site on any subject you should cover every possible aspect of that subject..When my first Authority site got the Google links drop down with 6 bullet links of internal pages... I asked what that was about on the forum and a member pointed out that google considers my site an authority which is why they give me the links.

    So this may not be the scientific answer to your question but when I am building Authority sites and I see them indexed with the 4-8 links underneath thats when I consider I have gotten "authority" status.
     
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    you need quality content and quallity backlinks as many as possible
     
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    There is no exact figures, it depends upon the purpose you like to use your blog..
     
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    I would like to add Author Markup to BB list.

    Author Markup for blogs is huge in Google's eyes and it helps add authority to your blog posts.
     
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    authority is authority and just go make it "authority" LOL
    above guys said ok
     
  9. Beingakrant

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    BB said it all. IF you've gone through his comment, then you've got your answer.

    Cheers :)
     
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    Was that a joke and do you think I should I laugh?

    Cheers :)
     
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    Well explained by a mod already quality links and contents makes up a blog authority....
     
  12. Gantz

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    If you want to see the definition of an authority blog check out the Smart Passive Income guy's security guard training site, securityguardtraininghq.com. He absolutely owns his niche and has held the top spot on Google for a lot of security guard training terms since he launched the site in 2010.
     
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    An authority in the technical meaning used by SE engineers is a site that's linked to by a lot of hubs e.g. the original "authority" paper http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HITS_algorithm

    Now there are various different papers and systems that use the term authority, but generally authority is conferred by high numbers of trusted and topical links. Content is secondary, only as a measure of getting those links.

    Author markup is useful if aim to be considered a "trusted" author. http://www.blindfiveyearold.com/author-rank
     
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    If you want to increase your authority score. Try to optimize your .edu, .gov, and other directory site like dmoz, yahoo, and etc backlinks