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why are PA and DA different for a root domain

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by M4DM4X, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. M4DM4X

    M4DM4X Regular Member

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    Hi,

    When I check PA and DA for an URL (root domain), I see they are different. Logically they should be the same since it's the root adress, no?

    Thanks for any clue
     
  2. monalita

    monalita Newbie

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    DA is overall domain authority and PA its topical authority and rank-ability for its niche.
     
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  3. M4DM4X

    M4DM4X Regular Member

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    Are you sure mate, in my mind PA=Page Authority and DA=Domain Authority. So if page=domain then PA should be = to DA...
    That's strange to me
     
  4. jondeirjr

    jondeirjr Junior Member

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    DA is calculated based on all links going to any page of that domain.
     
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    sammyQc Newbie

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    Domain Authority - domain authority based on a multitude of factors (including links strength) that correlate with Google rankings
    Page Authority - same thing as domain authority but for a specific page (homepage or not)

    I.E. in Open Site Explorer, if you input www_domain_com, you'll get domain_com (the root domain) DA as well as the homepage's PA

    In the end, a root domain could be really strong and not his homepage, it's often the case when you have targetted and highly linked to sub-pages.

    Hope this helps :)

    edit: can't post urls
     
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  6. M4DM4X

    M4DM4X Regular Member

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    Thanks guys, I see clearer now.
    So when choosing a domain I'll pay attention to DA instead of PA, which is a more representative metric for the root domain.
     
  7. clevelandslim

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    Domain Authority is one of the many search engine ranking factor. So DA is more useful for ranking process.
     
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    BillTomy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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