Archive for February, 2016

Measure Trust Flow Quickly and Easily.

Created by Majestic SEO, Trust Flow is a metric that determines the quality of a website based on its links with other sites within its niche. There is a video tutorial on Trust Flow provided by Majestic which explains flow metrics in greater detail.

Trust Flow is emerging as one of the key factors in search engine ranking so it’s important that website owners & SEO experts focus on obtaining links from web pages that have high topical trust flow scores or established authority in the desired niche.

For this reason it’s a good idea to track and analyze the trust flow score associated with your backlinks. You can do this by visiting Majestic SEO directly, or there are some browser extensions for Google Chrome and for Firefox that will do the job nicely. These tools can be added to your browser in seconds and provide all the information you need about the website you are visiting.

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What exactly is a quality Backlink?

Here is a good definition of a “quality backlink” from Webopedia:

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So we can see right off some indicators of quality:

  • Using your keywords
  • From a relevant source

A good start, but there is more. Ask any SEO expert and they would also add that backlinks must:

  • Be from a trusted source
  • Be from an authoritative/influential source
  • Have relevant anchor link text
  • Be in text or in content links

These are the basic requirements most SEO professionals would agree are necessary in order for a backlink to be of quality. So the big question is:

Does Automatic Backlinks provide Quality Backlinks?

Let’s go through the points one at a time.

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