We’ve been a bit quiet on the blogging front recently, but that’s because we’re hard at work on some great new features that we’d love to tell you about.
Some of you may have noticed that we’ve added little rollover labels to both site pages and backlinks.
What is it?
Good question. In order to give our users more flexibility when acquiring backlinks, we have developed an algorithm for calculating the overall quality of a page in the system. It’s still in BETA at the moment, but the calculation is made by taking a few factors into account, including the number of outgoing links on the page (not just Automatic Backlinks ones), the number of times the page has been rejected and more.
How will it affect me?
At the moment, we are displaying the score purely for informational purposes. Page owners can get an idea of how their pages rank for quality, and campaign owners can now make better decisions when reviewing their backlinks. Please note that we’re still tweaking the Quality Score, so don’t take the numbers too literally just yet!
What will you use it for?
Once we’ve got the Quality Score algorithm nailed down, we’ll be putting it to use to adjust the actual Link Credit value of pages and backlinks. Up until now, our only metric for valuing the price of a link has been its PageRank score. Quality Score will change this, enabling campaign owners to get the most out of their Link Credit, while at the same time rewarding page owners who add high quality pages with more Link Credit.
This will also serve to increase the overall quality of Automatic Backlinks by giving page owners a great incentive to acheive a higher score for their pages.
We would love to hear your thoughts and feedback on Quality Score. Let us know in the comments!