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#1 teague

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 01:59 AM

I'm wondering if DA have correlation in achieving high ranking. E.g. if my site have low DA now. Will it affect my website ranking in the future?



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Posted 05 August 2015 - 07:26 AM

It won't as "Domain Authority" is ABSOLUTELY nothing AT ALL to do with Search Engines



#3 Michael Martinez

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 09:14 AM

Not only do the search engines NOT use Domain Authority, many spammers openly brag about gaming it. Think of it as an independent opinion of the link-based value of a Website with no more reliability than throwing darts at a wall, while blind-folded.

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#4 torka

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 12:46 PM

Michael, I think you're over-estimating the value of Domain Authority. ;)

 

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#5 Mikl

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 11:52 AM

Or under-estimating the noble game of darts.

 

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#6 teague

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 04:47 AM

Does it mean that low domain authority that will never affect ranking?



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Posted 20 August 2015 - 09:05 AM

Does it mean that low domain authority that will never affect ranking?

 

No it doesn't

 

 

It means that NO 'value' low, high or ZERO  of "domain authority" will EVER affect anything whatsoever with respect to search engines or traffic from Search.



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Posted 20 August 2015 - 09:18 AM

Well, to be fair it does potentially have one effect. It might from time to time influence the mood of webmasters who choose to pay attention to it. :)

 

Granted, that doesn't have anything to do with the search engines... :ohno:

 

DA is a made-up number from a third party source that doesn't have anything directly to do with any search engine. It is not based on any actual search engine algorithm and to my knowledge it has not been reviewed or approved by any search engine. It is a "scientific" looking number which is, in fact, merely somebody's "best guess" as to some factors they think maybe, possibly might be related in some way to some of the factors that could potentially be used in some way by the search engines. Potentially. Perhaps. :dntknw:

 

Sure, they might be right on some of the factors they use, but they might be flat-out wrong on others -- and no matter what, they cannot possibly know all the factors, and they cannot even come close to guessing the real 'weight" the engines assign to each. As a result, DA cannot reasonably be used as an accurate predictor of performance in the search engines. Given that predicting search performance is one of the major goals of DA, this makes it essentially useless.

 

I really think all these third-party "assessments" should be required to be labeled For Entertainment Purposes Only. :clown:

 

--Torka :oldfogey:


Edited by torka, 20 August 2015 - 09:20 AM.





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