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Do websites with high domain authority get favored by Google?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by FarrisFahad, Apr 18, 2016.

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    as the title says, do they get favored. Because it seems to me every time I search that popular websites get top ranking, is that because they have a higher domain authority or is it because they get a lot of traffic hence a lot of links?

    What is more important for ranking higher, domain authority or page authority?
    FarrisFahad, Apr 18, 2016 IP
  2. naaveenkumar

    naaveenkumar Member

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    google results are depend on website authority so it is important to rank on first page
    naaveenkumar, Apr 24, 2016 IP
  3. fisasti

    fisasti Active Member

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    Sure Farris, but don't think of DA as a metric that is going to change your website ranking. DA is just a number, the result of a algorithmic calculation. Keep in mind that the domain age is very important, so if you keep up the good work your ranking will improve in the future
    fisasti, Apr 25, 2016 IP
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  4. FarrisFahad

    FarrisFahad Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for your reply fisasti. :)
    FarrisFahad, Apr 25, 2016 IP
  5. dscurlock

    dscurlock Prominent Member

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    domain age is no more important then another important seo factor....
    the most important factor is not domain age itself, but how long your site
    has been up, and how long you have been getting auhtority backlinks....

    So if your 20 year site is online and in-active, then a 1 year old site could easily
    outperform the 20 year old site; age with no activity means nothing.....

    google has double standards when it comes to authority. Sites that have authority
    can get away with a lot of stuff; however, sites with no authority are more at
    risk, and can not away with the same stuff, so google does favor authority sites....
    so gaining googles trust from the start would set you down the right path....

    as far as traffic is concerned, only google, and the site owner knows how much
    traffic they are getting, even though you assume they are getting lots of traffic...
    chances are, if they are high authority, then they maybe getting lots of traffic....
    and obviously authority sites have backlinks; no backlinks = little to no traffic.

    DA is a metric created by moz...
    moz does calucations based on google algorithms, then
    comes up with your DA; Is it really accurate, who knows....
    So moz is guessing what your rankings should be according
    to google algorithms, then gives you a score called DA/PA....
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2016
    dscurlock, Apr 25, 2016 IP
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