Why Domain Rating is More Important Than PageRank – Google Search Console Guide
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Why Domain Rating is More Important Than PageRank – Google Search Console Guide


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  • Mikey Moran

    Yesterday's MOZ update was good to me. Thanks for all the great tips and the AMP program that works if you work It! Waiting for a Vignesh guest appearance…lol

  • Ammon Johns & Company

    Oh boy … where to begin?
    First, PageRank is not, and never has been, a number from zero to ten. That comes from the little meter on the ancient PageRank Toolbar, which was a very simplified 'rough guide' to comparative PageRank, and worked on a logarithmic scale. Actual PageRank is far, longer numbers, and the exact calculations were spelled out in the original scientific papers and patents. See: http://www.cs.princeton.edu/~chazelle/courses/BIB/pagerank.htm

  • Ammon Johns & Company

    Second, PageRank is no longer updated infrequently. That was the old days of the 'Google Dance' where Google updated every few months taking a few days for the calculations to settle across the many data centres. That changed before 2009 if I recall rightly, when PageRank calculations became an ongoing process that occurs in real time behind the scenes.

  • Ammon Johns & Company

    The main problem here is that you specifically singled out DA as a metric – Domain Authority. Google have never calculated ANY form of PageRank at the domain level. Ever. Domain Authority is a nonsense metric, based on a shorthand for how SEOs would talk about the rough value of a domain, when discussing how to most efficiently pass that PageRank around the structure of the site.

  • Adhish Singh

    Domain authority is a term used by third party tools. Google has time and again denied that they use a domain authority or a website authority score although they do have some signals which are website wide (https://www.seroundtable.com/google-no-website-authority-score-22874.html)
    Pagerank is long dead let alone it getting updated
    Please be accurate and responsible about what you mention as there are many people who follow you

  • onreact

    At 0:50 you say that PageRank gets updated infrequently. This is not true. PageRank does not get updated at all anymore. Google has discontinued visible PageRank updates more than a year ago: https://www.seroundtable.com/google-toolbar-pagerank-dead-21755.html

  • Методи Дързев

    A site could block Ahref, Majestic and MOZ spiders + each of these services crawl only a small part of what Google Spider crawls (10-30%) = not all times DA so good. Sometimes Last PageRank is a good starting point to define if a domain has a good SEO history.

  • Kalin Karakehayov

    There is a place where you can still check the last Pagerank on domain level – http://pr.eyedomain.com/ (useful for expired domains that were not recently active). DA mostly sucks, TF even more, Ahrefs has the best metric currently but it's far from perfect too.

  • Philip Verghese 'Ariel'

    Hi Neil,
    Very interesting! But some things are not factual, anyways thanks for your effort to share your knowledge with your fellow bloggers.
    Keep sharing.
    Have a great day.
    Best Regards
    ~ Phil

  • Amy Spero

    Moz isn't catching my website's backlinks. Any ideas on what may be causing that? They're all relevant backlinks from other sites with strong DA's.

  • Dimitar Ivanov

    Hey Neil, whats the difference between Ahrefs and Semrush? I know they both show you keywords, backlinks ect.

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