• davidquaid

    Hi Julie – that’s really good, that’s probably what most of us have resorted to by default in absence of any tbPR data.

    The only issue is that many of those dont check/account for citations from banned or delisted.

    What do you think of the Domain Trust Meter from LinkResearchTools.com?

  • davidquaid

    Hi Julie – that’s really good, that’s probably what most of us have resorted to by default in absence of any tbPR data.

    The only issue is that many of those dont check/account for citations from banned or delisted.

    What do you think of the Domain Trust Meter from LinkResearchTools.com?

  • juliejoyce

    I have to be honest and say that after looking at all these metrics in comparison to each other, and comparing them to TBPR, I’m somewhat more confused than I previously was. I think they all have value and it’s obviously easier if you stick to something you can use for trending purposes, but I like the LRT metrics, definitely. I know you can see a note about whether sites have been deindexed in Google in the Link Research Tools’ Link Detox report.

  • http://headred.net/ Sukh Singh

    Thanks Julie, its reassuring to know someone else thinks this about the many metrics vs WHICH ONE TO USE! I do resort to just maybe using magestic for a quick overview, and then looking through the actual site for quality content, interaction, social shares, domain age etc. At this point I feel I can sort of identify the good from the bad ones this was, but of course this involves spending more time and relying less on tools. Thanks for the post anyways!

  • http://headred.net/ Sukh Singh

    Thanks Julie, its reassuring to know someone else thinks this about the many metrics vs WHICH ONE TO USE! I do resort to just maybe using magestic for a quick overview, and then looking through the actual site for quality content, interaction, social shares, domain age etc. At this point I feel I can sort of identify the good from the bad ones this was, but of course this involves spending more time and relying less on tools. Thanks for the post anyways!

  • Souvik Mallick

    Thats coincidence. The day before yesterday i published an article on same topic and today found yours one. Good to see that you have covered all the points which I did on my article. And honestly, nowadays a site’s value cant be predicted with just one metrics as it used to be in earlier days with google page rank. Really enjoyed reading your article.

  • James K.

    Amen.
    I still use TBPR as a thumbnail overview, especially when explaining things to non seo-savvy folk, but personally, I haven’t used it as a reference points for a couple of years now.

  • Johan Hedin

    I believe you have to take these tools for what they are and get a ball park idea of them. If the page rank, seomoz and ahref indicates high scores, then probably it’s a good site to use…

  • http://www.mozalami.com/ Mozalami

    “For others, it’s Moz metrics maybe, or Majestic ones.” indeed this is big battle where the winner may be a game changing in SEO industry. While I find that Majestic SEO metrics are really comprehensive and reliable, clients do better understand Domain and Page Authority from Moz as they were used to hear about PageRank. I think this is more marketing fix for both !

  • Stu Owens

    Great article Julie!
    I think the most pivotal part of your argument was the evaluation list if you didn’t have access to the SEO metrics, all of which I completely agree with. We still see too many SEOs rely on the metrics and fail to see a site’s relevance to the target audience. What is comes down to it creating a link from a site that delivers traffic…and conversions. We are in the business of ROI and creating a link from a site that may not look too good from a metrics point of view but delivers revenue to the bottom line, is a much greater success in link building. A great link is something that people see as a recommendation of another site, which increases reputation and delivers conversions. This surely outweighs the evaluation metrics that are clearly a subject of contention. SEO tools are a guide but should come second to good old fashioned marketing knowledge of understanding target audience and relevancy.