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Old 19th March 2016, 06:06 AM   #1

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Default Is Domain Authority Still Useful For SEO?

Hi Folks,

I have heard and read somewhere that in 2016, domain authority is meaning nothing. Google many times changed their algorithm, but Moz remained in a Stone Age.

As the result, in 2016 the MOZ metrics are completely meaningless for SEO purpose. Thousands domains with high DA are Google penalized or banned.

How rightful is that importance?
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Old 19th March 2016, 07:18 PM   #2
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Domain Authority by MOZ may not be as definitive as it use to be but some of what MOZ uses to calculate their number is also used by Google. High DA does not mean white hat SEO. I have sites that rank well above competitors that have higher DA and vice verse. It is not an exact science. Write for searcher and you will rewarded

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Old 21st March 2016, 01:41 AM   #3
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Domain authority is still important because it shows the reputation of the domain from the regular audience.

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Old 21st March 2016, 02:47 AM   #4

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Domain authority is one of the factor in seo.

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Old 21st March 2016, 05:46 AM   #5
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Actually, Domain Authority (DA) denotes the ranking ability of an entire domain. However, it is not the one and only ranking factor to consider.

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Old 29th March 2016, 01:14 AM   #6
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Domain authority is still useful for seo purpose but some of the sites which having a high domain authority they fail to follow the terms and condition of the search engine so for this reason they has been penalized, still it is working for seo

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Old 30th March 2016, 12:56 PM   #7
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Nobody knows Googles algorithm but Moz will be right for a good part of it I'm sure. I still think it's a good benchmark

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