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Check how authoritative your website is. The more authority a website has and the higher it will be ranked by search engines.
The Website Authority Checker by Linkody will give you several metrics to assess your website authority:
The authority of a website describes its relevance for a specific industry or topic area. The website authority has a direct impact on its ranking by search engines, and therefore on its organic traffic.
Search engines don't communicate how authoritative a website is, or how the authority is used in their ranking algorithm. However, several SEO tools provide their own measure of website authority through their proprietary algorithm that gives a good idea of how authoritative a website may be.
These tools base their measure of a website authority on the relative strength of the site’s backlink profile compared to the other sites.
The authority of a website is directly related to its backlink profile. Therefore improving a website link profile will increase its authority. The strength of a backlink profile is directly related to the number of backlinks and the quality of these backlinks. Use our Backlink Checker to know the backlink profile of any site.
Backlinks are acquired either through link building, or naturally because the website provides good and informative content. Therefore, any effort put into the quality of the website content, and its relevance for its industry or topics will increase the website authority.
Our free website authority checker will give you the best indication of how authoritative a website is by providing several essential SEO metrics: the Domain Authority, the Trust Flow, and the Citation Flow. It also provides the number of backlinks and referring domains, the number of .edu and .gov links, and the Alexa rank. To get all this data, enter a domain in the search box and click the "SEE AUTHORITY" button.
The Domain Authority (DA) is Moz's proprietary metric that reflects how authoritative a website is. It is a number on a 0-100 logarithmic scale. This means it is much easier to improve from 20 to 30 than from 60 to 70. The Domain Authority is calculated by evaluating multiple factors, including the number of unique referring domains, the total number of backlinks, and the quality of these backlinks.
There is no absolute good or bad domain authority. This depends on the website. A website on a very specific niche can have a low domain authority and still be very authoritative in its niche. This number has to be used rather in a relative way, to compare a website with its competitors.
The Trust Flow (DA) is Majestic's proprietary metric that reflects how authoritative a website is. It's a score on a 0-100 logarithmic scale. Majestic created a pool of trusted websites by manually selecting them. The Trust Flow calculation is based on the number of these referring websites. Therefore, Trust Flow reflects the quality of links.
The Citation Flow (CF) is Majestic's proprietary metric that reflects how many backlinks a website has. It does not take into account the quality of these referring links and domains. Therefore, Citation Flow is a score that reflects only the quantity of links.