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search engine optimisation strategies & tips
SerpWorx is an Seo analysis tool designed for 2 main reasons however there are many different ways it can be applied. It was primarily created to speed up your analysis of Seo metrics giving you complete and total visibility as to why a website ranks in the position that it does.
You would know that Seo rankings are not determined by one single factor, rather, it is a combination of factors. SerpWorx combines all of the very best Seo metrics from the industries most trusted providers giving you total visibility and not just showing you individual metrics in isolation.
There are many great Seo metrics providers on the market and none claim to be the holy grail of why a website ranks because they all know that it is not one single thing, or even their given metrics, that cause a website to rank. All practitioners of Seo know that rankings are determined by a combination of factors and SerpWorx brings you this combination like never before.
majestic.com provides some of the most fantastic data that is available for Seo practitioners in the whole industry. Your SerpWorx toolbar contains all of the following metrics:
A score based on quality, on a scale between 0-100. Majestic collated many trusted seed sites based on a manual review of the web. This process forms the foundation of Majestic Trust Flow. Sites closely linked to a trusted seed site can see higher scores, whereas sites that may have some questionable links would see a much lower score.
A score between 0-100 which helps to measure the link equity or “power” the website or link carries. Citation flow is used in conjunction with “Trust Flow”. Together the Citation Flow and Trust Flow form the Majestic Flow Metrics algorithm.
Trust Flow / Citation Flow = Trust Ratio
The basics behind why the trust ratio works is because, if the Citation Flow is high and the Trust Flow is low, this means that the website being checked has a lot of link equity (or “juice”), but barely any trust from those links. This usually indicates that the site has gained those links from “spammy” areas of the web as they are not close to authoritative sources.
Topical Trust Flow
This is a Majestic feature which provides website categorisation. Majestic has now categorised the web so users can see in which industry sector the website has influence. The Topical Trust Flow helps users find influencers for specific categories and easily determine if a link clean up is required. Topical Trust Flow provides a series of numbers, on a log based scale between 0-100. The number shows the relative influence of a web page, subdomain or root domain in any given topic or category.
moz.com provides very important and valuable metrics, they also have one of the largest online communities. If your not part of them already we encourage you to participate in their forums.
Moz Page Authority
Page Authority is a score (on a 100-point scale) developed by Moz that predicts how well a specific page will rank on search engines. It is based off data from the Mozscape web index and includes link counts, MozRank, MozTrust, and dozens of other factors. It uses a machine learning model to predictively find an algorithm that best correlates with rankings across the thousands of search results that we predict against.
Moz Domain Authority
Domain Authority is a score (on a 100-point scale) developed by Moz that predicts how well a website will rank on search engines. Use Domain Authority when comparing one site to another or tracking the “strength” of your website over time. We calculate this metric by combining all of our other link metrics—linking root domains, number of total links, MozRank, MozTrust, etc.—into a single score.
MozTrust is Moz’s global link trust score. It is similar to MozRank, but rather than measuring link popularity, it measures link trust. Receiving links from sources with inherent trust—such as the home pages of major university websites or certain government web pages—is a strong trust endorsement.
MozRank represents a link popularity score. It reflects the importance of any given web page on the Internet. Pages earn MozRank by the number and quality of other pages that link to them. The higher the quality of the incoming links, the higher the MozRank.
Moz Spam Score
Moz Spam Score is a metric that indicates how likely a website is to be penalised by the search engines as a site that provides low value to searchers, as measured by the ratios of content to code, content to external links, external links to internal links, and several other factors.
ahrefs.com has the biggest and most accurate database of live backlinks. They crawl more than 5-billion webpages every day and have over 600,000 users.
Denotes how many inbound links are pointing at the website/webpage. 1.53M means that there are 1.53 million links pointing at the main domain and /61.05k means that there are 61050 links pointing at the webpage that you are currently on.
Means “Referring Domains.” Another way of saying it is how many different domains are sending links to the home page and inner pages of the website you are on.
Means “Outbound Links” from the webpage that you are on.
URL Rating shows the strength on an individual URL’s backlink profile and is measured from 0-100 – with 0 being no authority (for example a brand new page with no inbound links) and 100 being the highest. This metric has the highest correlation with Google rankings, which means that pages with high UR tend to rank better in search engines.
Domain Rating shows the overall strength of a site’s backlink profile and is measured from 0-100 – with 0 being no authority (for example a new site with no inbound links) and 100 being the highest. Backlinks from sites with high DR carry more “weight”.
Stands for: Country Top Level Domain. It shows a user the distribution of which countries the inbound links to the given webpage you are on are from.
When searching for the keyword “Web design” 12% of this pages total inbound links, i.e. 61.05k links, because this is an inner page, all have the exact match keyword “web design” as the anchor text in the backlinks. This means that this page has 61050 links x 12% = 7326 links have the exact match anchor text “web design.”
semrush.com shows users how many keywords a website is showing up for in the top 20 Google search results. You will also see the traffic stats for that keyword and the approximate Cost Per Click in Google for the given keyword.
SerpWorx will show you the on page website metrics that are considered by many Seo practitioners to be the most important.
When you cast your eye down the search results you will quickly be able to tell by looking at the WC (Word Count) cell how many words are on the page, what the keyword density is for the given keyword you just searched for, and what the heading tag structure looks like. Being able to compare all of these on site Seo metrics without having to leave the search results will show you exactly what Google is favouring in relation to on page Seo.
Other Seo Metrics
Domain age can be a very influential factor in determining a sites ability to rank. Being able to see the domain age of all the ranking sites makes it very easy to compare whether or not the search results for the given keyword for is dominated by authoritative aged domains.
We have included the social metrics because traffic is an important factor for rankings. The amount of Google +1’s or Facebook shares a given page has may be an indication of how popular a site is in social media. There may be a lot of social traffic flowing to the site.