Increasing Trust Flow

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Hey all,

question to the brains in this forum, what are the favored methods of increasing trust flow without emptying out a bank account? I've got a few sites with dismal trust flow and I know it's holding these sites from seeing better rankings.

Thanks!

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  • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
    Trust flow is Majestic's metric, and their own interpretation what authoritative links look like. While it seems like fairly decent metric, "increasing trust flow" should not be your goal in my opinion. Getting your page to SERPs with your chosen keywords is a better one.

    However, I guess the answer is the same as always. Get decent followed links from authoritative pages. Preferably from sites that have "compatible" topics. There's a ton of topics on this, but unfortunately the advice is often poor.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adenan
    i think you can increase your website trust flow by trying to increase engagement on your site.
    it's because google really measure engagement while they value a sites.

    try to engage your readers such as leaving comments, bookmark your post, share your post on social media..something like that..
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by Adenan View Post

      i think you can increase your website trust flow by trying to increase engagement on your site.
      it's because google really measure engagement while they value a sites.

      try to engage your readers such as leaving comments, bookmark your post, share your post on social media..something like that..
      Trust Flow has nothing to do with engagement.
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      • Profile picture of the author fthomas137
        Hey Mike,

        Unless you have information I don't, trust flow is a good indicator of rankability. I know it's only an indicator with majestic but it seems to accurately reflect the overall rank status for google rankings. In many sites where I've seen trust flow drop, I've also seen a reflected dropping in rankings.

        So, the whole idea behind this tread is not to argue the merits of trust flow but what can be done to a web site to build trust flow. I believe if trust flow improves, so does the current rankings.

        Frank
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        • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
          Originally Posted by fthomas137 View Post

          Hey Mike,

          Unless you have information I don't, trust flow is a good indicator of rankability. I know it's only an indicator with majestic but it seems to accurately reflect the overall rank status for google rankings. In many sites where I've seen trust flow drop, I've also seen a reflected dropping in rankings.

          So, the whole idea behind this tread is not to argue the merits of trust flow but what can be done to a web site to build trust flow. I believe if trust flow improves, so does the current rankings.

          Frank
          It really doesn't correlate closely with rankings.

          Here is just one of many examples you can find.

          https://www.google.com/#q=life+insurance+rates

          Page ranked #1 (State Farm) has a TF of 32
          #2 (Geico) TF 54
          #3 (BankRate) TF 36
          #4 (USAA) TF 11
          #5 (SelectQuote) TF 14
          #6 (Kiplinger) TF 20
          #7 (Mutual of Omaha) TF 34
          #8 (Term4Sale) TF 22
          #9 (MetLife) TF 55
          #10 (Intelliquote) TF 22

          Do you see a pattern? I sure don't. Page with the best TF is only #9. Site with the lowest is #4.

          All the way back at #16 is a government site with a TF of 51. Farmer's Insurance is #19 with a TF of 42.

          You can look at SERPs all day long and see this same pattern, or lack of a pattern.

          If you want to focus on TF though, go for it. TF is all about quality links from other pages with a high TF. That's it. There is nothing magical to it. Just build links off other pages with a high TF.
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    • Profile picture of the author princy91
      For increasing trust flow you need to create backlinks from authority domains.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Trust Flow is not a part of the ranking algorithm of any search engine.

    Improving it does not guarantee a increase in rankings. And if you do improve your Trust Flow and see a rise in rankings, that is more of just a coincidence than anything else.
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  • Profile picture of the author halk
    Trust Flow is best metric to follow.... DA/PA/PR you can manipulate very easy, TF too, but TF is more difficult and have more impact on ranking...

    What you need to do is create quality backlinks from authority sites!
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    You know wrong. Don't fret about that. Build your links, links that bring traffic, and you'll be happy.

    Originally Posted by fthomas137 View Post

    I know it's holding these sites from seeing better rankings.
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    • Profile picture of the author younganddirty
      I was reading somewhere about 6 months ago cf/tf

      The higher the cf the more likely it is spam
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      • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
        Originally Posted by younganddirty View Post

        The higher the cf the more likely it is spam
        It's not that straightforward. You should always take both Flow Metrics in account. As Majestic puts it, Citation Flow "predicts how influential a URL might be based on how many sites link to it". If Trust Flow is close to 0 and Citation Flow is high (say, 20+) the site has a lot of links that Majestic sees as low quality.

        Site owner might be active on forums or blogs, the site might be in a bunch of questionable directories, or the owner might be using spam tactics. You need to check the links to see which it is.

        Then there's the Topical Trust Flow. If the links are all on the wrong topic, it's more likely that there's something fishy going on.
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        • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
          Originally Posted by nettiapina View Post

          Then there's the Topical Trust Flow. If the links are all on the wrong topic, it's more likely that there's something fishy going on.
          I would not trust the Topical Trust Flow at all. I did some investigating with it when it first came out. It is awful. Very often inaccurate.

          Just a few days ago I was looking at a site and Majestic had its top link coming from RedTube dot com. The Topical Trust Flow said 'Reference / Dictionaries'. RedTube is a huge porn site.



          That is just one of many examples I have found.
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          • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
            Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

            I would not trust the Topical Trust Flow at all. I did some investigating with it when it first came out. It is awful. Very often inaccurate.
            You're right, of course. I'm not sure why I wrote that brainfart of a line the way I wrote. Just a couple of days earlier told a friend that he should probably just ignore the topics because they were wildly inaccurate...

            It gets even worse with small languages such as Finnish.
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  • Profile picture of the author ranksonic
    TrustFlow - summary measure of authority domain. He is shaping up of the number of backlinks and the quality of the donor. In any case, as indicated above, it is not necessary to dwell much on this parameter.
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  • Profile picture of the author inetguru_987
    Get more high quality links and you'll improve both your rankings and trust flow. Trust flow is just an indicator and like some people said, it's harder to manipulate. I actually think of Trust flow like PR of a website a little, since PR is so out of date at the moment.

    TF alone isn't going to help you rank better like Mike said, I have sites that rank better for their keywords with a lower trust flow than others with higher. Google has over 200 metrics and Trust Flow isn't one of them. It's just Majestic's way of labeling a website, which is extremely useful, but doesn't correlate with rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author fthomas137
    Thanks for the posts all,

    Ok, high quality back links. Other than trying to buy expired domains and then maintaining them is there another idea to build the needed high quality links?

    I've been looking at other mechanisms but am at a bit of a loss right not now.

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    • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
      Originally Posted by fthomas137 View Post

      Ok, high quality back links. Other than trying to buy expired domains and then maintaining them is there another idea to build the needed high quality links?
      Building links is the hard part. Depends very much on your industry and sites. The usual replies ("blog comments!! forum sigs!!1") on this forum probably aren't very helpful.

      I'd try to spy on the competition and see what they're up to. A paid Majestic account allows you to take a peek at their backlinks. If you see something good, you may try to replicate it.

      If you can do some link baiting with juicy content that's one thing that could help. It's not easy, and probably requires quite a lot of trial, error, and effort.

      Partners, fellow bloggers, the sites of industry organizations... Sometimes these are an easy way to get some fairly good links, sometimes you're not in a position where this applies.

      Guest posting if you're really posting as a guest to a blog you know and appreciate. Not the "internet marketers version" where you pump artificial crap articles to be published on seedy sites.

      Then there's the way that everyone and their grandma is using, but nobody admits from the fear of getting caught. Yes, it's common to buy link packages, and especially when the competition is brutal. However, it's a minefield. As a rule of thumb the cheap packages are more dangerous than more expensive ones, but any of them can get you penalized. The whole thing is strictly against TOS. Even the better ones may not have that much of an effect, and the links probably aren't effective for an extended period of time.
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