Which backlink will be worth more to my site?

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I have a question re backlinks from 2 different sites linking to me. And when I say 2 sites, I mean ALL OTHER THINGS BEING EQUAL (so we won't go off on tangents about relevancy, dofollow vs nofollow [though, for the sake of article, both will be dofollow], number of on-page outbound links, etc).

Site A is the NYTimes.com whose page (a relevant article) with 0 backlinks has a link to my site.

Site B is a Wordpress blog with an OK backlink profile (say, Moz DA rank of 30) whose page (an equally relevant article with the same length and depth as the NY Times') has 1000 backlinks, and this page links to my site.

Which backlink will be worth more to my site? Site A page's or Site B page's? Again, for the sake of this argument, we're assuming ALL OTHER ELEMENTS are the same besides the backlink profiles. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author CloudGeek
    I think Site B is more worthy with respect to SEO.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brackwom
      How can it be worthy?
      can you explain?
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    Based on the information you have provided, if anyone tells you they definitely know the answer to your question, they are either lying to you or to themselves.

    The answer is get them both if you can and any that are like that.

    You can, however, get a clue by typing in a relevant keyword search and seeing if either article comes up relatively high in the search rankings. That should tell you which one Google thinks is more valuable.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamell
    Depends on the quality of the site with the back links which in my opinion is site B

    Run is site test using ahrefs or sem rush to get a better clue as to which site is the better performing site
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  • Profile picture of the author rosario1990
    Try to get backlinks from a high DA website and has good traffic as well. Always try to use unique websites for the purpose of guest posting. Because guest posting is much more helpful for the website keywords ranking. Always try to avoid PBN websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author zombiebyte19
    Depends. Assuming everything is equal I would guess the first scenario is more relevant.
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    • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
      Originally Posted by zombiebyte19 View Post

      Depends. Assuming everything is equal I would guess the first scenario is more relevant.
      The question wasn't which was more relevant - that is obvious. Which is more important for boosting your rankings - relevance or domain strength - is the question and one that nobody really knows the answer to.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarcWriter
    I would prefer the first, because you can build backlinks to the NYT article yourself, and then it becomes much better due to the reputation of the domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author darklocal
    If you can't have both then I should go for WordPress. Like you said ASSUMING both have the same elements which I guess includes the article length, domain authority, etc. except for the backlinks. So I will aim for that sites with more backlinks. But still, it depends on the source of those backlinks. Like they have 1000 backlinks from low-quality or spammy sites then those links are useless.
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  • Profile picture of the author DataPierce
    My opinion is Site B,
    But Having backlinks with high DA is not only important for your site. You have to check the relevancy of the audience who land at your site from that backlink.
    To get the best guidance about backlinks, [Link removed by Moderator ]
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    • Profile picture of the author rosario1990
      Originally Posted by DataPierce View Post

      My opinion is Site B,
      But Having backlinks with high DA is not only important for your site. You have to check the relevancy of the audience who land at your site from that backlink.
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      Yeah, this is a very good idea to get quality backlinks for the website.
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  • Profile picture of the author TCG1
    Site B is OK
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  • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
    Originally Posted by Zara Schaffer View Post

    [though, for the sake of article, both will be dofollow],
    I can bet both NYTimes.com and WP has been using no-follow tags
    and this is where you should start your queries for the best outcome.

    If you're trying to compare reputations of both on popularity scales,
    then, I'm sure G sees them both as a equal and value backlinks on
    the same or very close benchmark level and that is then goes to
    how many backlinks either of them is providing.



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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    All other things being equal, Site B's link carries more juice.



    Originally Posted by Zara Schaffer View Post

    I have a question re backlinks from 2 different sites linking to me. And when I say 2 sites, I mean ALL OTHER THINGS BEING EQUAL (so we won't go off on tangents about relevancy, dofollow vs nofollow [though, for the sake of article, both will be dofollow], number of on-page outbound links, etc).

    Site A is the NYTimes.com whose page (a relevant article) with 0 backlinks has a link to my site.

    Site B is a Wordpress blog with an OK backlink profile (say, Moz DA rank of 30) whose page (an equally relevant article with the same length and depth as the NY Times') has 1000 backlinks, and this page links to my site.

    Which backlink will be worth more to my site? Site A page's or Site B page's? Again, for the sake of this argument, we're assuming ALL OTHER ELEMENTS are the same besides the backlink profiles. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author selina10261
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    My view is site B
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  • Profile picture of the author bravior
    Page B sounds better. To the best of my knowledge, the general page is that the more popular, visited and valuable the site is, but also the more thematically relevant, the more valuable the link is.
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  • Profile picture of the author aaronrogers034
    My answer is Site A. Because NYTimes.com have better content and UI. So it doesn't matter how much backlinks you made.
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    • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
      Originally Posted by aaronrogers034 View Post

      My answer is Site A. Because NYTimes.com have better content and UI. So it doesn't matter how much backlinks you made.
      So, are you saying that if there is only one person is telling you to take a gun
      and to shot yourself and 1000 others are telling you don't do that, you would be
      listen to one single voice and would shot yourself?

      And now think Google.



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      • Profile picture of the author aaronrogers034
        Think about Google update Bro!

        If your site has normal content and ui is not as good as competitor. Google is not going to ranking you on top keep in mind.

        May be you are saying right i will shoot myself because i believe in myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sanjaykumarro
    Site B is best link for your website because between site a and site b.

    Site b has more rank than site a spam score also good in site b.
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  • Profile picture of the author adammoore
    First of all, I would recommend using Ahrefs DR instead. I would go with option A, because nytimes.com is a high-authority domain, with a strong backlink profile. It doesn't matter, if the page your article is on has no referring domains to it, the nytimes.com has a strong signal in itself.
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  • Profile picture of the author simoffer
    My experience goes with nytimes.
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  • Profile picture of the author red bike
    I think b site would be give more back links.
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    • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
      Originally Posted by red bike View Post

      I think b site would be give more back links.
      I'm sure OP helped you to make your mind and specially with
      an answer for all of us and specifically for you to find

      Site B is a Wordpress blog has 1000 backlinks, and this page links to my site.
      Notes to myself:
      Sometimes I can't stop wondering, why I can't be so absorbent?
      I have to use this method of deduction work in my future endeavors.



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  • Profile picture of the author shepio
    If reffering domain is a number, it will be very good
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  • Profile picture of the author denzelvieta
    Depends, whichever seem more natural to the SEARCH ENGINES!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
      Originally Posted by denzelvieta View Post

      Depends, whichever seem more natural to the SEARCH ENGINES!!!
      So, what you're saying that SEs are smart enough to make determination
      which backlinks are good, strong, helpful and compare them to bad, spammy
      and "useless" and that is how the system is function. Is this your new theory?

      But what about Algorithm? Why do we even need one if SEs could do that
      by themselves based on what you're calling "natural" criteria?



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  • Profile picture of the author Jacey Tome
    A dofollow link is the most valuable type of link as it passes SEO value and authority to the site it leads to. Dofollow links are active hyperlinks with anchor text (the text that is hyperlinked) that is typically related to the name or topic of the campaign's content or publisher.
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  • Profile picture of the author emmawarner96
    Simply says, a backlinks which would be have more relevancy and low OBL would be beneficial for your site. A question arise here is that whether you want a quality backlink or a backlinks which only gives you a ranking boost. As per your scenario Site A has almost 0 links to it will be a quality link for you only if have a relevancy, while Site B has high OBL which means they give a link easily and has a good amount of traffic so it will definitely boost your site in shorter period of time and relevancy would be a bonus for you if it have
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  • Profile picture of the author nwnomi
    Site B is more worthy.
    Quality back-links
    A quality backlink is a link that comes from a high domain authority website that is well-trusted by search engines and searchers alike.
    If you want to build high-quality backlinks, then start by building links from high domain authority websites that are also relevant to your niche and trusted by searchers all over the Internet.
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  • Profile picture of the author sheetalkamble
    Site B because it has Moz DA rank 30 and it will be beneficial for your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author BigPFlix
    I would go with the first scenario
    asuuming that NYTimes has greater domain trust scoren and would benefit me the more
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    • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
      Originally Posted by BigPFlix View Post

      I would go with the first scenario
      asuuming that NYTimes has greater domain trust scoren and would benefit me the more
      Greater than what?
      You do realize that you're talking about brand name "NYTimes"?
      Can you give one reason why G. wouldn't trust it name and domain?

      Given you have an answers, how single backlink from one site could be
      greater than 1000 backlinks from equally known and highly trusted site?



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  • Profile picture of the author armanalahi
    Guest post backlink is more worth for your site. Its a strong backlink in backlink world. Guest post very effective backlink.
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  • Profile picture of the author buy digital
    Google has not imposed any sanctions. Much like you wouldn't want German results to appear in your English search requests, Germans are unlikely to want English results to appear in theirs. Many of them are unable to understand or read English, rendering your website useless to them.
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  • Profile picture of the author awaisy98
    Let me know after experimenting with this. I am curious to know the result, this will clear the thing if the Brand is more important to google or Backlinks...
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  • Profile picture of the author ismudi yusuf
    (Site B)

    in my opinion, good quality backlinks are from sites whose articles are relevant to our site
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  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    Lets start with this... in this scenario the idea that "All things being equal" is just wrong, they are F A R from that. Nytimes specifically is a KNOWN "Seed Site" which means it would have a Trust Rank score of 10/10.

    Some goof WP site with 1000 backlinks might only have a Trust Rank score of 1/10.

    If you do not understand the significance of this, you really need to look it up.

    In the end you obviously would take both. but in a one or the other scenario you take Nytimes, every time.
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  • Profile picture of the author layah91899
    I think Site B is perfect for You.
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  • Profile picture of the author jameslucas
    According to my opinion Site A is best and most worthy backlinks from Site A
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  • Profile picture of the author Faizarasool
    No doubt Site B is a good option, because in my experience if you got a backlink from a Ranked article then it's has a huge impact on ranking for your website. As you said Site B is equal with the same length and depth as the NY Times then definitely Site B will be worth it for your site.
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