The Competitor section of the SEO scorecards displays data about these 6 metrics:
Quality - MozRank - MozTrust - Authority - Pages - Links
Click below to learn more about the data reported under columns labeled with these terms:
The Quality score is a metric created by the reporting software, which a scores based on all of metrics in Competitor section of the SEO reports. This means that the score, which runs on a scale of 1 to 100, is using the Moz, Majestic, Alexa and WHOIS data as the basis of its rough calculation of quality.
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. MozRank runs on a scale of 1 to 10.
To Improve Your MozRank Score:
Build relationships. Find websites with a high MozRank and create a relationship with the website owner. This in turn may lead to a link to your website. If a website has a lot of inbound links from other high authority websites, it is considered to be a high authority site itself.
What is MozRank?
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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 which have inherent trust, such as the homepages of major university websites or certain governmental web pages, is a strong trust endorsement. MozTrust runs on a scale of 1 to 10.
To Improve your MozTrust Score:
What is MozTrust?
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How to increase MozTrust
- Build more high authoritative links. Acquiring links from well respected sites such as schools and government entities will help your site's authority.
- Build relationships with other website owners and acquire relevant backlinks to your website.
- Submit backlinks at business listing directories that have categories related to your website.
- Some forms of advertising offers benefits directly related to SEO. (think of advertising as paid backlinks)
represents Moz's best prediction about how a website will perform in search engine rankings. Use Domain Authority when comparing one site to another or tracking the “strength” of your website over time. Calculated by combining all other Moz link metrics (linking root domains, number of total links, mozRank, mozTrust, etc.) into a single score. Domain Authority runs on a scale of 1 to 100.
To Improve Your Domain Authority Score:
Use the best practices for SEO whenever possible. This particular metric is influenced by your aggregate SEO activities.
Domain Authority Resources:
What is Domain Authority?
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The number of pages listed represents the number of active page found to be live and indexed by Google and other major search engines. Having more pages does not automatically mean that a website is going to have better SEO score and rank better. The combined quality score calculated by MozRank is derived in part from an average of how all pages are each ranked as far as importance.
- If this number seems lower than normal, the then search engine may be having trouble crawling and indexing pages within the site.
- If the number listed seems higher than normal, this could indicate that the site is using URLs with parameters that are indexed as live pages.
Keep in mind that more pages does not always equate to higher SEO scores and better search engine placement. The quality of the content within each page is more important than the number of pages within a site. Every site is different, so most cases it's hard to compare websites based on the number of pages published. Knowing the number of pages that a site contains helps to provide an basic understanding of the size of any given site.
The number of links represents the number of verified backlinks that have been found. A "backlink" is simply a link to your website that is found on any other website.
Backlinks are a important factor used by search engine algorithms to determine the importance of websites. For example, a website that has a lot of backlinks to different pages from very relevant sources is going to rank better than a website with less backlinks, as well as sites that may have more backlinks from less relevant sources.
About Building Backlinks:
Building backlinks is often a challenging task, but it is an important part of external SEO that should not be overlooked or under accounted for. Researching resources to use for quality backlinks is time consuming but a very necessary part of search engine optimization.
Acquiring free backlinks:
Providing a method to allow others to share pages on other websites and social media networks, can help cut down on the process of manually building backlinks. In most cases, tasks related to research resource and posting backlinks is often performed by experienced search engine marketing specialists. (Keep in mind posting backlinks improperly can and will often result in a decrease in keyword performance.)
More information about the importance of building backlinks:
Alexa has long been known as global resource for the website popularity database. For many years, Alexa is owned by Amazon.com and has been collecting and storing details about how many people visit popular websites wordwide.
What is Alexa Rank?
Alexa rank simply stands for the popularity of the website in regards to global visits. A lower Alexa score would mean the website is closer to 1st place, a lower Alexa score is give to websites that receive less traffic.
How can you improve your Alexa Rank?
To improve the Alexa rank of a website, improve traffic to the website by using one or any combonation of the following meathods; improve organic traffic using search engine optimzation, effective email marketing campaigns, referral traffic from posting backlinks on other websites, advertise online or offline, anor social media marketing.