1

If you have more views on your, does this affect your Domain Authority (the 0-100 score developed by Moz)?

By views I mean a 'session' as defined by google analytics "A certain period of time a user is engaged with your website'

  • 1
    Website views as in clicks from Google Search, page-views tracked by Google Analytics, or something else? – dan Feb 7 '17 at 6:27
  • While it doesn't specifically answer this question, Moz has a document about domain authority: Moz: What is Domain Authority? – Stephen Ostermiller Feb 7 '17 at 13:16
  • @dan I have edited the question to be more clear – Barney Chambers Feb 7 '17 at 16:33
  • Short answer? No. No-one external to your website can measure traffic to your website or within it. MOZ is one of those sites that drives me nuts. While there is a fair amount of good stuff out there, much of it is out of date, wrong, misleading, or speculation. The MOZ metrics are okay, but do not put too much stock in them. If you are chasing MOZ metrics, you are chasing your tail. It is a marketing device to get you dependent upon them for your success and pay money for. Your are supposed to fret over every change and number. Please don't do that. Save your sanity. Cheers!! – closetnoc Feb 7 '17 at 21:43
1

"Domain Authority" is an arbitrary metric that is generated in different ways by different services. So Moz, ahrefs, SEMRush, etc. can all have a different formula for generating their own take Domain Authority. To that end, pageviews could, theoretically, affect a Domain Authority formula if that 3rd part company feels it's relevant.

Now, any arbitrary metric created by one of these third party tools is supposed to mirror an actual internal metric used by search engines. Let's call this internal metric "Real Domain Authority," the secret amalgamation of factors that help determine a website's rank in Google's search results.

Is Real Domain Authority influenced by visits? Almost certainly not. Why? Because you can buy or generate visits, real or fake, infinitely. It would destroy the equal playing field that search results are supposed to be, and it wouldn't necessarily indicate quality.

There has been talk of CTR (click-through rate) from search results affecting search results, though. There's no way of ever knowing for sure, only speculatively, because Google's search engine algorithm is not public.

| improve this answer | |
0

No.

Here is the link to the official source on Moz about what DA is, etc.

If you want to influence DA I'd focus on quality links rather than hits on the website.

| improve this answer | |
0

No, it does not. Because there are several program that can generate robots visits leading to fake traffic. Google analytics is also base upon the time the user spent , the number of page and the event click.

| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.