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How do I determine whether a backlink is a high quality one or a low quality one? What are the key metrics to be considered?

The quickest way to identify good links is by setting the filters in Monitor Backlinks.

First, go to the Your Links and click the New filter button:

To find good links, set the following filters:
- Majestic Trust Flow greater than 10
- Majestic Citation Flow geater than 10

After applying that filter, for each backlink check:
- that the number of external links is under 100 (and under 25 is really good)
- that the content on the backlinking page is high quality

If all of the 4 points identified look good, then it is most likely a good link.

To find bad links, set the following filter:

After applying that filter, go through the links and do a manual review. The biggest factor in identifying the quality of the link is the content of backlinking page. The content should be high quality, and ideally relevant to your own site.

Having a warning definitely does not mean that it is a bad backlink. It is just a helpful indicator.

Other Resources

The Ultimate Guide To Find Bad And Good Backlinks (a more detailed guide)
What Backlinks Should You Disavow
How To Analyze If It’s Worth Getting A Backlink From A Website
Check If Your SEO Company Is Helping or Killing Your Website

Updated on: 14/08/2019

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