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Rand Fishkin writes "For the last two years, SEOmoz’s Page Strength tool has been one of our most popular features. Using data collected from sources around the web, it aggregates, measures and scores a page based on its relative popularity and importance. But, it’s always had one huge flaw - not everything on the web is a page."

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from hugoguzman 2259 Days ago #
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Woohoo! My football site is "somewhat important" at the domain level and the home page is "very important".In all seriousness, props to Rand and company for upgrading "Page Strength", although I would have liked to have seen him go after Google’s PageRank as we discussed back in 2003 or so.I know it’s a flight of fancy, but somebody really should try to trump that damn green bar.

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from randfish 2259 Days ago #
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Hey gang - thanks for the Sphinns. Just FYI - the tool had some serious issues shortly after launch and our devs have been making fixes and re-coding some items to make it smoother, thus lots of tool downtime. With a bit of luck, by tomorrow morning we’ll be back up and running clean.

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from Halfdeck 2257 Days ago #
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I hope the tool doesn’t put too much weight on home page TBPR especially if a site is a link seller.

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from randfish 2257 Days ago #
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We balance things out pretty well across the ten variables - TBPR is one of the factors, but the weighting is moderate. I’d compare it in importance to something like # of blog search links or news mentions. Slightly heavier weighting goes to factors like # of mentions of the URL on the web and quantity of inlinks via Y!SE. Even then, I think we’re providing a relatively balanced picture, but the score itself is only useful as a relative piece of information. Being able to quickly glance over 10-12 pieces of data without individually having to visit those sources is where a lot of the real value will come for more hardcore SEOs.

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from Halfdeck 2256 Days ago #
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"Being able to quickly glance over 10-12 pieces of data without individually having to visit those sources is where a lot of the real value will come for more hardcore SEOs."That’s definitely true. BTW there’s one more metric I’d like to see incorporated: index penetration depth approximated using the site:domain.com/* query. If you run that query across, say a set of article submission sites, you can somewhat predict whether submitting an article to a certain site may not give you any mileage. The numbers are up to date so its often more telling than just looking at TBPR.

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from onreact 2256 Days ago #
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I tried it was surprised to see a result that didn’t reflect my blogs popularity. What went wrong? The tool depends on Technorati too much and Technorati is broken. Sometimes it does not show my blog at all, sometimes it does partly. I should have an authority of 400 by now but it shows 0.

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from MattKeegan 2254 Days ago #
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I prefer the old tool, but I can’t complain. Use it once daily and it is still free. I got on the site when the quirks were still active, but it looks as if it is working fine right now. Thanks, SEOMoz!

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