Relevance vs authority?

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Relevance vs authority?
« on: 05-14-2017, 08:37:12 »

 Which of the following do you think matters the most? Relevance or authority?

 By that I mean:

 If you have a website that sells paintings and you get a link from a bicycle-blog with a ahref ranting of 90. Its not a very relevant link, but it comes from a great side.

 On the other hand if you get a ahref 40 link from a paitning-blog. Not a very strong site, but 100% relevant.

 Which link would be the best to get?

 Best regards

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Re: Relevance vs authority?
« Reply #1 on: 05-18-2017, 20:46:23 »
Authority and Relevance. Both are generally responsible for sites ranking the way they do.Relevance is a measure of how appropriate a given page is for a given query. In the early days of SEO, this ultimately boiled down to what keywords were used in a query, compared to what keywords were found on an indexed page.
Authority, on the other hand, is a measure of how trustworthy or valuable a page is, and can be defined in terms of an entire website (domain authority) or an individual page (page authority).Domain authority is more insightful than PageRank because it’s measured on a scale of 0-100, but it’s not perfect. Still, these are the best measures of authority, both at the domain and the page level, that we currently have, and they’re well-respected in the industry.

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Re: Relevance vs authority?
« Reply #2 on: 05-20-2017, 01:44:58 »
Thank you for your input.

It would be great if someone knew about a test or something. It would be nice to know which of these is the most important.

I think its authority, but I am not 100% sure.

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Re: Relevance vs authority?
« Reply #3 on: 05-22-2017, 10:53:45 »
Power is the possession of authority, control, or influence by which a person influences the actions of others, either by direct authority or by some other, more intangible means. A prime source of power is the possession of knowledge. ... The authority of knowledge is often independent of levels or positions.


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