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10:10 am on Aug 11, 2016 (gmt 0)

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hello all,

I am receiving a backlink from a news site with very high domain authority. (DA: 74, PA: 79)

Do you recommend submitting multiple articles to receive a couple backlinks from different pages on this one website OR should I submit multiple articles to other news websites (to increase number of domains) with lower domain authority (DA: 58, PA 65 and lower)?

In short the question is which one should I choose?:
a) 5 articles on 1 website with domain authority 74
b) 5 articles on 5 websites with domain authority 58 and lower.

My other question is:
My current ranking for my 3-4 month old website is: DA 9, PA: 25
Can I expect a huge jump after these backlinks?

thanks in advance for your help. :)

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Go for both... just make sure you have 10 articles worth the effort on both your part and theirs. Any bump you get will be transitory, though has the potential to grow. Having played on the web before there was a web some things move slow ... and those are the ones that usually stick. Some things are wildfire ... and burn out almost as quickly.

Any link that is not "paid", "smarmy", "spam", "toxic" or "black hat" is a good link, though it does not hurt to look at link providers you wish to woo have a good to very solid link profile themselves.

In other words, don't limit yourself, but at the same time don't force it as that will usually bite you in the ar$e in the long run.
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I believe relevance matters more now than ever. Majestic's Trust Flow metric has more relevance for link building than DA does, imo. But I don't use either. Common sense is good enough.
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I'd go along with Martini on that. Relevance plays a much bigger role, and has done for a long while. My view is relevant link's are what you should aim for as generic links have considerably less value.
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Thank you guys for your response.

In regards to being relevant:

well I am submitting articles on a "specific topic" which uses the "keyword" several times (within each article/page) and I am linking 2-3 of the keywords in each article to my website.

So although they're generic & irrelavent sites (News Websites) the specific pages/news that are being links are completly relavent.
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Go for both
I would if I could but have to choose 1 option.

The pages that are scheduled to be published are relevent to the website that is being linked to.

Assuminging I have 1 option: Which one do you think is better?

a) 5 articles on 1 website with domain authority 74
b) 5 articles on 5 websites with domain authority 58 and lower.
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Six or half dozen either way. Ultimately it comes down to what you are chasing. What is more important is if your submissions are actually link worthy and WILL generate a valued backlink. What I have found to be more useful in the long run is to put all my articles on my site and let the other folks find 'em.

Does not mean I don't do a drop from time to time, but I don't look to that for building links ... have too many other things to do. Hope that makes sense.
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Im looking for strong backlinks for a keyword that is searched over 150K times/month with CPC=$1.

I agree, the amount of time and energy I put for article submission is way too much, but since the site is fairly new Im thinking I need to dedicate a good portion of my time into introducing the site as well as gaining backlinks.

Im thinking option A is better than B but wanted to get some more feedback since I heard the number of domains is also an important factor, on the other hand the Moz ranking of the other site is too high to ignore.
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In that case if time and effort are limited (I well understand that!) then go for the gold and concentrate on the higher number. Manage your time and effort and hope for the best.

Meanwhile, a diversified backlink profile will (commonsense dictates) have a larger benefit than a single high authority. One could be wrong, multiples suggest otherwise. :)
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A few years ago somebody, unknown to me, wrote an article on my topic for a national newspaper's online offering and cited my site as the authority to go to. I don't know what it did to the rankings as I was in the right place for the key searches anyway but it was pure gold for real visits. It was 12 months before the traffic from the link started tailing off..

It wasn't about keywords or SERPS it was about giving the reader something interesting and leaving them wanting more.
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thanks guys for your help and responses.
concentrate on the higher number
higher MOZ ranking (option a) or higher domain numbers (option b)?
wrote an article on my topic for a national newspaper's online offering and cited my site as the authority to go to
Im getting backlinks via specific keywords that Im targeting. The traffic may be very low though cause these articles arent being published on the front page rather than one of the internal pages which will soon be archived with very low readers/traffic/referrals.
searched over 150K times/month with CPC=$1.
My site is about 4 months old now and is ranking half way on page 2 of Google for the main keyword which is also EMD with a non-.com TLD.