Change in Number of Historic Referring .EDU Domains that Apply to Exact TLDS
This alert is based on the number of historic linking EDU domains that apply to exact .edu TLDs found linking to your paid level domain. In other words, there has been a change in the number of educational websites like schools and colleges that are linking to your site. Increases and decreased in the number of websites with the .edu TLD can be indicative of on-site changes made by their web administrator. Changes in these metrics can affect keyword rankings, as well as Majestic’s Citation Flow and Trust Flow.
Increase in Number of Historic Referring .EDU Domains that Apply to Exact TLDS
This alert is based on an increase in the number of historic linking EDU domains that apply to exact .edu TLDS linking to your paid level domain. It is easier to explain that the number of educational or school websites are linking to your website. It is possible that this increase can lead to an improved Trust Flow and Citation Flow for your domain indicates an increase in overall ranking authority for your website. This is a good indicator that your site has more relevant content, and is increasing the number of inbound .edu links (external and internal) contributing to the overall authority of your website.
Decrease in Number of Historic Referring .EDU Domains that apply to Exact TLDs
This alert is based on a decrease in the number of historic linking edu domains that apply to exact .edu TLDS linking to your paid level domain. Decreases in this total can indicate a website that has been deactivated, pages that have been removed, or simply a link that has been removed. If the link was an editorial or educational placement, we suggest reaching out to the webmaster to have it reactivated, as many .edu links can send positive signals to Google about the trustworthiness of your website.
Let’s hope you have recently garnered historic authoritative links to your site and you see this number on a steady upward trend. It is important to note that Majestic can trigger false positives for this alert if there was a recent index update on their end, which would have an impact on the Trust and Citation flows of all sites in their index. If you see a big jump or drop, you should check to see if Majestic updated their index before freaking out!