Change in Number of Historic Referring .GOV Domains that Apply to Exact TLDS
This alert is based on the number of historic linking .GOV domains that apply to exact .GOV TLDs found linking to your paid level domain. In other words, Majestic has found an increase in government websites linking to your own. Changes in this total can be associated with an update in Majestic’s index, as well as the .gov website changing pages, implementing a redesign, or some other circumstance.
Increase in Number of Historic Referring .gov Domains that Apply to Exact TLDS
This alert is based on an increase in the number of historic linking GOV domains that apply to exact TLDS linking to your paid level domain. Government organizations have likely found your website as a valuable resource, and have found it worth including on your site as a resource, or something worth sharing to their citizens. 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 .GOV links (external and internal) contributing to the overall authority of your website.
Decrease in Number of Historic Referring .GOV Domains that apply to Exact TLDs
This alert is based on a decrease in the number of historic referring .gov domains that apply to exact TLDS linking to your paid level domain. It is possible that this decrease can lead to a drop in Trust Flow and Citation Flow for your domain indicates an increase in overall ranking authority for your website. This can be an indication that a link on the .GOV domain has been removed, the page has been removed, or a site redesign has been implemented. If this link was placed for editorial purposes, it may be necessary to contact the domain administrator to get the link replaced. The worst case, is that this government organization no longer views your domain as a valuable resource to share with their citizens.
Let’s hope you have recently garnered historic .gov 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!