The AI generated image shows a graph where the Y axis goes from 0 to 100 and the X axis is over time. The graph trends up and to the right. The image was created for a blog posts titled "What Domain Authority is good?".
This entry is part 42 of 44 in the series Topical Authority

The lead post in this series is Mastering Topical Authority: A Comprehensive Guide to Boost Your SEO.

If you’re reading the posts in this series sequentially, I again apologize for being a bit repetitive.

This post is included in the series because the topical mapping tool AlsoAsked informed me that people enter the question in the blog post title into search engines.

And if people are searching for it, I should provide an answer.

Domain authority is a comparison

The problem, if that’s the right word, is the question demonstrates a lack of understanding that domain authority is a comparison more than an absolute measure.

Which means a good domain authority is…


More than what?

More than before, and more than websites you’re competing against.

For a new website

Your domain authority is low. Maybe as low as 1.

If 3 months later the domain authority score is 12, you’re doing well, you’re moving things in the right direction.

For a competitive niche

On the other hand, if you’re competing with a website that has a domain authority of 57, you need to keep going.

So… “more”?

In a word, yes.

As far as the domain authority score of your website goes, the only true answer to “What domain authority is good?” is “more”.

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Kevin Carney
Kevin Carney

Kevin "fell into" SEO by accident, like many others. The SaaS platform to help writers boost their topical authority came years later after various SEOs said it was something they would like to see.

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