OK. This is something I'd like to ask the experts on here, b/c I've discussed this with a few people offering expired domains and everyone has slightly different ideas. In the end, we're not trying to get a high TF, unless selling links on a site (which is against G! rules, anyway!) or other purposes where your buyer would be impressed by this metric...and most consumers don't even know what a Majestic Trust Flow is. It sounds like something having to do with how people trust royalty??
-The Majestic TF is a function of how high the TF is that's inbound via links. So if you have a link that has a TF of 40, the TF will gbe reflected in your site's TF, but will be lower.
-To get a higher TF, you need more than one inbound link with high TF.
-Can your trust flow EVER exceed the TF of inbound links..let's say you have 1 15 TF link. Or 2. Or 3. Or 4. Etc. Can the algo on that site ever make a site get higher TF than the highest individual site's TF the site has coming inbound via link?
Topical Trust Flow:
This metric, if you glance too quick, might seem to read "Tropical Trust Flow." Something to do with hurricanes in the paradise of the Caribbean? No; it's TOPICAL. As in, which topics those sites have links tracing back to "seed" authority sites Majestic ranks as the authority on a given topic.
-I notice the topical TF is entirely dependent on the TF of the inbound links. So, if you trace a site with ANY TF back, eventually you find a site Majestic has deemed to have "authority" on that topic.
-A site can be all about apples, but if the inbound links are from sites about cameras and dogs, the TOPICAL trust flow will reflect THOSE sites eventually linking back down the chain to an authority site on pets and electronics.
Some issues I have with this...Does Majestic, in deciding some sites are "seed" authorities for a given topic, correlate with Google's vision of the world?
Which matters more to SEs? What a site is about? Or what the sites pointing at your site are focused on more important? (That it has SOME importance correlates with the idea that T2,T3,etc. can affect a KW)
Is this Topical Trust Flow metric at all useful? And if so, are there limitations?
Like if a site has a high Majestic topical TF for let's say....News/Directories. And the site is assigned a TF of 52 for "directories". BUT...the directories all focus on Tulsa, OK., and your site is about Detroit, Michigan.
Does having a high topical TF for "news/directory" do ANYthing for the site's rank IRL? Or, does it just look pretty to people who you want to show that the site has clout, so they decide to advertise in your directory for a fee? (You can always direct them to Majestic's 1-free-try to see for themselves)