domain auth, page auth and local/organic results

I'm fairly new to SEO. I've been following good advice and slowly improving our ranking for relevant keywords - even moving to #1 on google for a particular group of keywords.

When I do an analysis of my competition I have higher domain authority, page authority, more root domains linking, more total links and yet ( some) of their websites are getting better organic and local search results for a generic industry keyword search. Can you help me understand why - what other factors effect this? Can you clarify for me what DA and PA are or how they are determined?

Thanks so much! You guys are awesome and love your stuff!


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