September 8, 2014 10:10 AM EDT
Yeah, that's correct. Basically search engines want to balance the relevance of a specific page (i.e. how well it matches the user's query) with the likelihood that the page is good quality (i.e. how often people link to the site in general).
Moz has a good video on domain authority that you can see at http://moz.com/blog/whiteboard-friday-domain-trust-authority
Hope that helps,
Colin @ https://51moments.com