Off Site Optimization
Off page optimization refers to other properties and the links coming from those pages. These links are called backlinks. The referring property can be another blog or business website, a social property like Instagram, a citation, or article comment linking back to your property. There are other ways of getting authority backlinks, but these are common and usually simple to obtain.
• Link Outreach – You have probablyI’m sure you have done business with a company that has a website, or you have an acquaintance or networking associates that have websites. Simply reach out to any of these connections in Charles City and ask them to post an article about you or your products on there. My recommendation is that you produce it to save them the time. Be sure to give yourself a web page and return the favor to them by linking to their website from yours. Also note, if they have a Google verified address in Charles City and you are wanting to rank for a local Charles City service term, that will be a positive geo relevance factor.
• Social – By setting up social accounts like Instagram, G+, Pinterest, and Reddit you have the ability to link out to your site from the user profile. You can also create links from a post within these properties. Lots of ways to link out, just need to get creative.
• Citations – Citations are a legitimate way to create a an inbound link. Setting up profiles within local directories like Yelp, Cheap FlightsGoogle Maps, Yellowpages, or foursquare will give you the opportunity to not only build a local presence in Charles City, Iowa on those profiles but to also send links back to your page from that profile.
• Blog Comments – We have had personal success locating articles on the web that were relevant to our website and commenting on them with a link back to my site. Do not be a spammer, locate an interesting web page, leave a comment and engage the online community, then leave a URL in your comment that points back to your site. That is a comment link.
Tools For Off Page SEO
There are other options to the Webmaster tools that Google provides, there are other dashboards that assist you with monitoring internet traffic, authority links, referral links, rankings, and many other analytic tools. Monitoring the health of your web page and keeping a clean back link profile is absolutely necessary for ranking. Here are a few of the interfaces and some info on how they will help you with your off site SEO.
• MOZ Open Site Explorer – (https://moz.com/) – The Moz Open Site Explorer allows you to inspect referral links, locate link building opportunities, locate negative referral links, check on a web sites domain authority, and page authority. Moz developed other tools that are proven useful for SEO. Check out MOZ local (metrics specific to Charles City and the surrounding neighborhoods) and their plethora of free to use SEO dashboards for you SEO’s that are just getting your feet wet.
Domain Authority and Page Authority are important metrics in SEO. Use this tool to evaluate the metrics on your website.
• SEM Rush – (https://www.semrush.com/)- This is an amazing tool for managing your web sites optimization. For individuals running an SEO organization, this software allows you to maintain and keep track of sudden changes with a clients online profile. Most of the tools provided in this interface are position tracking, site audits, social management, profile monitoring, link audits, lead gen management, keyword rank analytics, domain health, and much more.
Tracking keyword rankings and web traffic are really important tools in SEM Rush.
• Ahrefs (https://ahrefs.com/) – A very efficient dashboard that gives you the opportunity to monitor the condition of your site. The tools made available within Ahrefs are similar to those found on SEM Rush, but there are many specialized tools that have made Ahrefs a must get subscription for any SEO. Ahrefs includes a website explorer, content explorer, keyword research tool, batch overviews, inbound link explorer, and lots more.
The link profile explorer is an awesome tool used for discovering inbound links pointing to your website. This is helpful for locating good and bad links.
• PRT – (https://proranktracker.com/) – Pro Rank Tracker is an online based SEO software subscription that is mostly used to follow the rankings of individual keywords and URL strings. A tool such as this is needed to gauge movement and/or spot a drop in rankings. For agencies looking to monitor SEO for clients, PRT is an affordable option in the industry.
Ranking stats refer to position fluxuation in the SERPS. The red values represent a drop in keyword rankings while the green values displayed indicate a jump in rankings.
• Keyword Tool – (http://keywordtool.io/) – This software tool is effective for locating keywords that you want rank for. You can customize geo-specific location settings to uncover search volume in a specific city and state like Charles City, Iowa. These key words that you locate and begin to target will be the same keywords that you follow in Pro Rank Tracker. Another helpful feature is the search volume info, this identifies how many searches occur monthly in your area and if it’s seasonal, trending, or a constant stream of search volume.
Identifying locally searched key terms is beneficial to anyone trying to rank in Iowa.
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