Off Page SEO
Off site optimization refers to other pages and the referral links coming from those properties. These links are called backlinks. The referring site can be another blog or business, a social property like Pinterest, a citation, or social comment linking back to your site. There are other means of receiving backlinks, but these are common and usually easy to obtain.
• Link Outreach – There is a chance you have done business with another business that has a website, or you have an acquaintance or networking associates that have a business site. Just reach out to anyone of these associates in Cicero and ask them to feature an article about you or your products on it. My suggestion is that you write it to save them the inconvenience. Be sure to create a link back and return the favor to them by linking to their site from yours. Also note, if they have a Google verified address in Cicero and you are wanting to rank for a local Cicero service term, that will be a positive geo relevance factor.
• Social Platforms – By setting up social accounts like Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, and Reddit you have an opportunity to link out to your property from the account profile. You can also link out from a post within these properties. Lots of ways to link, just need to get creative.
• Citations – Citations are a legitimate way to build a link. Building business profiles in local directories like Yelp, Cheap FlightsGoogle Maps, Yellowpages, or foursquare will allow you the chance to not only build a local presence in Cicero, Illinois on those profiles but to also link back to your web page from that profile.
• Comments – We have had personal success searching for sites on the web that were relevant to our website and leaving a comment on them with a link back to my site. Do not be a spammer, find an topical web page, leave a comment and engage the online community, then leave a backlink in your comment that points back to your website. That my friends is a backlink.
Software Subscriptions For Off Page SEO
There are other options to the SEO tools that Google provides, there are plenty of other dashboards that assist you with monitoring traffic, referral traffic, backlinks, page rankings, and other analytics. Monitoring the healthy condition of your web property and keeping a authoritative referral link profile is a must for ranking your site. Here are a few of the tools and some info on how they could assist you with your off site SEO.
• MOZ OSE – (https://moz.com/) – The Moz OSE allows you to inspect back links, locate link outreach opportunities, discover malicious backlinks, check on a websites domain authority, and page authority. Moz developed other useful tools that are proven useful for SEO. Take a look at Moz local (metrics exclusive to Cicero and the surrounding areas) and their plethora of free optimization dashboards for those of you that are just getting off the ground.
Domain Authority and PA are very important metrics in the SEO world. Use this site to evaluate the metrics on your site.
• SEM Rush – (https://www.semrush.com/)- This is a must have tool for managing your web sites SEO. For people running an SEO agency, this subscription allows you to maintain and keep track of changes with a clients online profile. Most of the services offered through this interface are keyword position tracking, site audits, social media managment, profile monitoring, link audits, lead generation management, keyword rank analytics, domain analytics, and lots more.
Tracking keyword rankings and referral traffic are super important tools in SEM Rush.
• Ahrefs (https://ahrefs.com/) – Another very useful interface that allows you to manage the condition of your site. Many of the features made available within Ahrefs are very similar to those found on SEM Rush, but there are really specialized tools that have made Ahrefs a must get resource for anyone optimizing sites. Ahrefs has a site explorer, content explorer, keyword explorer, batch overviews, link explorer, and much more.
The referral link profile explorer is an awesome piece of software used for identifying back links directing to your website. This is great for identifying good and bad links.
• PRT – (https://proranktracker.com/) – PRT is a subscription based SEO software dashboard that is most commonly used to monitor the rankings of individual keywords and URLS. Software such as this is needed to monitor progress and/or spot a drop in the SERPS. For businesses looking to manage the SEO for clients, PRT is a pretty affordable industry option.
Ranking details refer to position movement in the SERPS. The red values indicate a drop in rankings while the green values displayed show a jump in rankings.
• Keyword Tool – (http://keywordtool.io/) – This tool is useful for finding key phrases that you want rank your page for. You can choose specific location settings to identify keyword search volume in a specific city and state like Cicero, Illinois. These key words that you find and begin to target will be the same keywords that you monitor in PRT. Another useful tool is the search volume graph, this shows how much search occurs monthly in your area and if it’s seasonal, trending, or a consistent search volume.
Identifying locally searched keywords is valuable to anyone trying to rank in Illinois.
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