Off Site Optimization
Off site SEO refers to other web sites and the inbound links coming from them. Those links are called backlinks. The referring property can be another blog or business, a social property like Facebook, a citation, or article comment linking back to your property. There are other ways of receiving referral links, but these are common methods and are typically easy to obtain.
• Link Outreach – There is a chance you have done business with a company that has a website, or you have an acquaintance or networking connections that have personal site. Take the time to reach out to anyone of these connections in Clayton and ask them to feature an article about you or your services on there. My suggestion is that you write it to save them the time. Be sure to give yourself a property and return the favor to them by creating a link to their site from your web page. Also note, if they have a Google verified address in Clayton and you are wanting to rank for a local Clayton service term, that will be a positive geo relevance factor.
• Social Properties – By setting up social accounts like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Flickr you have the ability to send links to your property from the user profile. You can also link out from a post within these properties. Lots of ways to link out, just need to get creative.
• Citations – Citations are a great way to produce a link. Setting up business profiles in directories like Yelp, Cheap FlightsGoogle Maps, Yellowpages, or foursquare will allow you the opportunity to not only build a local presence in Clayton, North Carolina on those profiles but to also send nofollow backlinks to your page from that profile.
• Comments – We have experienced personal success searching for sites on the web that were relevant to our website and leaving a comment on them with a backlink to our webpage. Do not be a spammer, search for an interesting article, leave a comment and engage with the online community, then leave a URL in your comment that links back to your page. That my friends is a backlink.
Subscription Based Tools For Off Page SEO
In addition to the Webmaster tools that Google offers, there are plenty of other tools that assist you with monitoring traffic, referral traffic, referral links, rankings, and many other analytics. Keeping an eye on the healthy condition of your web site and maintaining a clean back link profile is absolutely necessary for ranking your property. Here are some of those dashboards and some information on how they will assist you with your off page SEO.
• MOZ OSE – (https://moz.com/) – The Moz Open Site Explorer allows you to locate inbound links, locate link building opportunities, locate bad referral links, check on a sites domain authority, and page authority. Moz developed other useful tools that are irreplaceable for agencies. Take a look at Moz local (metrics exclusive to Clayton and the surrounding cities) and their arsenal of free to use optimization tools for you SEO’s that are just getting your feet wet.
DA and PA are very important metrics in the SEO arena. You can use this tool to monitor the metrics on your website.
• SEM Rush – (https://www.semrush.com/)- This is a must have piece of software for maintaining your sites SEO. For individuals running an SEO organization, this subscription also allows you to orchestrate and track any changes with a clients online profile. Some of the service software provided through this interface are position tracking, site audits, social media managment, brand monitoring, inbound link audits, lead generation management, keyword rank analytics, domain health, and much more.
Tracking keyword positions and traffic are really important features in SEM Rush.
• Ahrefs (https://ahrefs.com/) – One very impressive interface that gives you the opportunity to manage the health of your site. Most of the features made available on Ahrefs are a lot like those found on SEM Rush, but there are many specialized tools that have made Ahrefs a must get subscription for any SEO agency. Ahrefs includes a site explorer, content crawler, keyword research tool, batch analytics, link explorer, and lots more.
The backlink profile explorer is a great tool we use for identifying back links referring to your site. This is great for finding good and bad back links.
• Pro Rank Tracker – (https://proranktracker.com/) – Pro Rank Tracker is an online based SEO software subscription that is mostly used to monitor the movement of unique keywords and URL strings. A tool such as this is required to gauge movement and/or recognize a dip in rankings. For individuals looking to manage the SEO for their clients, Pro Rank Tracker is a pretty affordable option.
Ranking details refer to keyword position movement in the SERPS. The red values indicate a drop in keyword rankings while the green values seen show an increase in rankings.
• Keyword Tool – (http://keywordtool.io/) – This software tool is effective for identifying keywords that you want to rank your site for. You can configure specific location identification settings to locate search volume in a specified city and state like Clayton, North Carolina. These keywords that you locate and begin to target will be the same keywords that you monitor in Pro Rank Tracker. Another helpful tool is the search info, this indicates how many searches occur monthly in your area and if it’s seasonal, trending, or a consistent search volume.
finding locally searched phrases is beneficial for anyone trying to rank in North Carolina.
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