Off Site Optimization
Off page SEO refers to other properties and the referral links coming from them. Those links are called backlinks. The referring site can be another blog or company site, a social property like Youtube, a citation, or article comment linking back to your site. There are many other ways of getting backlinks, but these are common and are typically simple to obtain.
• Link Outreach – Most likely you have done business with a business that has a website, or you have friends or networking associates that have sites. Just reach out to anyone of these associates in Culpeper and ask them to include an article about you or your company on there. My suggestion is that you produce it to save them the hassle. Be sure to create a website and return the favor to them by linking to their site from your site. Also note, if they have a Google verified address in Culpeper and you are wanting to rank for a local Culpeper service term, that will be a positive geo relevance factor.
• Social Sites – By setting up social accounts like Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Flickr you have the ability to send no follow links to your site from the user profile. You can also send links out from a post within these properties. Lots of ways to link, just need to get creative.
• Citations – Citations are a great way to produce a link. Setting up profiles in local directories like Yelp, Cheap FlightsGoogle Maps, Yellowpages, or foursquare will give you the chance to not only create a local presence in Culpeper, Virginia on those profiles but to also backlink to your site from that property.
• User Comments – We have had personal success locating articles on the internet that were topical to our website and commenting on them with a link back to my site. Do not be a spammer, find an topical blog post, leave a comment and engage the community, then leave a signature in your comment that points back to your page. That is a backlink.
Software Subscriptions For Off Page SEO
In addition to the Webmaster tools that Google makes available, there are other utilities that assist you with monitoring site traffic, authority links, referral links, page rankings, and many other analytic tools. Keeping an eye on the healthy condition of your web page and keeping a clean link profile is essential for ranking your site. Here are a few of the subscriptions and some basic info on how they could assist you with your off site optimization.
• MOZ Open Site Explorer – (https://moz.com/) – MOZ OSE allows you to inspect backlinks, find link building opportunities, discover malicious links, check on a sites domain authority, and page authority. Moz provides other tools that are proven useful for agencies. Take a look at MOZ local (metrics specific to Culpeper and the surrounding cities) and their plethora of free to use SEO dashboards for you guys that are just getting started.
Domain Authority and Page Authority are very important metrics in the SEO world. Use this site to check the health on your web site.
• SEM Rush – (https://www.semrush.com/)- This is a great tool for managing your web sites SEO. For folks running an SEO agency, this subscription also allows you to maintain and keep track of changes with a clients online profile. Many of the services provided through this interface are position tracking, site audits, social management, profile monitoring, link audits, lead gen management, keyword search analytics, domain metrics, and more.
Tracking keyword positions and traffic are very important features in SEM Rush.
• Ahrefs (https://ahrefs.com/) – Another very impressive dashboard that gives you the opportunity to manage the condition of your website. Most of the tools made available on Ahrefs are a lot like those available on SEM Rush, but there are many unique tools that have made Ahrefs a must get resource for any SEO. Ahrefs has a site explorer, content crawler, keyword explorer, batch overviews, link explorer, and lots more.
The link profile explorer is an awesome piece of software used for discovering referral links pointing to your web site. This is great for identifying good and bad back links.
• PRT – (https://proranktracker.com/) – Pro Rank Tracker is an online based SEO software tool that is most commonly used to monitor the rankings of individual keywords and URLS. Software like this is required to monitor progress and/or recognize a drop in rankings. For individuals looking to manage the SEO for clients, PRT is an affordable option.
Ranking metrics refer to keyword position fluxuation in the SERPS. The red values seen represent a dip in keyword rankings while the green values displayed show a spike in rankings.
• Keyword Tool – (http://keywordtool.io/) – This software tool is great for locating keywords that you want to rank your property for. You can customize geo specific location settings to uncover search volume in a specific city and state like Culpeper, Virginia. These key words that you identify and begin to target will be the same group of keywords that you monitor in Pro Rank Tracker. Another useful feature is the search volume graph, this identifies how many searches occur monthly in your area and if it’s seasonal, trending, or a consistent search volume.
finding locally searched terms is valuable for anyone trying to rank in Virginia.
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