Off Page Optimization
Off page optimization refers to other pages and the inbound links coming from those sites. Those links are called backlinks. The referring page can be another blog or business website, a social property like Pinterest, a citation, or article comment linking back to your site. There are many other ways of getting referral links, but these are common 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 associates that have websites. Just reach out to any of these people in Detroit and ask them to post an article about you or your products on it. My suggestion is that you create it to save them the time. Be sure to include a link back and return the favor to them by creating a link to their page from your site. Also note, if they have a Google verified address in Detroit and you are wanting to rank for a local Detroit service term, that will be a positive geo relevance factor.
• Social – By setting up social profiles like Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, and Reddit you have the option to link out to your web page from the account profile. You can also link out from a post within these platforms. Lots of ways to send links, just gotta get creative.
• Citations – Citations are a fantastic way to create a link. Building business profiles within directories like Yelp, Cheap FlightsGoogle Maps, Yellowpages, or foursquare will give you the opportunity to not only create a local presence in Detroit, Michigan on those profiles but to also link back to your site from that profile.
• User Comments – I have experienced personal success locating articles on the internet that were topical to our website and leaving a comment on them with a backlink to our webpage. Don’t be a spammer, locate an interesting web page, leave a comment and engage with the community, then leave a link in your comment that points back to your web page. That is a comment link.
Off Site SEO Software Tools
In addition to the SEO tools that Google makes available, there are other utilities that assist you with monitoring site traffic, authority links, referral links, rankings, and many other analytics. Guarding the health of your web page and keeping a authoritative back link profile is absolutely necessary for ranking your site. Here are some of the software interfaces and some basic info on how they will help you with your off page SEO.
• Open Site Explorer – (https://moz.com/) – MOZ Open Site Explorer allows you to view inbound links, locate link outreach opportunities, discover bad backlinks, check on a web sites domain authority, and page authority. MOZ also offers other useful tools that are irreplaceable for agencies. Check out Moz local (metrics specific to Detroit and the surrounding neighborhoods) and their arsenal of limited but free optimization optimization software interfaces for you SEO’s that are just getting off the ground.
Domain Authority and PA are important metrics in the SEO world. Use this software to monitor the health on your site.
• SEM Rush – (https://www.semrush.com/)- This is a great piece of software for managing your websites optimization. For those of you managing an SEO organization, this software also allows you to maintain and track changes with a clients online property. Many of the services offered in this dashboard are position tracking, web site audits, social tracking, profile monitoring, inbound link audits, lead generation management, keyword analytics, domain analytics, and more.
Tracking keyword rankings and referral traffic are very important features in SEM Rush.
• Ahrefs (https://ahrefs.com/) – Another very efficient piece of software that gives you the opportunity to manage the condition of your website. Many of the tools made available on Ahrefs are a lot like those found on SEM Rush, but there are some unique tools that make Ahrefs a must get subscription for anyone optimizing sites. Ahrefs has a website explorer, content explorer, keyword research tool, batch overviews, referral link explorer, and lots more.
The backlink profile explorer is an awesome tool used for discovering back links directing to your website. This is helpful for locating good and bad backlinks.
• PRT – (https://proranktracker.com/) – Pro Rank Tracker is a subscription based SEO software tool that is most commonly used to track the rankings of individual keywords and URL strings. Software such as this is needed to gauge movement and/or recognize a drop in rankings. For agencies looking to monitor SEO for clients, Pro Rank Tracker is a pretty affordable industry option.
Ranking details indicate position movement in the SERPS. The red values seen represent a dip in keyword rankings while the green values displayed indicate a spike in rankings.
• Keyword Tool – (http://keywordtool.io/) – This software tool is great for identifying key phrases that you want to rank for. You can customize specific location identification settings to pin-point search volume in a specific city and state like Detroit, Michigan. These key words that you locate and begin targeting will be the same keywords that you analyze in PRT. Another helpful tool is the search volume graph, this identifies how much search occurs 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 Michigan.
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