Off Site Optimization
Off site optimization refers to other pages and the links coming from them. Those links are called backlinks. The referring web property can be another blog or company site, a social property like Instagram, a citation, or blog comment linking back to your property. There are other means of getting backlinks, but these are common and are typically simple to get.
• Link Outreach – You have probablyI’m sure you have done business with another company that has a website, or you have an acquaintance or networking associates that have sites. Take the time to reach out to any of these people in Effingham and ask them to include an article about you or your company on the site. My recommendation is that you write it to save them the inconvenience. Be sure to give yourself a link back and return the favor to them by building a link to their site from your site. Also note, if they have a Google verified address in Effingham and you are wanting to rank for a local Effingham service term, that will be a positive geo relevance factor.
• Social Sites – By setting up social accounts like Instagram, G+, Pinterest, and Reddit you have an opportunity to link out to your web page from the account profile. You can also create links from a post within these platforms. Lots of ways to link out, just gotta get creative.
• Citations – Citations are a legitimate way to create a link. Building profiles within directories like Yelp, Cheap FlightsGoogle Maps, Yellowpages, or foursquare will give you the opportunity to not only create a local presence in Effingham, Illinois on those platforms but to also send nofollow backlinks to your page from that profile.
• Blog Comments – I have had personal success finding sites on the internet 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 relevant web page, leave a comment and engage the online community, then leave a backlink in your comment that links back to your website. That is a backlink.
Software Subscriptions For Off Page SEO
In addition to the SEO tools that Google provides, there are plenty of other dashboards that assist you with monitoring site traffic, referral traffic, backlinks, rankings, and many other analytics. Maintaining the healthy condition of your web property and maintaining a clean referral link profile is a must for ranking your site. Here are some of those dashboards and some information on how they can help you with your off page optimization.
• MOZ Open Site Explorer – (https://moz.com/) – MOZ OSE allows you to research back links, find linking opportunities, discover negative referral links, check a websites domain authority, and page authority. Moz also offers other tools that are irreplaceable for agencies. Take a look at MOZ local (metrics exclusive to Effingham and the surrounding areas) and the plethora of free optimization dashboards for those of you that are just getting started.
Domain Authority and Page Authority are very important metrics in the SEO arena. Use this software to check the health on your site.
• SEM Rush – (https://www.semrush.com/)- This is a must have piece of software for monitoring your sites optimization. For those of you overseeing an SEO organization, this software allows you to orchestrate and keep track of sudden changes with a clients online profile. Most of the services provided through this interface are position tracking, web site audits, social tracking, profile monitoring, outbound link audits, lead generation management, keyword search analytics, domain metrics, and more.
Tracking keyword rankings and referral traffic are very important tools in SEM Rush.
• Ahrefs (https://ahrefs.com/) – A very useful tool that allows you to manage the condition of your site. Most of the features available on Ahrefs are identical to those available on SEM Rush, but there are some unique tools that make Ahrefs a must get resource for any SEO. Ahrefs has a website explorer, content crawler, keyword research tool, batch overviews, backlink explorer, and more.
The link profile explorer is a great tool used for identifying referral links referring to your site. This is great for locating good and bad links.
• PRT – (https://proranktracker.com/) – Pro Rank Tracker is a subscription based SEO software subscription that is most commonly used to monitor the rankings of specific key words and URLS. A tool such as this is required to gauge movement and/or recognize a dip in rankings. For businesses looking to manage SEO for clients, Pro Rank Tracker is a pretty affordable option in the industry.
Ranking details indicate position fluxuation in the SERPS. The red values indicate a drop in rankings while the green values displayed represent an increase in keyword rankings.
• Keyword Tool – (http://keywordtool.io/) – This tool is useful for finding keywords that you want to rank for. You can configure specific location settings to identify keyword search volume in a specified city and state like Effingham, Illinois. These key words that you identify and begin to target will be the same keywords that you monitor in Pro Rank Tracker. Another helpful feature is the search volume chart, this shows how many searches occur monthly in your area and if it’s seasonal, trending, or a consistent search volume.
finding locally searched terms is helpful for anyone trying to rank in Illinois.
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