Off Page Optimization
Off page optimization refers to other pages and the links coming from those pages. Those links are called backlinks. The referring property can be another blog or business, a social property like Pinterest, a citation, or social comment linking back to your page. There are other ways of getting backlinks, but these are common methods and are typically easy to obtain.
• Link Outreach – There is a chance you have done business with a business that has a site, or you have friends or networking associates that have sites. Simply reach out to one of these associates in Ellisville and ask them to include an article about you or your products on the site. My recommendation is that you write it to save them the inconvenience. Be sure to include a back link and return the favor to them by building a link to their page from yours. Also note, if they have a Google verified address in Ellisville and you are wanting to rank for a local Ellisville service term, that will be a positive geo relevance factor.
• Social – By setting up social foundations like Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Flickr you have an opportunity to send no follow links to your web page from the account profile. You can also send links out from a post within these properties. Lots of ways to create links, just need to get creative.
• Citations – Citations are a fantastic way to create a referral link. Building profiles in directories like Yelp, Cheap FlightsGoogle Maps, Yellowpages, or foursquare will provide you with the opportunity to not only have a local presence in Ellisville, Missouri on those profiles but to also send nofollow backlinks to your web page from that profile.
• Blog Comments – I have experienced personal success searching for blogs on the internet that were topical to our web page and leaving a comment on them with a backlink to our webpage. Do not be a spammer, locate an topical article, leave a comment and engage with the online community, and leave a link in your comment that refers back to your website. That my friends is a backlink.
Off Site SEO Software Tools
There are other options to the tools that Google offers, there are many other utilities that help you monitor site traffic, authority links, backlinks, rankings, and many other analytics. Keeping an eye on the health of your web site and keeping a nice link profile is essential for ranking your property. Here are some of the dashboards and some info on how they can assist you with your off site optimization.
• MOZ Open Site Explorer – (https://moz.com/) – MOZ Open Site Explorer allows you to locate referral links, discover link building opportunities, locate negative back links, check a web sites domain authority, and page authority. MOZ provides other useful tools that are irreplaceable for SEO. Check out MOZ local (metrics specific to Ellisville and the surrounding neighborhoods) and the arsenal of limited but free SEO optimization software interfaces for those of you that are just getting established.
Domain Authority and PA are very important metrics in the SEO arena. Use this software to check the health on your web site.
• SEM Rush – (https://www.semrush.com/)- This is an amazing tool for maintaining your sites SEO. For those of you managing an SEO business, this software also allows you to orchestrate and keep track of sudden changes with a businesses online property. Most of the tools offered through this dashboard are position tracking, website audits, social tracking, profile monitoring, outbound link audits, lead generation management, keyword rank analytics, domain analytics, and lots more.
Tracking keyword rankings and site traffic are very important features in SEM Rush.
• Ahrefs (https://ahrefs.com/) – Another very efficient interface that allows you to monitor the condition of your website. Most of the tools made available within Ahrefs are a lot like those seen on SEM Rush, but there are many specialized tools that make Ahrefs a must have resource for any SEO. Ahrefs has a website explorer, content crawler, keyword explorer, batch analytics, inbound link explorer, and more.
The referral link profile explorer is a great tool we use for discovering referral links pointing to your website. This is useful for identifying good and bad backlinks.
• PRT – (https://proranktracker.com/) – Pro Rank Tracker is an online based SEO software subscription that is most commonly used to track the movement of unique key words and URL strings. Software like this is needed to gauge movement and/or recognize a drop in rankings. For people looking to manage SEO for clients, Pro Rank Tracker is a very affordable option.
Ranking statistics refer to position movement in the SERPS. The red values seen indicate a drop in rankings while the green values seen indicate a spike in keyword rankings.
• Keyword Tool – (http://keywordtool.io/) – This software tool is useful for locating key terms that you want rank for. You can configure specific location identification settings to locate search volume in a specified city and state like Ellisville, Missouri. These key phrases that you locate and begin targeting will be the same group of keywords that you monitor in PRT. Another helpful tool is the search chart, this identifies how many searches occur monthly in your area and if it’s seasonal, trending, or a consistent search queries.
Identifying locally searched key terms is beneficial to anyone trying to rank in Missouri.
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