Off Page SEO
Off site SEO refers to other web sites and the links coming from those properties. These links are called backlinks. The referring web site can be another blog or company site, a social property like Pinterest, a citation, or article comment linking back to your page. There are other means of getting referral links, but these are common and are typically easy to get.
• Link Outreach – Most likely you have done business with a company that has a website, or you have an acquaintance or networking associates that have personal site. Take the time to reach out to anyone of these associates in Peoria and ask them to feature an article about you or your products on the site. My suggestion is that you write it to save them the hassle. Be sure to give yourself a back link and return the favor to them by building a link to their site from your property. Also note, if they have a Google verified address in Peoria and you are wanting to rank for a local Peoria service term, that will be a positive geo relevance factor.
• Social Networks – By setting up social properties like Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Reddit you have an opportunity to link out to your property from the account profile. You can also send links out from a post within these platforms. Lots of ways to link out, just need to get creative.
• Citations – Citations are a legitimate way to produce a an inbound link. Setting up business profiles within directories like Yelp, Cheap FlightsGoogle Maps, Yellowpages, or foursquare will allow you the chance to not only create a local presence in Peoria, Illinois on those platforms but to also send nofollow backlinks to your web page from that profile.
• Social Comments – I have had personal success finding articles on the web that were topical to our web page and commenting on them with a link back to my site. Without being a spammer, find an relevant blog post, comment and engage with the online community, and leave a link in your comment that refers back to your page. That is a comment link.
Software For Off Site SEO
There are other options to the optimization tools that Google offers, there are other utilities that assist you with monitoring internet traffic, authority links, referral links, page rankings, and many other analytic tools. Maintaining the health of your property and keeping a authoritative backlink profile is essential for ranking your site. Here are some of those interfaces and some info on how they will assist you with your off page SEO.
• MOZ OSE – (https://moz.com/) – The Moz Open Site Explorer allows you to research back links, discover link outreach opportunities, discover bad links, check a web sites domain authority, and page authority. MOZ developed other tools that are proven useful for SEO. Check out Moz local (metrics exclusive to Peoria and the surrounding neighborhoods) and their plethora of free to use optimization optimization software interfaces for those of you that are just getting off the ground.
Domain Authority and Page Authority are very important metrics in SEO. You can use this site to evaluate the health on your website.
• SEM Rush – (https://www.semrush.com/)- This is a must have piece of software for managing your sites optimization. For people managing an SEO agency, this subscription also allows you to monitor and keep track of any changes with a businesses online profile. Many of the tools provided in this interface are keyword position tracking, site audits, social media managment, profile monitoring, outbound link audits, lead generation management, keyword analytics, domain metrics, and lots more.
Tracking keyword rankings and site traffic are super important features in SEM Rush.
• Ahrefs (https://ahrefs.com/) – Another very impressive tool that allows you to monitor the health of your site. Many of the tools available on Ahrefs are a lot like those available on SEM Rush, but there are many specialized tools that have made Ahrefs a must get resource for any SEO agency. Ahrefs has a website explorer, content crawler, keyword research tool, batch analytics, link explorer, and much more.
The referral link profile explorer is an awesome piece of software we use for discovering links pointing to your web site. This is useful for discovering good and bad backlinks.
• PRT – (https://proranktracker.com/) – Pro Rank Tracker is an online based SEO software dashboard that is mostly used to monitor the movement of individual keywords and URLS. Software like this is needed to gauge progress and/or identify a drop in the SERPS. For individuals looking to monitor the SEO for clients, Pro Rank Tracker is a pretty affordable option.
Ranking metrics refer to keyword position fluxuation in the SERPS. The red values represent a dip in keyword rankings while the green values represent a jump in rankings.
• Keyword Tool – (http://keywordtool.io/) – This software tool is useful for locating key terms that you want rank your page for. You can choose specific location identification settings to uncover keyword search volume in a specific city and state like Peoria, Illinois. These key terms that you find and begin to target will be the same keywords that you follow in PRT. Another helpful tool is the search volume graph, this identifies how many searches occur monthly in your area and if it’s seasonal, trending, or a constant stream of search volume.
finding locally searched keywords is helpful for anyone trying to rank in Illinois.
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