Previously I wrote about the importance of On-page SEO techniques. In this post, I will cover some of the important aspects of off-page SEO techniques. Having a solid on-page and off-page strategy will help you have a well-rounded SEO approach as a whole.
Before I give you these tips, let’s first understand what exactly covers off-page SEO. As Neil Patel puts it “Off-Page SEO” refers to all of the activities that you and others do away from your site to raise the ranking of a page in search engine results. So let’s see what all can be done off-page to improve rankings.
11 Awesome Off-Page SEO Techniques!
1.Focus on social media engagement – It is very important to have a well-defined social media strategy. Engage with people on Social platforms. This will help you create visibility for your blog and win backlinks.
2.Social bookmarking is still relevant – Don’t forget to regularly bookmark your pages on social bookmarking sites. They are a wonderful source of traffic, this will, in turn, increase your ranking. Some of the leading social bookmarking sites are – Stumbleupon, Reddit, Technorati, Digg, Slashdot. Here is a list of 100 Free Social Bookmarking sites you can share on.
3.Blog directory submission – This activity will help you gain quality backlinks. But try and submit in relevant directories. Some good blog directories to start submitting are BoingBoing, Networked Blogs, A1Webdirectory.
4.Forum submissions – Look for relevant forums for your niche. There are lots of forum users who can be your audience. Once you find these forums, start posting to them on a regular basis. Connect with the community and interact and solve problems on the thread. Great way to build links. You could look for BBPress forums to start. Check out the Top 9 forums to start engaging on immediately.
5.Sumit article and posts – Make use of high PR article submission directories and submit your articles and posts. Make sure you have quality content so that your posts won’t get rejected. Some high PR article submission directories are, TheFreelibrary, HubPages, EzineArticles and Mag Portal.
6.Find broken links on Wikipedia – It’s white hat, it’s scalable and it’s effective. Search for site:wikipedia.org [keyword] + “dead link”. Once you find the dead link, you could recreate the dead resource and replace it with yours. Will write a detailed post about this once I am successful with this myself.
7.Get active on Q&A platforms – Get active on question and answer platforms and look for questions in your nice. Go ahead answer them and link to your blog. Some great Q&A platforms are Yahoo Answers, Quora, Blurtit.
8.Leverage Reddit – Better than Google keywords planner, you could use Reddit for looking for keywords. just check out this video on how to do it –
9.Find link prospects on AllTop – Yes! AllTop is an amazing place to find relevant blogs which are up-to-date. This is a place to find quality blogs in your category, make a list and go connect and link with them.
10.Image sharing and submission – If you were creating your own images, it would be a great idea to also submit them to Image submission sites like Google photos, Photo Bucket, etc. Also, you could share your amazing images to Pinterest and Instagram.
11.Link Baiting – Start cross referencing your posts with other blogs. Link your content to high authority sites where ever possible and relevant. This is a great way to promote your site and link to others.
Be sure to try these amazing off-page SEO techniques and let me know how it worked for you!