Off-Page SEO Strategies

Building Trust, Authority, and Success

Boost Your Organic Rankings With Proven SEO Tactics

No matter how much on-page optimization and quality content you create, your organic search traffic remains lackluster if you neglect off-page SEO (search engine optimization) strategies. By building trust and authority through off-page tactics, such as link-building and guest blogging, you signal to Google and other search engines that you’re an authority in your industry. But where do you start?

Our SEO experts use field-tested tactics to improve off-page SEO and secure your site references from websites search engines already trust. Let us help solve the organic visibility challenge holding your local business back!

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What Is Off-Page SEO?

Off-page SEO refers to website optimization factors and activities happening off-page. Off-page SEO works externally to influence your page rankings and visibility. This contrasts with on-page SEO which focuses directly on elements within your website’s pages.

The most well-known element of off-page SEO strategy involves backlinking — earning links and references to your content from external, authoritative, and relevant websites and web pages. Backlinks signal credibility and authority to search engine algorithms like Google or Bing.

But high-quality off-page SEO strategies require a broader, integrated strategy, including:

  • Backlink building through content creation, outreach/guest posting, partnerships, etc
  • Monitoring competitor link profiles for growth opportunities
  • Leveraging brand mentions and references among influencers
  • Evaluating website visibility across the entire customer journey

The Difference Between Off-Page and On-Page SEO

On-page SEO

On-page SEO involves optimizing elements within a website to improve its visibility and relevance for search engines. Key factors of on-page SEO include:

  • Content Optimization: Our team creates high-quality, relevant, and valuable content that aligns with user intent and includes target keywords. This involves optimizing title tags, meta descriptions, headers, and body content.
  • Keyword Optimization: Performing keyword research to identify relevant search terms allows us to strategically place them within content, URLs keyword phrases, and meta tags without keyword stuffing.
  • Technical SEO: We’ll ensure your website’s technical aspects are optimized for search engines, such as improving site speed, implementing schema markup, optimizing URLs, enhancing mobile-friendliness, and optimizing site structure/navigation.
  • User Experience (UX): By focusing on optimizing page load times, improving site navigation, and making content easily accessible and understandable, your customers will have a good user experience and be less likely to leave the site.
  • Internal Linking: Creating a logical link structure within the website allows us to guide users and search engines to relevant content.

Off-Page SEO

Off-page SEO involves strategies implemented outside the website to improve its authority, trustworthiness, and relevance. Key factors of off-page SEO include:

  • Building Links: Acquiring quality backlinks from reputable and relevant external websites acts as “votes of confidence” that signal to search engines the credibility and value of the linked website.
  • Social Signals: Engaging on social media platforms, fostering interactions, and sharing content to increase brand visibility and reach can indirectly influence search engine rankings.
  • Brand Mentions and Citations: Getting mentioned or cited by other websites or platforms without necessarily linking back contributes to brand authority and recognition.
  • Online Reputation Management: Managing reviews, ratings, and online conversations to maintain a positive brand image indirectly impacts search engine rankings and organic traffic.

Why Off-Page SEO Matters for Website Ranking

  1. Authority and Trust Signals: Search engines consider off-page signals as indicators of a website’s authority and trustworthiness. Backlinks from reputable and relevant sites act as votes of confidence, signaling to other search engines that the content is valuable and credible. Websites with a higher number of quality backlinks tend to rank higher in search results, and the better the search engine ranking, the more they establish authority within their niche.
  2. Enhanced Visibility and Exposure: Off-page SEO efforts contribute to increased visibility. When a website is referenced, shared, or linked across various reputable platforms, it gains exposure to a wider audience. This exposure can lead to more traffic, amplifying the site’s visibility and potential customer base.
  3. Influence on Search Engine Algorithms: Search engines, especially Google, constantly refine their algorithms to provide users with the most relevant and valuable content. Off-page SEO factors, such as backlinks and social signals, are significant factors in these algorithms. Websites with a tailored off-page SEO strategy are more likely to rank higher.
  4. Competitive Advantage: In competitive industries, off-page SEO can be a crucial differentiator. A website with a strong off-page presence, backed by quality backlinks, positive reviews, brand mentions, and social media engagement, is likely to outrank competitors with weaker off-page strategies. This advantage contributes to sustained visibility and potential customer acquisition.
  5. Long-Term Sustainability: Quality off-site SEO efforts often lead to sustainable, long-term results. While on-page SEO elements can be optimized relatively quickly, building a robust off-page SEO profile takes time and consistent effort. However, once established, a strong off-page presence can continue to benefit a website’s rankings and authority over an extended period.

Backlinks: Your Ranking BFFs

Let’s chat backlinks — those super valuable links from other sites pointing back to your content. They signal to search engines that your site should rank higher in search results. When reputable and relevant websites link to your pages, search engines see it as a sign of authority and credibility, which can boost your website’s ranking in search results. However, not all backlinks are created equal and quality matters more than quantity.

Top backlink-boosting moves include:

  • Creating “skyscraper” posts better than your competitor’s stuff — you’d be amazed how many sites then link back to it
  • Building resource pages like guides, lists, and tools that attract links
  • Reaching out to your local organizations

Guest Blog Like a Pro

Guest posting on popular blogs remains one of our go-to link-building plays. By writing for industry publications that accept contributor articles, you can snag sweet backlinks with minimal effort.

Key points in guest blogging include:

  • Identifying sites related to your niche that accept guest writers
  • Crafting compelling posts optimized for links and shares
  • Securing you the contributor slot at targeted blogs
  • Promoting your posts to maximize views
  • Following up to ensure your posts score backlinks

Link Building Strategies

Aside from backlinks and guest posting, there are other slick link-building techniques to step up your website’s authority, such as:

  • Broken Link Building: Finding broken links on sites pointing to missing pages, then offering your content as a replacement.
  • Competitive Link Intercept: Identifying sites linking to rivals but not you, analyzing why, and then providing them with better content to link to.
  • Infographics: Creating captivating data-driven visuals that sites love embedding and linking back to.
  • Link Insertion: Contacting publishers of outdated lists and suggesting they add your site.

Eyeing Up Your Competitors

Before launching any campaigns, we dig into your top competitors’ backlink profiles and strategies. By examining who links to their site and why, we can replicate their success while identifying new link opportunities.

Our competitor analysis examines metrics like:

  • Total links/quality links from referring domains
  • Their best-linking websites
  • Anchor text optimization opportunities
  • Link velocity over time
  • Ranking gaps where they outperform you

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