Posted on August 31, 2017

Why I think my Domain Authority is still 45

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It’s been yonks since I wrote my post about my post about how I got my domain authority to 45. Almost a year, in fact.

I’ve spent the last year waiting for it to drop back down to the 30’s, if I’m totally honest. But it didn’t. It’s been bouncing between 42 and 45 for the past 12 months or so.

I’ve been getting lots of tweets on Twitter (I mean, duh, where else would I get tweets?). Mostly this is from other bloggers recommending my posts when bloggers have asked how to improve their DA.

Although this post might not me a million miles different from my previous, I just wanted to give it a bit of a face lift for those that missed it the first time and might be wondering.

How to improve your domain authority.

An aged domain.

My domain is 5 years old. The older your domain is, the most trust and authority it naturally builds. Patience is the key here.

Consistent posting.

I post daily and have done for over 3 years. Again, regular and consistent posting builds trust. It’s better to post twice a week every week than daily for a week and not for a few weeks later. Find a schedule that works for you and stick to it.

Social signals.

How many likes on Facebook, Google+, how many Retweets your links have are all something Moz uses to calculate your DA. So work on these for a bit of a boost.

The best way to do this is by posting content that is easy to share on social media.

Also promoting your own content by social media is a great way to get a bit further. Set your posts to autopost to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr if you can and schedule posts to Twitter and Pinterest.

Optimise your on page content.

A post is coming up on this soon – watch this space!

Internal linking.

Don’t get too caught up with external links from other website, also work on internal links. Every time you write a blog post, try to link to previous blog posts that relate to it. This improves your bounce rate to keep users on your site and engaged – a factor for getting a better domain authority and also makes it easier for search engines to index your entire site.

Have a mobile friendly site.

More and more people are using their mobile phones to read blogs and use the internet, so it’s important your site is mobile friendly.

Use this Mobile-Friendly Test from Google to see how yours weighs up.

These tips are just the tip of the iceberg, but are by far the simplest and quickest way to improve your domain authority.

Good luck!

Do you have any tips that I’ve missed?

7 Comments

  • Reply Jenny August 31, 2017 at 7:39 am

    I found your DA post before to be super helpful Corinne, so I’m sure people will find this useful. Mine has been slowly increasing and I think posting more consistently and internal linking have really helped x

    Jenny | LuxeStyle

  • Reply Anca August 31, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Well done! It’s fab your DA is been high for such a long time. You should be so proud. My DA is at over 30 for both blogs, so I hope it will reach 40 next year. 🙂
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  • Reply Sophie August 31, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Your DA is so impressive (and also really really well deserved, 5 years is a long time and 3 years of daily posting actually blows my mind). I found this really helpful, I’ve not been doing anything to actively increase my DA – but it does seem to be creeping up a little although my blog is very young – but it is something I want to start being more mindful of. Looking forward to the post about optimising on page content! xx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

  • Reply Aimee September 1, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Your DA post was so helpful to me! I was thrilled to discover last month that my DA has increased to 24, the highest it has ever been. And that’s definitely in part thanks to your advice.
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  • Reply Sarah September 3, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    I fear I have killed my DA score by having took over a month off blogging – opps! At least my domain name is getting pretty ancient, it must be close to 5 years old at least now!

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland
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  • Reply Lucy September 4, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    I’m not sure mine would be that great, having Noah has meant posting consistently has been a struggle. It’s not easy finding any time. Having your DA at 45 and keeping it there is really good Lucy x
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  • Reply Kezzie September 6, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    Sounds a sound set of tips! I see DA and see Dark Arts- HAaaarrry Potter!

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