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.
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.
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!
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.
Do you have any tips that I’ve missed?