10 Ways to Increase Domain Authority (DA) of Your Blog
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Do you have a Blog?
Yes? That’s great! So you must be working hard to rank it on the top of search engines.
But for this, you’ll have to increase the Domain Authority of your website.
Domain Authority (DA) is a rating system started by the Moz company.
Whenever you check your blog’s domain authority, it performs approx 40 tests on your domain and then gives your domain rankings, and these 40 tests include SEO, Domain Age, Social Activeness, Popularity, etc.
The best way to check your website’s domain authority (DA) is to use the Moz Open Site Explorer tool.
The higher your DA, the higher is your chance to get ranked on search engines.
A domain having DA more than 50 is excellent but if you are a newbie blogger and have a DA more than 30, it’s still awesome. So don’t panic – just continue your good work.
Now let’s see how you can improve your blog’s domain authority quickly.
Best Ways to Increase Blog Domain Authority (DA) Score
To increase domain authority of your blog, just follow these tips:
1. Link Building
Link building is the best way to boost the domain authority of your blog.
Don’t create just backlinks – create quality backlinks because only quality backlinks will help your domain to rank high on search engines.
Once you have started building quality backlinks, DA of your blog will increase automatically.
The best way I use to grab some quality backlinks is by doing guest posts. I know that’s a long shot to take, however, with this you can get not only some quality backlinks, but also make new relationships with other bloggers.
Another way I prefer to get high-quality backlinks is with Infographics. I create infographics for my site and then I just email people, who have already written about my topic and let them know about my infographic.
And if they like my infographic, then they share it on their site with a link pointing to my site. Sometimes I also write mini guest posts for other sites with my infographic to get backlinks.
These are easy ways to get some quality backlinks. You should try these ideas if you have not tried these till now.
2. Internal Linking
Internal linking is also as much important as external linking or backlinks. Most newbie bloggers ignore internal linking, and this is their worst mistake.
Whenever you write a new post, don’t forget to link your old posts in it. This is known as internal linking.
Don’t forget to edit your old posts and add a link to your new post in it.
And yeah, one another mistake made by bloggers is that they don’t link to other websites in their post. Linking to some awesome articles on your post is helpful for your site and other’s site also.
Internal linking joins all your pages and linking to others sites creates some trust in Google’s eyes and help increase domain authority of your site.
Write SEO friendly posts and make sure to upload high-quality images. Your images also should be SEO friendly. Don’t forget to add alt text and image name for all the pictures.
You’ll have to make your website SEO friendly and to do so you will have to use title tag, Meta description, and site’s description.
Make sure to do proper keyword research before writing any post and spread these keywords all over the post but don’t overload your content with keywords. If you do that, it will decrease your SEO score.
4. Publish Post Consistently
Publishing an impressive 3000-word guide is not enough to boost your site’s SEO. It is necessary to publish posts uniformly.
Like for example, if I’m posting a post today and then I publish my post after two days and then after one month, it might not help my blog’s SEO as much as if I publish my post on any fixed days. Then surely it will boost my site’s SEO, and that means the Domain Authority (DA) will increase as well.
5. Speed Up Your Website
Domain authority of your site also depends on the loading speed of your site – increase domain authority by making your site fast.
If your site is taking too much time to load, then you have to improve the loading speed of your website.
If you have a WordPress site, then you can simply use these cache plugins – w3 total cache, WP super cache, or any other caching plugin.
You just have to install one of these caching plugins on your site and then activate it. They will automatically boost your WordPress site speed.
Otherwise, you can use Cloudflare to speed up your website. Just go to CloudFlare and put your site through it.
6. Be Active on Social Media
You will have to be active on all of your social media accounts. Share all your posts on social media and keep it active by sharing the posts of others as well.
Join active groups related to your niche and then share your posts on those groups.
There are lots of groups available on social media like Facebook. You should search for your niche groups like I blog about blogging so I join the blogging groups. Then, you should share your all posts on these groups.
These groups are gold mines for bloggers because they have excellent people in them who are also working on the same niche, so there is higher probability that people will come to your blog to check your shared post.
7. Delete Bad Links
We all love to create backlinks for our site, but it’s harmful to our site to have bad links.
We create real active backlinks, but there is a probability that your links are not active now. The site linking to you may be not active now or it may be that your link has broken.
So you should check all your links again and again and make sure to delete the bad links.
There are lots of ways to remove bad backlinks – you can directly message the website’s owner or if the owner is not responding, then you should use the Google disavow tool. This tool is especially for deleting your bad links.
8. Make Sure your Site is Mobile Friendly
Your site should be mobile friendly. If your site is not responsive, then it will affect your domain authority. Out of those 40 tests which Moz does while checking your blog’s DA, it also tests if your site is mobile friendly or not.
If your site is not responsive then don’t panic, you can make your site responsive quickly. You will have to do some coding in your template. Just search on Google, and you can get the code, just copy and paste these codes into your site.
9. Patience is Key to Success
You will have to keep patience because Domain authority also depends on your domain age.
If your domain is new, then it needs much hard work and time to improve domain authority.
This is the only reason why most newbies leave blogging because they don’t have patience at all. They start blogging because they think that blogging is the fastest and easiest way to earn some decent bucks but after some months they realize that they were wrong.
So I suggest you keep doing your hard work and wait, it will pay you.
10. Text Links
Text links or links with keywords are excellent way to increase domain authority of your blog but only making text links might look spammy.
So, try to make a balance between all your different types of links like text links, do-follow links, no-follow links, image links, etc.
Wrapping It Up
So having a blog is a good start but blogging to help someone out there creates the best experience.
You need to work hard to improve your blog’s domain authority and it takes time. The ten points I have discussed above are the best working ways to improve your domain authority quickly.
The best takeaway from all the pointers I think is to create quality backlinks. If you are creating some pretty excellent quality backlinks, then your domain authority will increase sharply.
Over to you –
What do you do to improve the domain authority of your blog? Share in the comments.
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