10 Ways to Increase Domain Authority (DA) of Your Blog

How to improve the Domain Authority (DA) of your site

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10 ways to increase domain authority (DA) of blog

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.

3. SEO

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.

Get your blog load faster just in a few hours > Click to know

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.

Make your blog mobile-friendly > Click to know

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.



Last Updated on: January 23rd, 2017


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Hemant posts about Blogging, SEO, Social Media tutorial and how to earn money online. If you like this post then check out his blog LetsTrick.

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  1. Ravi Chahar

    January 23, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Hey Hemant,

    It’s good to see you here.

    Google has stopped the ranking feature last year which brought an amazing metrix of Domain Authority.

    Nowadays, people are checking it as a value factor.

    Link building and the interlinking are the best ways to improve it. According to Moz blog, the more you interlink, the more you get the credit.

    Many other things are related with interlinking. The bounce rate of your website will remain low.

    No one can neglect the SEO.

    You have listed some great points here.
    Thanks for sharing with us.

    ~Ravi

    • Hemant Kumar

      January 23, 2017 at 7:55 pm

      Hey Ravi Sir,
      Thank you so much for your time and your comment for sure 🙂
      And Im totally agree with your views about google factor to improve our domain authority.
      So thats all I can say
      Thanks a lot 🙂
      Chrees

    • Ali Jahangir Siddiqui

      February 13, 2017 at 1:02 pm

      I agree with you Ravi about Google has stopped the ranking feature last year which brought an amazing metrix of Domain Authority.Nowadays, people are checking it as a value factor.

      SEO takes time to get the desired results.

  2. Sherman Smith

    January 24, 2017 at 1:10 am

    Hey Hemant,

    This was a great post because there’s a lot of us blogger’s who don’t have a clue on how to increase our domain authority.

    I’ve read many blog posts that link building is the key!

    If you can get high ranking sites to link to your blog, then your blog is as good as gold when it comes to generating traffic.

    Thanks for the share! Have a great week!

    • Hemant Kumar

      January 24, 2017 at 3:29 pm

      Hey Sherman Sir,
      Thank you so much for your comment 🙂
      Yeah I’m totally agree with you that once we have got a high ranking site then its as good as gold 🙂
      Have a great life Sir.

  3. Mi Muba

    January 24, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Hi Hemant

    Good to see you here at Harleena’s blog.

    I follow almost all the tips. Sometimes I be so active while following them but yes a few times i forget to do a few of them.

    Posting frequency wise I am so consistent and never knew if I ever missed publishing my post. So I am getting its benefits as well.

    Domain authority is one of the important factors to judge the quality of a website and one should not ignore it improving.

    Many thanks for sharing this post on an important topic

    • Hemant Kumar

      January 24, 2017 at 3:33 pm

      Hey Mi Sir,
      Thanks a ton for your precious time and useful comment 🙂
      Yeah domain authority is one the most important factor for our website.
      And BTW I’m a huge fan of you and your blog.
      You are helping lot’ of people out there including me,
      So just wanna say thanks for all your hard work 🙂
      Have a great life!
      Cheers

      • Sherman Smith

        January 24, 2017 at 7:19 pm

        Hey Hemant,

        That’s great to hear! We’re both doing a big service to all those looking for answers.

        Have a good one!

  4. Jo

    January 24, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Thanks for this. I’m a really new blogger (started in December 2016) so these tips will really help 🙂

    • Hemant Kumar

      January 24, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      Hey Jo,
      Thank you so much for commenting here.
      Yeah i understand how much things are hard for every newbie blogger but trust me you’ll be on the top if you work little but smartly. Just keep searching on google and youtube. That’s all
      Have a nice life 🙂

  5. Hiten

    January 26, 2017 at 1:56 am

    Hi Hemant,

    Many thanks for your excellent post.

    I’ve come back to blogging after a long break and was surprised that my site had a Domain Authority of 31. I was expecting it to be far less. Anyhow, the plan now is to continue building the Domain Authority. Thank you for informing us about the Google disavow tool for removing bad links. I wasn’t aware of this tool. Thanks! 🙂

    • Hemant Kumar

      January 26, 2017 at 5:59 pm

      Hey Hiten,
      Thank you so much for your comment.
      Its great to have a da 31 🙂
      and yeah google disavow tool really works cool.
      Thanks

  6. Amar kumar

    January 26, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Hey Hemant,

    Getting back links from the high authority websites is highly valuable in the eyes of search engines and all the websites from here shared high pr profile creation sites list are very important to get quality back links by just creation of profile only and mentioning our web URL in the website section.

    There are hundreds of factors that Google uses to determine the search engine ranking of a website. One particular that has taken on great importance over the years is the domain authority of a website. Increasing our Domain Authority will increase the possibilities of our website ranking higher on Google and other search engines.

    Sometimes, we may have seen that a website which has a low DA ranks lower than websites who have a high DA with much less engaging content. We need to write quality content in order to achieve a good DA score. Unique and approachable content gets value everywhere. If we want to write quality content, we need a great strategy. Most social media sites have a high Domain Authority. Eventually, thanks for reveling a light on this topic.

    With best wishes,

    Amar kumar

    • Hemant Kumar

      January 26, 2017 at 6:08 pm

      Hey Amar,
      Thank you so much for comment here.
      Yeah I’m totally agree with your point that creating high quality backlinks is really the best way to gain high domain authority.
      And yeah we really should write high quality content to boost up high da.
      Have a nice day 🙂

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    Nishant Maliakel Oommen

    January 26, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Hi Hemant, nice to see you here. By the way great article.

    SEO is the best way to drive relevant traffic to our website. Even though Google has stopped the Domain Authority factor. It plays an important role in figuring what google thinks about us (based on the rank, Better you are better the rank).
    SEO is a long term investment, Like the Warren Buffet way. The longer the investment stays the better the result is. Patience is one virtue every blogger needs.
    Always keep in mind that we are not in an era of Boolean search, It’s a time when google gives importance to semantic search. Semantic search come with the potential of ranking articles based on user intent and the context at which a search is made.

    • Hemant Kumar

      January 26, 2017 at 6:10 pm

      Hey Nishant,
      Thanks for your comment and time.
      And yeah thanks for your kind words buddy 🙂
      and yeah totally agree with your point of semantic search.
      And Yup really SEO is the best way to drive relevant content.
      Thanks once again for your comment here.

  8. Donna Merrill

    January 26, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Hi Hemant,

    What a wonderful list you have provided for the new as well as seasoned blogger.

    I love to use internal linking. Since I have been doing so, my MOZ score went one point higher.

    Of course checking our speed of our website and SEO are important. I do find that sharing on social media is a great way to gain traction.

    -Donna

    • Hemant Kumar

      January 27, 2017 at 7:15 am

      Hey Donna Mam,
      Thank you so much for your reply and time 🙂
      Yes internal linking and speed of our website matters a lot in SEO.
      Thank you so much once again for commenting here and for your kind words.
      Much appreciated!
      Have a great life 🙂

  9. Raghu Rao

    January 27, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    Hemant,

    Thanks for this comprehensive list! Really appreciate the in-depth pointers on how to action these things too. Thanks for sharing.

    • Hemant Kumar

      February 7, 2017 at 2:34 pm

      Hey Raghu,
      Thank you so much for your kind words 🙂
      Have a great day!

  10. Zahid Ahmed

    January 27, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Hey, here I noticed a point about ‘delete bad links’ – this is great tip as recently i cleared up many plain links from my Google+ profile as i was bit naive initially while posting them. A well thought along with a good snippet is a must for Social Sites.

    • Hemant Kumar

      February 7, 2017 at 2:40 pm

      Hey Zahid,
      Thanks for your comment.
      Yeah deleting bad links really works great.
      Have a nice day!

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    Ilka Emig

    January 28, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    Hi Hemant!

    And thanks Harleena for providing another great guest posts.

    Hemant, you mention some great points here. The one that stood out for me (because I wasn’t aware of it) is that consistency in posting is measured and rewarded. That’s for sure a motivation for me to stick to a routine.

    Thanks, Ilka

    • Hemant Kumar

      February 7, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      Hey Ilka Mam,
      Thanks to your comment 🙂
      Yeah consistency help us to boost up SEO of our blog and domain authority also.
      Thanks again for reading this post.
      Have a great life 🙂

  12. Sanu SIddharth

    January 29, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Hi Hemant,
    Yes! all points are very important to get good DA & PA , specially link building play major role to increase Domain authority but now google don’t care about DA specially your content quality and how much in-depth you have written content matters a lot.

    So this is amazing tips guide to increase DA & PA .

    Thanks 🙂

    • Hemant Kumar

      February 7, 2017 at 2:52 pm

      Hey Sanu,
      Thanks for commenting here 🙂
      Yeah I am agree with you that link building is really important to boost us DA.
      But DA still matters a lot we can’t ignore it and I guess it’s the most important measure for any blog.
      Thanks!

  13. Babanature

    February 1, 2017 at 2:55 am

    Hello Hemant and welcome to Harleena’s blog.

    You have shared some wonderful tips on how we bloggers can easily improve our domain authority. I am sure many bloggers would find this post interesting enough…

    Social media and link building are great ways of increasing our site’s authority.

    Thanks for the post and have a wonderful week ahead both of you.

    • Hemant Kumar

      February 7, 2017 at 2:56 pm

      Hey Babanature,
      THANK you for your comment 🙂
      Yeah social media and link building are two great ways to improve our DA.
      And yeah thanks for your kind words Sir!
      You too have an awesome life 🙂

  14. Praveen Rajarao

    February 7, 2017 at 7:08 am

    Hemant
    Very good article on how to build DA. We do so much content writing and sometimes forget the main aspects of blogging required to get listed on the search engines.
    I do follow most of what you have mentioned and I think guest posts are the best way to improve our domain authority.

    • Hemant Kumar

      February 7, 2017 at 3:11 pm

      Hey Praveen,
      Thank you for commenting here 🙂
      Yeah guest posts works good if you want to boost up DA and plus it will help you to create some new relations with awesome bloggers 🙂
      Have a great day 🙂

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    Jacob Joehl

    February 8, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    Thank you for this great post. I work for a nonprofit social enterprise that is disability-related, and we have a blog. I’m familiar with some of these techniques but not all of them. I hadn’t heard the term “domain authority” before but I understand what you mean by that now. In addition to helping out with our site, I have a personal journal but due to time constraints I haven’t been devoting as much time to it lately as I would like. But thanks again, and I will definitely check these out.

  16. Ashvin

    February 11, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Hey Hemant,

    Thanks for sharing this detailed post.

    Though I heard a lot about DA, but I never give much attention to DA. It seems that it’s the time to take DA seriously as Google Pagerank is dead. I think higher DA might help us to get direct advertising and sponsored posts as webmasters are considering DA as the best way to measure a popularity of a blog.
    I am going to work on above tips to get higher DA. I really like the first one – extending the expiry of domain name. It does make sense.
    Keep it up!

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    Philip Verghese Ariel

    February 16, 2017 at 2:06 am

    Hi Hemant,
    Thanks for sharing such a valued information.
    As said, since Google Page rank is dead DA can play an import role in ranking.
    The tips shared here in this posts are really worth trying. May add companies are now looking into this aspects, they never care about even Alexa rank too.
    A very timely piece to follow i am book marking it for my further application.
    Thanks again for sharing it
    Best
    ~ Philip

  18. Scott Spencer-White

    February 22, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    Thank you for the information! – very useful!



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