“Off-page SEO” (also called “off-site SEO”) refers to actions taken outside of your own website that impact the ranking for a particular site in search engine results pages.
Optimising for off-site ranking factors involves improving search engine and user perception of a site’s popularity, relevance, trustworthiness, and authority through other reputable places on the Internet linking to or promoting one’s content so interested users are more willing to visit these sites. This is accomplished by making sure there appear links from popular websites with good numbers as well as high quality blogs which link back periodically ensuring their relevancy over time.
Why is off-page SEO important?
You might be thinking- “I’ll just focus on my website, and trust Google to do the rest.” If you want your business to rank well in search engines like google then it’s crucial that we go beyond optimizing content. The truth is – while Google can see how often people visit a page or come back after visiting, they rely heavily on what other websites say about yours when deciding rankings.
So if someone posts an article with negative feedback of your company online, make sure there are positive reviews from third party resources as well! This strategy will not only protect your reputation but also help improve ranking for future potential customers who may otherwise never hear about you at all.
Links and off-page SEO
Building backlinks is at the heart of off-page SEO. Search engines use links as indications of content quality, so a site with many high value backlinks will usually rank better than an otherwise equal site with fewer or no valued links.
There are three main types of links: natural (editorially given without any action on the part), manually built, and self-created; all can be used to improve your search rankings via boosting their authority in Google’s eyes by passing PageRank through them from another page that already has it established). For example? A food blogger adding a link to their posts pointing toward favorite produce farms would count as natural linking–as they have not created this resource themselves but rather added it into one post for ease of use.
The strongest links for SEO efforts are those that pass the most equity. There are many signals which positively contribute to how much of our link building is successful, such as:
-The linking site’s popularity
-How related the topic on this other website is with ours
-Freshness of when someone else linked to us – their timing can help or hurt where we rank in SERPs (search engine result pages)
-“Anchor text” used by these people who want more traffic and have already visited our page so they know what it says, then use an appropriate phrase like “click here,” if they really liked something about us; otherwise a short description would be enough…they need not mention any specific words at all
Off-page SEO is a term that refers to any strategy or activity which occurs outside of your own website and helps improve your search ranking position. These include things like:
Social media marketing
Linked and unlinked brand mentions
Influencer marketing. It’s important to note, though, that the net result of each one of these activities should be reference back to you on other websites – whether it’s a link from another site linking back here (a “link”), mention in an article about our business elsewhere (“brand mention”) or something else entirely different (“influencer”).