Offpage Search Engine Optimization: Blogging (Part 5)
Offpage Search Engine Optimization – Weâve already optimized our blog to rank well for search results of certain keywords that weâre targetting, but here comes the sad news â it affects your ranking in only very minor ways. However, donât skip this step as every little bit helps when youâre competing for search engine rankings!
Now, weâre moving on to offpage search engine optimization. That is, factors that are not on your blog but affect your search engine rankings very greatly. There are a lot of offpage factors, but we shall study them one by one. The first and most obvious one is the number of links to your blog.
As a general rule of thumb, the more links to your blog, the more the search engines think you are an authority in that particular niche and hence the higher they rank you. However, take care to observe the quality of the links. For example, a thousand links from totally irrelevant sites like online dating sites would not help at all because your blog