Off Page SEO For Blogs

Once your blog is setup and all the on page search engine optimization is complete, it’s time to focus off page. Done properly, off page search engine optimization can take your blog to a new level and make it successful. Here are the basics techniques to follow.

Search Engine Submission

This one is simple, but can really help get your site indexed quicker. Submit your blog to various search engines like Google, Yahoo, and MSN. It’s free of charge and only takes a few minutes to finish.

Directory Submission

Just like search engine submission, submitting your blog to various blog directories is simple yet effective. It can help create backlinks to your blog, while also giving you a little extra traffic. There are hundreds of free blog directories to choose from including BlogCatalog, Technorati, and Best of the Web.

Social Bookmarking

Social bookmarking is great way to promote your blog, build backlinks, and generate more traffic. It is especially useful when launching a new blog because it can send traffic to your blog immediately. However, be careful to follow the rules and do not become a spammer. Sign up for networks such as Digg and StumbleUpon and start making friends and interacting with the users.

Link Exchange

Many people will argue that link exchanges do not work like they used to, but I still recommend doing it. Find a handful of blogs related to your blogs content and offer them a link exchange. By linking to them, they will link back to your blog creating a backlink. This can help increase your Google Pagerank, along with your search engine rankings.

Article Submission

This is a little time consuming, but can really help your blogs traffic and search engine optimization. Write articles relevent to your blog and submit them to popular article directories such as Ezine and Go Articles. These directories allow you to link back to your blog within the article, which will create more backlinks as well as promote your blog.

Forum Posting

Forums can be a great tool for promoting your blog. Many forums such as Digital Point allow you to place links within your signature. Every time you leave a post in the forum, your link is left within your signature. This is very useful for building backlinks and generating traffic. The key is to find forums directly related to your blogs niche.

While all these strategies can all help your blog, they can also hurt it. Make sure to not overdo these techniques and never spam your blog around the web. Done correctly, you will not only create more backlinks to your blog, but also drive a lot more traffic. Just create a plan and follow it.

In case you missed it, you can also check out my post about On Page SEO For Blogs.

Posted By: Justin Wright

This post was published by Justin Wright on December 13th, 2008.

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