What is the best way to increase domain authority? What are the likely factors that make up domain authority?
After the recent Google update, it seems Google is giving a lot more prevalence towards sites with a high DA.
Other than time, and high quality backlinks, is there anything else one can do to improve DA? What about internal linking? I know it sounds like a dumb question, but would pointing to the home page from authoritative pages internally help DA in anyway?
Like a lot of you here, I noticed a drop in rankings on Sep 28th. I guess I should be thankful it wasn't a lot worse. For a lot of my best search terms, I went from ranked #1 to #2, but then noticed after a couple days went back to #1.
On my money making term, "Computer Repair E***ne Ore**n" I dropped from #1 to #2. After reading into this I believe it has to do with my site having a low domain authority. Our competitor has much less quality content than I do, but has a few really good incoming links which has made his domain authority slightly higher. (He's also been around a lot longer than me).
Our site gets way more traffic, and we provide useful free services that get people staying on the site, and back for more. I've focused almost entirely on content building and providing useful free services on our site. This has gotten us some natural incoming links but not from very many high quality sites. The extent of link building I've done is a few guest posts on authoritative blogs, which hasn't seemed to help much, other than drive in some traffic. (maybe it just takes time)
Should I do more guest blogging? Or should I keep focusing on content, content, content, and hope natural links come, which will in turn improve DA?