The Internet is continuously growing and developing, making it difficult for webmasters to do some tricks and make it to the top. And as Google gives its search algorithm a twist, day of blackhat SEO, spam, and very thin affiliate sites are now numbered. So if you want to create an authority site that’s of much value to Internet users, you should invest al your time and resources in following less risky and ethical route. It is only through this that you can come up with a possible long-term value without worrying about violations and penalties.
It will be easy for you to make cash online and oftentimes, it is a way for Internet marketers to make funds for bigger projects. Your long term goal must always be to build authority sites. Here are some of the methods that you can use in creating authority status:
1. Find a niche.
Find something you’re interested in. People will notice if you know what you’re saying so choose a niche you’re good at and be an expert in such field. Sure enough, it will be way easy for you to work in the field that you are interested in. All you need to do is develop your skills and promote them effectively and in a unique way.
2. First impressions matter.
While everything you know is important, only a few will give you a chance if you fail to present yourself well. So make sure that you own a targeted and relevant domain name and your site is clean and professional looking. Believe it or not, presentation is important in shaping the visitor’s impression of your site.
3. Prove it.
Authority site status can do wonders. It can give you an opportunity to be featured in a publication or website in your chosen field. Prove that you have credentials that make you extra special. If you’ve already proven something, your audience will see that you’re worthy enough to be followed.
4. Make an industry guide.
With lots of disorganized information you’ll find online, people are now in need of a comprehensive guide without going through thousands of pages. So spend time making an easy to follow industry guide and people will sure go to your website and link back to your guide.
5. Develop tools and other useful features.
One way to stand out from the crowd is to make useful tools and features that will sure benefit your site visitors and users.
6. Come up with a list of helpful resources.
With this, you can achieve authority in your niche and a network with other industry players.
7. Write articles and blogs that make you an expert.
Aside from your industry guide, you can strengthen your authority status by regularly writing articles and content about the industry’s news and advancements.
8. Write and talk with confidence.
Take a stance on a particular matter and discus things with full confidence. Dare to be controversial if that’s what you believe in.
9. Be present on other authority sites.
If you can’t make blog reviews, comments, links and advertising, pay someone to do these tasks for you. If you’re visible on some authoritative sites in your niche, it can help improve the status of your site.
10. Use forums, Q&A, and social media to gain new visitors.
To pull visitors towards your site, show your expertise even outside your own website. You can contribute on forums and Q&A sites and use social media to be known in the community.