Be in the Popular Crowd
Off-page optimization and ‘web popularity’ provides about 70%-80% of your total ranking store. So you want to be popular? First, you must understand the factors in getting there.
Factors to consider:
- Age of the Domain
- Number of Inbound Links
- Links From Reddit, Delicious, Technorati, Stumbleupon, squidoo, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
- Inbound Link Text (Anchor Text) Keyword Focus
- Age of the Domains Linking In
- Age of the Inbound Links
- Keyword Theme of Domain/Link Page
- Google Page Rank of Inbound Link Pages
- Directory Listings (DMOZ.org, Yahoo)
Second Tier Established Directory Listings.
- Niche Directory Listings
- Inbound Links From Authority or Subject Matter Expert Sites.
- Domain Registration Length, the Longer the Better