Although google ranks websites on more than 200 factors, three factors are more important when compared to others.
They are content, backlinks, and authority. Backlinks are still the most important ranking factor even in 2021. But Google does not see or weigh every backlink on an equal scale. If you are not new to SEO, you might know that getting backlinks from comments and low-quality sites can harm your chances of reaching the top.
So is there another way where you can outrank your competitors with backlinks? Yes.
Several SEO’s conducted a case study and found that sites that reach the first page of Google have more referring domains than their competitors.
The reason is simple when you are ordering a gig in Fiverr or freelancer, would you choose a guy who has 1o reviews from a single customer or 10 reviews from 10 different customers? Definitely the latter right.
The reason is, Google treats every backlink as a recommendation. So when you got backlinks from different domains or different IP addresses, Google puts more weight on your page and ranks you higher than your competitor.
So how do you increase your referring domain factor? If you are new to SEO, you might not have enough traffic and backlinks sources. Therefore, I would advise you to use the Social Bookmarking site list and article submission sites.
The advantages of these sites include
1. Easy to use
2. Totally free and you don’t need to pay any amount to place your links
3. You can write your won articles and increase relevancy
4. You can use it to build backlinks to your backlinks
5. You can get fast indexing when your link on several websites
6. Sites with more than 60 can pass a good amount of link juice.
I would recommend you install the Moz toolbar. The Moz toolbar will display DA, PA, and Spam Score.
This will help you to identify spam sites easily. If you are running a new website and if you find the spam score more than 10 and with DA less than 30, I would recommend you to skip the website and look for another.
Moz has a good tracking on spam sites and can help you keep your websites away from low-quality websites.
The best way to do this is, choose 20 to 30 sites, which allow you to publish links and articles, instantly and without moderation. And after finishing an article, you can publish one link a day on these websites. This will make your backlink profile look natural. After 30 to 40 days your article will have more than 30 referring domains and could rank better than your competitors.
If you use this technique you can easily outrank your competitor, in just weeks.
If you are using Ahrefs, you can easily check this on their dashboard. You can easily find, how even a site with less DR can rank higher in Google search rankings using referring domains. This works for every niche. And another important factor is, it also helps you improve your domain authority. Links from different types of domains and Ip addresses increase your domain authority and help you to rank higher in google search.
If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to jump into the comments section down below and let me know what you think.