I've been reading about domain authority, page authority, and moz rankings. As a relatively new site, mine is obviously not ranking high. But how important is it?

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zydegeaux Premium
How do you check your domain authority?
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DianeK59 Premium Plus
There are a few sites. This is the one I've used: https://smallseotools.com/domain-authority-checker/

It has a link that allows you to save the results, too.
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zydegeaux Premium
Thanks. I'll check it out
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Mark1957 Premium
DA is one of Google's ranking factors so obviously the higher/better it is the better chance of your articles being ranked Diane but, of course, it's not the only factor.

Sites like Wikipedia would obviously have a high DA but if they were to publish a useless article on their site then do you think Mr G would rank it well? Not necessarily, they take other SEO related matters onto consideration as well.

So, it does matter but it's only one factor in many to consider when trying to increase your DA.

Other factors to consider and things you should do are.....

Step 1: Work on Your Off-Page SEO. ...
Step 2: On-Page SEO Optimization. ...
Step 3: Work on Your Technical SEO. ...
Step 4: Make Sure Your Website is Mobile Friendly. ...
Step 5: Improve Your Page Speed. ...
Step 6: Increase Your Social Signals. ...
Step 7: Be Patient!

Source.....reliablesoft.net/increase-domain-authority

All those things are important and will help build up your site's DA but you have to keep on posting quality content as well of course.

Hope that helps Diane.

Mark
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DianeK59 Premium Plus
Thank you Mark! That does indeed help a lot.
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davehayes Premium
Good point Mark and all that comes from the research and writing mainly, so keeping it simple
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42Louise Premium
Cheers for that list Mark 👩🏻‍🦱
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Mark1957 Premium
You're very welcome Diane.
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Mark1957 Premium
Cheers Dave, simple is often the best!
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Mark1957 Premium
No problem Louise, always happy to help where I can.
Mark
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davehayes Premium
Absolutely spot on Mark
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StriveGod Premium
@dianek59 When it comes to hitting that elusive first page of Google, relevance matters more than your Domain Authority score. so Just keep The content up, You will do just fine!
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DianeK59 Premium Plus
Thanks. I am working on the content each day.
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davehayes Premium
Not something I worry too much about Diane.

I'm more focused on list building and being an authority in my chosen area

No need to complicate things :)
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DianeK59 Premium Plus
Thanks Dave. It does feel like there are so many ways to complicate website building. I appreciate your thoughts.
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davehayes Premium
I agree, if we consider every technique out there, we wouldn't build a list, build authority and not earn any money, best to keep it simple
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