How to Create Authority in Your Niche

Being great at what you do is fantastic, but you have to create an authoritative presence online and in your industry to really push yourself ahead of your competitors. This is not an easy task and will require a lot of dedication, research and hard work.

I typically recommend that businesses start with blogging and create articles that help their clients, potential clients and their industry see that the business is clearly qualified and trustworthy to handle any task they are hired to do. By educating the reader and subtly integrating the skills and knowledge the business offers anyone can begin to create authority. However, there is so much more than can be done. Let’s look at three areas that are critical to building a trusted reputation.

Creating Authority with Content Marketing, Social and Link Building

Vertical Measures created a fantastic infographic (IG) that breaks down numerous ways you can create authority online. If your business is hoping to create trust and increase authority in your industry the following IG will set you on a successful path in regards to content marketing, social media and link building.

Infographic: The Authority Building Machine
Internet Marketing Infographic by Vertical Measures

About Melissa Fach

Melissa Fach is the owner of SEOAware, LLC that specializes in consulting and training businesses. She is also an associate on the community team at Moz, a writer at CopyPressed, the past Editor of Search Engine Journal and a big cat volunteer. You can find her on Twitter @SEOAware.