How to be recognized as a “Domain Authority”?
First of all, you should acknowledge the fact that other domains or bloggers to whom you refer as an authority on a niche, have been around for quite a lot. So if you have just launched your blog, if you have been a couple of months online, or even a couple of years, do not get discouraged! Most bloggers have worked online for almost 5–6 years before they started to get recognized by larger audiences. So keep doing what you do, and be patient.
Improve your SEO — I bet you hear this all the time, but SEO is not going anywhere, no matter how many times Google changes its algorithms. SEO is the base of anything written on the internet, simply because people minds work certain way and they always type certain phrases when looking for content. So a good SEO will help you eventually rank higher on google pages.
Being around for quite a while, it does not really do much of a difference if you are not sharing enough content. Studies show that the best amount of content shared per week would be 2–3 posts each week. Also the same studies say that you can not be considered as an ‘authority’ if you have not created at least 100 posts on a topic, or niche. So work your way up to those number. Keep in mind that the posts that perform best are those who have more than 500 words in them, so posting photos or just 2 sentences per post, won’t do the trick.
Establish yourself as an authority! Don’t wait for other to point at you as something. Instead write in your bio on social media accounts what is that you do, for ex: travel blogger, or writter on X mag, etc.
Do not forget to add a description and an alt tag in every photo in your post. Why? Because when others share your photo the description or alt tag will automatically come up when the post will be sharing. That means that the photo will share injected with the SEO optimized words that you yourself have chosen. More traffic to you!