This is especially true for new website owners who are DIYing their SEO. A new website with a DA of 10 or lower must fight in their weight class. This means going after high volume keywords with medium to high difficulty will likely be unsuccessful and you’ll likely rank 80 or higher in your SERPS. The best method of building domain authority with a new site with few backlinks is to attack keywords with a search volume of 150 or lower with low difficulty. This way your content can rank on the first few pages coming out of the gate and ultimately increase your domain authority thereby allowing you to move up to heavier weight classes.
Contributors: Sonny O’Steen from InsuranceQuotes2Day