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9 Easy Local Link Building Tactics

I’ll show you nine ways to build local backlinks in this guide, but first, let’s cover the basics… What local link building is How to estimate the number of backlinks…

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Content Outlines: How to Write Better Content Faster

Well, you can—with content outlines. Outlining your content can improve your writing efficiency and content flow, as well as ensure you include the required bits for SEO in every article….

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The Ultimate SEO Checklist for 2021

It works for ecommerce stores, local businesses, affiliate sites—anything. Here’s the checklist: Basic SEO checklist Technical SEO checklist Keyword research checklist Content checklist On-page SEO checklist Link building checklist How…

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brightonSEO Live Blog

Being the introvert I am, my idea of fun isn’t hanging around our booth all day explaining we’ve run out of t-shirts (seriously, you need to be fast if you…

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Steal Our SEO API Stack For Easy SEO Automation

So, I asked our team for recommendations for a well-balanced SEO API stack that covers everything you’ll likely ever need. I’m excited to share this list with you, so let’s…

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8 Types of Bad Links to Avoid

In the world of SEO, links are a crucial ranking factor. With that comes a temptation for many website owners and marketers to resort to manipulative tactics to acquire links,…

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How to Fix “Discovered – currently not indexed”

Follow this five-step process to diagnose and fix the issue. If you only see a few pages with the “Discovered – currently not indexed” issue, try requesting indexing via Google…

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Automated SEO Reporting (The Easy Way)

In this article, I’ll share how you can automate your SEO reporting easily using just two tools: Ahrefs and Google Looker Studio (GLS). In theory, automating SEO reporting should help:…

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11 Internet Marketing Strategies That Work

To help answer that, we’ve dissected internet marketing into its most basic strategies. We’ve also simplified them so you can get started right away. In this article, we’ll cover 11…

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Spy on Your Competitors ?️ (How Do You Do It?)

  It’s simple—you can use a tool like Ahrefs to find out. If you want to get an overview of the organic search competition in your industry, the first step…

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8 Free SEO Reporting Tools

In this article, I’ll share eight of my favorite SEO reporting tools to help you create a comprehensive SEO report for free. Price: Free Google Search Console, often called GSC,…

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What Is Growth Hacking? Is It Still Worth It?

But does growth hacking still work after a decade since the term “growth hacker” was coined? In this guide, you will learn what growth hacking is, where it originated, and…

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Why Big Companies Make Bad Content

HubSpot teaching you how to type the shrug emoji or buy bitcoin stock. Salesforce sharing inspiring business quotes. GoDaddy helping you use Bing AI, or Zendesk sharing catchy sales slogans….

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Dear BrightonSEO, You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby

If you’re not familiar with BrightonSEO, it’s a search marketing conference created by Kelvin Newman. It’s pretty much the U.K.’s “must attend” search conference. It’s been running since 2010 and…

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A Comprehensive On-Page SEO Checklist for 2024

Even better, many on-page improvements are super quick and easy to do. Follow this checklist for perfect on-page SEO every time: If you’re looking for a reusable interactive checklist to…

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Pogo-Sticking in SEO: What It Is & What to Do About It

It’s a situation dreaded by some SEOs. They believe this user behavior is tracked by Google and results in websites being penalized. But is Google actually penalizing pogo-sticking? And should…

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5 Types of Blogs That Make Money

Looks like professional blogging may actually be a good idea. You can make a full-time income or a decent side income. You can even own several blogs, hire copywriters, and…

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How To Do Keyword Clustering the Easy Way

Here’s an example of what a cluster might look like: These keywords all have the same or similar meaning—so they form a cluster. Let’s explore how to do it. Keyword…

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10 Best Digital Marketing Facebook Groups

To find out, I vetted over 35 of them based on the volume of activity in the group, the quality and relevance of the content, and how the admins and…

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How to Sell SEO (With Expert Tips)

Follow this six-step guide to help improve your pitch, close more sales, and get your first clients (with tips from the pros.) To be taken seriously by prospects and get…

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100 Blog Post Ideas to Get Traffic

You need to write about topics with traffic potential. The proverb goes, “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, and…

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The No-Nonsense Guide to Competitive Intelligence

Truth is, they’re doing it wrong. In this no-nonsense guide, we’ll go beyond the MBA-hyped-up textbook jargon and dive into the tactics that will actually make a difference. But first,…

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13 Content Marketing Ideas for Small Businesses

Look at the meteoric rise in interest over the past 20 years, according to Google Trends: Many small businesses have successfully grown using content marketing. Beardbrand, Luxy Hair, Lodge Cast…

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E-commerce Marketing 101: How to Maximize Sales

Plus, knowing the basics of marketing can get you ahead of the competition, and it’s valuable to have a base understanding if you ever hire marketing roles for your company….

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8 Most Important Types of Keywords for SEO

  If you just want a quick overview of the types, see the cheat sheet below. Read the full article to learn more about their importance and how to find…

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How to Structure Your Website’s Architecture for SEO

But how do you do that? Website architecture is how information on your site is structured, interlinked, and designed.  For example, for an e-commerce website, it may look like this:…

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Competitive Analysis: The Lean Guide (With Template)

However, the problem is that “traditional” competitive analysis is overkill for most businesses — it requires impractical data and takes too long to complete (and it’s very expensive if you…

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Content Marketing for Startups: A Beginner’s Guide

  More and more companies, e.g., Shopify, Beardbrand, and us too, have succeeded using this type of marketing.  If you’re a startup, you’re probably wondering, “Should I use content marketing?…

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A Simple (But Effective) 14-Step SEO Audit & Checklist

Everyone’s SEO audit process differs, as there’s no universal approach. But there are a handful of basic issues all site owners should look for.  You’ll learn how to check for…

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FAQ Pages for SEO (+ Examples & Best Practices)

However, when rushed, FAQs can easily become lazy data dumps of loosely linked questions and half-baked answers. Don’t be the latter. Instead, create useful FAQ pages for humans and search…

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Guest Blogging for SEO: Everything You Need to Know

Not only is guest blogging well and alive, it’s still highly effective. In this post, you’ll learn everything you need to know about guest blogging.  But first, let’s make sure…

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17 Actionable Content Marketing Tips

Don’t worry. Below is a list of 17 tips that’ll improve your content marketing and help you get more visitors, leads, and sales. If you rank for topics that people…

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How to Perform a Competitor Link Analysis in 3 Steps

Performing this kind of analysis allows you to find sites that commonly link to websites similar to yours. If you look at well-ranking competitors and they have a lot of…

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15 Proven Ways to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog

A few years ago, we found ourselves in the same predicament. Traffic to our blog had plateaued despite us following “blogging best practices.” But today, we get an estimated 250,000…

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How RTINGS.com Dominates Product Niches (SEO Case Study)

As of October 2022, the website drives approximately 9.5M organic search clicks in a month, making up a massive 160% year-over-year growth:  Like many other successful affiliate websites, it started…

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SEO for Plumbers: The Complete Guide

This means that if you want to attract more customers to your plumbing business, the first page of Google is where you need to be.  This guide teaches you how…

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Free SEO Plan Template (With Video Walkthrough)

So… we created one for you. Looking for a different format? Request it here. It gives you a proven SEO plan based on how we do things here at Ahrefs….

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12 Marketing Podcasts Worth Your Time

Its ability to get me thinking—and when its hosts are equal parts entertaining and knowledgeable. To choose my favorites, I unearthed some marketing podcast playlists on Spotify, then gave each…

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How the Google Search Algorithm Works

But what is the Google Search Algorithm? How does it work? And, most importantly, how can you rank higher on Google and get more traffic? This guide attempts to demystify…

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10 Completely Free SEO Training Courses

Here are ten that won’t cost a dime. Course provider: Ahrefs Duration: 2 hours Instructor(s): Sam Oh Level: Beginner Link: SEO Course for Beginners What you’ll learn This comprehensive course…

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9 Best Affiliate Programs for Beginners (Any Niche)

That’s why we created this guide to the best affiliate marketing programs for beginners. Here, you’ll find all the information you need to get started in affiliate marketing. Throughout this…

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20+ Blogging Tools to Improve Your Workflow

But there are a lot of tools out there—and not all of them are worth it. Well, I’ve been blogging for over a decade and have used hundreds of tools…

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Continuous SEO: Can You “Complete” SEO?

In this guide, we’ll answer just that and share some top tips for implementing a continuous SEO strategy. The answer, in short, is almost always no. SEO, in nature, is…

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12 Things That Only Ahrefs Can Do

It’s a fair question but a tough one to answer because there are just so many things to compare. So instead of filling out one of those classic “us” vs….

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Personal Brand: What It Really Is & How to Build One

I spoke with two influencers—Wes Kao and Matt Diggity—for their best tips on establishing a name for yourself online. A personal brand is how people perceive you and what you’re…

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How to Automate Dull SEO Tasks

With the right tools, however, you can automate various SEO processes—and free up resources for tasks that need more creative, human input. In this post, I’ll share two examples of…

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30+ Content Creation Tools to Streamline Your Workflow

I’ve personally published thousands of articles across dozens of blogs, recorded hundreds of videos, and posted who even knows how many photos. Creating that much content takes a lot of…

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Linktree SEO Case Study: The Rise, Fall, & Future

  Let’s find out. Linktree says it has over 35 million users.  It built its brand by creating a platform where content creators can share multiple links to their social…

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Content Marketing for SaaS: The Ahrefs Guide

  Despite that, there is no one way to do content marketing for SaaS. Each SaaS operates in a different market with different customers, pain points, and needs.  As a…

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Link Building Outreach for Noobs

For example, here’s an outreach email we sent as part of a broken link building campaign: In this guide, you’ll learn how to get started with link outreach and how…

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How to Use Ahrefs and ChatGPT to Improve Your SEO

Here are some of the best use cases. If a page is outranking you, it could be because it covers important subtopics searchers want to see (while you don’t). Here’s…

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10 Major SEO Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

  If you are, you should be aware. These are big mistakes—ones that could affect your chances of ranking higher on the search engines. Continue reading to find out if…

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How to Build a Topic Cluster in 10 Minutes

Don’t worry, they’ll tell you. Lots of SEOs seem to be raving about the benefits of topic clusters at the moment. But do topic clusters live up to the hype,…

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36 Free SEO Tools for DIY SEOs

Add these 36 free SEO tools to your SEO toolkit. Monitor your website’s SEO health, see who’s linking to you, and learn what your website is ranking for on Google….

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How to Achieve Product-Market Fit (5 Steps)

Step 2. Specify the features of your minimum viable product Once you’ve clearly defined the problem you want to solve, the next step is identifying the set of features that…

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Music Marketing: A Simple (But Complete) Guide

Every band, solo artist, songwriter, producer, record label, venue, and promoter should have a firm grasp of the four Ps—product, price, promotion, and place (distribution)—if they want their music to…