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1 07, 2020

63 SEO Statistics for 2020

2020-07-01T02:00:51+10:00July 1st, 2020|Ahrefs Blog|

Are you curious about the state of SEO in 2020? Then look no further.We’ve curated, vetted, and categorized a list of up-to-date stats below.Click to jump to a category, or keep reading for our top SEO statistics.These are the most interesting SEO stats we think you should know.68% of online experiences begin with a search engine. (BrightEdge)0.78% of Google searchers click on [...]

26 06, 2020

What Is A Local Citation? How They Help SEO

2020-06-26T09:07:52+10:00June 26th, 2020|Ahrefs Blog|

A local citation is any mention of your business’s name, address, and phone number online. They’re a key ranking factor for local SEO.Citations appear in lots of different places: business directories, social networks— anywhere someone might be looking for information about local businesses.Here’s an example of one for a coffee shop in New York:This is known as a NAP citation [...]

24 06, 2020

What is Content Writing? 11 Tips For More Traffic

2020-06-24T09:02:14+10:00June 24th, 2020|Ahrefs Blog|

Content writing is the process of researching, planning, writing, editing, and publishing content for the web. It might be a blog post, video script, sales page—anything that gets published online.At Ahrefs, we write a lot of content. We have over 230 blog posts, and over 170 videos on our YouTube channel (almost all of which are scripted).As a result, we get [...]

19 06, 2020

4 Simple Blog Post Templates (And When To Use Them)

2020-06-19T07:38:10+10:00June 19th, 2020|Ahrefs Blog|

If writer’s block has gotten the better of you and you’re sick of staring at a blank page, blog post templates might be the solution.Every blog post is different, but most aren’t that different.Think about the blog posts you’ve read. Chances are they weren’t a million miles apart in terms of format. You probably just didn’t pay much attention because you [...]

17 06, 2020

4 Reasons to Build More Links From the Same Website

2020-06-17T08:52:54+10:00June 17th, 2020|Ahrefs Blog|

Most SEOs don’t care how many backlinks they get from each website. They only care about the number of unique websites (referring domains) linking to them.Do you ever reach out to websites that already link to you to get more links? Vote and comment with why you do or don’t.— Michal Pecanek (@michalpecanek) May 12, 2020There are likely a couple [...]

12 06, 2020

What Is Semantic Search? How It Impacts SEO

2020-06-12T05:37:37+10:00June 12th, 2020|Ahrefs Blog|

Have you ever noticed that Google can handle almost any question you throw at it these days?Just look at the result for this query:Despite not mentioning Yoda by name, Google understood who we were talking about, and what we wanted to know about him.This wouldn’t be possible without semantic search.In this post, you’ll learn:Semantic search is an information retrieval process [...]

5 06, 2020

How to Build a Successful Amazon Affiliate Site (Step by Step)

2020-06-05T05:15:30+10:00June 5th, 2020|Ahrefs Blog|

Do you want to make some extra dough promoting products on Amazon?Lots of people make money with Amazon affiliate sites. But for every success story, there are plenty who never quite get there.For example, this person on the /r/juststart subreddit claims to have hit $1K/month from Amazon within just six months:Whereas this person hit just $38/month after working on a site for [...]

3 06, 2020

What You Need To Know

2020-06-03T10:01:16+10:00June 3rd, 2020|Ahrefs Blog|

Did you know that while Ahrefs blog is powered by WordPress, much of the rest of the site is powered by JavaScript like React?Most websites use some kind of JavaScript to add interactivity and to improve user experience. Some use it for menus, pulling in products or prices, grabbing content from multiple sources, or in some cases, for everything on [...]

28 05, 2020

14 Proven Ways to Get More Views on YouTube

2020-05-28T21:40:09+10:00May 28th, 2020|Ahrefs Blog|

Since joining YouTube in 2015, we’ve racked up over 6.1 million views.Don’t believe us? Check the stats on our channel:In this post, I’ll share 14 proven tactics that helped us get more views on YouTube.Niche downMake videos about topics people are searching forRank your videos on GoogleBoost your click-through rate with a compelling titleCreate an eye-catching thumbnailWrite an enticing descriptionGet [...]

22 05, 2020

How to Create SEO-Friendly URLs (Step-by-Step)

2020-05-22T03:27:07+10:00May 22nd, 2020|Ahrefs Blog|

Google talks about the importance of using simple, friendly URLs in their SEO starter guide, but how do you do that?Let’s start with the good news: creating URLs for SEO isn’t rocket science.If you were to describe your page in a few words and replace the spaces with hyphens, that would usually be “good enough” for SEO.But you’d probably prefer [...]