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28 06, 2022

The SEO Process in a Nutshell (4 Steps)

2022-06-28T16:59:10+10:00June 28th, 2022|Ahrefs Blog|

Written by Mateusz Makosiewicz - Search engine optimization (SEO) is the practice of growing a website’s traffic from organic search results. Everyone can do it, and it offers virtually free traffic. But similar to many things in life, success lies in understanding the correct process and sticking with it.In this short article, I’ll try to distill the process of SEO into its [...]

25 06, 2022

Top Google Searches (US & Worldwide)

2022-06-25T04:18:41+10:00June 25th, 2022|Ahrefs Blog|

Written by Si Quan Ong - Are you wondering what people in the U.S. (and around the world) are searching for the most? Then you’re in luck!We’ve pulled four lists from our database of 19.8 billion keywords:Top 100 Google searches in the U.S.#KeywordSearch volume1facebook160,000,0002youtube151,000,0003amazon121,000,0004weather103,000,0005google70,000,0006walmart63,000,0007gmail59,000,0008google translate42,000,0009home depot41,000,00010yahoo mail39,000,00011yahoo38,000,00012wordle34,000,00013election results33,000,00014fox news32,000,00015december global holidays28,000,00016ebay28,000,00017food near me28,000,00018instagram26,000,00019costco24,000,00020restaurants near me24,000,00021nfl24,000,00022nba24,000,00023google maps24,000,00024amazon prime23,000,00025starbucks23,000,00026weather tomorrow23,000,00027best buy22,000,00028cnn22,000,00029walgreens21,000,00030translate20,000,00031espn20,000,00032lowes20,000,00033mcdonalds19,000,00034craigslist19,000,00035usps tracking19,000,00036news19,000,00037zillow18,000,00038traductor18,000,00039nfl scores17,000,00040calculator16,000,00041twitter16,000,00042target16,000,00043wells fargo15,000,00044netflix15,000,00045restaurants15,000,00046bank of [...]

24 06, 2022

Almost Half of GSC Clicks Go to Hidden Terms

2022-06-24T18:24:31+10:00June 24th, 2022|Ahrefs Blog|

Written by Patrick Stox - Most SEOs consider Google Search Console (GSC) their source of truth and trust the data to be accurate. What if I told you that GSC doesn’t tell you all of the keywords you’re getting traffic from? In fact, the tool doesn’t show a term for nearly half the clicks.These instances of hidden terms account for [...]

24 06, 2022

9 Marketing Analytics Tools to Eliminate Guesswork

2022-06-24T11:03:09+10:00June 24th, 2022|Ahrefs Blog|

Written by Mateusz Makosiewicz - Marketing analytics tools are used to measure and analyze data to seek patterns and insights that can improve marketing performance.These days, you can’t do online marketing without digital marketing tools. Moreover, you will need multiple marketing analytics tools for multiple purposes because the ultimate all-in-one marketing tool hasn’t been invented yet. In this guide, we’ll go through [...]

22 06, 2022

How to Create a Content Plan in 5 Easy Steps

2022-06-22T06:10:22+10:00June 22nd, 2022|Ahrefs Blog|

Written by Michal Pecánek - Content planning is the process of deciding what you’ll publish and when. Its main role is to prioritize content creation based on a marketing and content strategy.If you regularly create content (as you probably should), you need proper content planning to prioritize the creation based on what makes the most sense for your business at [...]

21 06, 2022

How to Complete a Technical SEO Audit in 8 Steps

2022-06-21T18:28:28+10:00June 21st, 2022|Ahrefs Blog|

Written by Jenny Abouobaia - For someone performing their first technical SEO audit, the results can be both overwhelming and intimidating. Often, you can’t see the wood for the trees and have no idea how to fix things or where to even begin.After years of working with clients, especially as the head of tech SEO for a U.K. agency, I’ve found [...]

20 06, 2022

13 Top Digital Marketing Tools (Incl. Tips on Using Them)

2022-06-20T18:05:15+10:00June 20th, 2022|Ahrefs Blog|

Written by Michal Pecánek - You can easily spend countless hours going through all the options and reviews of tools we have for digital marketing today. I’ve certainly tried too many of them throughout my career.In this article, we’ll go through these 13 tried and tested digital marketing tools that I’ve used and liked over the years:AhrefsHunterMailchimpSparkToroBrand24SmartlookVisualpingGoogleGoogle FormsGoogle AnalyticsGoogle Search ConsoleGoogle [...]

16 06, 2022

How to Easily Find a Niche for Affiliate Marketing in 2022

2022-06-16T17:08:19+10:00June 16th, 2022|Ahrefs Blog|

Written by Bill Widmer - If you’re interested in affiliate marketing, the first step is to figure out which niche to create content in—and that’s something easier said than done.However, what if I told you there is an easy way to find profitable affiliate niches passively without doing much (or any) extra work?Well, you’re in luck! Today, I’m going to share what [...]

15 06, 2022

Is SEO Worth It? The Answer Is in This Flowchart

2022-06-15T17:08:45+10:00June 15th, 2022|Ahrefs Blog|

Written by Mateusz Makosiewicz - According to HubSpot, 69% of marketers actively invest in SEO. But is SEO worth the time and money in your case? If you’re looking for a quick, straightforward answer to this question, just use this flowchart:Here’s how it works: If the answer to both questions is “yes,” then SEO is probably worth it for you. [...]

10 06, 2022

How to Create an SEO-Friendly Website: The Complete Checklist

2022-06-10T17:37:45+10:00June 10th, 2022|Ahrefs Blog|

Written by Mateusz Makosiewicz - An SEO-friendly (i.e., search engine-friendly) website is one that is technically sound, delightful to use, and search-focused. Here’s a Venn diagram explaining this: An SEO-friendly website is the intersection of these three sets:If you want to design an SEO-friendly website or make sure that yours is like that, follow the checklist below.SEO-friendly website checklistYour website’s design [...]

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