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6 10, 2022

How to Rank Higher on Google (10 Steps)

2022-10-06T17:00:00+11:00October 6th, 2022|Ahrefs Blog|

Written by Joshua Hardwick - Hundreds of factors could improve your Google rankings. But some are more difficult to influence than others.For that reason, if you want to rank higher, you need to be methodical. Start by working on the easy things that are within your control, then move on to more challenging things if needed.Here’s the process:Before we get [...]

3 10, 2022

9 Key Affiliate Marketing Tips for More Money & Traffic

2022-10-03T17:00:00+11:00October 3rd, 2022|Ahrefs Blog|

Written by Bill Widmer - Are you an affiliate marketer who wants to earn more money? Then read on—the following nine affiliate marketing tips were learned over my decade of experience creating and growing six-figure affiliate websites.Affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to earn passive income online. But it requires constant learning to keep up with the competition.Here [...]

30 09, 2022

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

2022-09-30T16:00:00+10:00September 30th, 2022|Ahrefs Blog|

Written by Joshua Hardwick - An SEO audit is where you find opportunities to improve a site’s search performance. It involves finding technical, on-page, content, and link-related issues to fix or improve.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 14 [...]

28 09, 2022

9 Best Affiliate Programs for Beginners (Any Niche)

2022-09-28T16:00:00+10:00September 28th, 2022|Ahrefs Blog|

Written by Bill Widmer - There are thousands of affiliate marketing programs out there. However, not all of them are beginner-friendly. Some are more complex than others.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.The nine best beginner-friendly affiliate marketing programsThroughout [...]

27 09, 2022

Here’s How Much You Can Really Make From Affiliate Marketing

2022-09-27T16:00:00+10:00September 27th, 2022|Ahrefs Blog|

Written by Bill Widmer - But how much money does the average affiliate marketer make, really? Is it actually a good business model?Today, I answer these questions and talk about how you can get your hands on some of this affiliate money too.How do affiliate marketers make money?Affiliate marketers make money by getting paid a commission to promote other people’s products or [...]

26 09, 2022

How Hunter Built 96 Links in 3 Months (Case Study)

2022-09-26T16:00:00+10:00September 26th, 2022|Ahrefs Blog|

Written by Irina Maltseva - Every business wants to be featured in top industry listicles. This gets you more backlinks and visibility from websites that rank well for keywords like “best X tools” or “top products for X.”The problem is that listicle outreach is quite complicated. You need to identify the right listicles, as well as the right prospects to pitch [...]

23 09, 2022

How to Write a Blog Post Outline (7 Simple Steps)

2022-09-24T00:07:03+10:00September 23rd, 2022|Ahrefs Blog|

Written by Si Quan Ong - Every writer knows the pain of staring for hours at a blank page and producing nothing.But you don’t have to start your draft on an empty Google Doc. It’s much easier if you begin with an outline. Creating a blog post outline will help you:Overcome the dreaded “writer’s block.”Organize your thoughts before you put pen to paper.Ensure [...]

22 09, 2022

10 SEO Techniques for More Traffic

2022-09-22T16:00:00+10:00September 22nd, 2022|Ahrefs Blog|

Written by Joshua Hardwick - Getting more traffic to your website from organic search can be done in three ways.You can either:Rank higher for existing keywordsRank for more keywordsGet more clicksThe SEO techniques below all help you do one or more of those things.1. Learn from your competitorsCompetition makes life harder, but your competitors can also be a source of topic ideas.To [...]

21 09, 2022

E-commerce SEO: The Beginner’s Guide

2022-09-21T16:00:00+10:00September 21st, 2022|Ahrefs Blog|

Written by Joshua Hardwick - E-commerce SEO is about understanding how people search for what you sell, then creating and optimizing pages to rank for those terms.That may sound easy enough, but avoiding technical issues along the way is a challenge. This guide teaches you how to navigate the e-commerce SEO minefield to drive more free traffic to your online store.Technical SEO [...]

20 09, 2022

How to Fix “Discovered – currently not indexed”

2022-09-20T18:32:05+10:00September 20th, 2022|Ahrefs Blog|

Written by Dino Kukic - “Discovered - currently not indexed” means Google knows about the URL but hasn’t yet crawled or indexed it.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 Search Console (GSC). To do that, click “URL inspection” on [...]

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