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26 02, 2020

12 SEO Best Practices That Everyone Should Follow

2020-02-26T11:00:06+11:00February 26th, 2020|Ahrefs|

Most lists of SEO best practices are packed to the brim with bad, out of date advice. Either that or they focus on things that only apply to a small percentage of readers.In other words, they’re lists of SEO tips—not best practices.Best practices should be followed by everyone, whether you’re running a blog, ecommerce store, or local brick and mortar [...]

21 02, 2020

10 Easy Tips For More Organic Traffic

2020-02-21T10:39:47+11:00February 21st, 2020|Ahrefs|

Your store is all set up. The problem is that nobody’s visiting your website or buying anything.You’ve heard that a great way to get more customers to your store is by using SEO.But how do you actually rank in the search engines and get more organic traffic?In this guide, you’ll learn a few essential tips for optimizing your Shopify store.Getting started…To get [...]

19 02, 2020

What is SEO Content? How to Write Content that Ranks

2020-02-19T04:30:06+11:00February 19th, 2020|Ahrefs|

In the past 12 months, we’ve published 79 pieces of “SEO content” on the Ahrefs Blog. 96% of them rank in Google and get organic traffic month after month.One post even ranks for 10,000 keywords and gets over 57,000 monthly organic visits:How did we do this? By taking an SEO-driven approach to our content.In this guide, we’ll run through the 8‑step [...]

14 02, 2020

How to Use Google Analytics to Improve SEO Performance

2020-02-14T06:48:28+11:00February 14th, 2020|Ahrefs|

Everyone uses Google Analytics, but hardly anyone knows how to use it to improve SEO.This isn’t surprising. Google Analytics is a powerful tool, but extracting valuable and useful insights can often feel like pulling teeth—especially for beginners.But it doesn’t have to feel this way. You just need to know what data to look at, how to interpret it, and then [...]

12 02, 2020

86 Blog Post Ideas (With Successful Examples)

2020-02-12T21:36:23+11:00February 12th, 2020|Ahrefs|

Suffering from writer’s block? Here are 86 blog post ideas for any niche. For each idea, you’ll also see successful examples and their key stats.Now, if you’re serious about blogging, you’ll want to know a repeatable process for finding blog post ideas with traffic potential.To learn that process, click to jump straight to that section.Here for the ideas? Keep reading or [...]

5 02, 2020

A Simple Guide for Beginners

2020-02-05T12:10:51+11:00February 5th, 2020|Ahrefs|

Meta tags are snippets of code that tell search engines important information about your web page, such as how they should display it in search results. They also tell web browsers how to display it to visitors.Every web page has meta tags, but they’re only visible in the HTML code.In this guide, you’ll learn how to use, and not to [...]

1 02, 2020

90.63% of Content Gets No Traffic From Google. And How to Be in the Other 9.37% [New Research for 2020]

2020-02-01T02:17:44+11:00February 1st, 2020|Ahrefs|

It’s no secret that the web is growing by millions, if not billions of pages per day.Our Content Explorer tool discovers 1.8 million new pages every 24 hours while being very picky about the pages that qualify for inclusion. The “main” Ahrefs web crawler crawls more than double that number of pages every minute!But how much of this content gets organic [...]

29 01, 2020

What are They and Do They Matter?

2020-01-29T11:30:03+11:00January 29th, 2020|Ahrefs|

People say that LSI keywords have the power to boost Google rankings. Is this true, or is it yet another SEO myth?Read almost any article about LSI keywords, and you’ll be told two things:Google uses a technology called LSI to index web pages.Using LSI keywords in your content helps you rank higher on Google.Both of these claims are technically false.In [...]

22 01, 2020

What’s the Difference and Why Should You Care?

2020-01-22T10:16:59+11:00January 22nd, 2020|Ahrefs|

Search engines like Google have two types of search results: paid and organic.Paid results show up when companies pay Google for clicks. Organic results are the ones that Google deems most relevant for the query.Business owners can increase website traffic by appearing in organic and paid results using SEO and PPC.In this guide, we cover when and how to use SEO, [...]

17 01, 2020

Affiliate Marketing for Beginners: 7 Steps to Success

2020-01-17T10:14:30+11:00January 17th, 2020|Ahrefs|

Interested in tapping into the billion-dollar affiliate marketing industry? This guide will help you get started.According to Statista, business spending on affiliate marketing will hit $8.2 billion in the U.S by 2022.Start today, and you’ll be in a prime position to take advantage of that.In this guide, you’ll learn how to get started with affiliate marketing in seven steps:Decide on [...]