How to Use Ahrefs for SEO and Competitor Research

30August 2019

Learn how to use Ahrefs for SEO and to get more traffic to your website.
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Ahrefs provides premium SEO tools for keyword research, competitive analysis, website traffic, backlink checking, and more.

While these are some of the more “popular” things that our toolset is known for, there is a lot more to Ahrefs than this.

In this basic tutorial, you’ll learn 11 powerful ways to use Ahrefs effectively.

1. Find content opportunities based on your competitor’s pages that get the most search traffic.
How to Find Pages That Send Your Competitors Organic Search Traffic ►

2. Research the quality of your competitors backlinks and get an understanding of how they got them.
Backlink Analysis and Link Building Video Series ►

3. Find low competition topics with high traffic potential.
How to Find Guest Blogging Sites and Easy Keyword Targets with Content Explorer ►

4. Find keyword data from 10 different search engines.
How to Do Keyword Research in Ahrefs ►

5. Find a ton of relevant guest blogging sites
Guest Posting at Scale: Get Tons of High Quality Backlinks ►

6. Find new link building opportunities on complete autopilot.
How to Find High Quality Backlink Opportunities (in Real Time) ►

7. How to do a content gap analysis
How to Do an Effective Content Gap Analysis for SEO ►

8. Preserve “link juice” from your broken pages.

9. Find broken link building opportunities from your competitors’ websites
Broken Link Building in Action (Strategies, Outreach Emails and Stats Revealed) ►

10. Perform a technical SEO audit on your website
SEO Audit: How to Fix Your Website’s Technical SEO Issues (Tutorial) ►

11. Track your keyword rankings across 170+ countries
Ahrefs’ Rank Tracker Overview and Tutorial ►

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