One of the most common jobs of an SEO professional is to figure out where the top-ranking pages got their backlinks (and how to get the same backlinks for their own page).
Ahrefs’ Site Explorer is an absolutely indispensable tool in such a situation. Just take the page that ranks #1 for your desired keyword, plug its URL into the tool, and go to the Backlinks report.
For example, there are 526 pages (coming from unique websites) that link to the #1 result in Google for the keyword “SEO training course” with a followed link:
Backlinks report for Hubspot Academy's "seo training course" page
We have our own “SEO Training Course” here at Ahrefs, and we really want it to rank well in Google for the respective search query. So being able to find all pages that link to our SEO competitors is incredibly valuable.
We’ll then need to reach out to the owners of these pages and make a case for including our SEO training course right next to the one they’re already mentioning. If we manage to get links from their pages, it will help us rank higher for that keyword.
Dividing the workload like this whatsapp number list allows both the vendor and the affiliate to focus on their strengths. The improvements are similar on desktop and mobile. Most of the focus in 2021 was on mobile results.
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Ahrefs has the largest database of live links. We put a lot of effort into frequently recrawling our entire backlink index so that our data always stays up to date. Also, we don’t report links that are no longer there.
8. Discover your competitors’ “linkable assets”
If you want to grow the authority of your website in the eyes of Google, you have to publish the kind of content that other people want to link to from their own websites.
But how do you know what people in your industry are likely to link to?
Easy! Just study the websites of your top competitors and see which of their pages have attracted the most links. You can do that by plugging their websites into Site Explorer and accessing the Best by links report.
For example, here are the most linked pages on this blog: