SEO News


  1. Penguin 3.0: A Proven Roadmap to Recovery

    Ahrefs Overview A site came to us with a severe manual penalty, one that included a complete absence of their BRANDED terms in the SERPs. Their money terms had been banished to Antarctica, but even branded and very long-tail terms were banished, too.

  2. PageRank Dead? – What Will Replace the "Green Standard?"

    That group includes Moz, Majestic, Ahrefs, and Blekko. Ahrefs URL Rank According to Ahrefs, this scale is derived from measuring the impact of all backlinks with varying link equity to a given page. The Ahrefs algorithm allows for no more than 80...

  3. SEO Is No One-Trick Pony

    You can also use any number of link research tools (OpenSiteExplorer, MajesticSEO, ahrefs/) just to name a few. This past week, I was joined by Josh McCoy of Vizion Interactive in presenting an SEO workshop for attendees of the Integrated Marketing...

  4. Bad Link-Building You Should Be Doing

    For those who read SEW regularly, you’ll know that for the past few months my articles have focused on link tools, ranging from a new favorite tool, SpyFu’s Backlink Builder, to classics like Majestic SEO and ahrefs.

  5. Link Building With Ahrefs: A How-To Guide

    I’m going to pick four sites from the top 10 and, just for fun, I’m going to use the Ahrefs blog ( as the example site I’m working on link building for. In the article and comments, I noted that Ahrefs had a similar tool and...

  6. Hub Link Building With Majestic SEO

    For those who are more familiar with Ahrefs, Majestic's Clique Hunter is similar to the Domain Comparison tool (in their Labs section). A while back I wrote a piece outlining 78 of my favorite SEO resources.

  7. Link Building 101: Utilizing Past and Current Relationships

    Ahrefs Link building can be a difficult task, requiring knowledge, patience and trust. Going after good links is a project, not an overnight success. Despite this, link building is something anyone can do, especially if they have a valuable website...

  8. Link Building 101: Competitor Analysis

    Take those competitors and run their sites' through a backlink tool previously mentioned (OSE, Majestic, Ahrefs, CognitiveSEO, etc. Link building is something anyone can accomplish. There's no great secret, just hard work, creativity, and...

  9. 5 Things We've Learned From Google's New War on Links

    Ahrefs That's a long time in the world of digital marketing. While most industries deal with a level of change, the rate of iteration across the web is unprecedented. Such a level of change requires an agile approach to processes.

  10. Link Building 101: 404 Pages & Link Reclamation

    Ahrefs When working for clients (or starting fresh on your own site) one of the best things you can do at the beginning of a link building campaign is pull in a few quick wins. Too many people have been burned by shady SEO practitioners in the past...

  11. How to Increase the Profitability of Your Content

    We used both OSE and Ahrefs for this. If you run a site and you don't know, then you really should figure it out today. And since a primary goal of most organizations is to grow revenue, they might work to increase the profitability of their top...

  12. Link Building 101: How to Conduct a Backlink Analysis

    Ahrefs Every day, individuals who are new to SEO need to learn the basics of link building and important concepts and strategies within a campaign. This link building 101 post will continue the education of new link builders, this time on the topic...

  13. How to Train a Link Builder From Scratch

    Ahrefs has a URL Rank and an Ahrefs Domain Rank, both of which will appear when you run a basic link report. Ahrefs Over the past few years I've helped train more than 60 link builders, almost all of whom didn't know the first thing about building...