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Ahrefs Review & Tutorial 2022: How To Create Content That Sticks & Build Links That Count

Our Verdict

5/5
Ahrefs is the closest you can get to an ‘essential’ tool if you are a serious content marketer or SEO. It will give you tons of insight into your competitors and you will make much better marketing decisions.

Overall Score: 3.2 OUT OF 5

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Deciding factors

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Price$15 and up per month (60% off for first six months).
Maximum number of usersAll plans except the Select plan come with one user. (Select plan comes with two.) Additional users can be added for $10 per month each.
Ease of sharing with accountantsGood. The lowest-tier Lite plan doesn’t support accountant access. In other plans, you can invite up to 10 accountants through email and assign them Accountant roles.
ScalabilityAverage. Lite and Plus plans limit the number of billable clients.
Ease of use Excellent. FreshBooks has an intuitive design and exceptional customer support.

What is FreshBooks?

FreshBooks takes billing out of your hands and puts it on autopilot. Set up automated invoicing, online payment options (ACH and Credit Card), and late payment reminders to get paid 2x faster. Next, boost team productivity with precise time tracking and collaborative project tools, so every minute, file, and conversation is tracked and logged. FreshBooks is a web-based accounting solution that caters to small businesses. FreshBooks serves variou... read more

Why Do You Need A Marketing Insight

Try shooting a target blindfolded. How would you fare?

How about I spun you around a few times too, so you had no idea what direction you were shooting?

That’s exactly what marketing without insight is like. Sure, you’re pumping out keyword-oriented content, but you have no idea of what works.

There are countless reasons why you need marketing insight. The four most important ones I can think of right now are:

1. Keep An Eye On The Competition

What kind of content are your competitors creating? How is it performing in search and social media? What keywords are bringing them big profits?

Finding answers to these questions will help you create content that actually gets traffic. If you see that a particular keyword gets your competitor tons of traffic, you can bet that targeting similar keywords will do the same for you.

2. Find New Content Ideas

Knowing what kind of content actually gets shares and search traffic will help you find ideas for your own site.

For example, if you see that list-based posts targeting specific interest groups (like the “10 Things Only Gamers Will Understand” posts you see on Buzzfeed) get a ton of shares, you can create more content in a similar vein and get a slice of the traffic.

I have used this tactic multiple times both here and our other sites with great success.

What websites are linking to your competitors? What kind of content gets the most backlinks? Who is sharing your competitor’s content on social media?

Once you have the answers to these questions, it becomes much easier to build backlinks. For example, if you see that a competitor gained a link from a ‘Resources’ page, there’s a good chance you can jump in and get a backlink as well.

4. Engage With People Who Promote Your Content

People who share, retweet and like your content are your most important assets. If you can find out who these people are and engage with them, you can multiply your network manifold.

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Hey I’m Gael, one of the guys behind Authority Hacker. I make a living working from my laptop in various places in the world and I will use this website to teach you how you could do the same.