backlinks - Ahrefs API

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Documentation - backlinks

Contains the backlinks and details of the referring pages, such as anchor and page title.

Each request to backlinks costs 1 row.
Each result in the response costs 0.2 rows.
Using 'where' costs 5 rows.
Using 'having' costs 5 rows.

refpages

Column Type Where Having Description
url_from string + + URL of the page where the backlink is found.
url_to string + + URL of the page the backlink is pointing to.
ahrefs_rank int + + URL Rating of the referring page.
domain_rating int − + Domain Rating of the referring domain.
ahrefs_top int − + Ahrefs Rank of the target domain.
ip_from string + + IP address of the referring page.
links_internal int + + Number of internal links found in the referring page.
links_external int + + Number of external links found in the referring page.
page_size int + + Size of the referring page, in bytes.
encoding string + + Character encoding of the referring page, for example "utf8" or "iso-8859-1" (Latin-1).
language string + + Language of the referring page (ISO 639-1).
title string + + Title of the referring page.
first_seen date + + Least recent date when the Ahrefs crawler was able to visit the backlink.
last_visited date + + Most recent date when the Ahrefs crawler was able to visit the backlink.
prev_visited date + + Second to the most recent date when the Ahrefs crawler was able to visit the backlink.
original boolean + + Indicates whether the backlink was present on the referring page when the Ahrefs crawler first visited it.
link_type string + + Either "href", "redirect", "frame", "form", "canonical", "rss", or "alternate".
redirect int + + For redirected links, the Redirect Code (3XX), zero otherwise.
nofollow boolean + + Indicates whether the backlink is NoFollow.
alt string + + Alternative text of the image backlink, if exists.
anchor string + + Anchor text of the backlink.
text_pre string + + Snippet before the anchor text.
text_post string + + Snippet after the anchor text.
http_code int + + The HTTP code for the Link URL.
url_from_first_seen date + + Least recent date when the Ahrefs crawler was able to visit the referring page with backlink.

Examples