How To Find Popular Content With Lots Of Backlinks And Social Shares [OSEO-07]

Tim Soulo
Tim is the guy responsible for marketing and product strategy at Ahrefs. But most importantly he’s the chief evangelist of the company. Learn more about Tim

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    Why would one need to search for “popular content” anyways?

    Well, I’d like to address that with one of my favourite quotes by Pablo Picasso:

    Good Artists Copy; Great Artists Steal”

    If you want to produce the kind of content that will attract tons of links and social shares — you have to steal proven content ideas from others.

    So here’s how to find them…

    How To Find Popular Content With Lots Of Backlinks And Social Shares?


    NOTE: if you’re enjoying my “Oversimplified SEO” series I invite you to subscribe to Ahrefs YouTube channel.

    Actually this was an easy question for me, since we have a tool that does just that:

    Content Explorer

    Just plug any keyword into the tool and it will show you a list of most popular content based on this keyword.

    You can then sort the list by amount of links or shares just by clicking on the appropriate columns.

    That’s it!

    Sorry if that was too basic for you, I promise to cover something more advanced next week!

    Tim Soulo
    Tim is the guy responsible for marketing and product strategy at Ahrefs. But most importantly he’s the chief evangelist of the company. Learn more about Tim

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