Video: How To Find Sites That Are Highly Likely To Link To You

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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    Link building is all about making other sites link to you.

    It was quite easy a few years ago, when almost every single site had a “resources” or “friends” page with lots of links. But it’s ridiculously hard today.

    You can’t just reach out to a hundred websites in your niche saying:

    - Hey, I have a cool website about X, can you please link to it from this page on your site?

    I mean you won’t get any links this way.

    In fact, no one will even reply to your email.

    So here’s…

    How To Find Sites That Are Highly Likely To Link To You


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

    Here’s a quick recap of what I talk about in this video:

    If you see that some site is linking to ALL of your competitors, but not you — the odds are that he just doesn’t know about you yet.

    And simply reaching out and introducing yourself might be everything you need to secure a link there.

    How to find these sites? We have a tool for that:

    Link Intersect Tool

    We have released it last month so if you haven’t had a chance to try it yet — I encourage you to do so right now.

    Let me know if you were able to find some sites that link to every competitor, but not you.

    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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    Shows how many different websites are linking to this piece of content. As a general rule, the more websites link to you, the higher you rank in Google.

    Shows estimated monthly search traffic to this article according to Ahrefs data. The actual search traffic (as reported in Google Analytics) is usually 3-5 times bigger.

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