Hacking Content Marketing With Ahrefs

Credit: Si Quan Ong, BAMF

Josh Fechter’s Facebook Group, Badass Marketers and Founders, is bursting with great content marketing strategy ideas.

Here’s one from Si Quan Ong that’s both simple and useful on a daily basis.

Here it is broken down by screenshot.

Step 1: Go to Ahrefs’ Content Explorer

Step 2: Type in a keyword relevant to your niche or industry (in the example below, he uses “beard”) and hit search.

Step 3: Under the “Organic Traffic” drop-down, enter “1,000” in the From field and hit apply. Content Explorer will now show articles that receive >1,000 organic traffic per month.

Step 4: Under the “Referring Domains” drop-down enter “0” in the To field and hit apply.

Now Content Explorer will show you ALL articles that receive more than 1,000 organic traffic per month and have ZERO backlinks.

Step 5: Scroll through the list of articles and start generating ideas.

For more ideas, change the number of referring domains to 5, 10, 20, etc. The lower the number, the easier it will be to rank—but at least you’ve got an idea of where to start.