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Ahrefs Hacks - 4 Part Guide

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by fasttrak, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. fasttrak

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    Ahrefs has a LOT of hidden gems which can help you make a decent amount of money. Most IM'ers focus on competitor analysis and KW research, but they miss some of the best hacks that Ahrefs has to offer.

    So, after reading @Geasy's recent post and posting another trick I find useful yesterday, I thought I would share 4 other 'Hacks' which help me drive easy traffic to my site without any link building, and build killer content.

    I will post a new Hack every week, so if you like what you see, be sure to check back for more.


    Part 1 - Pinterest Hack


    Pinterest is a great, no effort way to generate huge amounts of traffic to your site, without having to build any links or mess around with confusing on-page SEO, worry about KW density, number of words or any of the rest of that crap.

    Here’s how I use Ahrefs to find my Pinterest content topics:

    1. Search for a broad topic in Content Explorer
    2. Add a filter for social shares - Depending on Niche, something like >10000


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    3. Find an easy target to rip off.

    Scan the results for something which fits your niche and has a decent amount of shares. In this example for baseball bat, I chose something which could fit a baseball equipment or general sports niche.

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    4. Take a look at the pin image and post to get an idea of what works.

    Ahrefs used to allow you to drill down to the pin by clicking on the red Pinterest share total on the right hand side, this does not seem to work at present. So, head over to Pinterest and type the name of the Pin we have found. In our example, this would be "12 Groomsmen Gifts We Love".

    Tip: 99% of the time, a pin is created from a money page, so it will have the same name on Pinterest, which makes it easy to find ;)

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    5. Checkout the Pin design to see what is clearly working already.

    We can see that this is the same site as on Ahrefs and that they keep it simple and tell their audience straight up that they can find all of these on Etsy (via their Awin affiliate link of course).

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    6. Replicate.

    So all you have to do is create a new page on your site and add the pin with a few KW's. The beauty of this hack is the page you are going to create is really simple and it will take hardly any time at all to put together.

    You can see this from the image of the example site below, it is pretty much a picture gallery with Awin affiliate links to the products on Etsy! How quick and easy is that?

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    Conclusion

    A lot of IM'ers don’t know where to begin with Pinterest marketing, but using this simple Ahrefs hack you can start getting traffic and sales today.

    Personally, I have had tons of success with Pinterest and this hack just makes it insanely easy to get ideas, content and traffic.

    Let me know what you think and stay tuned for Part 2 of the Ahrefs Hacks Guide.

    :):):)
     
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    not expected such threads on weekends but too good
     
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  3. fasttrak

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    Forgot to add. If the website and pinterest account in my example is yours, firstly congratulations, you are killing it, secondly, sorry. I had to choose someone and trust me, I know how you feel, it has happened to me as well!
     
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    Amazing method. I've been trying Pinterest of late. I will give this a shot too. Thanks
     
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    Amazing Share man
     
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    nice share
     
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  7. Dwivedi 98

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    One question - What do you mean by creating a piece of content similar the one you found?

    I mean why? What's the need?

    Will that get me traffic as well?

    I am a bit confused.
     
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    It's always great to see Jr.VIPs giving back to the forum! Great method mate, I'm sure a lot of twists can be added to this and it can be used for a lot more.
     
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    That's a quality share right there, thanks
     
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    Think of the Pinterest pin as an advert, it leads the user to your page (click), with your affiliate links. So you need to create content (a page on your site) which in this example has images of a bunch of things someone might want to buy, with your affiliate link, so you get the commission.

    So, basically yes, you have to both create the pin to capture the traffic, AND create the page to get commission from the sales.

    Both are really quick.

    HTH
     
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    But how will someone see my pin [advert]?
    I mean will they search a keyword and then find my pin?

    The thing that's not clear to me is - how will I get traffic by just posting the pin on pinterest?
    sorry for bothering you :)
     
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  12. fasttrak

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    It sounds like you have not used Pinterest for IM a huge amount? I was in the same boat a month or so ago, so watched a ton of YT video's to try and get my head around it. Bottom line, don't waste your time on the videos, most of them are just trying to sell you a course or follow their affiliate link (I know, who would have thought :D) and are out dated.

    All you need to do is:
    1. Create an account
    2. Convert it into a business account (free)
    3. Confirm your money site
    4. Create boards
    5. Add pins to the boards with carefully chosen keywords
    6. Pin other users pins, like a normal user
    That is it. I spent less time doing the above then it took me to watch the YT videos! I have not joined any groups, just posted my pins.

    My pins get 500k+ views per month (2 month old account) and generate tons of traffic and sales.

    HTH
     
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    Thanks for this mate, nice little tip.

    Never really looked into Pinterest before maybe it's time to have a little mess about.

    Had a read through some of your posts too some good info in there.

    Nice to see a fellow Norther doing well too.
     
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    so i have a question which pins i need to post in our Pinterest account like what we above search in ahref and post the same kind of images post on Pinterest or what kindly explain little more in detail thanks.
     
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    My reply to your PM to help others

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    Q) thanks for share lovely method but i have some confusion i understand step 4 but still confuse in step 5 6 and others what to do in next can you explain in more details

    A) 5 & 6 are the easy parts. 5, you are simply looking at the design and text of the pin, so you can create something similar/better. 6, you are creating a money page to link from the pin.

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    I use Ahrefs to find content ideas that are being shared extensively in Pinterest. Once I have identified one (as per steps 1-5), I then create a money page on my site and a similar looking pin (or better) linking to my money page, which I post to my Pinterest account.

    Thats it, nothing complicated.

    If you wish to use the exact same images and content as what you find via Ahrefs, that is up to you and will probably work, until someone complains.

    HTH
     
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    Glad you're sharing this stuff @fasttrak. There's so much stuff you can do with Ahrefs and other tools that are less-known to the majority.
     
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    Man, thank you!
     
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    Cheers mate. I am putting together a multi part guide which will show hacks and how to's for a bunch of free tools, so as to help those without Ahrefs. Work in progress currently and will release a new tool guide each week, starting in a 3 weeks time (I hope).

    Had thought about doing it as an ebook and selling it, but will simply release it as and when for free on BHW. Maybe someone can help by buying my signature ;)
     
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    Thanks for this guide.
     
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    So you create a pin and a website page with similar content as the viral one.

    You then post it on pinterest and you get traffic to it just like that?